Everyone is happy that Bin Laden is now six-feet underground rather than standing above the sod, and that's great. The Navy SEALs did what they do best and they got him. And kudos to them because it was a long time coming.
Here's where I'm going against the grain. As lovely as it is to have Bin Laden floating in Davy Jones' locker, the Obama administration has now created a martyr and there's no body for proof now (you have whole countries with the equivalent of a fifth-grade education--are they going to take DNA as evidence?--I don't think so.). If you thought the muslim reaction to Terry Jones was bad, this is going to be a thousand times worse. Nothing like setting a fuse to the powderkeg that the Middle East has become in the last few months. Short game says that Obama needed something to show that he's tough on terrorists and to get a bounce, polls-wise, otherwise he wouldn't have been hogging all of the credit in his 'I'm a badass' speech last night. He also needed another shell in the game to distract from his abysmal record and ratings. So what't the long-game on this one?
Putting on my tin-foil hat (it goes so well with the wookie suit), I'm thinking the long game is to further destabilize the Middle East, cause terrorist attacks on our soil that would 'necessitate' greater government intervention in our personal freedom as well as destabilize our economy further than it is already. Rationing books, anyone? Travel papers? Unreasonable search and seizure? Why else would you trumpet this news all over the known universe? Guess we'll have to see how it shakes out.
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