Seizing the Initiative in the War on Terror

Sun Tzu teaches that we must recognize opportunities when they present themselves. The recent beheading of an America by terrorists in Iraq presents us with a huge opportunity in the media war against terror. Following on the all out media blitz on the American "atrocities" of humiliating prisoners, it visually puts American values and terrorist values in high contrast. The American government should take the footage of the beheading and put it on Arab television as an advertisement asking the the Islamic world if they really want "Allahu Akbar" (God is great!) to be defined by the terrorist who is shouting it has he hacks at the head of an innocent civilian. We should contrast the American prosecution of the soldiers who humiliated the (guilty) terrorists in jail with the Islamic community who applauds the barbaric murder of innocents by terrorists.