Courtesy of the Donovan we hear that we have lost a good man.
PFC Ray Jacobs, who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima died today. He moves on to a better place, one of glory.
As John Says:
Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance, In Memoriam.
Well we have another dance we do here and it has to do with something similar to what PFC Jacobs was doing on Iwo, killing bad guys.
Today we also learn that a murderous dog took a rocket sled to hell, as an al Qaeda "mastermind" and a dozen or so other deserving souls were mertilized in Waziristan. That's right we are now in the business of confirming we will whack bad guys inside Pakistan. This could have been done with drones only, but we have been increasing our cross-border ops and capabilities so it wouldn't surprise me if some fellas were sitting on a hill somewhere waiting to see if al-Libi was dumb enough to come by. Yep, he was.
"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - One of al-Qaida's top figures, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed in Pakistan, an Islamist Web site announced Thursday. Pakistani officials and residents said a dozen people, including seven Arabs, died in a missile strike in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border."
That counts as excellent news and so we will have the dead tangos dance, which doesn't yet have a theme song.