Thursday, June 08, 2006

Oh Happy Day!

Last night when I came home from work, ABC News was reporting that Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, the terrorist in Iraq that organized a number of beheadings and suicide bombings, was killed in an airstrike. The broadcasters said "for more information, log onto" but of course, their page hadn't been updated when I checked. So I wake up first thing this morning to seek out confirmation, and whaddya know?

June 8, 2006 — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq who led a bloody insurgency of suicide bombings and kidnappings, was killed in an airstrike north of Baghdad.

Wellllllll Golly Gee Shucker-Whiz! If that ain't the best piece of news I've heard in a long time, than I don't know what is. My only hope is that he wasn't killed instantly, but that he was wounded by shrapnel and suffered immensely before entering the vile eternity he so richly deserves.

Earlier today, Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad confirmed al-Zarqawi's death.

"Today, al-Zarqawi has been eliminated," Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamel al-Maliki said in Arabic amid cheers at a news conference this morning, with U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, at his side.


Al-Zarqawi, the prime minister said, was killed along with seven others, including his spiritual adviser Sheik Al Rahman, Wednesday night, while meeting at an isolated house in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba. Diyala is 30 miles northeast of Baghdad.

I wonder what kind of advice Al Rahman is offering Al Zarqawi now?

At any rate, after the rather long week at work I've had (34 hours in three days... and it's only now Thursday...), this certainly uplifts my spirits. Smile folks, that sack of filth Al Zarqawi finally got what was coming to him.

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