Quote of the Day, ‘Blew himself up’ Edition:
A man whom the U.S. described as a key figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula accidentally blew himself up, U.S. military officials told Fox News.
The officials say Nayif Al-Qahtani was “messing with a bomb” when it went off. U.S. officials had been watching him, but Fox News’ sources insist the U.S. had nothing to do with his death.
Al-Qahtani was “a vibrant guy linked to ongoing operations planning, and his death will have an impact,” one official told Fox News.
Via @allahpundit, and bolding mine. Also, I put ‘Blew himself up’ in quotes because the guy was in Yemen (where we’re probably not supposed to be dropping smart bombs on terrorists) at the time. Now, of course, he’s on Yemen…
OK, my wife looks skeptically pedantic at that one. How about, ‘That’s just Al Qaeda all over*?’