Realizing there is nothing humorous about death, I couldn't help but think of Belushi saying "Neidermeyer - Dead" as I typed that headline.
Back to the news. . . It has been reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head scumbag terrorist in Iraq, was killing today. It would be hard to calculate the numbers of deaths that can be attributed to this guy. Besides the dozens he killed personally, including taped beheadings, he directed many bombings such as the hotel bombing in Jordan. I can not bring myself to wish that he rest in peace. Instead his send off is a bitter rot in hell.
The question now is what effect this will have in Iraq. The head has been cut off the snake. Will it grow a new head or will it flop around directionless? I would predict some initial upswing in violence by his followers. The Iraqi people should be more willing to come forward and cooperate in putting down the insurgency. Hopefully, our forces will press the issue now while they are off balance.