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How significant is Bin Laden’s death?

Barack Obama said yesterday: “For over two decades, bin Laden has been Al Qaeda’s leader and symbol. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.”

Although his death certainly is important, I don’t quite see how it’s more important than the West’s victory in the war against Afghanistan. After all, that’s when Al Qaeda lost its safe haven. Ever since, these radical terrorists have been on the run. Bin Laden certainly was an important figure, but in the end, he’ll simply be replaced by someone else; someone who shares his sick ideology and who’s more than willing to kill thousands and thousands of innocent people to further his totalitarian agenda. It’s an important victory for us, certainly, but the most significant achievement to date in the war on terror? No.

It is, by the way, typical for Obama to tout his own horn this way. You’d think he’d at least praise his predecessor for taking the war to Al Qaeda. But no, he’d rather tell us all how brilliant he is.

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Posted on May 2 2011 8:10 am by mvdg
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