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.