Thursday, June 08, 2006
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on al-Zarqawi's death
The following is a statement from Sen. Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican and the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, regarding the death of "al Qaeda in Iraq" leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

Our military forces are to be commended for their dedication to eradicating the terrorist network in Iraq.

Today's success in eliminating the thuggish terrorist Al-Zarqawi is a sure sign that they are on the way to accomplishing that goal.

It also a significant day in the formation of the government of Iraq: The appointment of ministers of defense, interior and national security is another positive step forward.

These developments are major steps forward and although major challenges remain, I am more optimistic then ever that a free and stable Iraq can be achieved.
Posted By Greg Botelho, CNN Washington Bureau: 6/08/2006 02:09:00 PM ET | Permalink
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