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Friday, June 09, 2006

Buh-Bye, Zarqman

Light to no blogging of late -- we've been at Disneyland. The real one, not jail.

Meanwhile, interesting things have been happening around the world. The most interesting, of course, has been the death of chief cockroach and headchopper Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi. Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs links to a site that speculates on the new martyr's 72 virgins. Warning: not politically correct.

Christopher Hitchens offers some cogent thoughts on why Zarqawi's death matters:

If we had withdrawn from Iraq already, as the "peace" movement has been demanding, then one of the most revolting criminals of all time would have been able to claim that he forced us to do it. That would have catapulted Iraq into Stone Age collapse and instated a psychopathic killer as the greatest Muslim soldier since Saladin. As it is, the man is ignominiously dead and his dirty connections a lot closer to being fully exposed. This seems like a good day's work to me.

Me too.

Update 10 Jun 06: Protein Wisdom scores the coveted post-mortem interview with the Z-dude:

protein wisdom: “First of all, I’d like to thank you for taking this time to sit down with me, an infidel dog, and a Jew infidel dog, to boot. But I think it’s important that we as Westerners try really to understand what it is that motivates people like you—21st century Minutemen, the Thomas Paines and George Washingtons of the new Caliphate, to hear some speak of it.”


protein wisdom: “...You know, because of the root causes and such…


protein wisdom: “And, like, blowback.”


protein wisdom: “-- that type stuff.”


protein wisdom: “C’mon, man, you gotta work with me here. Troops on Saudi soil? Israel? Cinemax After Dark?”


protein wisdom: ”Baby-back rib platters...? I know you know what I’m talking about...”


He's never sounded more profound.


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