With plummeting approval ratings... it appears the order has been given to crank up the fear machine. The AP reports that a new Abu Musab al-Zarqawi video
has been released:
"The American soldier is a coward and an easy target for the holy fighters," says a speaker said to be al-Zarqawi, on the undated video, posted on militant Web sites Wednesday.
The 46-minute video opens with old footage of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden walking in a mountainous area before moving to clips of suicide operations across Iraq. The authenticity of the voice couldn't be immediately verified, but the recording sounded similar to al-Zarqawi's previous audio tapes.
The voice said the March 2003 war against Iraq "was unjust war by the head of infidelity, America." He called President Bush an "idiot" for announcing an end to major hostilities in May 2003, saying the war "has just started."
"Jihad (holy war) is for God's word to prevail" and that's why "the blood of Muslims in Iraq has mixed with that of their brothers from Muslim countries," the speaker said in reference to other Arabs who have gone to Iraq to join the insurgency.
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