Good Riddance To Evil Rubbish!
I'm sure those fighting for freedom in Iraq have good reason to celebrate with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. After much planning by the US forces, aided by allies of al-Zarqawi who betrayed their 'leader', the search narrowed and they closed in on their prey. An evil, violent monster, al-Zarqawi was responsible for the deaths of thousands. He received his just desserts. He was only one cog in the al-Qaeda wheel, albeit a major, senior one. In the nineties, he ran terrorist camps in Afghanistan, funded by the Taliban. It's good news that he is dead, but one wonders who will now replace him, as certainly another will step in to take his place. The fight against terrorism continues...but, thankfully, one of the leaders of these misguided extremists has met his fate...I guess, any day soon we will be fed another video from Bin Laden. This death won't cause a let up in the jihad, as we can bet our bottom dollars there will be deadly reactions...but we can also bet that those fighting for democracy won't lie down, either. Complacency plays no part...there is no part for it....al-Zarqawi was the leader of only one faction. The fight continues.
Our hearts go out to the family of the 34-year old Queensland man killed by a roadside bombing north of Baghdad. A civilian, obviously there to help in some way not yet disclosed, whose death is a continued reminder of the sacrifices given in the fight for freedom. 'Lest we forget'.