I suppose I should crow about Zawqari’s death. But, I won’t.

I will simply say that I believe his death and the political appointments in Iraq will lead the country to stability.

In five years, Iraq will be a fully functioning democracy pumping 5 million barrels or oil a day into the world supply. Other countries in the Mideast will look to Iraq as a beacon of hope and freedom. And democracy will spread.

This democracy — in a region that has seen very little of it — will eventually lead to a world with fewer terrorists.

That’s what I believe.