Here we go again... Zarqawi and his spiritual leader (whatever the hell that means) were killed last night in a precision airstrike in the province of Diyala. Though we wont be graced again with a staged aircraft landing under a “Mission Accomplished” banner, be on the lookout for paste-eating members of the mainstream media eating this shit up like pudding and pie. (Earlier this morning, NBC’s Ann Curry asked Senator Joe Biden if he “pumped his fists up in the air” after hearing news of Zarqawi’s death.) I think a victory entails presenting some sort of structured, thoughtful leadership, none of which President Bush has ever displayed. A victory would assume there was careful planning and non-partisan decision-making, none of which President Bush has ever displayed. As for the reactions from Iraqis: "We want to give you the joyous news of the martyrdom of the mujahed sheik Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "The death of our leaders is life for us. It will only increase our persistence in continuing holy war so that the word of God will be supreme." Some things never change. Congratulations to the military that carried out the airstrike that killed this truly abhorrent individual. Here’s to hoping that next can of whoop-ass is reserved for bin Laden. Remember him?