Lawrence O'Donnell did a piece on The Last Word yesterday about us killing Al Queda's number two guy for the umpteenth time. He listed all of the Number Two's and how we have either put them in Guantanamo after torturing them or have killed them with missiles fired from drones. It actually made us sound rather horrible, which may have been his intention. He finished by pointing out that if you become Al Queda's Number Two you aren't going to last long.
He didn't make the point that us repeatedly killing Al Queda's Number Two doesn't seem to have accomplished much, since this month is the deadliest month in Afghanistan since the beginning of that war and we are spending more money than ever on "national security."