7 Bin Laden Thoughts

Like most people, I've been thinking a lot about the amazing job of our armed forces in killing Bin Laden the other day.  I do have some thoughts about that extraordinary event.

1. The President and his team watched the raid in real time.  It was like something out of a movie.  My question is how many times have they been in a room like that watching a raid, hoping that we were getting Bin Laden only to be disappointed?

2. Along the same lines, Saturday night the President was at the press corp dinner and Seth Meyers made a joke about Osama Bin Laden.  President Obama laughed at the joke heartily just as he did the other jokes that night.  What a poker face.

3. How long will it take the cynics to come up with crazy stories about Bin Laden's body and what really happened to it?  I'm sorry, but while I'm skeptical of our government and the media, I don't feel that I have to be shown pictures or video to believe this happened.  Why give sympathizers more propaganda to use against us?

4. Who's next?  President Clinton failed to get Bin Laden before he was a household name.  Who is the next guy we should be going after now instead of waiting for another unimaginable tragedy to happen?

5. Supposedly there were a bunch of women and children at the Bin Laden compound that were left behind after the raid.  I don't doubt our military and I'm not calling for the arrest of little kids, but why should we assume that the women left behind aren't worthy of detaining?  I'm guessing the Pakistani security officials are dealing with that, but they appear to either not be allies or keystone cops.

6. Will this story die down in time to help Governor Blagojevich?  The less focus on that case, the easier the job of the jury in my opinion.

7. When will we find out the names of the beyond heroic Navy Seals?  I've heard a lot of clamoring for information the last couple of days, but not much of that.  I imagine there were a couple future Senators in that group, maybe a President in there.  I'm guessing they have the view point that they were just doing their job and I also get that there are thousands of others that have been in similar heroic situations anonymously.  But to the victors go the spoils and these men deserve to be known and properly honored. 

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