McClatchy reports that the U.S. government knows of no American al Qaida member that was captured in Pakistan. And after all the discussion of capital punishment for the dirty traitor, what a shame. I’m no longer shocked by American’s eagerness to kill, to kill anything, someone, something, there always has to be someone to kill. We could call them the eternal enemy. In California the poor have become the enemy, in the 50’s and 60’s it was the commies, before that it was the Yellow Menace. For David Brooks it’s hippies. For republicans it’s socialists and hippies. For democrats it’s republicans. There was a void that needed to be filled with the end of the Cold War and today’s bogey man is of course Muslims and terrorists, or just Muslims in general really. I can only conclude that Americans need enemies, have always needed, wanted, and desired enemies, couldn’t live without enemies.