Hurray! That was my first response to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces. Good for Barack Obama for authorizing this apparently high-risk raid right some 100 meters from Pakistan’s military academy. And shame on whatever forces in Pakistan connived in allowing bin Laden this refuge—and whose connivance made it prudent for Obama not to inform the Pakistan government in advance about the raid.
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Iowa's Tom Harkin took to the Senate floor at the close of the 111th Congress to lament a retiring colleague. "I will lose a kindred spirit and a fellow progressive populist, Byron Dorgan," Harkin intoned about the senior senator from North Dakota. Read More