I returned home Wednesday night from seeing one of the greatest movies of all time on the big screen — Lawrence of Arabia — to learn that U.S. forces killed al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Let’s see, our forces kill the terrorist leader of the insurgency. Sounds like we’re winning there.
Even AP acknowledged that this is “a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror.” While we have clearly made mistakes — and suffered setbacks, it is clear from those who read sources other than the MSM that we are making slow, but steady progress on both fronts, i.e., Iraq and the broader war on terror.
And now the headlines themselves provide evidence of our success. I learned about the death of this terrorist from AOL’s welcome screen. Yahoo! as well as the websites of The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Washington Post also featured this good news prominently.
Given this success, perhaps critics of the Administration should reconsider their pessimism about the war — and reevaluate their low opinion of the Secretary of Defense.
Kudos, Donald Rumsfeld. You and the brave men and women fighting in Iraq are responsible for this great success and for dispatching a vile criminal who murdered civilians as publicity stunts designed to influence the world media and undermine our war effort.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com