Nick Berg, a 26-year-old American civilian, was decapitated on camera, apparently by none other than Zarqawi. This was done as revenge for the Abu Gharib scandal.
Zarqawi’s indignation is understandable. For more than a week, al-Qaeda was upstaged by the spectacle of Americans crying out for justice against a very amateurish attempt at prisoner abuse. Disgusting. Let Zarqawi, an acknowledged expert in the systematic destruction of human beings, show us how it’s really done.