06-08-06 - President Bush says coalition troops have
dealt a severe blow to the al-Qaida terrorist network with the
death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Acting on tips from Iraqis, he says coalition troops delivered justice to the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq. He calls it a "remarkable achievement" and says years of perseverance were rewarded last night.
In remarks from the White House, Bush congratulated the new
Iraqi government and heaped praise on coalition and U-S forces.
Bush says that with the death of al-Zarqawi, "the ideology of
terror has lost one of its visible and aggressive leaders." But he
warned that insurgents will likely carry on without their visible
But he adds that it's an opportunity for Iraq's new government
"to turn the tide in this struggle."