WaPo: Zarqawi "Always a Useful Source of Propaganda"

Thankfully, the Post's amnesia about their own page-one expose of the Pentagon's phys-op to "villainize" Zarqawi appears to have been short lived:

In addition to his indisputably prominent role in the Iraqi insurgency, Zarqawi was always a useful source of propaganda for the administration. Magnification of his role and of the threat he posed grew to the point that some senior intelligence officers believed it was counterproductive.