September 6, 2011 | Quote

The Retribution Will Not Be Televised

Kashmiri and Rahman are just the latest in a long line of al-Qaida plotters who were supposed to hit us but got hit instead. You can find a list of them at the Long War Journal, a site that tracks their departures. From 2004 to 2007, the site counts four senior al-Qaida or Taliban operatives who lost their lives in U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan. Since 2008, that number has increased to 59. The number of strikes has gone from 10 to 264. The total number of al-Qaida, Taliban, and associated operatives killed by the drones now exceeds 2,000. And that doesn't count the expansion of the drone campaign to Somalia and Yemen.


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