Blog has moved, searching new blog...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Zarqawi's Alpha Whiskey Romeo

Another jihadi visits Allah's Waiting Room:
...if you listen to the media, who don't seem to appreciate the difference between objectivity and negativity, you'd think Iraq was in complete disarray. More than a few right bastards might even feel a bit uplifted at the notion. So sorry to burst your bubble. There has always been a plan, and it's going fairly well. Two elections and a constitution into it and you'd think people would have noticed by now.

In spite of this and contrary to popular opinion the military has not quite done all they can in Iraq. And I'm not talking about building more schools and hospitals. The fact is after 9/11 we had a tough problem: how to draw our enemy out of the shadows that favored them to fight instead where our military might could be brought to bear. There is no good time or place to wage war, but could we have expected anything better than the giant Alpha Whiskey Romeo Iraq has become? Are we not still busy issuing one way tickets to paradise? The enemy is where we want him and he's losing. Which understandably flummoxes those whose twisted worldview figures the US as supervillain. "The bad guys can't win! They must therefore immediately surrender and withdraw!" Riiiiight. Sounds like we're doing just fine.
There is still plenty of work to do in Iraq, for humanitarian reasons sure but selfish ones too. There's the Keep the Drain in the Middle of the Swamp From Clogging reason, and the We Don't Have to Worry About WMDs in Iraq angle. And my favorite, Clawhammer, I Need an Airstrike on Another Alpha Whiskey Romeo. Lots of those kinda jobs left.

I'd like to point out that reactions to news of Zarqawi's death, as with certain other telling events, serves once again to illuminate the chasm that dominates the political landscape. The divide between those who blame America first and foremost for the world's ills, and those who recognize the value of life, of civilization, and the need to aggressively defend it from the fascist-nihilist jihadis actively trying to end it all.

UPDATE: Time's 19 June cover.

UPDATE: Nothing but a myth created by the Bushites. Yeah, that's the ticket.


Blogger phactoid said...

Take me home Jesus!

6/10/2006 08:01:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Sure thing Prince. We'll get the airfare.

6/11/2006 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger flippityflopitty said...

Im not sure what media you are referring to, but the general consensus even now is "zarqawi was bad, he's dead, that's good, the fight's not over". That was from both sides with exception to the way out extremists (there was more than one conspiracy proposed from the loopy left and more than one "they are in their death throes" from the raging right).

As far as military success goes:
1) at what price?
2) never say there isnt a "nazi" parallel: Im sure in 1942 the jerries thought they would be enjoying summer vacations in Moscow.

This is a war of attrition. That is the Al Queada plan, to bleed us with a thousand cuts.

But, dont declare me a naysayer. Al Zarqawi's death is a top 5 date in Iraq. (Overthrow of Saddam regime, capture of Saddam, death of Saddam's son's, the uniting of the empire under Hammarabi)

Only the future bears the truth. As naive as I am, Im hoping the Sunni-Shia disputes settle down in response to this.

6/13/2006 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

So what, can we get back to Haditha now? Iraq doesn't hinge on one man. Did we get bin Laden yet? Or is he still on ice in the freezer they just pulled Zarqawi out of? Did I mention the convenient timing? And don't get me started on how fake those pictures looked, except the one where it looked like they beat him. I bet they tortured him to death those animals. Since when is cold blooded murder "justice"?

That media. Don't you read the left FF?

6/14/2006 12:47:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home