Jun 08 2006

The Left’s Fragile Zarqawi Denial

Published by at 11:46 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

In an effort to bolster the GOP’s control of Congress in this fall’s elections, the left has come out demonstrating incredibly dangerous denial regarding the news of Zarqawi’s demise (collated by the wonderful Dr Sanity).  What this illustrates is why the left can never be in control of this country again.  This is the kind of denial that allowed 9-11 to happen as every effort is made to pretend the world is simply a peace-loving place (minus those evil American Conservatives).  Well, isn’t this an interesting turn of events!  Read the comments and envision our national security being driven by these maniacs.

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13 Responses to “The Left’s Fragile Zarqawi Denial”

  1. For Enforcement says:

    Thanks for publishing that, it is an excellent summary of the thoughts from the Left side. here is one I lifted: From Michael Berg, father of Nick Berg (via STOPtheACLU)- “I have no sense of relief, just sadness that another human being had to die”

    I wouldn’t say Zaqawi was a strong candidate for the “Human Being of the Year” award.

    There were so many comments on that site about how many innocent civilians had to die in the effort to kill Zaqawi. If he is hiding, in a house with other people, I’m not sure they are all “innocent”

    How many “innocent” people did he kill. I certainly believe Nick Berg was innocent and he sawed his head off just to send a message.

    You’re right, the Dems sure don’t need to ever get in power again.

  2. smh1012 says:

    Just once while Bush isPresident, I would like someone on the Left (yes, I know there are a few, Lieberman being an example), who would give a bit of credit to those fighting daily to keep us safe.

    How the MSM, left sided blogoshpere and politicians past and present cannot understand what an accomplishment this is for our troops is beyond me.

    I wish I could believe that all these individuals had the courage of their convictions, but my common sense says it is all about their quest for power.

    You cannot continue to mock every accomplishment in this WOT and expect me to believe you when you say “while we all support the troops.” Not.

  3. For Enforcement says:

    It is impossible to not support the war and to support the troops. The Libs like to say that, but it doesnt make it true

  4. crosspatch says:

    This makes me smile a great big smile:

    Caldwell said the operation had been going on for weeks.

    “It truly was a very long, painstaking, deliberate exploitation of intelligence, information-gathering, human sources, electronic, signal intelligence that was done over a period of time — many, many weeks — that led us last night to that target,” he said.

    Caldwell said they had been focusing on al-Rahman for about a month-and-a-half.

    Once they confirmed al-Zarqawi’s death, coalition forces launched 17 simultaneous raids in and around Baghdad.

    Caldwell said the coalition identified the targets during the search, but did not raid them sooner because they were focused on al-Zarqawi.

    “In those 17 raids last night, a tremendous amount of information and intelligence was collected and is presently being exploited and utilized for further use,” he said. “I mean, it was a treasure trove; no question.”

  5. AJStrata says:


    Haven’t I been saying this was coming for weeks???

    LOL! No one listened to me. As usual.

  6. crosspatch says:

    Oh, I listened. I have also been following Bill Roggio’s commentary on TF-145. That is going to be one tired unit by the time this is all ripped up but their rest will be well deserved. Not much is known by the general public about TF-145 but I will tell you what, I would hope we would give those guys a parade at some point when this is done. They are an amazing group of heros. And what might surprise people is the number of Arab Americans in that group. Terrorists are the enemy of us all.

    Soon they will be back in Afghanistan tracking down Taliban leadership. It isn’t over but a dawn is breaking in Iraq.

  7. For Enforcement says:

    Haven’t I been saying this was coming for weeks???

    LOL! No one listened to me. As usual

    Actually a lot of people believed you, we like you read all those things and felt like it was getting near. On this you had done your homework and interpreted it correctly

    See, I don’t disagree with everything you write, actually so far only 3.. Illegal Imms, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham

  8. Rob says:

    Happy Zarqawi Day.

    When I hear this good news, I think about some young Marine walking a dangerous street in Anbar on the kind of patrol that sent Zarqawi fleeing to his doom. And I think about the task force members rushing through doors on raids night afther night to get to this point. There are many heros in this story and we should celebrate their courage and their victory.

    I wonder if the left stream media will find or remember even one.

  9. sbd says:

    A cameraman working for Reuters in Haditha says bodies had been left lying in the street for hours after the attack.

    Reuters camerman, Reuters Story, and no mention of Massacre. Maybe reuters has blind cameramen?? Do they really expect us to believe that Reuters withheld a story like this for 8 months when they had a cameraman right there during the supposed massacre?

    The media really has no shame.

    US details Haditha shoot-out

    A roadside bomb that killed a US Marine in the restive town of Haditha on Saturday also killed 15 Iraqi civilians and led to intense clashes with insurgents.

    The powerful bomb detonated as a US military convoy was passing through the town, which is 220 kilometres north-west of Baghdad.

    The US military says immediately after the blast, gunmen opened fire on the convoy.

    US and Iraqi soldiers returned fire, killing eight insurgents and wounding another in a firefight.

    A cameraman working for Reuters in Haditha says bodies had been left lying in the street for hours after the attack.

    He says the town has been virtually shut down for the past two days as US and Iraqi forces try to impose order.

    US troops have been trying for months to quell the insurgency in Haditha and other Sunni Arab towns on the Euphrates.

    It was suspected several months ago that Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was hiding out in the area.

    The casualties from Saturday’s blast raised the death toll from attacks across Iraq over the past three days to at least 166.

    Sunni-led insurgents are stepping up their battle against US and Iraqi forces ahead of parliamentary elections in December.

    – Reuters


  10. MerryJ1 says:


    Is that the November 19 Haditha story? If so, that wasn’t YET a Reuters cameraman — the Reuters camerman who got involved in March was Ali al-Mashhamadi, who was in Abu Ghraib at the time of Haditha, held as a security threat for ties to terrorists, released in January.

    Right behind Tim McGirk’s Time Magazine story in March, al-Mashhamadi was given a video of the (their story) November Haditha bodies. The video came from another al-Mashhamadi (relationship unknown), who together with the supposed not-yet-a-cameraman-for-Reuters, are the “Hammaradi Organisation (sic) for Human Rights and Democracy Monitoring.”

    The “nycfR” guy was originally described as (by Reuters) “a young aspiring photo-journalist” but he turned out to be a 40-something professor who supposedly lived next door to a house of innocents the Marines picked on for no reason. The video which he ran right out and recorded even as the smell of gunpowder filled the air, was not made available until March. Guess he was just too busy monitoring human rights.

    Al-Mashhamadi took that video of bodies and recorded videos of interviews with supposed Haditha residents/witnesses. A virulently anti-American Haditha doctor did the death certifications which, he said, had “bullet holes in head and chest.” The bodies were all buried and — get this — the LAWYER for family members says no exhumations will be allowed. So I guess we should take the doctor’s word that they were shot, not shot post-mortem, and the bullets didn’t come from Kalashnikovs?

    Color me suspicious.

    Apropos of whatever you want to make of it, McGirk is the same Time writer who did “Thanksgiving with the Taliban.” That was November, 2001, when very few Americans held warm fuzzy thoughts about Mullah Omar and his virtue-enforcement goon squads, but McGirk apparently found them to be just a dandy bunch of fellows (although he lied and said he was French when they asked if he was an American).

    The ending of his Thanksgiving story likened the meal to the original Thanksgiving and found that “we’re not so different after all.”

  11. Retired Spook says:

    Congrats on your prediction of al-Z’s demise, AJ. Something tells me there are no virgins where he’s going.

    Color me suspicious. (Merryj1)

    Me too.

    I realize this thread isn’t about Haditha, but since SBD and MerryJ1 brought it up, I discovered this interesting post by Michael at C & C this morning:

    One of the indications that something is not quite what it seems is when stories keep changing as the “facts” are reported – often without any explanation for the inconsistencies. Such seems to be the case in the story of the “massacre” in Haditha, Iraq.

  12. AJStrata says:

    Retired Spook,

    If Zarqawi has his virgins, then we have our loved ones forever. Because we will always exceed. Virgins? Give me my family anyday. Wbat else is there to say between our cutures?

    Cheers one and all, Thanks for blessing this site. We have each other in the end, and a chance to share our gifts of life.

  13. MerlinOS2 says:


    You got the drift correct , but I will have to say that the milblogs and the intelblogs have been following this whole senario from the gitgo.

    No slight to you sir.

    I also observe as you do that the minimalization of this by the left is so indicative of thier inability to equate consequences of actions.

    They are in a feeding frenzy over a potential misstep of an over reach that has not yet been fully vetted by our forces, but wish to deflect and lessen the elimination of a premeditated and planned with knowledge and forthought butcher of his own religion.

    Thier lack of support for the demise of this lowlife, is more telling of thier motivations than any of thier best attacks to demean our war on terror position.

    Panties on the head is far worse than removing the head. Give the victims of the latter the choice of the former and it would be no contest.

    I am shaking my head now and going to the fridge for a beer.

    At least the second part of that has a purpose.

    Can the left believe they can keep up thier agenda they have put forth and be successful?

    Hopefully this passion play will eventually run out of gas…any alternative is not very pleasant.