Little Green Footballs lets us in on this bit of marital data breezily plunked into a Time magazine story on our tracking down and creaming suicide-bomb mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

“‘We had absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Zarqawi was in the house,’ Army Major General William Caldwell told reporters in Baghdad the day after the strike. The Jordanian security official told TIME that the bombing killed Abdul-Rahman and Mr. X, in addition to al-Zarqawi’s 16-year-old wife.”

His 16-year-old wife? Yeah, that was LGF’s response, too.

And it also turns (according to Al-Jazeera) that Zarqawi had an 18-month-old son killed in the blast. LGF commnets: 

“Zarqawi’s son was 18 months old, and his wife was 16 years old… you do the math.”

Here’s some more math: Zarqawi was born in 1966.

Now of course it’s sad that a teen-age girl and a toddler had to die, too–but isn’t that the risk you take when you bring the wife and kid along to the terrorist brainstorm session? Meanwhile Talk Left is getting all weepy over Zarqawi’s untimely demise, along with the bizarre AP-spread rumor that U.S. soldiers beat him up during the minutes preceding his death (I love the way Talk Left will believe anything, as long as it puts America in a bad light):

“Think about it. Pumped up soldiers on a fresh bombing scene realize they’ve captured the bronze alive (Osama being the gold and Saddam the silver) — what do you think they did, read him his Miranda rights or give him a few little jubilant stomps?

“Killing Zarqawi and three women in the house with him was not an act of war. It was an act of retaliatory terrorism. By our government. And I don’t want it to be in my name. Even if he was, as we’re told, the devil incarnate. Violence begets violence. It’s time for the war and the killing to stop.”

The bit about the Miranda rights is a nice touch, isn’t it? As one of Talk Left’s commenters notes, isn’t it a bit unlikely that Zarqawi survived 1,000 pounds of bombs dropped on his head in the first place?