Wednesday, June 6, 2012
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters today:
“We believe al-Libi's death is a major blow to core al-Qaida, removing the No. 2 leader for the second time in less than a year and further damaging the group's morale and cohesion, and bringing it closer to its ultimate demise than ever before."
Carney described al-Libi as al-Qaida's "general manager" in charge of the terrorist organization's day-to-day operations and recruitment efforts.