BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al-Qaida leader.
The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News.
U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man’s head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local man, who refused to give his name or show his face to the camera. His account could not be independently verified.
Somthing oughta be done about this anonymous source business. Seriously, this is a joke. If it gets any worse they'll be attributing information to random tin cans with string that they find on the stree.
Not like what they left is any better, it's attributed to:
The Iraqi, identified only as Mohammed....
Well that's specific.... (/Sarcasm) the only difference is that it lacks the overt rumor-monger nature of their previous attribution.