Zarqawi dead

He's not exactly the Wicked Witch but ding dong he is dead. Like most of you I heard the news early this morning. (I was still in bed hoping that the kids would sleep a little bit longer.) Here's to hoping that we don't have a hydra on our hands.
U.S. Air Raid Kills Terror Figure Zarqawi, June 8, 2006 -- BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face. It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.

Solemn Bush Hails 'Severe Blow' to Al-Qaida, June 8, 2006 -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Thursday that the death of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq is "a severe blow" to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
The text of his speech in the Rose Garden this morning is also at the above link.

NPR Zarqawi round up.


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