Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, April 28, 2006

Another One Bites The Dust

More good news from Iraq:

U.S. forces, acting on Iraqi intelligence, raided a house where Hamid al-Takhi, the local al-Qaida in Iraq leader, and the two other insurgents were hiding just outside Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Al-Takhi, known as the "emir" of Samarra, was gunned down while fleeing the house, and the other two militants were killed while trying to defend it with grenades, the U.S. military said. After they were killed, the U.S. troops found a car parked nearby containing a grenade launcher, rockets, AK-47s, grenades and a shotgun, the U.S. military said.

Iraqi police said al-Takhi had been responsible for many insurgent attacks against coalition forces and civilians in the area.

I particularly like the part about Iraqi intelligence ferreting out Al-Takhi's location, and the part about him being "gunned down while fleeing the house." I hope he felt each bullet, that he felt overpowered, small, vulnerable, frightened and alone as each of them ripped into his despicable body.

I wish he could have told his followers that he found flame, not virgins, waiting for him on the other side.

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