Atlantic Cover Story On Al-Zarqawi Just a Little Late


Highlighting the occassional pitfalls of being a monthly political magazine during a 24-hour news cycle, the July/August issue of the Atlantic was delivered to readers over the past weekend with a cover story about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi written before the Al Qaeda terror leader in Iraq was killed late last week.

But looking past the slight embarassment of having a cover and article with incorrect tensing from the moment it hits the newsstands, the lengthy profile actually arrives at the perfect moment for Americans looking for in-depth information on the recently deceased Jihadist. The mag’s Web site has quickly edited up the article and made it free for non-subscribers.