Tag Archives: Osama Bin Laden

More Reasons Everyone Should Be Reading Juan Cole’s Informed Comment

I learn something from every post and the perspectives he offers readers are pretty unique. Read it. Reblog! Informed Comment I ask myself why. Some Pakistanis are complaining about the violation of their country’s sovereignty during the Navy SEALs’ raid … Continue reading

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Telephone Tag With Social Media, And Still With the Bin Laden Thing

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Torture Evidence Didn’t Get Bin Laden

“The bottom line is this: If we had some kind of smoking-gun intelligence from waterboarding in 2003, we would have taken out Osama bin Laden in 2003,” said Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council. “It took years of … Continue reading

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In Terms of Soft Power, Bin Laden Was Losing

While Bin Laden did a good job of dragging us into expensive quagmires like he did to the Soviet Union, indiscriminately killing innocents like al Qaeda’s attacks in Jordan 2005 and Indonesia 2002 significantly drained his support. Most interesting to me … Continue reading

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Why Do Some Liberals Have To Be So Self-Righteous on the OBL Killing?

On Twitter, Facebook, and the Internet, I’m seeing a lot of holier-than-thou talk about “proper” reaction to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. In my networks, it’s all coming from young yuppies. It’s another disturbing case of armchair-quarterbacking by the … Continue reading

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I Really Can’t Help But Compare Bush and Obama on Osama

Excuse the terrible rhyme, I can’t help myself. Compare: In June 2009, Obama directed his CIA director to “provide me within 30 days a detailed operation plan for locating and bringing to justice” Osama Bin Laden. By August 2010 intelligence … Continue reading

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