1 February 2010: Post the London conference on Afghanistan, it may be too late to resurrect the lost cause of fighting the Al-Qaeda/ Afghan Taliban/ Haqqani network in Pakistan's badlands, but one incident of last week does merit a reexamination of this. That incident is the death of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TeT) or Pakistan Taliban leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, from a US drone attack.