Apples and Oranges
In case you missed this, which unless you live in Parker, CO and read the Parker Chronicle you probably did, Pat Nagorka thinks that the assassinations of Zarqawi and JFK were equivalent:
"The killing of al-Zarqawi is certainly news, but is the news good or bad? Judging from the past, this just means there will be a new leader to take his place, the violence will not stop, in fact will probably increase for a while at least, and nothing will change.
It reminds me of the assignation of President John F Kennedy. It was tragic, the nation mourned, but the country went on. It was a temporary disruption not to be forgotten, but it didn't bring down the country. This will be the same with al-Zarqawi dead - it will not change the backers of the al-Qaida movement."
This is a great example of Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS). Nagorka's BDS is so severe that she is willing to put the death of an American president (and hero of the Democrat party) on par with the death of a terrorist in order to downplay a victory for the Bush Administration.
Of course the country moved on when JFK died. That's what living in a stable democracy with elected officials will produce: A clear succession plan to preserve the republic in the event of such a loss.
A leader of a terrorist organization that isn't even native to the country in which it is fighting is not nearly the same.