The rot of terrorism spreads even as drone war intensifies

THIS WEEK’S death-by-drone of Abu Yahya al-Libi delivered for my recollection a February 2006 Onion article reporting that “80 percent of Osama bin Laden’s seconds-in-command have been eliminated … [leaving] only 400 of Osama bin Laden’s right-hand men in the organization.” A good piece of humour, that — and yet the quantitative absurdity of a vast second-in-command queue tells us much about a qualitative reality which is the antithesis of funny. | Read more at the National Post.

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