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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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

Cut U.S. Funding for Osama's Mourners

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that runs Gaza, is mourning the death of Osama bin Laden. And Hamas has just concluded a pact with the so-called Palestinian Authority (PA), or Fatah, the group that the U.S. recognizes and to whom we give lavish foreign aid.

Two Mid-Level Al-Qaeda Leaders Killed In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

May 5, 2011 7:47:31 AM ADEN, May 5 (Reuters) - Two mid-level al Qaeda leaders were killed in Yemen on Thursday in a remote province where al Qaeda ...

Michael Moore: Bin Laden 'Was Executed'

The Wrap | Brent Lang | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

Osama bin Laden wasn’t killed by a Navy SEAL team, he was straight up executed, Michael Moore told TheWrap on Wednesday....

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Obama's Upcoming Visit To Ground Zero

Huff TV | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Wednesday night on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss President Obama's upcoming visit to G...

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Discusses Osama Bin Laden's Death On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC Wednesday night to discuss Osama bin Laden's death with Cenk Uygur. Stein appeared alongside Hisham Melhem of A...

Michael Calderone

Reuters Defends Publishing Bin Laden Compound Photos | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The White House isn’t releasing photos of Osama bin Laden’s dead body, but that didn’t stop Reuters from publishing several gruesome...

We Haven't Won Yet

Chris Stedman | Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

I find the celebrations troubling because I don't believe that bin Laden's death means that we "won." We'll win when America's people embody our highest principles of pluralism and tolerance.

Is It Really Jewish To Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

From a Jewish perspective, there is plenty of material that supports those who choose to celebrate bin Laden's demise, and plenty of other material that suggests celebration is inappropriate.

Aldermen Want Parade For SEALs Who Killed Bin Laden

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

A U.S. Marines veteran and member of the Chicago City Council has proposed that the city throw a ticker-tape parade to celebrate the Navy SEAL team th...

Celebrating Bin Laden's Death: Why So Many Of My Co-Religionists Got It Wrong

Belmar, NJ Patch | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion

There are times when I am tempted to despise some of my co-religionists, like Sunday night when spontaneous celebrations broke out across the country ...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Want Troops Out Of Afghanistan: 'The Sooner The Better' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) wants the United States to seriously reevaluate its commitment in Afghanistan and work on bringing troops ho...

CHART: Why They're Really Not Releasing Dead Bin Laden Photos

Posted 07.04.2011 | Comedy

Obama has announced that he will not be releasing photos of Osama bin Laden's body. The full interview with Obama will air on "60 Minutes" on Sun...

Bin Laden's Demise: Operational, Inspirational and Motivational Consequences

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

The long awaited demise of Osama bin Laden is a crowning accomplishment in the global struggle against terror. Operational, inspirational and motivational consequences are likely to unfold.

GRAPHIC: Photos Show 3 Dead Men At Bin Laden Compound

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead...

Bin Laden and the Arab Spring: A Turning Point in U.S.-Muslim World Relations?

John L. Esposito | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Despite political and cultural differences and perceptions of national interest, universal aspirations and principles do exist and form the basis for a new way forward.

David Leonhardt: A Mission Not Yet Accomplished

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

It’s obviously been a good week for the Obama administration. But it comes at a dangerous time, for both the administration and the economy. The exc...

Death of a Salesman

Richard Klass | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books
Richard Klass

The main character in the play, Willy, never had the charisma or success that he craved while, in some perverse way, Osama did. But both were traveling salesmen living on pat successes and both were ultimately failures.

Jason Linkins

CNN Poll Finds That Most People Think Bin Laden Is In Hell, In Case You Were Wondering | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

I think most of us are glad to no longer be sharing the same space as Osama bin Laden, metaphysical or otherwise. But because a long time ago it was decided that it was acceptable for major news organizations to just take polls about whatever arbitrary thing happened to occur to them, CNN conducted a poll inquiring whether people thought Osama bin Laden was in Hell. Well, congratulations Hell: 61 percent of respondents say yes, Osama bin Laden will be spending his eternity in a special inferno-adjacent walled compound in Jahannam.

Pakistan, America's Feckless Ally

Malou Innocent | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

Pakistan wants to have its cake and eat it too, much like a cheating spouse. There seems to be more and more evidence, however, that it is worthwhile for America to file for divorce.