U.S. goverment and military must be happy that "Chemical Ali" is dead, from a U.S. airstrike. The AP report says that "[h]e had been dubbed 'Chemical Ali'' by opponents for ordering a 1988 poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds." Chemical Ali as a name actually sounds kind of cool and interesting, like his bros gave him that nickname. Gothamist would like to see more hip or pithy or just attention-getting nicknames for various modern day world leaders, dictators and crazy men to be used in wire reports. Like "Jerkface Hussein" or "Pretzel Action Bush."