We got him.

Via AP: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air raid north of Baghdad – a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror. Iraq’s prime minister and U.S. officials said his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a first-hand look at his face.

The announcement came six days after the Jordanian-born terror leader appeared in a videotape, railing against Shiites in Iraq and saying militias are raping women and killing Sunnis and the community must fight back.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a house 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala, just east of the provincial capital of Baqouba, al-Maliki said.

"Today, al-Zarqawi was eliminated," al-Maliki told a news conference, drawing loud applause from reporters as he was flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.


Let’s hope that the death of Zarqawi brings some kind of closure in the lives of the families of the victims who were murdered by the terrorist thug.






…and many, many more. 

Meanwhile, the MSM is downplaying the Zarqawi hit, as expected. They’re going on and on about how this will do nothing to quell the terrorist strikes in Iraq. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is already looking forward finding out who will take Zarqawi’s place. And just now, she’s interviewing a guy who talking about Zarqawi like he’s some kind of terrorist rock star who won’t be easily replaced. Shameless.

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  1. Dogged Elephant says:

    Great news. Just too bad he couldn’t have died by beheading caught on video.

  2. UNITED.we.STAND says:

    Have you found any other photos of the Zarqawi bombing scene? I heard there was one of Zarqawi with the woman and child who were also killed. Supposedly, it showed that the child had one arm blown off and the body was ripped open from between the legs up to about the stomach area. Also it’s skull was crushed and turned in a creepy way. The woman was shown completely naked. Her upper body was facing up and she was twisted at the waist so that her lower body was facing down and her legs were spread. Her breast area was charred. Her right arm was bent upward in a very unnatural way. The picture showed a pool of blood that appeared to have dripped out of her vagina. And what looked like human excriment was smeared from her butt and partially down one of her legs. (I’m a nurse and when a person dies all their muscles relax and they tend to take a little shit.) I think the government is suppressing this picture because they don’t want another flap like after the cartoons of Mohammed were published. But I think it would certainly show the insurgents that America means business and we will stop at nothing to win this war and keep those muslim extremists off of our shores. I hope you can find this picture and post it. Thanks.

  3. Wow, you can describe that photo rather graphically for never seeing it before or even knowing if it even exists. Do you work for Dan Rather?

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