Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I'm Just Not This Ruthless

Strategypage comments on the Zarqawi death rumors and wonders if we really want him dead?

So, do we gain more from his death because his organizational and leadership skills are no longer directing the religious elements in the terrorist organization, or do we lose because the al Qaeda leadership asserts more control, and curbs the bloodier attacks on women, children, mosques, etc?

The post says we're better off with him alive and alienating Moslems by his murderous acts.

I just can't support this even though I recognize the truth in the question posed.

Hunt Zarqawi down and kill him. Keep him from killing more innocents. I'll worry about the "downside" later.