***photo may or may not be authentic…the original source is unknown
By: James Di Fiore
When one considers the magnitude of Osama Bin Laden’s demise a great deal of attention will be given to America’s conservative base, a crowd who believes President Obama is weak on foreign policy and even weaker in his stance on terrorism. But this opinion has always been a way to score political points among Americans despite Obama’s drone strikes and special forces inside Pakistan and Yemen. In fact, Obama’s strategy inside Pakistan was ridiculed by his political opponents when he ran for president in 2008. His position – that despite not being at war with Pakistan, he would conduct operations inside the country, essentially thumbing his nose at their sovereignty if it meant killing or capturing major Al Qaeda operatives.
Who will be the first politician to downplay Obama’s role in Bin Laden’s death? Newt Gingrich? Sarah Palin? Dennis Kucinich? Will commentators like Sean Hannity or Chris Matthews throw off their partisan robes and give credit where credit is due, or criticize when warranted? Will conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones create an alternative theory like his assertion that one of the infamous Osama videos was actually a computer generated cartoon?
And the million dollar question – what is the name of the soldier who killed Bin Laden and when will he be immortalized?
It is too early to answer any of these questions. The picture of Osama’s body hasn’t been released yet, and I can already hear some people argue that he probably died years ago – or that he is still alive, lurking the mountainous region of Pakistan.
And finally, how long before we suffer another terror attack in response to this assassination?