November 20, 2005

If only this is true

Blogs are on fire with the news that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, mastermind of the Iraqi resistance effort, has been killed. That link is from the Jerusalem Post, but AP has picked it up here.

If this is true, then we may have just punched out a large hole at the end of the tunnel and can finally see some light.

Edit: Reuters has more here on Yahoo news.

Edit: Juan Cole and George have convinced me that Zarqawi's death may not be as great a tactical advantage as I had thought. However, if our troops' morale is as important to the war as the administration seems to think it is (well, conflicting signals--get them some damn armor, Rumsfeld!), then this can only help. Nevertheless, the government has been denying the likelihood that Zarqawi was killed.


  1. George8:07 PM

    I think you're overestimating the importance of any given single figure. Global rerrorism is a diffuse phenomenon, and single personalities are unlikely to have any effect. As far as Iraq is concerned, he's likely to be seen as a martyr more than anything else.

  2. The Last War

    Freedom, Peace and Security will NEVER be won nor secured by the sword, another war will always need to be fought to end the fear of the sharp blade against the vital thoughts of change.

    The last war will be waged without soldiers or freedom fighters, without blood shed or death, no rockets red glare, no bombs bursting anywhere.

    The last war will not cause suffering, broken hearts, splintered spirits, or shattered bodies and souls, the creation of nature and man will not be crushed under the rolling thunder of armored machines, chemicals will not rain down from above, maniacal viruses will not attack from within, suicide terror raids, genocide, and nuclear holocaust will have no place in the last war, the casualties will be the end of competition, industry, government and religion which plan for and carry out the destruction, addiction and control of others.

    The last war will be waged BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, a war where all things will be TREATED as equal, a war employing weapons of MASS COOPERATION, battles fought and won with tolerance for all, understanding of difference, awareness of responsibility, a war in which compassion and love conquer and destroy the final evil enemy of humankind, the last war, the mother of all wars, the war to end all wars, must be waged upon fear.

    We the People, declare a global war on fear.

    How do we the people start this war, how do we wage this war, how do we the people win the last war ?

    We start by turning away from those who support fear, by denying our services, our employment, our political, financial, moral and spiritual support to those who build and profit from the economy of competition, addiction and war.

    We wage the last war by demanding that our energy and environment be clean and renewable, by demanding that the thousands of billions of dollars spent yearly on making the weapons and means of war be shifted and added to the nearly meaningless hundreds of billions which is reluctantly parted out for social, health, education and domestic infrastructure.

    We win the last war by simply entrusting our votes, our support, our children's and grandchildren's lives to those of US whose words and actions - DELIVER - compassion, love and truth.

    We the people can, will and must defeat fear.

    ©Bruce Larson*Moore
    Of Poetic*Service


    Love*Rulz (Available on DVD ;)

  3. Anonymous4:01 PM

    1. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

    2. If you just want to spam the comments of someone else's blog with some incoherent, only tangentially related crap, limit it to 100 words or less.

    3. BLM's "last war" doesn't sound like any fun at all.