Welcome to the last blog to post on the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi. It's not that I haven't been paying attention, just a busy day.
Let my name be added to the long list of celebrants that a fungus responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people has been eradicated from the earth. Still, my joy at this significant milestone in the war on terror is tempered by the realization that the Zarkman will no longer be guestblogging at Iowahawk. The insight he provided into the world of Terrorism Inc. will certainly be missed by this seeker of knowledge.
Not to worry though, I think I will conquer the malaise. The journey will likely be eased by the news that Israel rid the world of Jamal Abu Samhadana. God only knows how many lives that airstrike saved. Then there is the fallout from the Zarkman's demise, with at least 17 more raids. And our own Conflicted Dave will likely rejoice for Iraq now that they have indeed filled the vacant cabinet posts that so vexed him. Click here to read details and see pictures of jubilant Iraqis.
That sounds like a pretty damn good day. Good for Iraq, good for the world, for freedom, and a bad day for barbarism.
Speaking of malaise though, it appears to be attacking the Leftoids today. If I didn't know better, I would think the free thinkers were less than enthusiastic that countless future lives have been saved by two smart bombs.
In this Kos thread, any confusing ambivalence about the death of Zarqawi was solved by the realization that Bush might get a bump in his approval ratings. That made the decision on how to feel pretty easy.
yes, this makes such good election campaign fodder for the Americans, doesn't it? Expect a rise in those Bush poll numbers for sure.
There is also quite a biut of whining that we didn't try to take the guy alive (likely so the Koskids could get him a good ACLU lawyer), which caused this rare breath of reality to opine:
Arrest Zarqawi? How was that going to work? Are we envisioning he'd turn himself in? Maybe if we sent a couple cops to the door he'd meekly lay down his guns?
The entire thread is worth reading, as it is laced with people trying to figure a way to spin Zarkman's death in a way that expresses strength on national security without endangering the whole "Bush is Hitler" theme so popular in the sandbox.
Naturally, Kos's special brand of cynical propoganda has circulated around the net. This poor bastard seems to actually be in mourning over the untimely death of al Zarqawi:
At this juncture, we have nothing to brag about, no moral high ground to run to, no legs left to stand on. I don't understand why this is so hard for people to grasp.
I hope he doesn't jump off a bridge or something.
Here's an excellent theory from the citizens of the world at DUh:
They had to kill him. They couldn't ban gay people.
As is usually the case these days, rather than lead, Democratic Party leadership is taking their cue from the unhinged.
Peter Stark says:
This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers...
Dennis Kucinich added that this would be the perfect time to start a full scale retreat.
It's official. The Left is too concerned that the Republican Party might reap some reward to express any enthusiasm for the death of one of the most heinous people on earth. Even the ones who are smart enough to know that the American people know this is a good thing admit it only grudgingly and with endless caveats.
What a pathetic excuse for an American political party.