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More On Zarqawi

Kim will be out for a while this morning, so she passed the baton to me to continue coverage of reaction to the news of the death of Zarqawi. She and TalkSmack have already compiled some interesting links below, but there is lots more still being said.

When I first heard the news early this morning, one of my first thoughts was to wonder how long it would take for those on the left and in the media to point out that Zarqawi was not responsible for 9/11 and that Osama has not yet been killed or captured. It didn't take long. An anchor on CNN started asking about Osama before I even had my kids ready for school. I expect that will be a fairly common theme on the liberal blogs. I wonder if those actually depressed by the news of Zarqawi's death, for fear that it will result in the President's poll numbers ticking up a notch, realize how incredibly dispicable that attitude is to the general public. It reminds me of when Saddam was captured. There were some on the liberal message boards that could only be described as despondent. I am so glad that I can fully enjoy this truly wonderful news both for our troops in Iraq and for the Iraqi people.

That is my take on the death of Zarqawi. Here is what some others are saying:

Sweetness & Light looks at the way Reuters and others covered the story.

Betsy Newmark notes that things have been tougher for the terrorists lately and the Zarqawi killing on makes things tougher for them. Then she says out loud what many of us have been thinking, and some have even blogged,

The one really strong weapon that Al Qaeda has in Iraq is the ability to kill a bunch of civilians and then use the media to spread terror. In other words, they are using the media as one of their weapons of terror... Of course, we haven't seen much talk on the media analyzing their own role as a strategic part of Al Qaeda's terror policy. The media loves to have navel-gazing symposia all the time about how they're doing their job, and love talking about how dangerous it is for the journalists reporting in Iraq, which it certainly is, but little discussion of how the terrorists have been killing people especially to get media coverage.

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit points out that Zarqawi would not have been killed had the Murtha cut and run plan been implemented.

John Hawkins says that Zarqawi is now a good terrorist. (I am sure you can all figure that one out.)

Pamela at Atlas Shrugged is simply glad.

Beth at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has a play by play of E.D. Hill's phone interview with Berg this morning. Evidently she could not convince him that Zarqawi killed his son, not Boooosh. She has also posted some Kos Kidz craziness, including some evidence that what I said above about those worried about Bush's poll numbers improving was sadly true.


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Comments (31)

From Tim Graham on NRO's Co... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

From Tim Graham on NRO's Corner:

Early AP dispatches from the press conference Nouri al-Maliki held this morning to announce the death of Zarqawi said these words were "drawing loud applause from reporters" there.

That didn't sound typical, and NBC's Richard Engel was more precise on Today this morning: "Iraqi reporters cheered." American reporters don't cheer American victories. They suggest this won't mean much in the long run.

NBC's Special Report around the president's remarks (airing in time zones too early for Today) included analysis from Tim Russert -- in reality and in tone, the Democratic response. Russert threw several pitchers of cold water on the good news, saying people should remember the euphoria after capturing Saddam Hussein, and things didn't change much.

May his 72 virgins all look... (Below threshold)
chsw:

May his 72 virgins all look like Yasser Arafat.

chsw

Bury him face down in a vat... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Bury him face down in a vat of pig blood so he won't have to turn over to get on his way to hell.
I'f put a few more hog parts with him so people could see he was really a 'pig'.

May His 72 virgins all be i... (Below threshold)
virgo:

May His 72 virgins all be infected with multiple STDs..

I'm sure there's a big flam... (Below threshold)

I'm sure there's a big flaming pit reserved for him in hell. Bwaahaahaa

*UPDATE: Upon News of Zarki... (Below threshold)

*UPDATE: Upon News of Zarkie's death, oil dropped below 70 dollars per gallon. MORE BLOOD FOR OIL!

Good ridence to bad garbage... (Below threshold)
jainphx:

Good ridence to bad garbage.Let me get this straight. Michael Berg ,even with the video of his sons decapitation,still says that bush killed his son.There is no help for some people.

chswC'mon, ... (Below threshold)
mak44:

chsw

C'mon, man, make it better than that.

May his 72 virgins turn out to look like and be 72 Ann Coulter clones.

i bet he won't be making an... (Below threshold)
jab:

i bet he won't be making any Dittsy Chix concerts now.

My condolences to all our r... (Below threshold)

My condolences to all our resident moonbats on the loss of their hero and fellow Bush-hater.


I know mere words cannot relieve your sorrow. Take peace from the many hours of pleasure you shared with "Zaq" through his video beheading series, and never forget your common goal of "Death to America."

With any luck, you will see him again real soon!

LorieYou ar... (Below threshold)
mak44:

Lorie

You are THE partisan: "When I first heard the news early this morning, one of my first thoughts was to wonder how long it would take for those on the left and in the media to point out that Zarqawi was not responsible for 9/11 and that Osama has not yet been killed or captured."

and: " It reminds me of when Saddam was captured...."

Zarqawi was an evil monster and the World is now better off. But I suspect you Repubs see this event as a resuccitatrion of Bush's poll numbers and a likely Deliverance from the Omen of November.

When Saddam was captured, Bush appeared to get a lift in the polls and the talk on the Right was as if we had turned the corner in Iraq. The laggering Saddamists and Baathists would now be devoid of their inspiration and leadership and the insurrection was set to begin to wane.

That was 2 1/2 years ago and 2000 American deaths ago.

I imagine that you are now eagerly awaiting a Bush poll uptick, due to the fact that the average American's attitude will have been uplifted by this apparent victory.

And, alas, the cynical Left refuses to whip up and join in the celebration of Bush's victory. How unreasonable of the Left to assume that there will only be more of the same!

Thus you and the Maharushee Limbarf and the Right Blogosphere are hell-bent to underscore how the Left and the MSM are failing to participate in this, an occasion for a New National Holiday, along with 12/13/2003.

You and the rest of the Right will view it as "Mission (nearly) Accomplished" and the death toll will continue on & on & on & on & on......

I just love it when mak44 a... (Below threshold)

I just love it when mak44 accuses other people of being partisan.

It's on a par with my female dog calling somebody a bitch.

McGehee - I was going to fi... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

McGehee - I was going to fisk mak44 but your reponse was so perfect. Kudos.

Lorie, is "mak44" the "shiloh" or "maryq" of this site?;)


As resident moonbat poster ... (Below threshold)
Drew E.:

As resident moonbat poster here let me say... I am glad this blood thirsty religious fanatic killer and plotter of so many needless deaths will do so no more...I only regret it appears his death was too sudden. He deserved to suffer more.. however if that were to have happened one of our brave corpman would have had to try and save this wretched person's life..

I do not believe he will be with Allah ..he was not a martyr..his killing of women and children is against the Quran..who ever turned his sorry ass in should take the $25 million and get out of there...

his death was too sudden, D... (Below threshold)
Lee:

his death was too sudden, Drew? He managed to kill hundreds and hundreds of innocents due to the ineptitude of Bush and Rumsfeld - but don't take my word for it -- just ask Colin Powell.

Leave it to Lee to n... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Leave it to Lee to not even understand a simple word like sudden in context.

It may have been "a long time coming" or "long overdue" but it was still sudden, as in quick or the opposite of "slow and agonizing".

Also leave it to Lee to not miss any opportunity to display his BDS for the world to see.

From CNN: "Terrorist Abu Mu... (Below threshold)
astigafa:

From CNN: "Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was betrayed from inside the al Qaeda in Iraq group he led in the insurgency fight against coalition troops, the U.S. military says."

Okay, he was a dink and we whacked 'im. How bad can this hurt al Qaeda if they're the people who set up the hit?

Sheik- take the hook out of... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Sheik- take the hook out of your mouth an we can understand you more clearly --- lol.

It could mean, astigafa, th... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

It could mean, astigafa, that AQ is badly splintered and badly f-ed up how they're waging death in Iraq, and they decided that it was time for Zarqaui to "step down."

Or there just was a traitor in their midst and we or the Iraqis succeeded in turning someone.

But considering how freaking happy the Iraqis are that this monster is dead, how it came about is immaterial. It is a huge blow to AQ in Iraq to have their top dog taken out.

And most Americans, except the fevered "we hate Bush 24/7" crowd, are at the very least relieved that Zarqaui has assumed room temperature.

Did Zarqawi even have time ... (Below threshold)
starboardhelm:

Did Zarqawi even have time to yell for his brown pants?

Lee,You are making... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Lee,

You are making even less sense than usual, if that's possible.

AstigafaWere not e... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Astigafa

Were not exactly dealing with sane rational loyal and caring Human beings here. who cares who whacked Him, the bastards gone..

May His 72 virgins all look like Janet Reno and Heather Thomas..

Sheik,I wrote: ... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Sheik,

I wrote: "his death was too sudden, Drew? He managed to kill hundreds and hundreds of innocents.." as a play on words.

You swallowed -- hook, line and sinker. I then suggested that you pull the hook out of your mouth, and you replied "huh?". I apologize for confusing you. I promise to use lots of four-letter words and expletives and exclamation marks in the future so you can follow along. Subtleties are lost on someone like you.

Oops, my bad - here's some help Sheik.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Subtlety \Sub"tle*ty\, n.; pl. Subtleties. [OE. sotelte,
sutilte, OF. sotillete, L. subtilitas. See Subtle, and cf.
Subtility.]
1. The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning;
craftiness; artfulness.

The fox which lives by subtlety. --Shak.

2. Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of
discrimination.

3. Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive.

Unlearned in the world's false subtleties. --Shak.

Can we get back to discussing politics and news now? I'm as bored with this crap as everyone else is, I'm sure.

Swallowed what, Lee? Becau... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Swallowed what, Lee? Because we aren't scrambling to come up with some vast conspiracy to consolidate our sour attitudes towards any postive American action, we're swallowing it hook, line and sinker?

My suggestion to you is this: Join reality. You may disagree with the war, or you may disagree with Bush, or you may disagree with the war because you disagree with Bush, but realize when you should concede a point. Unless you can provide some concrete evidence that this is all some elaborate hoax...accept it for what it is and move on. Don't worry, saying this is a good thing and believing that he was killed in this air strike doesn't mean you have to like our president, this war or our troops. There will be plenty of other good news coming out of Iraq in the future that you can concoct elaborate schemes to spin.

Heralder, are you and Sheik... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Heralder, are you and Sheik married by any chance? Where did I say this was a hoax?

I said: "his death was too sudden, Drew? He managed to kill hundreds and hundreds of innocents due to the ineptitude of Bush and Rumsfeld - but don't take my word for it -- just ask Colin Powell.

you said: Unless you can provide some concrete evidence that this is all some elaborate hoax...accept it for what it is and move on."

My point was that it was too bad that Bush and Rumsfeld took so long to finally nail this guy, a fact that was recently underscored by Colin Powell when he stated that Bush and Rummy didn't listen to his advice re: initial troop strengths needed to get this done.

You and Sheik and ed and the rest of the bumblers must be illiterate - and that's why you need a site like this to spoon feed you the news, pre-digested and "spun" just the way you like it. Go back and read my comments, and show me where I claimed this was a hoax. I"m really glad this actor is gone, but it really is a shame that it's taken years to take out this guy, and we still haven't gotten OBL yet. We have Bush and Rumsfeld to blame for it taking so long is my opinion - don' t you agree?

We have Bush and Rumsfel... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

We have Bush and Rumsfeld to blame for it taking so long is my opinion - don' t you agree?

Nope. . . because anyone you'd have supported would never have gotten Zarqawi in the first place.


Lee,Subtlety is no... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Lee,

Subtlety is not lost on me. That was just an amazingly inept example of it.

Hopefully, your livelyhood does not depend on your ability to be subtle, because you would starve.

John Irving said: "Nope.... (Below threshold)
Lee:

John Irving said: "Nope. . . because anyone you'd have supported would never have gotten Zarqawi in the first place."

If we had spent half as much on the hunt for OBL as Bush spent on his personal religious crusade in Iraq, OBL and his entire band of dirtbags would have been wiped from the face of the earth 2 years ago, and thousands of Iraqi innocents and US Soldiers would still be alive.

The money wasted by this administration is absolutely astonishing. The only thing more amazing is the way fiscal conservatives have sat by on their thumbs letting it happen -- but I guess, since their religious beliefs parallel Bush's, it really isn't much of a surprise.

War on terror indeed.... What Bullsh*t.

"Heralder, are you and S... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

"Heralder, are you and Sheik married by any chance? Where did I say this was a hoax?"

I owe you an apology Lee, I didn't read your post thoroughly. That's a little embarassing. I saw the "too sudden part" and didn't realize you were were replying to Drew....I scanned it and thought you were saying it was too sudden as if it was a pre-planned event. I've been reading too much KOS and DU. Now I'm jumping at (on) shadows that aren't even there. My fault.

"You and Sheik and ed and the rest of the bumblers must be illiterate - and that's why you need a site like this to spoon feed you the news, pre-digested and "spun" just the way you like it."

Not illiterate, just guilty (in my case) of expecting certain people to say certain things without reading carefully enough. As I said in the previous paragraph, I read the liberal sites...I also read MSM, but here is one of the only places I care to comment. I'm not a victim of spoon-fed news.

"We have Bush and Rumsfeld to blame for it taking so long is my opinion - don' t you agree?"

Yes, I agree it was a shame it took this long, but I don't agree that we should rest the blame on the administration's shoulders. In fact, I don't think anyone is particularly to blame for it. We're fighting a war there. It's a convoluted web of people that love or hate us and I can appreciate the fact that it could take a very long time to track down one man who is hiding (and being hidden) in an entire country. Had there been no war, and we could have just scoured the countryside unhindered, looking for him, I'd chalk the time up to ineptitude.

Sorry for mistakenly attacking you in my last post.


Heralder, And here... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Heralder,

And here's my apology for jumping on you in return. Short fuse I guess. I'll work on that.

Given Lee's delusional resp... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Given Lee's delusional responses...I wonder he if he realizes why his side is losing and will continue to lose.




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