Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bomb Him Some More Please

“Al-Zarqawi and Others, Including Children, er, um, Wife and Child, Killed”

It must be kind of hard to write headlines for this stuff when you’re dealing with people and a culture who don’t ‘draw the lines’ like we do in the West. This confusion will probably propel the nutjob conspiracy machines for a while at least.

The ever-on-top Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs, on a tip from one of his "minions", points out how TIME gives no particular emphasis to the fact that Al-Zarqawi’s ‘wife’ was sixteen, and their child was a year and a half.

Do the math. Yeah, I know….Eeewwwwww!

At least they didn’t try to hide her age, unlike “THE” Times, who wrote (emphasis mine):
Al-Zarqawi’s second wife Israa, in her late teens, and their 18-month-old baby, Abdul Rahman, died in the strike, Jordanian officials told The Times.
I don’t know how it works in Britain these days, but I doubt “Your Honor she was in her late teens” works any better there than it would here.

As the Father of two Daughters, I’d really appreciate it if CENTCOM could somehow see it in their hearts to set ole’ al-Zarqawi’s corpse in the middle of a target range and bomb him some more.

1 comment:

Inflatable Shark said...

AFAIK "Your Grace she was in her late teens" would work perfectly well, sixteen being their age of consent. I'm not making any moral judgements either way- but neither am I raising any daughters in the UK, so I have less of an emotional stake in this than some.