Capture of Al Qaeda's Number Three

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: May 05, 2005

Capture of Al Qaeda's Number Three

May 6, 2005

The capture of Al Qaeda's number three man, Abu Farraj Al-libbi, is another trophy for the West in its war against terrorism.

We'll see whether he has information that will lead to the world's most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden.

While it would be a symbolic and perhaps even a tactical victory to grab bin laden - dead or alive - the poison that produced men like these does not reside in a few.

It has infected many others who have grown to hate America, Christianity and Judaism.

As with the collapse of other evil men in the last century, these guys, along with Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin and other genocidists rose to take their places.

Even if Bin Laden is captured or killed, others are ready to replace them.

That's how evil operates and incarnates.

The president's policy of keeping terrorists on the run and attacking them before they get us is a good one.

Let's hope the ones we are told are in this country now can be found before they kill more of us with a weapon of mass destruction.

The larger question is: are we doing all we can to keep them out, and to find those who are already here and get them out?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

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Capture of Al Qaeda's Number Three