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El Jefe

Loved Dickerson's comments.

This from a minor AP byline: "Cheney congratulates Obama." In line with your shortest graf in the piece -- one worth remembering not because it's "point-scoring" but a decade on is a simple matter of fact, they prefered Iraq and bore the consequences -- irony is a dish best served cold.

actor212

In the grand scheme of things, Bin Laden is more responsible than George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Barack Obama for the wars and the deaths.

But we created bin Laden by arming him as a mujahedeen and then abandoning the Afghani people after they beat back the Soviets. And Dick Cheney probably had a bit to do with that, I don't recall.

food doctor

Thank you Obama for your patient persistence on one more issue. Well done.

Lance Mannion

actor, Oh, sure, trip me up with the Frankenstein's monster argument.

El Jefe

Lance,

When I read that reply of yours, I couldn't help hearing Don Adams say, "Aha -- the old Frankenstein's monster ploy ...."

Gwen

My favorite tweet last night: "See what happens when you let gays serve in the military."

All over the radio today, though, they're emphasizing that the initial clue (name of the courier) was obtained through "enhanced interrogation techniques". Truth is, I'd rather we hadn't gotten bin Laden than allow this single "success" to be used as justification for US torture.

Linkmeister

Gwen, that has since been proven to be wrong. The timeline is wrong, for one thing. KSM gave up the guy's name under questioning, but it was long after his waterboarding. See Marcy Wheeler here.

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