FINALLY, Some Good Anti-Terrorism News

Squeezed June 7, 2006

Man. It’s about f—ing time we had some good news on the anti-terrorism front. And we got a good deal of it in the past week, starting with the anti-terrorism raid in Toronto, and now, finding out that reports of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death are no longer greatly exaggerated.

It’s good news for President Bush, who gets the shot in the arm he needs, now that the anti-gay marriage amendment has been buried for now. Maybe those poll numbers can get back into the high 30s again. Maybe.

But it’s definitely good news for new Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, who was able to score a major victory for his fledgling government. Maybe, just maybe, the violence in Iraq will abate, the Iraqi police can now take control of the streets, and most of our troops can come home.

We’re not going to see changes overnight, but we now have reason to be somewhat optimistic.

One Response to “FINALLY, Some Good Anti-Terrorism News”

  1. eric Says:

    I wish I could agree with you, but I don’t think it is particularly good news.
    If killing the leadership of a terrorist cell worked, then Israel’s killing of Hamas’ founder in the last few years should have led to peace and serenity there. In fact, it should have meant that Israel would be the safest country on earth because of their targeting of terrorists by force.
    On the other hand, if we were to solve the everyday issues of food lines, electricity and water shortages, infrastructure repairs and bringing the law breakers to justice fairly, then maybe the troop pull out would be achieved in a safe manner.
    How many terrorists are now saying, “Remember al-Zarqawi!” as a battle cry? Probably more than are saying that they will remounce terror as a means for the US to leave their territory.

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