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Written by: Diana West
Friday, February 15, 2008 10:16 AM 

UPDATED:The world is indeed a far, far better place without arch-jihadist Imad Moughniyah, killed in Damascus this past week. Reading about the mourning and outrage his death has caused in the Middle East--a clanging exercise in culture clash for anybody without their PC earplugs on--I came across this:

Even Hizballah's political rivals, including U.S.-backed Sunni Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Saad Hariri, son of the assassinated former prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the anti-Syrian March 14 group [see update below], offered condolences to Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.

How about if we make it a new rule that any group offering "condolences" on account of this mass killer of Americans and Jews (and no doubt some American Jews) doesn't get U.S. support?

Maybe that's another question for our prez candidates.

Meanwhile, as far as I can tell, Hillary Clinton is the only candidate to have commented on the way-late-demise of the unlamented (except by jihad-symps) Imad Moughniyah. Of course, after reading it, you may wonder why she bothered.

Quoth Hillary:

Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah's death in Syria is a reminder of the leading role he played in the deaths of hundreds U.S. Marines in Lebanon and numerous other terrorist attacks. It offers an opportunity for us to honor his victims and remember the damage he inflicted on them and their families. We must continue to be vigilant against the threat posed by terrorist groups supported by Syria and Iran.

She sure sounds, um, vigilant (zzzzzzz....).

UPDATE: Truly vigilant, the MEMRI blog (via lgf) picked up this bit:

The Kuwaiti daily Awan reported, from a knowledgeable Arab source, that Imad Mughinyua was killed as he was preparing a car bomb.

The source said that Mughniya had prepared several car bombs for sending to Lebanon in order to prevent the March 14 Forces from holding a rally to mark the third anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Al-Hariri.

Gee. I wonder if the March 14 Forces, let alone the former prime minister's son, are gonna take back their "condolences."

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