Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Remember when this would be the top news story of the day

Admittedly, in the mid-oughts the Bush administration would go on the teevee and plug the death of any Taliban or Al Qaeda second or third in command as a sign that the War on Terra was going great. I'm not sure if this doesn't get as much attention now because the current regime is uninterested in that War (Do we still have a War on Terror? What do we call the system of drone strikes and special forces actions now? Does it still have a name?), or if Al Qaeda and the Taliban are old news, having been eclipsed by newer scarier groups like ISIS?

As far as I can tell, the U.S. is drone striking in AfPak as much as it did 10-15 years ago. But even when there is a so-called success, few seems to notice.