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Zarqawi Dead

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The Al Qaeda leader and savage Abu Musab Zarqawi has kept a long-overdue appointment with a pair of 500 lb. bombs. Some have qualms over this – I do not. His death is a good thing, and will lower the overall death toll in the long run. The terrorists are losing, and though they aren’t yet giving up, the end result is clear so long as the US maintains its resolve.

I have no doubt there will be some ‘reprisal’ attacks, that some other strongman will emerge to take Zarqawi’s place, but the fact remains that organizations like Al Qaeda don’t have a very deep bench. They can’t due to political infighting where strong and ambitious men vie for position. Smart leaders in organizations like that eliminate potential rivals, and those they don’t, we do. Whoever replaces Zarqawi won’t be as dangerous, but that’s no reason for us to drop our guard. For today however, we can be glad that one savage has been brought to justice.

Some good background here.

Written by martinipundit

June 8, 2006 at 10:38 am

Posted in GWOT

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