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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Ago When Bin Laden Was Still Alive?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Obama came into office in the worst American crisis in our history. He was stuck with two wars, and the worst economy in eighty years. We're not out of that crisis yet, and the President still has a long way to go, but at least he's put an end to Bin Laden.

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

McCain Can't Handle the Truth: "Bin Laden" IS Answer to "Appeaser"

Mark Green | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

It would be political malpractice not to remind voters, repeatedly told by rivals that Obama is a weakling, that "bin Laden is dead and GM is alive." Or as is said about libel law, truth is a defense.

Yep, You Heard it Here First .. and More Proof Romney Would Not Have Killed Osama bin Laden

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Sometimes it is necessary to describe the obvious. Romney would never have pursued Osama bin Laden. Democrats should keep up this story. It shows Romney for who he is, and is not.

Man Who Hunted Bin Laden After 9/11 Reacts

The New Republic | Dalton Fury | Posted 07.03.2011 | World

If you are in your mid-teens or older, you most likely recall exactly where you were when the hijacked airliners struck the World Trade Center in New ...

Dan Froomkin

Osama Bin Laden Rhetoric and Reality: Obama Succeeded Where Bush Failed -- Again and Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he announced the death of infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden on Sunday night, President Barack Obama struck an extraordinary contrast...

GOP Charge: Ground Zero Mosque is bin Laden's Trojan Horse

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

Gary Berntsen, the tough-as-nails former CIA operative running to unseat Senator Chuck Schumer in New York, tells me al Qaeda and its affiliates are set to infiltrate the mosque before it has been built.

Judge Rules Yemeni's Detention at Guantanamo Based Solely on Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In granting Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman's habeas petition, Judge Kennedy called into question some of the government's evidence that the Yemeni man was detained legally.

Tora Bora Revealed: Bin Laden Was There, But Too Few U.S. Troops To Capture Him

The New Republic | Peter Bergen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Western Export of the Ballot Box Elixir is Pure Hubris

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Jenkins

It is insufferable that Afghanistan, a miserable statelet, can reject liberal democracy despite the efforts of 70,000 NATO and NGO staff kicking their heels in Kabul's dust for eight years.

Obama at West Point

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

After the Bush years of outright lies and systematic deception, we now have Obama plumbing new depths as he tortures the very language itself. 1984 here we are.

Senate Report: Bin Laden Was 'Within Our Grasp' In 2001

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made th...

We The Fallen of 9/11

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Herrington

One must question at this point, on this day of the year especially, whether the power of the U.S. government, diplomatic and military, has been used in the best way to honor our own fallen of 9/11

No Escape From Guantanamo: The Latest Habeas Rulings

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Rulings made by District Court judges in the habeas corpus appeals of prisoners held at Guantánamo seemed to confirm that the courts were uniquely placed to deliver justice to the prisoners.