Christians proclaim the gospel, the 'good news', about their lord and saviour. For a Christian, 'very good news' should mean something like the Second Coming was imminent. But, for our leader, Tony Blair, 'very good news' refers to the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and some of his colleagues, plus any women, children and bystanders who happened to be in the vicinity at the time. Will Blair never learn that killing people ("thou shalt not..") always makes things worse and is forever-and-ever 'bad news'?
PS (2006.06.09) The Guardian reports today that, "Zarqawi died alongside Sheikh Abd al-Rahman, his "spiritual adviser", two other unidentified men, and a woman and a child...".
PPS It's easy for me to say 'thou shalt not..', but hearing it from Michael Berg, the Jewish father of Nick Berg, in this CNN phone interview, is something else.