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May 09, 2005



[A] middle-ranker derided by one source as “among the flotsam and jetsam” of the organisation.

Well, nobody ever said the Peter Principle doesn't apply to terrorist organizations. The guy's a long time bin Laden confidant who apparently got promoted when more qualified people got captured, right?


Call this one arena where we applaud the Peter Principle! Thanks Crank.


There was a multi-million dollar reward at stake. As usual, "follow the money"


So now we must resort to 2nd and 3rd tier terrorists as new captives.
Perhaps we could get some of the International Answer folks to host a party of up and coming terrorists so the American people and check 'em out. An "American Idol" for terrorists perhaps, or just a few cocktail parties to allow them to get better name recognition.
It seems pretty obvious that this al-Libbi guy just hasn't had enough "face time" with the European terror experts. Sort of gives you the feeling that he hasn't gotten his Terrorists Express membership card yet either.

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