I'm sorry to report that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. 'Sorry?' you may ask! Yes, very sorry. Any premature death or killing is a sad and unsatisfying story to report. Yes, I celebrate the end of his reign of terror. Yes I celebrate the masterstroke of President Obama giving CIA Director Panetta the number one priority of isolating Bin Laden and bringing him to justice. Yes I celebrate the muted response of extremists in these early hours following the revelation of his demise. But reporting on death is not fun. Reporting on the tragic necessity of anybody, including a nation, to defend itself with force is sad, indeed, but a reality that must be reported. Cave-man revenge mentality is not the solution. Evolution and the moral development of the species will change that in time, I have faith. I am not vengeful, and I regret Bin Laden's decisions and the sick, unhappy and tortured mind and hardened ill-heart that he possessed causing him to imagine that slaughtering innocents was something Allah would desire. The poor sick, but unfortunately financially funded, fool. He had inherited a financial fortune and utilized it for his sick ends. That cash is why he became the 'leader' of this twisted and distorted perversion of Islam that was (and I emphasize the past tense here) Al Quaeda. Al Quaeda is done. There are overseas sickos utilizing the brand name now, but Bin Laden's rag-tag band of well-funded thugs is done. The Afghan gang will not have a 10th reunion gala in Kabul this year.
I choose my words carefully, he was an irrelevant sick-minded mentally ill guy, born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a bank account. Without the bank account he would have been dismissed as a fool. No scholar of the Koran was Bin Laden. Neither a Biblical scholar. Not a clergyman, an Imam, never published and didn't give great speeches to massive audiences. Just a bankroller. A fool as the photograph above accurately characterizes him.
Cheney was an oil company exec, President and CEO of Haliburton (along with BP, primarily responsible for the Gulf oil spill beginning one year ago) when George W. Bush was approached to name him his VP nominee in 2000 (Bush himself the governor of the most oil-dependent state in the nation, TX and having oil holdings himself).
Bush is NOT a very bright guy. We all know that by now. He honestly did not know how to either spell nor pronounce the word "nuclear" frequently misstating it as "nucular," just for example. And that's one huge example for a so-called "Commander-In-Chief." He was manipulated by Cheney, a former Defense Secretary under Bush's father, the oil industry AND by Bin Laden himself. He allowed Bin Laden to create an atmosphere of domestic fear; remember red, orange, yellow color-coded alert levels? He was tugged by Bin Laden for 7 years and in that time Cheney actually ran the U.S. government primarily, that's well-known and well documented now.
She's given a relatively free hand to this man to do what's necessary both in terms of allowing the Intel people and the military to do what they need to do in order to facilitate the safest solution with minimal casualties in this post-Cheney mop-up operation. OMG. What Barack walked into. Bin Laden. The Great Recession. Banking out of control. Two failed wars. Unemployment and deregulation of every corporation. But Barack and Hillary have enabled this guy to handle things in a very competent manner and are now supreme to the Defense Department. The guy?