Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thought for the Day

"An intelligence source downplayed the capture of the Taliban’s No 2, stating: “It sounds like a big deal until you remember that our No. 2 is Biden.”"


Elusive Wapiti said...

So either the thought is that getting #1...UBL...is the big deal and anything less is small potatoes or,

Biden is an idiot.

Not necessarily mutually exclusive.

trumwill said...

Biden is our #2 only in the formal sense. When it comes to influence and administrative power... not so much. The insurgencies and terrorists, on the other hand, seem to delegate a lot more. So getting top-ranking folks is still a good get, though I don't know enough about this particular individual to know if it's still true.

(and Bin Laden is still dead)