Airstrike kills terror leader al-Zarqawi in Iraq

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  1. tirk

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    For all those headline critics out there, I thought the cbsnews.com headline of "Zarqawi Slain" didn't really seem to be the best choice of words. And yes, I've already looked up the definition of "slain" on dictionary.com, but my opinion is they could have done a little better than using a description of his death that I think many if not most Americans usually associate with murder. All in all though, a great way to start the day.


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    Zarqawi is dead... can we come home now?

    Whatever the remaining course, it's great news ANY time an evil bastard is eliminated.
     
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    U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi

    AIRSTRIKE KILLS AL-ZARQAWI -- many CNN links


    U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
    Thursday, June 8, 2006
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed in an airstrike near Baquba, jubilant U.S. and Iraqi authorities announced Thursday. Al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to "turn the tide" in the fight against the nation's insurgency, President Bush said at the White House.


    An important step, but not the end
    (CNN) -- CNN's Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour told CNN news anchors Michael Holmes and Adrian Finighan that the death of Abu Masab al-Zarqawi is an important step -- but will not stop the Iraq insurgency.

    "America's top commander, General George Casey, pretty much laid it out: This an important day because the icon of this violent brand of terrorism has been killed -- but this does not signal the end of this type of violence."
     
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    Re: U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi

    It's great news that he's dead and an important step for our success there, but I don't think it has any immediate implications for us leaving Iraq.
     
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    Re: U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi

    Two 500-pound bombs.

    I hope it hurt.

    I bet he's wondering where the virgins are right now.
     
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    "Zarqawi Slain" sounds pretty damn good to me. I don't get it.

    slay tr.v. slew, (sl) slain,
    To kill violently.
     

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