Monday, May 2, 2011

bin Laden - Obama Credit and Blunder

In a dramatic late night announcement, President Obama went on national television last night and told the American people that a Navy Seal team killed Ossama bin Laden.

The U.S. government announced that they sent bin Laden to his watery grave, probably somewhere in the Arabian Sea.

Bravo to Obama and CIA Chief Leon Panetta for brining bin Laden to justice.

However, the decisions surrounding the disposition of bin Laden's cold, dead body were not without controversy.

I'm not a conspiracy nut, but I wonder why the government didn't keep bin Laden's body around for independent verification.

Obama is from Chicago -- a town notorious for winning close elections within the margin of error coming from dead people voting from the grave. Those dead folks put Kennedy in office in 1960.

Yes, bin Laden is probably dead, but the Obama administration should have produced independent verification of bin Laden's death. They didn't.

The administration's mistakes around verification of bin Laden's death will result in bin Laden's demise joining Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination in the chronicles of American conspiratorial political history.

It didn't have to be that way. But the administration's actions made it so.

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