And he is right: it is. He is also right that it is a “significant victory in the war on terror.” And he is right again when he says, “We have tough days ahead of us” both in Iraq and elsewhere. For although this is a major victory, the global jihad does not depend upon charismatic personalities. It is an ideologically-based movement, and that ideology has not been killed — it has not even been challenged by the West. The mujahedin will continue to fight.
From “Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in air raid,” from AP:
President Bush hailed the killing as “a severe blow to al-Qaida and it is a significant victory in the war on terror.”
But he cautioned: “We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continuing patience of the American people.”
Patience, and resolve, and recovered sense of who we are and why our lands are worth defending from the proponents of Sharia and Islamic supremacism.