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.
What will be the political effect? Read More
Turbulent times often cause Western opinion leaders to seek out appropriate Winston Churchill quotes. Perhaps a few of Sir Winston’s observations would be useful to President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the midterm elections as a weak economic recovery and problematic actors abroad threaten to cloud his prospects for re-election in 2012. Read More