Monday, November 21, 2005


One of the more popular right-wing blogs tells us this:

Zarqawi Still Alive, The Left Celebrates

The White House is now saying that it is "highly unlikely" that Abu Musab al Zarqawi died in a Mosul raid Saturday....

Of course over at dKos, when the erroneous news that Zarqawi dead broke, there were immediate signs of dismay. For the hardcore Left, any good news for our troops is bad news for them. They have pinned their political hopes on the defeat of our troops....

You'll note that the link takes you to a post at another righty blog, which in turn offers this quote from a Daily Kos post by Armando:

The death if Zarqawi would be a positive step in fighting terrorism and, one hopes, suppressing the violence in Iraq.

What it will not be however, is a solution for our troubles in Iraq, whose roots are political in nature. Zarqawi is not and has not been the source of our troubles in Iraq. It is the intractable political problems of the sectarian power struggle between Shia, Sunni and Kurd. [emphasis added]

At the post itself, we read further (emphasis mine):

Not only would the death of Zarqawi be a boon to the fight against terror, it will be a strong impetus to forcing the Bush Administration to address our Iraq Debacle in real terms - not in the empty rhetoric of "fighting them there, not here."

But it remains to be seen if indeed Zarqawi has been eliminated.

Anybody see any evidence of "celebration" here, or of dismay at the possibility that Zarqawi is dead?

Gee, and I sometimes wonder why I don't read right-wing blogs more often.


UPDATE: The Mahablog and Seeing the Forest noticed this before I did.

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