The capture of Abu Faraj al-Libi, a high al-Qaeda operative, in Pakistan is further proof that if you are interested in a “war” on terrorism, your best tools are counter-terrrorism and counter-insurgency agents. Al-Libi was captured through human intelligence, i.e., he was turned in by someone who knew who he was and where he was, presumably for the reward money. Sooner or later it seems likely that Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri will also be captured.
The shame is that the intrepid FBI, CIA and other US field officers who undoubtedly played a major role in making this happen must for the moment remain anonymous and unsung. But they are my heroes.