Celebrating Memorial Day With the Remote Killing of Al Qaeda’s No. 3

I am such a cynic, but who else finds it terribly convenient that news of the execution of Al Qaeda’s No. 3 — Mustafa Ahmed Muhammad Uthman Abu al-Yazid, aka Shaikh Sa’id al-Masri or Mustafa Abu al-Yazid — was released over Memorial Day Weekend, a time when we’re thinking about the brave men and women we’ve lost to people like this jerk? Particularly when he was killed, by a CIA drone attack in Pakistan, last week.

All of which means Al Qaeda is just elevating somebody else to its No. 3 post. Can we have that guy killed by Veteran’s Day?