By my count, we have now announced the death of the seventh "number three" man in Al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden, number one, is apparently alive and well. Even though we have twice announced the death of Al-Zawahiri, the number two guy, he is still planning acts of terrorism.
But somehow, we are meant to believe that we have now killed seven number threes:
- Abu Faraj al-Libbi (Syrian)
- Saif al-Adel
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
- Mohammed Sheikh Mohammed
- [a] senior operational leader, who gave Faris his orders… identified in court documents as ‘C-2′
- And now, without further delay, let me announce this year's model:
- Abu Laith al-Libi, born in Libya
Not as pretty as Miss Michigan perhaps, but on average, we get a new one every year, just like Miss America.