Thursday, September 13, 2007

Revenge supplants any semblance of ideology for AQI

Abu Risha, leader of Anbar Salvation council, killed by treachery today ...

Al-qaeda is no longer playing for ideological influence, but bold (and foolish) enough to merely play for revenge:

BAGHDAD - The most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President Bush, police and tribal leaders said.

Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha was leader of the Anbar Salvation Council, also known as the Anbar Awakening — an alliance of clans backing the Iraqi government and U.S. forces.

Let's hope is was al-qaeda.

If not, it means the old rejectionist attitudes are not nearly dead, and it may be an unforgivable act to meet with a greatly "impure" man like Bush.

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