It seems that the nutjobs on the Left just can’t handle good news, or is it perhaps that good news for the Iraqis and America is bad news for them? Here’s a sample of reactions from some Democrat nutjobs and what’s been percolating around the internet from the seedier side of liberalism:
From the Washington Times:
Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war.
“This is just to cover Bush’s [rear] so he doesn’t have to answer” for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. “Iraq is still a mess — get out.”
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, said Zarqawi was a small part of “a growing anti-American insurgency” and that it’s time to get out. “We’re there for all the wrong reasons,” Mr. Kucinich said…
“Bush’s idea of justice is bombs falling out of the sky?”
“Why is he dead again just now? I wonder if Karl’s getting indicted tomorrow…”
“Those pics of Abu Z look like they just thawed him out just in time for the elections.”
“Zarqawi was quite probably a psy ops job in the first place, so what does that make his “death”? …Keep your eyes on the prize….Haditha.”
“Just in time to hide the fact they’re trying to cut the estate tax for the uber wealthy”
“Yes the timing of Zarqawi’s death does seem too good for Bush to be true. It reeks of distraction politics. “
Democrats.com at 5:46 AM this morning reacting to the news of Zarqawi’s death:
We never know whether these announcements are true or not, but true or not this is a great opportunity for Democrats. We can now insist that we declare victory in Iraq and bring our troops home.
That last line was parroted by Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in her news conference today.
“Gawd! Please, no disrespect – but this is only ‘a tool’ that is used by the BushBotBorg to pick-up morale. It sort of equates to 1984 Announcements that our ‘chocolate rations’ will be upped for the next month. Translation: He’s a fictitious character.”
“It’s almost an ‘open joke’ among the military and civilians who know how PsyOps operate, and the History, that Zarqowi is merely a ‘Pentagon creation.’ And oh, don’t we need some good news now? It’s so predictable I could write the OP Orders. It’s all bullshit LIES paraded around for PR exploitation. We almost need wings to rise above it.”
“I couldn’t agree more with your psyops assessment of the situation. I never believed in this pat story of AL Qaeda in Iraq. It set off my bullshit meter right from the get go. This won’t help Bush as much as Rove would like. It is just a desperate stunt in an attempt to prop up Bush’s poll numbers and boost the popularity his failed war by feigning the killing of one of the psyop program’s main character. But by next week they’ll have thought up another one to take his place. This is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog. And what better way to shut down the story of Bush’s bisexuality that were picking up a ‘head’ of steam? I’m sure Jeff Gannon is thrilled about this latest development.”
“That’s it, he has doubles! Saddam does it, why can’t this guy? I wonder how many Osamas there are and why * hasn’t started killing them yet.”
“Do we even know if this guy ever existed? And if he did, who is he and how would we know? And even if he is who they say he is, so what? We’ll have 200 threads on this while BushCo keeps stealing us blind, pissing off the world and rigging the next election. Meanwhile, if there is an al Qaida, they’ll be laughing their asses off and picking a new guy to hold the key bunch. What changes — besides a new rallying cry for all those new guys we’ve enraged?”
“Ahhhh, the latest attempt to rally the Stock Market. Well, they had to try SOMETHING. Maybe Bin Laden is vacationing in Crawford and wasn’t available. Or maybe they are saving him for the Election and Christmas Rally.”
“What fingerprints? Who got the original ones? Where’s the proof?”
“OMG! Anyone just see the NEW video from Iraq showing celebrations??? *SO* staged!! CNN just showed some clips. So fake.”
“Al-Zarqawi has as much to do with al-Queda as those dumbfucks that were picked up in Canada last week. GEORGE BUSH has more guilt regarding 9/11 than al-Zarqawi. Stop watching Fox ‘News’.”
“I find it even more interesting that this comes on the heels of Haditha. Just as the American public begins to look into Haditha, this happens. I’m going to be interested as to how Bush’s approval rating changes, as well as how long we’ve known where this guy was. I’d like to think that it was just a coincidence, but it would be valuable to know all the facts.”
“The so called ‘special operations’ dropped a fucking bomb from thousands of feet up. They never saw the INNOCENTS who died with al Zarqawi. There’s nothing brave about dropping bombs from planes especially when the insurgency has NO Air Force.”
“Oh no. The Haditha shit’s hittin’ the fan so fast they’re pulling out the trump cards. How bad do things have to get before they drag Bin Laden’s entrails out of the freezer for the big distraction?”
Matthew Yglesias from The American Prospect:
TURNING POINT! TURNING POINT! Look, it’s great that Zarqawi‘s dead, and it’s certainly too bad the Bush administration chose not to kill him when they had the chance years ago, preferring to keep him alive since it was useful to bolstering the set of deceptions they used to launch a war in which tens of thousands of innocent people have been killed, but let’s not kid ourselves here. Zarqawi’s importance to the tactical situation in Iraq has always been overstated, and I doubt he has any significance at all to the strategic situation.
“There is no evidence of operational links between his Salafi Jihadis in Iraq and the real al-Qaeda; it was just a sort of branding that suited everyone, including the US. Official US spokesmen have all along over-estimated his importance. Leaders are significant and not always easily replaced. But Zarqawi has in my view has been less important than local Iraqi leaders and groups. I don’t expect the guerrilla war to subside any time soon.”
Dr. Sanity has more reactions from extreme Leftist nutjobs.
And these people wonder just why they are not trusted with defense of the nation and keep losing elections? Oh but wait, I forgot. They “support” the troops…