Sunday, August 28, 2011

Next in Line, Step Forward

In one of my all-time favorite TV shows, "The Prisoner," Patrick McGoohan's ever harrowing search for the top dog in The Village, where he finds himself upon attempting to retire from a British intelligence agency, resulted in dead ends and deflections galore. Everyone was a number. McGoohan was Number 6.

"I am not a number! I'm a man!"

"We want information!"

"You won't get it."

"By hook or by crook, we will."

”Who is Number One?”

“You are Number Six.”

Or is that, “You are, Number Six.”

Al-Qaeda's number two Atiyah abd al-Rahman has been killed in Pakistan, the United States said, claiming another "tremendous" blow to the group following the death of Osama bin Laden.

  Raw Story

Oh, yes. A tremendous blow.

Did you even know the name al-Rahman? That one slipped by me. Each time a number one or a number two is vanquished, a new one takes its place. They’re like shark’s teeth.

Okay, let’s get serious. Until there are fewer than two al Qaeda members on the planet, someone will always be there to be number two. And killing him will always give us cause to claim a termendous blow to al Qaeda.

Isn't that handy?

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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