Zarquawi? Zarquawi who?
Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, didn't mean to be a spoilsport Thursday when he interrupted the bipartisan celebration over the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi with an inopportune observation.Question: Has Osama Bin Laden killed anyone in the last four years? Has he led any more attacks? Planned a single operation?
What about the man President Bush said he wanted "dead or alive" a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks?
"The best news will be when we hear that we've taken out Osama bin Laden -- the face of terrorism everywhere," said Nelson, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Bin Laden's going to wind up like Zarquawi, on the wrong end of 500 pounds of laser-guided justice, one of these days. Until then, lefties, get your priorities straight. You take out the ones that are killing your soldiers, and interfering with your goals, as well as the ones that attacked you five years ago and are now hiding in a septic tank somewhere in Waziristan.
Christopher Hitchens knows this:
I think maybe a bit more on the front foot today, and yes, the most dangerous and most horrible terrorist in the world, and I don't exempt Mr. bin Laden from this, I mean, the vilest of the lot, is dead. And if the defeatists had been listened to, he would by now be the most famous Muslim warrior in the history of the world. They keep telling us that only by fighting these people do we give them credibility and make them powerful and so forth, that we create them. This is a complete lie. If we had retreated from Iraq, Zarqawi would have claimed victory over a superpower, and his name would be on T-shirts. In bazaars of illiterate, unfortunate, Muslim children all across the world, he'd be a hero. Instead, he's dog meat, which is what he ought to have been a long time ago.When we get Bin Laden, it will be a great thing. But if you think finding someone who has lots of money, tens of thousands of supporters and years of experience in living underground is easy, run to the post office and check out how long some of the idiots on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list have been on the lam. Like this guy.
Killing a general - an active leader, like Zarquawi, unlike a neutered figurehead like Bin Laden - is a very good thing.Posted by Mitch at June 9, 2006 06:46 AM | TrackBack