Number Two Al Queda Leader In Iraq Killed and Casey Sheehan Is a Hero
The No. 2 al Qaeda leader in Iraq was killed Sunday night, U.S. officials say. Abu Azzam, reportedly the deputy to Abu Musab al Zarqawi, was shot during a house rain in Baghdad, according to Pentagon officials.
As the aide to Zarqawi, Azzam was reportedly in control of financing foreign fighters coming into Iraq, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.
According to Pentagon officials coalition troops raided the house in response to a tip. When Azzam opened fire, these officials say, he was killed with troops’ return fire.
This is a big deal and a real success, but the news tonight will be all about Cindy Sheehan’s arrest. If any of those reporting the story wanted to put things into perspective, they could tell viewers that Cindy Sheehan’s son was killed in a mission much like the one yesterday that took out the number two al Queda terrorist in Iraq. They could also mention that her son, Casey, volunteered for that last mission and should be remembered as a true hero. What makes me sad and angry is that he has been turned into a victim by his mother, the anti-war movement and the MSM. Unfortunately, few watching the network news tonight will realize that Casey Sheehan was a real hero.
This is cross-posted at Polipundit where I blog daily.