Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

Which old witch?


Militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, blamed for killing thousands of Shias and US forces in Iraq, has been killed in an air raid. The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq died in a strike against an isolated safe house about 8km (five miles) north of Baquba, the US said.

The good news is the attack appears to have occurred during a meeting, and this should mean that several of his top aids have followed Al-Zarqawi to paradise.

The reality is, it is doubtful this will make a huge difference in the overall level of violence in Iraq. While the US worked vary hard to define Al-Zarqawi as the evil mastermind behind the insurgency, his group was a very small portion of the whole (less than 5%) and it is doubtful that killing of the leadership will inspire it members to quit.

Some will rebuild Al-Zarqawi's group (Al Qaeda in Iraq) and others will join other groups, or just freelance.

And the US will have to find another person to make the boogie man.



MOB said...

All this means is that there are going to be hundreds of others lining up to take Zarqawi's place! I'm willing to bet that many of these future "terrorists" will be made up of the children of the countless innocent people who have been killed or captured indefinately by the "American liberators".

Oh the hypocrisy!!

Looks like Rummy and GW are now gonna have to find a new boogie man that they can use to terrorize American's with.

Lynne said...

Where's bin Laden?