The United States on Wednesday blacklisted three members of al Qaeda living in Iran, saying they had helped the Islamist militant group on the battlefield, with finance and logistics, and in mediating with Iranian authorities.
Iran has held several al Qaeda high-ranking members and lower-level militants since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, though U.S. officials say the precise conditions of their confinement are unclear.
Wait. What? There are any al Qaeda members who aren't blacklisted? Shouldn't they all be on the "kill list" as legitimate targets during war?
What is on our State Department's mind? Do they think there are "moderate" al Qaeda members who we can deal with?
And two, Iran is detaining al Qaeda members? If they are truly detained, why isn't the Global Left protesting this apparently open-ended detention as vigorously as they condemn America's Guantanamo Bay?