The very first place you should go is Hot Air because of the timeline in the post. Note how the various reports continue to differ until the correct news comes out.
Very important point made on Morning Joe (which started early) “If this had been a joint operation it would have been leaked.”
On Tim Blair’s blog some words of mourning from Rappers and ultra leftists, I’d be interested in the reaction in Dearborn.
This headline is amusing:
Well DUH! Even the Morning Joe crowd get it, we’ve actually been fighting Pakistan without being at war with Pakistan because neither side wants an actual full-scale war. It will be interesting to see the reaction in parts of England.
That he was stationary speaks volumes.
Michelle Malkin reports some are already playing games with this.
My only political comment will be this. After the victory in Gulf War 1, President Bush’s approval rating was in the 90’s.
Ok one more, biggest loser on this is Donald Trump.
Joe Scarborough points out that the president continued Bush policies and the objections that led to.
Update: This bit of news doesn’t surprise me:
One woman was killed when she was used as a shield by one of the combatants
Standard operating procedure.
Mika asked about a backlash? Backlash? Are we worried that Al Qaeda will try to kill us for killing Bin Laden as opposed to killing us for every other reason they used before?
The amount to troops involved, the amount of training and practice involved and the success of keeping this quiet speaks volumes about this operation. A real class act.
Interesting Statements from the Vatican
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will have to answer to God for having killed many people and exploiting religion to spread hate, the Vatican said on Monday.
Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that while Christians “do not rejoice” over a death, it serves to remind them of “each person’s responsibility before God and men”.
“Osama bin Laden, as everyone knows, had the grave responsibility of having spread division and hate among people, causing the deaths of an innumerable number of people and exploiting religion for these purposes,” he said.
That’s as close to a God wills it! moment that you will get these days from the Holy See.
The fact that they got the body out is really something. This entire operation was about as perfect as you can get.
18th October 2010
Osama bin Laden is living a comfortable life and hiding out in a house in northwest Pakistan, according to Nato officials.
The Al Qaeda leader has not been scuttled away to a network of caves, but instead is living life as the world’s most wanted man in conventional surroundings.
I guess the reaction of Bin Laden folks must have been. “Nobody reads the Daily Mail.”
Update: Debbie Lee son was the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq, this one is for her.
The Washington post reports Pakistan is downplaying their role in this operation, of course they are, their role was “the enemy”.
Update: The comments at moveon.org are… interesting, As for the post at the Nation I suggest my entry above concerning Bush I and his post Iraq 1 ratings, comments on firedoglake are rather interesting too.
…we have to give credit to the President for “green-lighting” the operation inside of Pakistan itself. He took a great political risk by doing so; can you imagine the negative fallout if this had gone south? Too, it also once again demonstrates to our friends and foes alike the continuity of our resolve to see the enemies of our nation vanquished, regardless of who is sitting in the oval office.
I don’t agree with Mr. Obama on most issues in regards to both domestic and foreign policy, and will probably continue to have my differences. But tonight, he comported himself in a way that transcended political division; in the manner the American President is supposed to do when it comes to our national security and meting out justice to our enemies . He was measured, and didn’t exploit the moment to pat himself on the back nor declare victory in the war on terror; and classy to contact former Presidents Clinton and Bush prior to going on national TV.
Update: Yeah this excuse is going to fly:
I just got off the phone with Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, who was adamant that Pakistan assisted the U.S. in locating Bin Laden, and who responded to criticism that Pakistan should have been able to locate Bin Laden by noting American law enforcement’s difficulty in capturing wanted criminals inside the U.S. He made specific reference to the notorious Boston gangland figure James J. “Whitey” Bulger: “If Whitey Bulger can live undetected by American police for so long, why can’t Osama Bin Laden live undetected by Pakistani authorities?”