Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Can't Leave May Behind Me ...

... without commenting on the death of Osama bin Laden.

1.  Good riddance.  May the families of the 9/11 victims find as much closure in this as they can.

2.  Someone needs to tell Charles Krauthammer and his ilk that this happened 100% because Obama made it a priority.  Bush could have done so, and didn't.  He wanted bin Laden alive, as an excuse for building a warfare state.  It's interesting that Krauthammer was happy to offer in print his tortured (no pun intended) explanation of why Bush should be credited with bin Laden's death, but ducked the opportunity to appear on "Inside Washington" and defend his views in person.  I'm guessing that even he did not think his views could stand up to an in-person rebuttal.

Which tells you all you need to know about how seriously to take the argument in the first place.

3.  Finally, the political consequences.  Democrats need no longer worry about their credibility with regard to national security and defense.  Republicans, on the other hand,  need to explain why the deficit they ran up not catching bin Laden is an excuse for throwing seniors to the wolves.

I won't wish them luck with that argument, even though I'm sure they'll need it.

Happy June, everyone.  Looks like the weather is going to make the climate change argument that couldn't cut through Al Gore's personal problems, and that the Democrats are too scared to make for themselves.  Think folks in Joplin might be believers now?

2 comments:

FugueStateKnits said...

Dang - can't argue with a thing - well said! And then some!

FugueStateKnits said...

PS Greetings also to your better half:)