Friday, June 09, 2006
Zarqawi Dead...but what about this...?
Okay, so we all know he's dead, and I told ya yesterday what I think about his death: Good, but what in the hell will it do, and is the sudden detente w/ Iran linked to killing Zarqawi? We announced that we know who his replacement is. Zarqawi was supposedly so hated by his fellow Al Qaeda members that they "fired" him, and 6000 Iraqis have been killed since Jan 06 ...6000!!... Almost all of those deaths can be attributed to civil unrest between the Sunni's and the Shiites, NOT Al Qaeda, not to mention the US has said there are at least 24 separate insurgent groups. If violence abates due to his death, then hallelujah! But at this pt, there is no way in hell this will improve the security situation in Iraq. And if Bush thinks this is going to help his Iraq polling numbers, he's sadly mistaken b/c if the violence continues post-Zarqawi, Bush's razor thin credibility will be shot down even further. And what about this (via MSNBC): The Bush admin had several chances to wipe out Zarqawi's terrorist operation and perhaps kill Zarqawi himself — but never pulled the trigger. The Pentagon quickly drafted plans to attack the camp w/ cruise missiles and airstrikes and sent it to the WH, where, according to US govt sources, the plan was debated to death in the Natl Sec Council. Four mos later, the Pentagon drew up a 2nd strike plan, and the WH again killed it. (Guess this should slam shut all the gaping freeper pie-holes who yammer: "Clinton could've killed Osama, but didn't.") So, why did BushCo kill the idea to take out Zarqawi?: "By then the admin had set its course for war with Iraq." Oh I see. Guess they couldn't have launched that illegal war they were dead set on launching, eh? Plus, leaving him alive gave BushCo the perfect boogeyman to scare us with every once in awhile... especially since Bush announced that he didn't give the really tall, skinny guy with the dialysis machine and really looong extension cord much thought anymore.