Wednesday, January 18, 2006

So that Pakistan missile strike wasn't the huge mistake that it's been made out to be

... because when you nail al-Qaeda's senior explosives expert it's hard to call such a mission a failure, whether or not we got the big fish we were aiming for.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani intelligence agents hunted Wednesday for the graves of four al-Qaida militants believed killed in an airstrike near the Afghan border — including one authorities suspect was a high-ranking al-Qaida figure.

ABC News reported that a master bomb maker and chemical weapons expert for al-Qaida was killed in the attack on the village of Damadola last week. He was identified as Midhat Mursi, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, who ran an al-Qaida training camp and has a $5 million reward on his head.

Like I said before, if terrorists died, it was a successful mission.