We awake to astounding news out of Iraq — astounding not so much because it’s surprising we would be able to get al-Zarqawi, but because we are so accustomed to something other than good news.
Of course, there is something in us (or there should be something in us) that says, hold on — a man’s death is good news? What kind of world do we live in?
Well, we live in a world in which a man who kills innocents as a main aim, as a matter of policy, as a way of sowing despair, can get a following of creatures like him. This guy got his jollies cutting off people’s heads for the videos, which he distributed as widely as he could.
He won’t be doing that any more. That’s great news.