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Thursday, June 08, 2006


US air strike kills al Qaeda's Zarqawi:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq blamed for bombings, beheadings and assassinations, and President George W. Bush said on Thursday that American forces had 'delivered justice.'

In one of the most significant developments in Iraq since the capture of
Saddam Hussein in 2003, Jordanian Zarqawi was killed in a bombing raid on Wednesday in a U-S.-Iraqi operation helped by tip-offs from Iraqis and Jordanian intelligence.
Good. Got one more moron out of the way.
Of course, it probably only served to make him a martyr, but maybe we can do the old "Strike while the iron's hot" thing.
They're going to have to do a little regrouping now, so we need to keep at it.

Interesting thing I noticed though. The part about "tip-offs from Iraqis and Jordanian intelligence". Sorta shoots a hole in the theory that ALL Iraqi's want us the hell out of there.


Lee said...

The militant Islamic web sites are announcing the "joyous news of al-Zarqawi's martyrdom" already. Retaliatory bombings are taking place. I'm glad we got him, but I'm not sure how much effect it will have on the insurgency.

Just as an aside, the U.S. government does plan to pay the informants the $25 million dollar reward.

curmudgeon said...

I hadn't heard about the reward. But good for them.
Hell, they can buy 72 virgins now. Avoid the rush.