Getting Zarqawi: One Win in Long War
An airstrike in Iraq, undertaken on intelligence provided by Iraqi security forces, ended the murder spree of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of the al-Qaeda in Iraq organization. That is good news. But there is still a war to be won, and Zarqawi s death will not bring an end to the violence in Iraq. Getting Zarqawi, however, does demonstrate the resolve of the United States and its allies in the global war on terrorism. This war can be won with determination, persistence, and a strategy that frustrates the terrorists mission to intimidate free peoples and slaughter innocents with impunity.