Thursday, June 08, 2006

Another one down.

Sadly, there have been, and are some individuals in this world which humanity would have done better, and been happier, without. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot are examples. Another being Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq. According to the New York Times, Zarqawi and 7 associates were killed by a US airstrike yesterday.
"...BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 8 - Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed in an American airstrike on an isolated safe house north of Baghdad at 6.15 p.m. local time on Wednesday..."
"...Gen. Casey said an American air strike had targeted "a single dwelling in a wooded area surrounded by very dense palm forest" five miles, north of the city of Baquba, and that "precision munitions" had been used, a phrase that usually refers to laser-guided bombs or missiles..."
The perception created in the 'main stream media' is that the US and allies are bogged down in Iraq. Milblogs (ie the people on the ground) say different. It won't be over soon, but they are clearly making progress 'over there'.
This has removed at least one of the beast's heads. The world is a little better off today than it was yesterday.

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