Bloated death-face of Zarqawi drives down Bush's poll numbers
According to a CBS News poll, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death is actually worsening Bush's job performance numbers. The President is down from 35% approval in May to 33% as of this writing, several days after the al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia leader inhaled the shockwaves of two 500-lbs bombs. Americans, suffering from a rare attack of common sense, have apparently realized that someone else is simply going to replace Zarqawi, who, it seems, just didn't cut the mustard as BushCo's Iraq version of "Goldstein", the eternal, elusive political villain of the Party in Orwell's 1984.
Quit buying oil from the Middle East, guys, and the murderous Zarqawis of the world really become quite irrelevant. (To us, at least.) But, of course, that's exactly what our leaders don't want. We want Iraq to be a successful democracy . . . because we want . . . their oil! Yay! (Did you think it was because we cared? For that matter, go ahead and ask yourself if you care.)