Today in Detroit, "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab goes on trial. One of many young men inspired to wage violent jihad by the teachings of recently splodiated Anwar al-Awlaki (live by the bomb, die by the drone), Umar didn't succeed in detonating his drawers and bringing down a large American passenger jet. In a very real way, though, he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams:
'Muttalab's been lawyered and roped.
His plot did not go as he'd hoped.
Heeding Awlaki's rants
He packed heat in his pants,
And now all are frisked, scoped and groped.