The editors at Buzzflash argue that in displaying the picture of Zarqawi's dead, bloated face the way it did, the Bush administration is once again displaying the same kind of sophomoric bravado ("Bring 'em on") that it used to its great detriment in the past
He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers. Acclaimed Iraq journalist Nir Rosen explores the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of the terrorist who led Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The death of the Al Qaeda leader is likely to downgrade sectarianism in the medium term, an expert on terrorism tells the Washington Post. "But," he added, "the dynamic of sectarian violence is probably past the point of no return."