Commentary: It just doesn’t pay to be No. 2

The other day, the headline fairly screamed out at me, almost breathlessly (I’m taking votes of whether that qualifies as an oxymoron): “Al Qaida’s No. 2 killed,” it said. It’s been 19 years since 9/11, when we first learned of Al Qaida, its aims and its terror tactics. In that time, we still haven’t come…

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