As I watched the scratchy video of Nick Berg's beheading I thought how can his family deal with this horror? Well now I know. Michael Berg, Nick's father had this to say about the death of the man who sawed his son's head off:
"Zarqawi felt my son's breath on his hand as held the knife against his throat. Zarqawi had to look in his eyes when he did it," Berg added, pausing to collect himself. "George Bush sits there glassy-eyed in his office with pieces of paper and condemns people to death. That to me is a real terrorist."
Well that's one way to look at it, but apparently Berg thinks that killing Zarqawi will make al-Qaida mad at us:
Michael Berg, a pacifist who is running for Delaware's lone House seat on the Green Party ticket, said al-Zarqawi's death is likely to foster anti-American resentment among al-Qaida members who feel they have nothing left to lose.
I hate to criticise the father of a murdered man, but what will it take to wake this man up? This enemy hates us and wants us dead. There is no understanding to be had, there is no common ground to be found. Men like Zarqawi hear the bleatings of men like Berg and are encouraged by it. Berg has every right to turn the other cheek, I commend him for it, but the rest of the us who would prefer not to have our sons and daughters beheaded have an obligation to oppose murderous men like Zarqawi with everything at our disposal. If that means a couple of well aimed 500 pound bombs so be it.