-I don't think this is the end of the insurgancy. But I hope this is the begining of the end. A great step towards success. Let's hope we can capitolize on this, and bring this war to an end, bring our boys home.
PARIS -- The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi deprives Islamic terrorism of one of its most high-profile and violent poster boys. But it leaves largely intact the threat of attacks from small, independent cells - the "100 bin Ladens" that Egypt's president once said could be spawned by the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
Once they absorb the psychological blow of his death, al-Zarqawi's followers and other militants outside of Iraq not directly associated with him could regroup and continue with their bomb plots and killings.
Al-Qaida has shown great resilience, and its network of networks and followers has continued even as top leaders have been killed or captured. Even with Osama bin Laden in hiding, other militants have stepped forward to make good on his calls for terror attacks. Hundreds of arrests in France, Britain, and elsewhere in Europe have thwarted plots but did not stop the attacks on transport systems in Madrid, Spain, and London.
Reader contributions put us closer to the total of identifying 50 left-wing Country songs.
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo writes in with his sugesstions:
11."goodbye earl" by the [
12."independence day" by martina mcbride
13."he thinks he'll keep her" by mary chapin carpenter,
“all hotbeds of feminism that would put nora of the doll's house to shame…”
Jen of Donkey OD:
14. Todd Snider, "Conservative Christian Right Wing Republican Straight White American Male". 15. and 16. John Prine: "Some Humans Ain't Human", "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven"
17. Loretta Lynn 'The Pill'. (oooh, I like this one)
All these years I've stayed at home While you had all your fun And every year thats gone by Another babys come There's a gonna be some changes made Right here on nursery hill You've set this chicken your last time 'Cause now I've got the pill
18. Willie Nelson - What happened to peace on earth
19. James McMurtry, We can't make it here anymore. (must listen to this one if you have the chance)
For the purposes of this list, I’ve viewed a rock song as a tune that’s already played on a “classic rock” radio station or one that might conceivably be played there. This eliminates a lot of “pop songs” that might be called conservative, such as “Love Child” by The Supremes or “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna . It also excludes country music, where it is of course much easier to find lyrics that express a conservative sentiment. For what it’s worth, I’d love to see someone assemble of list of the 50 best left-wing country songs.Well here you are, The first batch of ten. I’ll just write ‘em down in no particular order as they come to me: