Thursday, June 08, 2006


As you've heard by now, dear reader, al-Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike just outside of Baghdad. Well, here's the link to the story on CNN if you haven't:

Needless to say, this is a great day in particular for US forces in Iraq. A cynic would say that in his place a half-dozen new guys will pop up, even more violent than him. I doubt it. That would mean that most Iraqis don't want freedom and liberty, and I think recent history there - in particular, the elections over the last couple of years - shows that they do embrace self-determination.

One of the most evil people on the planet - remember, this man beheaded civilians in the name of his god - has just been given his comeuppance. This is an enormous victory for the Iraqi people, for whom I am most happy today.

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