The death of Zarqawi will not end the terrorist problems in Iraq. I am somewhat sceptical as this has been reported before. Yet if it is true it is good news to all except for John Brown who will go into mourning.
We are dealing with a pathological problem in the middle east. The problem is not related to Israel, the USA or Europe. Radical Islam just does not value human life and this failure has created a paucity of jobs and development. Why should companies invest in building plants in areas where terrorist violence is common.
The mouth of Chavez may reduce investment in Latin America. Political stability is greater in China and India then in Latin America. The key thing is companies do not invest in unstable violence prone areas.
The death of Zarqawi or even Bin Ladden doesn't change the pathologies we are facing.
We have to look at Commies and Jihadis and evaluate the realities of what we are dealing with. Rebuilding the Iraqi army is a great first step but factories may prove to be a daunting task. However the euntrepenuerial skills of many Iraqis should not be discounted.