The Other Charlotte has already commented (below) on the death of Zarqawi, but This Charlotte wants to call your attention to additional commentary.
Powerline, as is often the case, provides good one-stop shopping, noting that…
“Austin Bay assesses the strategic significance of Zarqawi’s demise. He also quotes an intriguing post on Strategy Page by Jim Dunnigan earlier this week, which includes this prediction:
“Given that Zarqawi has become a loose cannon and that his actions are handicapping Al Qaeda’s efforts, it seems reasonable to expect that an accident may befall him at some point in the near future. If handled right it can be made to look like he went out in a blaze of glory fighting American troops or that he was foully murdered.
“And Austin addes that al Jazeera is now playing the video of Zarqawi trying unsuccessfully to fire an American weapon–the one that the New York Times complained was unfair to the terrorist. This is good: Zarqawi, al Qaeda’s most effective terrorist over the past three years, not just dead but ridiculed.”