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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Killing Al Qaeda's "number three"

After all those years of jokes about the Bush folks claiming every detainee was Al Qaeda's "number three," I gotta admit, I greeted this AP story with some skepticism.

However, the announcement of his death comes from the Al Qaeda side, and the AP's treatment is that he's very credibly the real number three. So, we'll have to wait and see, but it could be important.

(By the way, I'm guessing he was killed as part of the Obama administration's response to the Times Square bombing attempt. If you'll remember, they hit every target they had in the days after that attempted attack.)