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Celebrating an assassination

Posted by Richard on September 14, 2007

Mike at The Monkey Tennis Centre bravely ventured into the fever swamps of the moonbat left to see how they reacted to the assassination of the pro-American Sunni sheik who met with President Bush in Ramadi:

They’re hanging out the bunting at the Daily Kos and HuffPo following the assassination of Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, one of leaders of the Anbar Awakening alliance of tribal leaders against Al Qaeda – and the fact that the sheikh was photographed shaking hands with President Bush when the President visited Iraq last week is only adding to their glee.

With the exception of this piece, the posters hadn’t piled on when I checked. But the comments boards, while including pertinent questions about why the sheikh wasn’t better protected, and observtions on the dangers of forging alliances with self-interested and arguably unsavoury characters, are filled with sentiments such as “you lie down with dogs, you get fleas” and “it's a 'small price to pay' for a photo op with our great president!” Another commenter refers to the Anbar Awakening as the “Anbar sellout”, apparently affronted that Abu Risha should have turned his back on Al Qaeda because they were murdering his people.

Mike went on to argue that nutroot celebrations were premature. Other Anbar sheiks have already pledged to continue Abu Risha's fight against al Qaeda. In fact, he maintained, the jihadis have hurt themselves with this assassination, reminding the Sunni population whose support they need why al Qaeda must be driven out.

The Monkey Tennis Centre looks like an interesting new blog. Check out Mike's masterful skewering of CNN. Whenever I get around to some long-overdue site maintenance, I'll add it to the blog roll.  


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One Response to “Celebrating an assassination”

  1. Hathor said

    I thought this interesting about Sheikh.

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