Thursday, June 08, 2006

Zarqawi Dead

Here's the story from a smattering of newspapers.

NYTs. WaPo. BBC.

You won't find us jubilant about anyone's death very often, but this is a blow against Al Qaeda in Iraq, specifically, and jihadism, more generally.

Is that blow mortal? Possibly for the former but certainly not for the latter. Jihadism will survive, but there is no doubt that this ideology has lost one of its most vicious and capable pracitioners.

POSTSCRIPT: Remember Nick Berg!