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    Launch of Wide Awakes Radio occurs on July 4th at 6 A.M. Pacific. For those of you that can't figure time zones that is 7 A.M. Mountain, 8 A.M. Central and 9 A.M. Eastern.

    We have some of the top independent (not MSM related) political bloggers from the Right Side of the Aisle to tell you all about True Conservative Values, what the hell is wrong with the country and how to fix it, and why, if you don't agree with us, you are most likely an idiot.

    As a side note this certainly doesn't mean that we will agree on everything with each other. We are Conservatives, which means we THINK about the issues, apply LOGIC and REASONING, and look at the world with a COMMON SENSE VIEW that precludes being a wishy washy dumbass that relies on FEELINGS to form their worldview.

    Now some people have told me I should tone down the rhetoric, especially telling people that if they don't agree with us they are idiots, and they probably won't listen.

    That's fine with me. Frankly, I don't want the lefty idiots listening to us. They don't have the balls to debate their views or stances, (as I proved at The Kos Kamp in Vegas), and they talk real big online behind the safety of their screen, but in person, and that includes on the phone, they are cowards that can't back up their shit.

    So I won't tone down the rhetoric. Leftys are cowards, plain and simple, and won't listen anyway.

    See you guys Tuesday Morning.
    With a tip o' me tam to Euphoric Reality for the heads up on this story.

    The Marines that have been wrongfully accused of murder in Haditha by the left, the MSM and those that seemingly hate the military WILL NOT be charged with any crime.

    Murtha will be proven a big fat lying scum-sucking piece of shit that doesn't deserve to hold his office.

    Apologies that should be forthcoming won't be, and certain people will continue to lie about Haditha and claim "cover-up."

    Go read the story linked in the title. It outlines exactly how the "insurgents" (i.e. pigdogs that don't care who they hurt or kill) use civilians as shields and place them directly in harms way. Those Marines did the job they were trained to do, exactly how they were trained to do it, and no apologies should be made when our enemy uses innocents to hide behind and places them directly in harms way and they are harmed.

    I know many in this country would rather have our guys have opened the door and looked around before tossing a grenade into a room full of unknown targets, but after having taken fire from the house they were standing in the only reasonable response is to clear that house with overwhelming force.

    When the military refuses to file charges after finding that those Marines were simply doing their job, how fast will Murtha the Mouth and others start yelling about a coverup? However long it takes for them to start yelling is about how long someone else should wait to file a lawsuit against them for defamation of character.

    And that's just my nickel, folks.
    Crossposted from Stop The ACLU

    Via The Rutherford Institute

    Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have agreed to represent a high school senior whose microphone was unplugged by school officials after she began to speak about her Christian beliefs during her valedictory address. When Foothill High School valedictorian Brittany McComb began reading a speech that contained Bible verses and references to God and her faith in Jesus Christ during her commencement speech on June 15, 2006, officials with the Clark County School District unplugged the microphone. Institute attorneys plan to file a First Amendment lawsuit against the school district for having violated Brittany's constitutional right to free speech and equal protection under the law.

    "This is yet another example of a politically correct culture silencing Christians in order to not offend those of other beliefs," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. "Brittany McComb worked hard to earn the right to address her classmates as valedictorian and she has a constitutional right-like any other student-to freely speak about the factors that contributed to her success, whether they be a supportive family, friends or her faith in Jesus Christ."


    Isn't it ironic that it was probably the fear of a lawsuit that prompted the school to censor Brittany's speech in the first place? It is sad that our culture, including many Christians, have bought into the politically correct culture and allow this censorship to go on. It has gotten to the point that our First Amendment has been turned on its head by activist lawyers like the ACLU. This should be a clear cut case of violating the First Amendment, yet our culture has accepted the insane secularist theories that the First Amendment means the opposite of what it was intended to mean. The old cliche that it is "freedom OF religion not freedom FROM religion" are appropiate words of wisdom in our day and age.

    Rutherford Institute attorneys plan to file suit in federal district court in defense of Brittany's First Amendment right to free speech and Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law.


    We wish Brittany and the Rutherford Institute the best of luck with this case.

    You can support the Rutherford Institute here.

    See the video of Brittany McCombs on Hannity and Colmes here.
    Via ACLJ

    Yesterday evening the City Attorney in San Diego along with Mayor Jerry Sanders decided to take the Mt. Soledad case to the Supreme Court of the United States. I have already assembled one of our Supreme Court teams to file briefs on behalf of the Members of Congress that we represent, as well as ACLJ Members across the country in this important case. It appears at this time that the City will be asking for both a stay of the Ninth Circuit decision as well as a petition for writ of certiorari. The stay of the decision will allow the monument to remain while the litigation is pending at the Supreme Court. The petition for certiorari will ask the Court to grant plenary review of the Ninth Circuit decision.

    Generally, under Supreme Court practice, the Circuit Justice in charge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has the authority to grant the stay. In this case, the Circuit Justice is Anthony Kennedy. Justice Kennedy can either grant the stay, deny the stay, or refer the stay to the entire Supreme Court for determination. It takes five votes to obtain a stay. In order for the case to be reviewed by the Supreme Court on the merits, it only takes four votes.


    Read more about the background on this, and sign the petition asking President Bush to take the land under the federal government’s powers of eminent domain.
    Or so claims the stupid bitch in the video that is linked in the title.

    Webtback, Nigger, Kike, Wop, Honky, Cracker, Spic, Chink.......these are words that divide and insult, but also words we have the right to use.

    Most people don't say these words anymore, especially if they are whi...err, Caucasian, because someone will generally get angry with them.

    So why is it that "people of color" as they so euphemistically call themselves, seem to be able to use them at will and never get taken to task?

    I don't think the woman in the video should be fired, or sent to a "diversity class" or anything else. I do think she needs a lesson in the history of the U.S.

    I find it ironic that the very same country that is set up for her to become a lawyer and a teacher and gives her opportunities that she would likely not have in any other country in the world is the one she attacks and vilifies.

    If America didn't exist what do you think the chance is that she would be a barefoot and pregnant housewife in the middle of some God-forsaken desert in the middle of Mehico popping out kids and rolling tortillas?

    Viva la revolucion my ass.
    Crossposted from Stop The ACLU



    Hat tip: Danegerus

    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to stop the Miami-Dade County school district from removing a series of children's books from its libraries, including a volume about Cuba which depicts smiling kids in communist uniforms.

    The ACLU and the Miami-Dade County Student Government Association argued in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Miami on Wednesday that the school board should add materials with alternate viewpoints rather than remove books that could be offensive.

    Last week, the board voted 6-3 to remove "Vamos a Cuba" and its English-language version, "A Visit to Cuba" from 33 schools, stating the books were inappropriate for young readers because of inaccuracies and omissions about life in the communist nation.

    The book, by Alta Schreier, targets students ages 5 to 7 and contains images of smiling children wearing uniforms of Cuba's communist youth group and a carnival celebrating the 1959 Cuban revolution. The district owns 49 copies of the book in Spanish and English.


    To the ACLU it doesn't seem to matter that the books are misleading, inaccurate, and inappropriate for this age group. It doesn't matter to the ACLU that the book is pure propaganda. To the ACLU it is a book ban. It just so happens that the message portrayed in the book seems to go along with their founder's beliefs.

    "I have been to Europe several times, mostly in connection with international radical activities...and have traveled in the United States to areas of conflict over workers rights to strike and organize. My chief aversion is the system of greed, private profit, privilege and violence which makes up the control of the world today, and which has brought it to the tragic crisis of unprecedented hunger and unemployment...Therefore, I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself...I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
    ~ Roger Baldwin-founder of the ACLU~

    Here is another one from Mr. Baldwin.

    "Do steer away from making it look like a Socialist enterprise...We want also to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags, talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to make of this country, and to show that we are really the folks that really stand for the spirit of our institutions."-Baldwin's advice in 1917 to Louis Lochner of the socialist People's Council in Minnesota.


    I'm sure the ACLU's founder would be proud of the ACLU's move to protect the propaganda of his ideology. The ACLU's main point of argument is that banning one point of view is the wrong way to deal with the situation is lost when it is five year olds potentially being exposed to this crap. To the ACLU this is nothing more than a book ban, and they are asking the school to include more alternative views instead of banning unpopular ones. No one has to ask if they would fight this hard to keep a Bible in the school library, or whether their strength would be focused on getting rid of it. Take this however you want, but the ACLU has never strayed very far from its founding principles.

    This was a production of Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join us, please email Jay or Gribbit. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll. Over 200 blogs already on-board.
    just click the title will ya?
    Now, in these final days before launch, life is hectic. Having secured equipment, show hosts and all of the necessary sundries that go into such an undertaking, (including a matched set of Law Dogs, you know the kind, big brass balls, huge fangs, eat-steel-and-piss-napalm-chew-out-your-nads-and-make-you-wish-I-had-never-been-born Law Dogs) I find that these last days are swamped with little details.

    Once we launch maybe life will settle into a quiter routine, but I doubt that also. My hosts are chomping at the bit, straining at the ropes and restless in the gate. Some dumbasses seem to think that Wide Awakes Radio is Cao's undertaking. Not so. It's mine. The fact that Jack Idema will have a show on this network really bugs the stoopidpats, that stalwart band of Columbia Communists that steal school resources for their countless and baseless attacks on Idema, Cao and all of our patriotism in general.

    Emporer Misha, our Dark Imperial Lord of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy is smiling evilly and chuckling darkly at the thought of the mounds of roasted moonbats that all of us will soon be feasting on, in a metarphorical sense, and frankly I don't expect anyone that stands against The Emperor to have the balls to call him and argue, ever.

    My friends, Wide Awakes Radio will be an outlet of rational right thinking talk, that truly focuses on what you care about. Unless you are a leftist twit. In that case it is simply going to be one more chance for you to prove your cowardice and thr narrow focus of your indoctrinated little head.

    In the words of that most Immortal of Philosophers, Al Bundy, "Let's rock!!!"
    According to Time who gets the info from a book excerpt.

    Al-Qaeda terrorists came within 45 days of attacking the New York subway system with a lethal gas similar to that used in Nazi death camps. They were stopped not by any intelligence breakthrough, but by an order from Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Zawahiri. And the U.S. learned of the plot from a CIA mole inside al-Qaeda. These are some of the more startling revelations by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind, whose new book The One Percent Doctrine is excerpted in the forthcoming issue of TIME. It will appear on Time.com early Sunday morning.

    U.S. intelligence got its first inkling of the plot from the contents of a laptop computer belonging to a Bahraini jihadist captured in Saudi Arabia early in 2003. It contained plans for a gas-dispersal system dubbed "the mubtakkar" (Arabic for inventive). Fearing that al-Qaeda's engineers had achieved the holy grail of terror R&D — a device to effectively distribute hydrogen-cyanide gas, which is deadly when inhaled — the CIA immediately set about building a prototype based on the captured design, which comprised two separate chambers for sodium cyanide and a stable source of hydrogen, such as hydrochloric acid. A seal between the two could be broken by a remote trigger, producing the gas for dispersal. The prototype confirmed their worst fears: "In the world of terrorist weaponry," writes Suskind, "this was the equivalent of splitting the atom. Obtain a few widely available chemicals, and you could construct it with a trip to Home Depot – and then kill everyone in the store."

    The device was shown to President Bush and Vice President Cheney the following morning, prompting the President to order that alerts be sent through all levels of the U.S. government. Easily constructed and concealed, mass casualties were inevitable if it could be triggered in any enclosed public space.

    Having discovered the device, exposing the plot in which it might be used became a matter of extreme urgency. Although the Saudis were cooperating more than ever before in efforts to track down al-Qaeda operatives in the kingdom, the interrogations of suspects connected with the Bahraini on whose computer the Mubtakkar was discovered were going nowhere. The U.S. would have to look elsewhere.

    Conventional wisdom has long held that the U.S. has no human intelligence assets inside al Qaeda. "That is not true," writes Suskind. Over the previous six months, U.S. agents had been receiving accurate tips from a man the writer identifies simply as "Ali," a management-level al-Qaeda operative who believed his leaders had erred in attacking the U.S. directly. "The group was now dispersed," writes Suskind. "A few of its leaders and many foot soldiers were captured or dead. As with any organization, time passed and second-guessing began."

    And when asked about the Mubtakkar and the names of the men arrested in Saudi Arabia, Ali was aware of the plot. He identified the key man as Bin Laden's top operative on the Arabian Peninsula, Yusuf al Ayeri, a.k.a. "Swift Sword," who had been released days earlier by Saudi authorities, unaware that al-Ayeri was bin Laden's point man in the kingdom.

    Ali revealed that Ayeri had visited Ayman Zawahiri in January 2003, to inform him of a plot to attack the New York City subway system using cyanide gas. Several mubtakkars were to be placed in subway cars and other strategic locations. This was not simply a proposal; the plot was well under way. In fact, zero-hour was only 45 days away. But then, for reasons still debated by U.S. intelligence officials, Zawahiri called off the attack. "Ali did not know the precise explanation why. He just knew that Zawahiri had called them off."

    The news left administration officials gathered in the White House with more questions than answers. Why was Ali cooperating? Why had Zawahiri called off the strike? Were the operatives planning to carry out the attack still in New York? "The CIA analysts attempted answers. Many of the questions were simply unanswerable."


    Read the whole thing.

    Allah Pundit says the point to take away is Al Qaeda has crude WMD capabilities. Have a great evening!

    Suitably Flip feels better and better about that 40% cut in New York's federal anti-terror funding.

    AJ Strata wonders if Time and Suskind expose a critical US intelligence asset inside Al
    Qaeda's organization simply to make money? It seems likely - sadly.
    But hey, I'm sure they think it was worth the Pulitzer.

    I wonder if this will change the ACLU's mind about random searches in the NY Subway. Time says they will have more tomorrow, but the main question will remain: Why was it called off?

    Jeff Goldstein:

    My preliminary thoughts are these: whatever you happen to feel about George Bush, one thing is clear: When it comes to defending the homeland against al Qaeda, he has not hesitated to act in the decisive way he and his advisors see fit. To that end, he has proven himself unafraid to use substantive military force, and largely immune to the opinions of both the western media and international elites. Whether or not this factored into al Qaeda’s thinking is dubious. But I have long believed that one of the reasons we haven’t seen the kind of attacks here that we see in, say, Israel, is that the US, should it ever decide to go on the full offensive, cannot be restrained—particularly if public opinion shifts toward a desire to see the enemy eradicated, even if doing so requires a shift in the collective moral calculus of the nation.


    Macsmind reminds us that we should take this news with a grain of salt.

    Back in 2004, Powerline caught Suskind perpetrating a hoax with his hit book on Bush, using proven liar Ex Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil as a witness.


    Crossposted from Stop The ACLU
    LATEST POLLING IN TEXAS SHOWS


    Forty-three percent of all TEXANS say that immigration is a serious problem.



    The other 57 percent said, "No hablo ingl├ęs"
    Crossposted from: Stop The ACLU

    Via Miami Herald

    The recently passed Florida law that essentially bans state academic travel to Cuba promised to escalate into a constitutional battle when Gov. Jeb Bush signed it into law last month.

    .......snip...

    The American Civil Liberties Union, representing several professors from state universities, filed a lawsuit against Florida officials in federal court, claiming the travel ban is unconstitutional. The group also demands a temporary injunction to prevent the law from taking effect while the case is in court.

    ''This act is terribly misdirected,'' Randall Marshall, legal director of the ACLU of Florida, said of the new law. "This is unconstitutional, and we hope to have this law struck down very shortly.''


    The Florida Masochist has the right question:

    Tell me Mr. Marshall where it says in the constitution that taxpayer money must be used to support travel? Anywhere in the world? I'll await your reply but I doubt I'll get one.


    The new law prohibits spending state money on any aspect of organizing a trip to any of the five nations on the U.S. State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

    Other plaintiffs named in the suit include the faculty senate of FIU; Jose Alvarez, professor emeritus at the University of Florida; Carmen Diana Deere, director and professor at the University of Florida's Center for Latin American Studies; Houman Sadri, associate professor at the University of Central Florida; and Noel Smith, curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art at the University of South Florida.

    The academics worry that the travel ban will discourage top students who have an interest in studying Cuba or other countries on the list from remaining at Florida schools.


    This law is a very responsible move on the part of the state. The argument that it will discourage study in these countries and therefore diminish our security is crazy. We are at war despite the attitudes of some to recognize it. Why in the world should the state use its funds to put Americans in harms way where they could be taken hostage and a myriad of other terrible things done to them?

    I will repeat my opinion from when the ACLU first announced their opposition to the law.

    This law is straight up common sense, and if the ACLU were truly concerned for the security of Americans they would be applauding it. The law does not prevent anyone from actually travelling to these countries, it only prohibits taxpayer funds from paying for it. If professors and students want to travel to these dangerous countries they can do it at their own risk, and their own dime. Perhaps the ACLU are disappointed that the taxpayer will not be paying their fare to visit their clients? If so, I’m sure they have plenty enough duped supporters that would gladly donate.

    This was a production of Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join us, please email Jay or Gribbit. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll. Over 200 blogs already on-board.
    No-Frickin-Where that's where!!!!!!From a CAIR press release comes this little gem of turdiness that just happens to highlight the complete hypocrisy of the ACLU:
    CAIR-SAN DIEGO PARTICIPATES IN FAITH LEADERS FOR PEACE EVENT

    (SAN DIEGO, CA, 6/15/06)- The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) recently took part in a day-long prayer and fasting event to promote peace sponsored by the Faith Leaders for Peace at the Federal Building in downtown San Diego.

    Throughout the day, event participants shared teachings on peace from our various faith traditions and invited congregations to join in the event. Shaykh Taha Hassane, Imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego and also an active member of the Faith Leaders for Peace, led the mid afternoon prayer for Muslims.

    "We applaud the efforts of the Faith Leaders for Peace for sponsoring this event and for the promotion of peace for all people and faiths," said CAIR-San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida.

    (emphasis mine)

    Let a Christian Church do this and watch the moonbats fly.

    Damned hypocrites.
    How I feel about the border and immigration.

    OpinionJournal - It's Your Money

    Now both the Democrats and the Republicans can hate me.
    How I feel about the border and immigration.

    OpinionJournal - It's Your Money

    Now both the Democrats and the Republicans can hate me.
    ***UPDATE***
    Ric at Release the Hounds covers this better than I can...(no surprise there)

    Most of you probably haven't heard of the "South Central Farm", 14 acres of little plots of cactus, beans and tomatoes that is grown and shared by approximately 350 families, many of them "Latino squatters" in South Central Los Angeles.

    It's been in the news lately, and I was avoiding the story because frankly it was just another story, I thought, of a community fighting developers.

    That is only the half of it.

    The history:

    The land was owned by the current owner, one Ralph Horowitz, and in 1992, after the "Rodney King Riots", for some reason the city seized it by imminent domain, and handed it over to a food bank, who let the people grow food on it.

    In 2003 Mr. Horowitz bought it back from the city for 5 million dollars, which the farmers are disputing in court because they think the price was too low. Only in America can a group of squatters be seriously entertained in a court of law when they bring a complaint of "Entity A did't pay Entity B enough money for the land that the city stole from him once and that we're using for free."

    Horowitz now has an offer of over 16 million dollars for the land. The squatters however would like to stop Mr. Horowitz from reaping the rewards of a wise investment so that they can continue to grow a little food for themselves.

    Here is an interesting quote from one of the farmers;
    "There's no Trader Joe's in South Central," said Alberto Tlatoa, 20, who like many of the farmers uses the plot to feed his family, rather than selling the vegetables for profit. "The things we grow here are the best things we eat."


    For those of you that don't know, Trader Joe's is a smaller, higher end grocery store chain. They have really neat and interesting food from all over the world and Mr. Tlatoa probably wouldn't be able to shop there. Then again while doing research for this story, I popped into the other room to ask my roommate about it, (since she works at Trader Joe's) and mentioned that and she said "He might, we take EBT." "EBT" is short for "electronic benefit transfer" which is the new food stamp.

    The point here is that Horowitz owns the land and wants to sell it. It's his land, his right, and these squatters need to get the hell off of his land.

    All of the self serving Hollywood sycophants that have come out in the past month to "Save the Farm" should have, if they really cared, taken up a collection to buy these "farmers" 14 acres out in the middle of someplace that nobody cares if they squat and farm....like Oxnard.
    I bid Welcome to the chicken shit and cowardly readers of Sadly No.

    So I have done what I have never done before.....I have linked to KOS.

    Go ahead, click the title and see.

    Why have I done this?

    Because the KOS kids are the biggest bunch of pussies and anonymous loudmouth morons that crawl this little blue globe...that's why.

    Allow me to explain. Saturday I was in Las Vegas, on a little business trip, and messaged one of my show hosts (Real Teen if you must know) that I was in Vegas and ha ha he wasn't. Imagine my shock when he said I should go hit the Yearly Kos Konvention.

    In a complete coincidence I happened to be wearing my Official Empire t-shirt that has Emporer Misha's Official Seal on the left breast and states on the back "Rope, Tree, Journalist. Some assembly required."

    In a bigger twist of fate the hotel the Pos-Hate-Fest was occuring at was within walking distance of exactly where I was standing when I heard that the infestation of Moonbats had taken root in my home away from home.

    I couldn't wait.

    I finally finished with my business and wandered directly over to the hotel. I have to tell you, as far as hotels go the hotel they were meeting at is ok, but by Vegas standards it's way down the danged totem pole. In fact, I wouldn't stay there if you paid me....but that's just me. After finding where the gathering was at, and clad in my Empire t-shirt, I strode in, awaiting a moonbats recognition of our Official Seal and expecting at the least, a tongue lashing.

    No such luck. The first moonbat that saw the Seal steadfastly continued on his way to dinner after pretty much not answering my question about his blog.

    After that I found the entrance to the nest. There were about 100 bats wandering around, and regardless of the insults I tossed their way, they, in perfectly predictable moonbat fashion, shut up and talked to someone else or, in the case of the old broad behind the registration counter, forced a smile that made her look like she was passing a Yugo sized turd and managed to squeak out a "Have fun with that."

    Of course, I had just told her that on July 4th (a day moonbats HATE) we are launching Wide Awakes Radio and it was going to be all conservative bloggers and we would be able to talk shit about them instead of just writing about how stupid the left seems to be."

    Yes, I said that to her and she wouldn't dare respond. Let me tell you something....if I am at a conservative political blogger convention, and some dumbass walked in with a Kos shirt on, you can bet that I would take him to task, quickly.....but we get no such luck with the slavering pussies that inhabit the dark, hateful and make-believe world of the KOSsacks.

    But that's alright. Maybe it was that Empire t-shirt. Maybe they thought that anyone ballsy enough to walk into the middle of them with that on was someone they shouldn't cross.

    More likely is the truth as I suspect it...face to face, lefties can't hold the idealogical ground, and the prospect of having it shaken out from under them in an earthquake of truth and logic is something that they can't face.

    They're cowards.

    And to the old broad in the registration booth on saturday afternoon....no hard feelings there lady, if I were you I wouldn't argue with me either, especially at your age......wouldn't want to have a little black heart attack, now would ya'?
    Crossposted from: Stop The ACLU

    Iraqi Prime Minister Al Maliki and General Casey have announced that it is official that Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi has been killed in a US Air raid. He has been positively identified by finger prints. Also killed in the raid were 7 of his henchmen.

    FoxNews reports:

    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Al Qaeda-linked militant who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq, has been killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday.


    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed along with seven aides Wednesday evening in a house 30 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile province of Diyala.

    "Today, al-Zarqawi was eliminated," al-Maliki told a news conference, drawing loud applause from reporters as he was flanked by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.

    Al-Maliki said the air strike was the result of intelligence reports provided to Iraqi security forces by residents in the area, and U.S. forces acted on the information.

    "Those who disrupt the course of life, like Al-Zarqawi, will have a tragic end," he said.

    Khalilzad added "the death of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi is a huge success for Iraq and the international war on terror."

    The Jordanian-born militant, who is believed to have personally beheaded at least two American hostages, became Iraq's most wanted militant, as notorious as Usama bin Laden, to whom he swore allegiance in 2004. The United States put a $25 million bounty on his head, the same as bin Laden.


    Iraqi Police were first on the scene after the airstrike. And it has been reported that Jordanian officials were invoved in pinpointing his location based on some recent video tape.

    Reports out of Baghdad state that information to Zarqawi's location came from local residents tipping off the Iraqi Police and Security forces. One report even says that it was a member of Zarqawi's inner circle that gave the key information.

    Zarqawi was holding a meeting inside a "safe-house" about 30 miles north of Baghdad.

    It is ironic that Zarqawi has been killed less than 20 miles from where Saddam Hussain was found hiding in that spider hole.

    It is hoped that with the death of Zarqawi that the insurgency will start to fall apart and the differing sides in Iraq will finally come together and solve their problems.

    Fox is reporting that long standing ovations and cheering at the announcement of Zarqawi's death. Even the press corps!

    There is speculation that also killed in the attack was Zarqawi's #2 Sheikh Abdul Rahman. Rahman you may remember was the center of the initial insurgency.

    The airstrike took place at about 1815 (6:15 pm) 7 June Baghdad time. Official announcement of Zarqawi's death didn't come until 0900 (9am) 8 June Baghdad time suggesting that there was no rush to judgement on the identification of Zarqawi's body.

    Bush Congratulates the troops.

    President Bush said Thursday that the death of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is "a severe blow" to the al-Qaida terrorist network and a decisive victory in the U.S.-led war against terorrism.

    "Now Zarqawi has met his end," Bush said in the White House Rose Garden. "And this violent man will never murder again."

    Bush listed some of the most visible terror operations that Zarqawi led or masterminded including the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Iraq, the beheading of American hostages and the assassinatio of a U.S. diplomat in Jordan.

    Bush praised the work of the U.S. military and Iraqi allies in killing Zarqawi, but was careful to point out that this singular development will not end terror attacks in Iraq.


    But not everyone is celebrating. Nick Berg's father is saddened.
    It's a war, people die. If you don't want people dead, don't send in the Marines.

    Said Ogre


    To all of the people siding with Murtha the Mouth and jumping the dog and wagging the gun, ST.FU!!!!!!

    Do you not remember Lt. Pantano?

    Remember before his trial it was "He's guilty of this, he committed that" and all of you doubting motherfuckers were PROVEN WRONG!!!!!

    Just remember that, you little suckass bitches.

    War is hell, and those Marines are, by all accounts, in a tougher spot than the lads that took Fallujah.

    Haditha is hard on the Syrian border, and for those of you that have forgotten, Syria is a hotbed of "insurgent activity". Remember the "insurgents" caught in Syria that were running the attacks in Iraq?

    Yeah.

    So to all of you that are convicting our soldiers before they have a trial, I hope you are never placed in a position such as that, but know if you are, from the crap you are saying now, I fully expect you to bitch up and get yourself killed, because it sounds as if you don't have the testicular fortitude to deal with doing a hard job that isn't always pretty and full of snazzy parades.