... with this confused and contradictory article. I have no idea who wrote this, but whoever it is needs a better editor - can one really say: "The last thing al Qaeda wanted was lots of counter-terrorism activity in Yemen," at the beginning of the article and then say: "Al Qaeda in Yemen operations had actually peaked in 2000, when a suicide bomber took a boatload of explosives into Aden harbor and badly damaged a U.S. destroyer (the Cole)."

Obviously one can make such confused statements, but ...