Sun Tzu teaches that we must recognize opportunities when they present themselves. The
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.