Al-Zarqawi the Journalist
I'm reading the text of the document that al-Zarqawi was caught with and I have to say it's a more accurate portrayal of what is really going on in Iraq than the average New York Times article.
The situation and conditions of the resistance in Iraq have reached a point that requires a review of the events and of the work being done inside Iraq. Such a study is needed in order to show the best means to accomplish the required goals, especially that the forces of the National Guard have succeeded in forming an enormous shield protecting the American forces and have reduced substantially the losses that were solely suffered by the American forces. This is in addition to the role, played by the Shi'a (the leadership and masses) by supporting the occupation, working to defeat the resistance and by informing on its elements.
So in private, al Qaeda is saying that America is winning. Hear that New York Times?
However, here in Iraq, time is now beginning to be of service to the American forces and harmful to the resistance for the following reasons:
3. By undertaking a media campaign against the resistance resulting in weakening its influence inside the country and presenting its work as harmful to the population rather than being beneficial to the population.
Wait a minute. Is al Qaeda saying that the U.S. led stories inside Iraq (the same ones the LA Times chastised and the New York Times tried to stop) were working? Don't worry, al Qaeda has a plan still, they know where their strengths are:
To use the media for spreading an effective and creative image of the resistance.
The liberal American news media have your back. Er... what's left of it.
Also see: al Qaeda and Mainstream Media Hug It Out Together