From a letter to The New York Times:
Whatever else is going on in the world, whatever you dislike about the American government, it deserves credit for removing this barbaric murderer.Am I the only person who finds this sentence ironic?
Someone else, from the Bronx, New York, says:
Don't get me wrong: I am glad to hear the news that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed. It is to be hoped that his death will result in the saving of American and Iraqi lives.He's almost got it, but not quite. Yes, the euphoria is unbecoming. But what of that first sentence?
But I think that the reported euphoria is somewhat unbecoming. It reminds me of the television footage of Iraqis celebrating the deaths of American soldiers.
Do these people really believe that the death of this one person will save the lives of many? Or is it just that those saved lives are more important, because they're American and Israeli?