US propaganda leaflet used in Afghanistan.

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Wipe the drool off your chin: “Leading off tonight, the president who caught bin Laden. The triumph of justice over evil. … Barack Obama. The cool hand directs the operation step by step. All this time, the crazies were talking birth certificates, he was working. Planning, leading, bringing America‘s strength and brains to the enemy hideaway. Tonight, we see how it worked from the inside. We see how Obama now looks from the outside. We weigh the impact in this country of what happened yesterday in far off Pakistan. Will this make the Republicans look for someone who can do what Obama can do? Or will they keep on celebrating the clown show? Will they stop enjoying their passion and go from cheering their buffoon parade to finding a real pick to put up against a proven master and commander?” —MSNBC‘s Chris Matthews

Party pooper: “It felt a little crazy, a bit much. Almost vulgar. When I saw that folks were celebrating in the streets at the news of bin Laden’s death, my first reaction was a cringe. Remember how we all felt watching videos of those al-Qaeda guys dancing on Sept. 11? Are we simply creating star-spangled recruitment tapes for a new generation of terrorists killing in the name of their new martyr?” –Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak

Counting chickens a little early: “This guarantees his re-election!” –radio talk-show host Don Imus, proclaiming that the death of bin Laden guarantees Obama another presidential term

It’s all about Obama: “Another irony: this is the eighth anniversary, May 1st, of ‘Mission Accomplished‘ in Iraq, the appearance by President George W. Bush on the Abraham Lincoln, that declaration, which we know was a premature declaration, became a controversy in itself. But Mission Accomplished became an iconic phrase in U.S. political policy and political parlance and now this could be President Obama coming out, and without literally saying it, having accomplished it, accomplished the mission that two American presidents tried before to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.” –NBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Newspulper Headlines:

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look: “Bin Laden Was Found at Luxury Pakistan Compound” –Reuters

Out on a Limb: “Hillary Clinton: Osama bin Laden Death Doesn’t End War on Terror” –Associated Press

Questions Nobody Is Asking:
“Killing Osama: Was It Legal?” —The New Yorker website
“Is It Proper to Celebrate Osama bin Laden’s Death?” –
“Why Are We So Happy Osama bin Laden Is Dead?” –

The Other Remains Were Buried at Sea: “Commander-in-Chief Keeps Cool Head” –Financial Times

Bottom Story of the Day: “Americans Care About Global Warming Even Less Than Before


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