This is great. Blogger Matt Murphy took the time to compile all the news reports that make sure we realize how killing Zaraqawi isn’t really that big a deal.
The killing of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a stunning victory for U.S. forces, but Iraq remains a nation beset by deeply rooted problems that threaten to push it deeper into chaos. There are few expectations that Zarqawi’s death will change that.
There were no “Mission Accomplished” banners or joyous celebrations at the White House. Feelings of satisfaction about killing Iraq’s most wanted terrorist were tempered by the certainty of more death and bad days in a war increasingly unpopular at home.
U.S. forces have succeeded in finding key fugitives in Iraq — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi being the latest — but face bigger obstacles in catching al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, former Taliban chief Mullah Omar and other wanted men.
I suppose that’s just objective journalism. But, given the joyous reactions of Iraqis, couldn’t one expect some articles to reflect the news positively.
Check out his blog for more examples.