Thursday, June 08, 2006

Al-Zarqawi Dead

Just woke up and heard this. The most wanted man in Iraq is gone daddy gone. I agree with Eddie Copeland. This will not make everything good and right but it's a very large step in the right direction.

UPDATE: Tony Snow is now holding a press conference. There is literally no other news on right now. Probably deservedly so.

The latest news is that either someone within Zarqawi's organization or someone in the neighborhood tipped the U.S. If true, this would be good news. No, we certainly have not been winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqis, but maybe, just maybe, neither are the foreign insurgents.

UPDATE II: Tony Snow actually just made a good point. Iraq now has a Defense Minister and an Interior Minister. This type of operation could not happen without coordination with the Iraqi government. Is it possible this would have never happened without at least a marginally organized Iraqi government? I have more thoughts on this and why it not only is a step in the right direction but why it should have been done long ago. As soon as I get that together, I will post.

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