Yes, folks, the end is obviously near for the terrorists in Iraq as evidenced by this story of a video on a web site that frequently shows hostage tapes. Close inspection . . . what am I saying? . . . a casual glance reveals that the subject of photo is a GI Joe doll or some knock-off. The gun is obviously plastic.
A couple of years ago I wrote a satire piece about Al Qaeda's desparation. I'll see if I can dig it up.
Backcountry Conservative has a great chronology and roundup of reactions.