(CNN) -- Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
His death marks one of the most significant blows to al Qaeda since the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden in a daring nighttime raid in Pakistan a year ago.How many #2's is this? We have to be on the 15th or 16th #2 killing by now.
I realize just as soon as we kill the #2 man or the #3 man someone else steps right up and takes his place. The progression of the promotion to #2 doesn't concern me. It's the logic of how mundane our indiscriminate killing program truly is.
The kill list is really quite bothersome.