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Abu Zarqaui was killed today according to reports. Though the insurgency in Iraq grew beyond him, and he was one of the people of Al Qaeda who came in after we invaded and brought down Saddam (i.e. the fact we didn't do any work in securing Iraq after the invasion ripened conditions for him to come in and torment us for all of these years), this is good news as he was the major actor in dragging Iraq to the brink of hell. Now is the chance to pull Iraq from the brink.

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rtfirefly
Jun. 8th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
I don't see that it's gonna make a difference. The big problem in Iraq is that Sunnis and Shi'ites are killing each other in quantity. That will be just as true tomorrow as it was yesterday.

Best hope: because we've killed off a huge red herring, it'll force everyone to acknowledge AQ's peripheral role in the Iraq conflict, and maybe the warring parties will sit down together and deal.

I'm not exactly optimistic, though.
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