Thursday, June 08, 2006
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is dead. It is pretty much undeniable that this guy was a big (and by big I mean huge) fish, so taking him out is a big victory for our guys over there.
The opposition here at home, however, seems to think that this was some kind of political stunt.
"Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, said Zarqawi was a small part of "a growing anti-American insurgency" and that it's time to get out."
I'm really not surprised that they don't understand leadership. To his credit, however, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid did call it a good day for Iraqis and the U.S. military.
Call me crazy, but I think having to go to Dennis Kucinich to find a Democratic comment that makes your point seems kind of desperate. He's hardly representative of 'the opposition.'
Well, the article mentioned comments from two Congressmen, Kucinich and Pete Stark, both offering essentially the same point of view. Kucinich is the better known of the two, though you are right to a point, he is a nut. That doesn't change the fact that there are those who see this as a small and insignificant event, because "there are ten others waiting to take his place" or something to that effect. Note that I did make a point of mentioning Harry Reid's comments as a contrast.Post a Comment