Zarqawi: DEAD

Thursday, June 08, 2006
We got him.

NBC has confirmed that overnight Special Forces killed Zarqawi. Nothing on their website yet. Nothing on CNN or Foxnews.

Everyone's asleep: both Cat and Joe are snoring. I've just got to tell SOMEONE!

8 comments:

truepeers said...

Well, since he was a champion of the beheading ritual, perhaps we can add an extra dose of demoralization to the puriticanical Jihadists by letting them know he was continaminated in bacon grease before he passed on...

truepeers said...

Of course, what comes next could be someone smarter and deadlier...

terrye said...

good riddance

David Thomson said...

“Of course, what comes next could be someone smarter and deadlier.”

The odds of this being the case are not high. Zarqawi was a charismatic leader. In many respects, he was something of a Jack Welch or Bill Gates of terrorism. Such individuals are not easily replaceable.

Skookumchuk said...

Along with that first cup of coffee, what a great way to start my day.

chuck said...

al Qaeda in Iraq has acknowledged Zarqawi's death, which they refer to as "the joyous news of the martyrdom of our warrior Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi."

Everyone a winner! Why, it is noncompetitive sport at its best. May we all celebrate many more such universal victories.

Syl said...

So I went to bed, just got up and caught up on the details, press conferences, etc.

Glenn has a great round-up of links.
But I'm sure you all have found your sources of info by now.

I think it was Brett Baer at Foxnews who pointed out that Zarqawi was guite the propagandist and out there constantly with his message. Though someone will take his place, it will be a while for that personality to have the same effect as Zarqawi did. In other words, the megaphone is gone for now.

I thought that was an excellent insight but have not heard it echoed elsewhere.

Skookumchuk said...

Along with that first glass of wine, what a great way to end my day.