Saturday, June 26

Do We Just Assume They're Doomed?

On the eve of Bush's visit to Turkey, this.

Iraq militants threaten to behead 3 Turks

Militants loyal to Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who is allegedly linked to al-Qaida, said on Saturday they had seized three Turkish hostages and would behead them unless Turkey stopped working with U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

Al-Jazeera satellite channel showed footage of three men crouching before masked gunmen. It said it had received the footage and a statement from Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad group, threatening to kill the Turkish captives within 72 hours.

Zarqawi's group beheaded a South Korean hostage earlier this week after Seoul rejected a demand to withdraw its forces from Iraq, and last month decapitated an American captive. Both killings were filmed in footage posted on Web sites used by Islamists.
Ya gotta ask yourself why the Preznit won't go to "Free Iraq" while he's in the 'hood to dole out some Fourth-of-July turkee to the troops who are still there from Thanksgiving. Oh well...