Now What

I am glad they got Zarqawi. Very glad. He was an evil terrorist who killed innocents in Iraq and Jordan. He was also a deliberately constructed and hyped one.

Mary Ann Weaver’s The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – soon to be the most linked article of the month – in The Atlantic spells it out: He continued, ‚ÄúThe Americans have been patently stupid in all of this. They‚Äôve blown Zarqawi so out of proportion that, of course, his prestige has grown. And as a result, sleeper cells from all over Europe are coming to join him now.‚Äù He paused for a moment, then said, ‚ÄúYour government is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.‚Äù