Whatever he 's called, he was an associate of al-Zarqawi who was an associate of Osama bin Laden and all this is horrifying. It doesn 't matter that al-Zarqawi is dead. I 've seen the photograph of the blood-stained face. This is the stuff of nightmares. It 's Freddy Kruger. It 's "Nightmare in a Safe House " outside the village of Hibbib, 35 miles north of Baghdad, which is eerily ironic (safe house?) and that makes it even worse. Excuse me if I have to say that I 'm scared shitless over and over but it 's therapeutic to identify and frame my fear. And speaking of frame --I can 't help but wonder why that picture of al-Zarqawi 's dead face was in a decorative frame as if it will be displayed trophy-like in some lovely room. Perhaps it will hang in our Father George and Mother Laura 's White House bedroom. Or dining room.
But why should we believe this group when we can look to President Daddy for the answers? Oxford Research? Do they think we 're stupid? If you were offered Oxford Research or Bush Research, which would you believe? Plus, I 'm trying to ignore those people who do the independent gathering of facts because I really want to trust Daddy 's presentation of the world --a world he 's making safer by spreading Democracy. After all, he 's being honest, telling us that while the killing of Zarqawi, a man who didn 't value human life, is significant, we still have hard times ahead. I applaud his forthrighteousness. For example, just hours after he returned from Baghdad, Daddy said troop withdrawal would set back counterterrorism efforts. "The challenges ...are serious and they will require more sacrifice and patience. " I thought it was especially cute when he said, "The answer to electricity is, sooner the better. I mean, it 's hot over there. " I 'm glad he 's not making good on that decision to use more sophisticated language. And I 'm going to allow him to use the word I just created --forthrighteousness.
I 'm also pleased that Daddy 's friend, Uncle Karl, has been vindicated and is forcefully sounding off on behalf of his party. He said if the Democrats had had their way and we 'd pulled out of Iraq in April, we wouldn 't have gotten this terrible killer al-Zarqawi. I 'm not about to mention that "if we hadn 't invaded Iraq in the first place, al-Zarqawi wouldn 't have been there, " because, like Daddy, Uncle Karl is working to keep us safe from evildoers.
Then, I think of al-Zarqawi 's face with all that blood and hear that his successor is pledging allegiance to bin Laden with an 'all of us are under your banner. With God 's permission, victory is real, " and here we go again. I 'm scared shitless.