Zarqawi is evidently the narrator. From AP, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
The 46-minute video opens with old footage of bin Laden. The narrator says the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was unjust and refers to President Bush as an “idiot” for announcing an end to major combat in May 2003. The voice says the war “has just started” and declares that the US aim is to “humiliate Muslims and to obliterate the rituals of this religion.”
Yeah, like beheading, institutionalized discrimination against non-Muslims and women, suicide bombing, and the like. What an alarming lack of multiculturalist sensitivity.
But as for the idea that the war has just started, from the jihadist standpoint this makes perfect sense. Considering oneself part of a 1,400-year-old movement tends to endow one with patience. Zarqawi’s men are not likely to accept the new Iraqi government at any time, no matter how much time passes and how successfully it governs. They understand themselves to be carrying out the will of Allah, and will continue to do so without being deterred by setbacks or pacified by negotiated settlements.