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06/08/2006 08:31 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Death of Zarqawi: Will It Make a Difference?

Will the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi really make a difference in the war against terrorism or in the war in Iraq? Take a look at this excerpt from an editorial which, coincidentally, appeared this morning in The Washington Times. Referring to the case of the 17 Canadian Muslims who were arrested last week on charges of plotting terrorist acts, the conservative newspaper opined, "The latest arrests further undermine the dubious premise that killing or capturing senior al Qaeda terrorists like Osama bin Laden or Abu Musab Zarqawi (desirable as that would be) constitutes some kind of magic bullet that will defeat the Islamofascists." Zarqawi was one of the worst of the worst, but thank you Washington Times for that dose of reality.