Monday, May 02, 2011
Obama vs. Osama: The Aftermath
Well, the biggest news of Obama's presidency is alot of food for thought...
I think it would have been interesting if Osama bin Laden was captured alive, but I can see how that option would be ruled out by those in command of the operation. Normally I'd be against illegal extra-judicial assassination within a foreign country, but- if it comes to the point where the President of the United States is watching a live video feed of your ass getting taken out by America's elite warriors, SEAL Team Six.... then obviously you're just screwed.
The reported details of the operation are pretty amazing. The level of patience & strategy involved, as well as the balls Obama had in authorizing this mission, are all the more mind-boggling when you consider all the other crap happening on his watch. As all this about to happen, he also manages to use comic relief at the WH Correspondents Dinner to publicly ridicule & politically neuter his loudest detractor, the carnival barker himself, Donald Trump.
Obama is far from perfect, but damn he's The Man & I'm not yet seeing how the Republicans are going to put anyone credible up against him in 2012.
I'm also not sure how long it will take them to release photos of bin Laden's dead body, but people's morbid curiosity will need to be satiated at some point. I doubt the either video feed or still images of the actual operation will be released in the foreseeable future. However, all kinds of crazy details will indefinitely continue to emerge from this event.
In the meantime, I'm sure this Tiawanese news animation is an extremely accurate portrayal of the dramatic events: