A photo op to die for...
Most of the versions of this photo you see in the press have been cropped to exclude both Condi talking to someone (anyone know who?) on the right, and a smiling Petraeus on the left. I like this one, the gathering of American assholes seems to have alarmed the late sheik, while the cropped version pushes Bush to the forefront with him.
Petraeus interrupted his victory tour long enough for him to comment on the killing of the sheik:
"This is a tragic loss," Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, said of Abu Risha's death. "It's a terrible loss for Anbar province and all of Iraq. It shows how significant his importance was and it shows al-Qaeda in Iraq remains a very dangerous and barbaric enemy."It's clear that everyone the US fights in Iraq is now 'al-Qaeda in Iraq' for Gen. Petraeus. If nothing else he remains steadfastly on message no matter how many sheiks get blown up.