I agree with Allahpundit: I hoped he saw was a U.S. soldier staring down at him just before he closed his eyes.
Update: We have confirmation!
Allah is on the case and finds this quote:
“Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site,” Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said in a satellite interview from Iraq. “The Iraqi police arrived first, they found him in the rubble, put him on a gurney of some type.”Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Zarqawi tried to roll off the gurney to escape once he became aware of the fact that he was being taken into custody by coalition troops Wednesday night after two 500-pound precision guided bombs blew up his safehouse near Baqouba.
U.S. forces immediately identified him as Zarqawi but were unable to interrogate him because he died “shortly after” being pulled from the rubble, Caldwell said.
Update II: Check out today's fantastic Vent!
Update III: Just like the airstrike, Cox & Forkum are dead on: