The consensus among my friends about this video: “now THAT rocks!”
The pictures of Zarqawis carcass reminds me of Che, that other bearded terrorist, murderer and media sensation that America, with local allies, killed. Much like Zaq, Che never looked better than he did when he was dead.
(When will we have the first live sighting of Zarqawi’s mug on some foul-smelling hippie’s t-shirt?)
God rest the souls of the thousands of men, women and children Zarqawi murdered.
God bless America.
God bless our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, and our allies who put their lives in danger in the fight against Islamic terrorism.
God bless free Iraq.
Death to America’s enemies.
UPDATE: Zarqawi’s death is a setback to the apocalyptic, irrational element in the resistance, composed in large part of non-Iraqi “jihadis”. Paradoxically, his death, while it may lead to less murder of innocent civilians — an unequivocal good thing — may make things harder not easier in the long run. With Zarqawi gone, the potential for a more rational resistance emerges. Successful insurgencies usually have three elements: (1) foreign assistance, (2) a political “front” that has specific goals and seeks unity with all those opposed to the current regime, and (3) a guerilla/terrorist/military arm that wages war in a targeted way against the regime and its supporters. I think we are likely to see a more “traditional” and hence more capable and threatening resistance emerge as a result of Zarqawi’s removal from the playing field. Without regard to this, he was a man who did hideous things, and would continue to do so until he was stopped. As W puts it, justice was brought to him. That is worth celebrating, for its own sake.