Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Significant Organizational Weakness

It's always bitterly funny when you see something like this:
Clearly these are horrific attacks, but they can also be interpreted as a significant organizational weakness on the part of the adversary.
That's Ryan Crocker, US Ambassador to Afghanistan, commenting on the assassination of the mayor of Kandahar by a suicide bomber on Wednesday. Like so many people with no sense of irony, he seemed unaware that his remark applies just as much to the United States, which has openly embraced assassination as a tactic against its enemies.