The Implications Of Bin Laden’s Fish Food Status

Some very smart folks have provided some initial analysis at NRO in a bin Laden Symposium.  A few tidbits I liked:

  • “In Osama bin Laden, we have killed a mascot — an icon of terror, but a coward who died as he lived, hiding behind innocent noncombatants.”
  • “Bin Laden’s death at the hands of a small team of American ninjas deep in Pakistan sends the world — especially our enemies — a powerful and much-needed reminder of some essential American attributes: courage, audacity, resolve, competence, honor, patriotism, loyalty, lethality. ‘Don’t Tread on Me.'”
  • “Thank God for the men and women of the American military. Kudos to U.S. intelligence. Deep appreciation to President Bush for his leadership and courage in launching the War on Terror, including some of its most controversial aspects. And great credit to President Obama in his finest hour as our commander-in-chief.”
  • Lest we forget — “A couple of days ago, a bombing destroyed a café in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, killing eleven foreigners. In Israel in just one month, an entire Jewish family was butchered in Itamar, a bus was bombed in Jerusalem, a schoolboy was killed near Gaza, and religious Jews were killed at a Biblical tomb. Bin Laden didn’t order those killings.”  It ain’t over, folks.
  • “Bin Laden’s death will paradoxically put President Obama in a national-security quandary, because it will be harder to continue to make the case for “overseas contingency operations” now that the number-one contingency is gone. The “war of necessity” in Afghanistan will seem a lot less necessary, whether it is or not.”
  • “Bin Laden is dead. Now, let’s stop engaging terrorists and start killing them.”

There is a lot more at the link.

Published in: on May 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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