Monday, May 2, 2011

It was about time

Osama bin Laden should never have lived so long.

Well, bin Laden has finally gone to the fishes. Great job to all involved.

Still, his death seems anti-climatic now. His demise matters, but not as much as it would have nine years ago.

We took our eyes off the prize then and wasted blood and treasure in Iraq when we should have chased bin Laden down in Pakistan.

That Islamic nation has now been fully exposed as a collaborator, and not an adversary, of terrorism.

We'll never be able to change the culture that breeds fanaticism and terrorism in Pakistan or Afghanistan. For that reason alone, we should declare victory, leave the region and spend our financial and human capital on figuring out how to power our country without oil. As Obama said, there isn't anything we can't do if we put our minds to it.

So, let's do it.

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