It's now offical, Osama bin Laden, the terrorist who masterminded the 9/11 attacks, is dead. For real, this time. We finally got him in Pakistan.
It sure as hell took long enough--nearly ten years in fact. Our troops had him virtually cornered in Tora Bora in December 2001, the third month of the war, but for some reason (*cough* Bush *cough* Cheney *cough*) he managed to slither away despite supposedly being on dialysis at the time. What followed after that was near-decade-long quagmire, not least because our leaders really dropped the ball by going into Iraq rather than finishing the job in Afghanistan. The fact that he was killed in Pakistan yesterday confirms the theory that he fled there after Tora Bora. The same country McCain ridiculed Obama for wanting to hunt Al-Qaeda in, ironically.
All this pretty much guarantees that Obama will be re-elected in 2012 of course. Which is a good thing in our view, especially considering who he is likely running against.
So, can we FINALLY bring our troops home now? Preferably alive?