Leader of al-Qaida killed in U.S. air raid north of Baghdad

Best news so far this year…


Associated Press

June 8, 2006, 5:28 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq — 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.

I’m glad you’re dead. Maybe the next piece of good news will be the demise of the beast before he turns 80.

Update: (Val) Michelle Malkin has an excellent round-up with tons of links and a timeline.

Update II: Video via HotaAir: Never bring an IED to an air strike, Mr. Zarqawi.

8 thoughts on “Leader of al-Qaida killed in U.S. air raid north of Baghdad”

  1. Gee…it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!

    Hey, Mr. Rumsfeld – what about that other terrorist, you know, the one 90 miles south of the Southernmost Point. You know, the one who’s got 11.2 million people terrorized? That one’d be a piece of cake!

  2. happy b’day scott. I’m so happy I toasted the prick’s death with a can of sugar free Red Bull. Hey George, I thought I was the only schmuck up that early. Guess I was wrong.

  3. Found some great lyrics from the great Louis Jordan…fits perfectly here…

    “When you just ain’t got nobody
    Since you gone and lost your head
    Rigor mortis has set in, daddy
    Jack, you’re dead

    What’s the use of havin’ muscles
    If your life hangs by a thread
    If you ain’t got no red corpuscles
    Jack, you’re dead”

  4. Another satisfied customer sent to Allah by the United States military.

    Zarqawi: But I thought you said 72 virgins?

    Paradise Manager: No, you misheard. It’s 75 sturgeon. Here’s your fish.

  5. Mike, I usually wake up at 6:30AM, unless the insomnia monster has struck. The wife woke my ass up when she heard the news…

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