Thursday, June 08, 2006

Zarqawi Is Dead

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of terrorist forces in Iraq, and the man called Osama Bin Laden's "Prince", is dead at the hands of the US military. This is a good thing in so many ways, especially for the new Iraqi government and the state of mind of the Iraqi people, who have suffered a lot at his hand. I don't have time to digest and synthesize a lot of information right now, so I'll just send you to some of the pundits who are all over this development. National Review Online has President Bush's statement from the Rose Garden this morning. Michelle Malkin has a rather celebratory roundup of info and links, including some not-so-pretty pictures. The Mudville Gazette has a link to Centcom video. Instapundit, of course, can get you anywhere else you need to go, including links to various Iraqi bloggers, starting with Iraq the Model. Finally, There are traffic problems at Michael Yon's site, so I haven't read it yet, but I get an email alert when he's posted something new, so I know that he's got a piece on Zarqawi's death. He's always worth reading for perspective.

Update: Michael Totten has a roundup of reactions to the news. It's an interesting mix. (Warning--some of the language is rather colorful.)