Thursday, June 08, 2006

ZARQAWI IS DEAD!!!!! [link]

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has gone to collect his 72 virgins! I hope they all look like Yasser Arafat!

Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in an American airstrike on an isolated safe house north of Baghdad at 6.15 p.m. local time on Wednesday, top U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Thursday.

At a joint news conference with Iraq's prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, the top American military commander in Iraq, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., said Zarqawi's body had been positively identified by fingerprints, "facial recognition" and other indicators. He said seven of Zarqawi's associates had also been killed in the strike.

Death from above! Great. Actually, I hope he is burning in hell!

While it is good news, let's not fall into the mistake of thinking that killing one leader will end the war on terror (or the war in Iraq). Back in the French war for Algeria, the French diligently went about killing all the leaders of the resistance. When the last resistance leader was dead, the French assumed they had won the war. Well, they were wrong.

So, let's have a toast for our boys in Iraq for a job well done, and then cheer them on to more feats of daring do!


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