Thursday, June 08, 2006

al-Zarqawi Buzzkill

Just about the time I get happy about something that happens in Iraq, the goddang reality-based community's got to ruin it for me.

Kevin Drum reminds us that Bush could have incinerated al-Zarqawi long ago--before the invasion--but several times refused to do so. He apparently did this in order to prop up his already-well-on-their-way-to-being-discredited claims of Saddam-al Qaeda links. (As you probably know, ali-Z was in the north, out of Saddam's sphere of control.)

So, while I don't want to be a nattering nabob of negativism, the triumphalism on the right about this is a tad incoherent. The better you think it is that al-Zarqawi is dead, the worse you have to think it is that--for propaganda reasons--Bush refrained from killing him years ago.


Blogger Random Michelle K said...


Three posts on the same thing! You must really feel strongly about this!


8:38 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I are a Blogger virtuouso...

If I tried to figure out Moveable Type, I'd probably crash the whole internets...

9:07 AM  

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