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Osama Bin Laden Dead

Can We Now Learn the Real Lesson of Bin Laden's Death?

Johann Hari | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If we follow the path of returning to sanity, al Qaeda will wither. Bin Laden knew that. We know that. Now that he is gone, will we finally stop playing into his cold, dead hands?

The Twisted Logic of Torture Envy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With torture we get the worst of both worlds: we gather no useful intelligence and we undermine our reputation as a democratic government of principles.

A U.S. Break With Pakistan? Forget About It

Sandy Goodman | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sandy Goodman

As long as this country is heavily involved in Afghanistan, it cannot seriously threaten, much less break, its alliance with the Pakistanis, whatever their sins.

Humor A Common Theme In Bin Laden Chatter On Twitter, Facebook

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

The news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed broke Twitter records, and a new report by the Pew Research Center takes a look at what people said in t...

Kids With Bush On 9/11 Recall Moments In Classroom

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

The death of Osama bin Laden has prompted new reflection on the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, with many Americans looking back on that horrific day ...

Marijuana Crop Found Outside Of Bin Laden's Compound

Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Details are continuing to emerge regarding Osama bin Laden's top-secret Abbottabad compound, but the discovery of some marijuana plants just yards fro...

Bin Laden's Abbottabad Hideaway

Maryam Khan Ansari | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Maryam Khan Ansari

Osama bin Laden couldn't have picked a more strategic location than a city where the prevailing mentality is "mind your own business" and where citizens refuse to take note of what the neighbors are doing.

Bin Laden's Abbottabad Compound A Tourist Destination Or Shrine?

Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Much of the focus on Osama bin Laden’s $1 million compound up to now has been on what happened inside the 18-foot walls during the U.S.-led raid tha...

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Obama's Solemn Visit To Ground Zero | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.05.2011 | New York

President Obama made a brief but solemn visit to the site of Osama bin Laden's most heinous crime Thursday, meeting with first responders and the fami...

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post: The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan Were A Training Exercise To Get Bin Laden | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2011 | Media

By the Post's explanation, those wars were just like training for the New York marathon, except that you kill a bunch of innocent people along the way, and the trainers never get to go home to see their wives and children. Are you guys actually contending that the whole point to a long war in Afghanistan and a long war in Iraq was to hone the skills of a SEAL team so that they could carry out a single raid and kill a handful of people? That's just extraordinary.

Bin Laden Images Reveal Embarrassing Living Quarters

Pablo Andreu | Posted 07.05.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Skeptics are demanding that the White House reveal images of Osama bin Laden's corpse as proof of his death, but President Barack Obama has decided ag...

Was Osama bin Laden Living on Pakistani Military Property?

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

Numerous questions have been raised on how Osama bin Laden could have been living in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad just down the street from Pakistan's premier military academy.

Osama Bin Laden's American Legacy: It's Time to Stop Celebrating and Go Back to Kansas

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

This is hardly a glorious American moment. If anything, we should probably be in mourning for what we buried long before we had bin Laden's body, and for what we allowed him to goad us into doing to ourselves.

With Bin Laden's Death - Torture Is Still Not The Answer

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Torture debases the persons tortured, as well as the torturers, and it violates the two truths that are common to most people of faith: every human being is created in God's image and we should love our neighbors as ourselves.

Watch: Osama Bin Laden's Compound On Fire

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec/Jake Bialer | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Earlier this morning, Sohaib Athar, the man who this week became famous for live-tweeting the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakista...

The Killing of Bin Laden and the Threat of Al Qaeda

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The killing of Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama bin Laden is not likely to have a profound impact one way or the other in the struggle against the te...

Sam Stein

Jay Carney: Afghan Policy 'Remains Unchanged' Following Bin Laden's Death | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated on Thursday that the killing of Osama bin Laden would not alter the president’s poli...

Pakistan Officials: Bin Laden Raid 'Cold-Blooded'

Reuters | Kamran Haider and Augustine Anthony | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Osama bin Laden and his comrades offered no resistance when killed by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town, Pakistani security officials said on Th...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Is Al Qaeda Losing Its Edge? | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Does bin Laden's death mean the world is a safer place? Nelly Lahoud, a senior associate at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and a scholar...

Experts: Classified Black Hawk's Used In Osama Mission

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

As photographs of the wreckage left behind at Osama bin Laden's million-dollar Abbottabad compound continue to surface, aviation experts are speculati...

How Newsweek's Bin Laden Cover Got Made

Edel Rodriguez | Posted 07.05.2011 | Media

The next morning, Monday, I woke up a little groggy to a message in my inbox titled "Newsweek / Urgent / portrait commission", and wish I hadn't staye...

A Dad's Response To The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

When it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed, I, like many others, found myself torn.

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But Will the Patriot Act Live On?

Aaron Swartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Aaron Swartz

The Patriot Act is (again) up for renewal this month. By ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.

Bring Them Home: My Bipartisan Bill To Require an Afghanistan Withdrawal Timetable

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, I introduced new, bipartisan legislation to require the Obama administration to present an exit strategy for U.S. forces from Afghanistan.