Theodore's World: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Dead ~ Thank you Troops!

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June 08, 2006

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Dead ~ Thank you Troops!

Airstrike kills terror leader al-Zarqawi in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed in an airstrike near Baquba, jubilant U.S. and Iraqi authorities announced Thursday.

"At 6:15 Baghdad time, Special Operations forces, acting on tips and intelligence from Iraqis, confirmed Zarqawi's location and delivered justice to the most wanted terrorist in Iraq," said President Bush during a White House statement.

Bush said al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to "turn the tide" in the fight against the nation's insurgency.

Earlier, U.S. and Iraqi officials first announced the attack at a news conference in Iraq.

The 3-year-old insurgency has "lost its leader," said U.S. Gen. George Casey, the highest-ranking U.S. commander in Iraq. Casey was joined during the announcement by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

"Today," exclaimed the prime minister, "Zarqawi has been killed." The announcement was greeted by cheers and applause.

A Web site used by Al Qaeda in Iraq confirmed al-Zarqawi's death and urged its followers to continue the insurgent fight.

Another Web site used by the group issued a statement: "People of Islam, God will not let our enemies celebrate and spread corruption in the ground. Expect the right that was stolen to come back to us and destroy the Crusaders" -- an apparent reference to U.S. troops in Iraq.

CNN could not independently verify the authenticity of the Web messages.

Al-Zarqawi was the self-proclaimed leader of al Qaeda in Iraq who pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

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Wild Thing's comment....

I love our troops! Thank you for all your hard work finding this piece of humuan flesh al-Zarqawi and taking him out.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 07:55 AM


I just have to hope that Zarqawi knew what was happening, and that some body parts separated with his awareness.

As for Helen, the difference between Helen Thomas's head and a Jack-O-Lantern is that the Jack-O-Lantern has a candle in it. But then, maybe Helen has a candle somewhere too.

Posted by: Rhod at June 8, 2006 10:25 AM

Rhod- that burning candle somewhere else is why Helen always has that pained look.

Posted by: TomR at June 8, 2006 10:39 AM

Great news, it puts a spring in my arthritic step just knowing the butcher of Nicholas Berg and Eugene Armstrong is dead, the press will whine about the woman and child dying, tough shit, nits make lice.

Well done Americans!!!

Posted by: Jack at June 8, 2006 11:41 AM

Rhod..."But then, maybe Helen has a candle somewhere too."......lmao heh heh I will not write what I am thinking. hahahahaha

Love it

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 12:14 PM

giggle Tom oh yeah

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 12:16 PM

Jack it sure does make me happy too. I am so happy for our troops too, they needed this more then ever. I bet their are celebrating in their own way too, I hope so.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 12:18 PM

Hey guys I didn't know Zarqawi was part of the Fugawi Muslims.

The way they got their name, they lost their way trying to go to Iran. So the leader Zarqawi went to the top of the hill and yelled.....
" where the fugawi??"

They blew Zarqawi up into 74 pieces, one piece for every virgin.

Posted by: Angry Old Salt at June 8, 2006 12:39 PM

Good God, Tom. You think it's lit? That's what Helen calls a "hot date".

Posted by: Rhod at June 8, 2006 01:03 PM

Way to go AOS, I propose Zarqawi be buried with a pig under each arm in a grave filled with pigshit.

I'm going to break all the Dr's rules and have a shot of Bourbon. If bad things come in three's they've got two more coming, what's bad for them is good for us, they still owe us two more. I'd settle for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Bin Laden.

Posted by: Jack at June 8, 2006 01:30 PM

It ain't nice to talk disrespecful about the dead. But nobody ever accused me of being nice. Not only am I glad the sumbitch is blown to smithereens, the only reson that I am not planning on pissing on his grave is because I hate standing in line more than I do the long plane ride.

Posted by: GUYK at June 8, 2006 04:53 PM

I hope it hurt. A lot.

Posted by: LindaSoG at June 8, 2006 08:25 PM

GUY hahaha oh I love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 11:09 PM

heh heh Linda I hope so too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 8, 2006 11:10 PM