Mission Accomplished!

3 comments June 8th, 2006at 07:14am Posted by Eli

We’ve totally turned the corner now!

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a remote area 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, al-Maliki said.

This will make all the difference, just like when we killed Saddam’s sons and captured Saddam himself.

But any hopes the Jordanian-born terror leader’s death would help stem the violence in Iraq were dimmed hours later when a car bomb exploded in a Baghdad market, killing 19 and wounding 65.

Like I said…

The Iraqi prime minister also apparently issued a warning to President Bush:

“Those who disrupt the course of life, like al-Zarqawi, will have a tragic end,” al-Maliki said….

“This is a message for all those who embrace violence, killing and destruction to stop and to (retreat) before it’s too late,” he said. “It is an open battle with all those who incite sectarianism.”

Al-Zarqawi was not the problem; al-Zarqawi was a symptom. Even assuming that he really is dead, nothing will change.

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Media,Politics,Wankers,War

3 Comments

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  June 9th, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Now that he’s been taken out, all the insurgents will stop fighting! They will all give flowers and kisses to the troops.

  • 2. oldwhitelady  |  June 9th, 2006 at 1:38 am

    Oh, yeah… and give oil to our mighty president.

  • 3. Eli  |  June 9th, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Yeah, this’ll totally demoralize *every* insurgent in Iraq.

    They must be as easy to demoralize as the Republicans think *our* troops are…


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