Apocalypse Now: As Captain Willard approaches Colonel Kurtz's compound deep in the Cambodian jungle, he walks past heads on poles. The civilised man - the third generation West Point-trained soldier - turned leader of the savages. Heads on poles.
And so, the whole world has seen the head of Zarqawi just as we did with the sons of Saddam Hussein. Proof that even the postmodern can achieve some level of barbarism.