Despite what U.S. officials would like to believe, no amount of pressure will make Pakistan modify its policies, especially when it comes to reigning in extremists it's been nurturing for more than 30 years.
The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.
Confusion regarding "human shields," "firefights," and "burial at sea" has provided grist for the media mills. These have allowed the story to play out in ways that reflect the predisposition of the storytellers.
The bipartisan legislation is unique in that it carries with it the prospect of a roll call, in which every member of the House will have to choose a side: open-ended war in Afghanistan, or a clear plan for military withdrawal?
Did Eichmann and Hussein receive true justice by appearing in courts of law and sentenced to death under the rule of law? Was Osama bin Laden notably and unceremoniously treated to a revenge killing for his crimes?