Team Obama Delivers Osama! Haters Sit Down & Take Note.

7 years ago
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At  11:35 PM EST Sunday night, President Barack Obama addressed our nation and told us that, hours earlier, US forces had killed Osama Bin Laden and had taken his corpse into custody.  Over the past 10 years, the US has spent considerable time and energy searching for Bin Laden.  These efforts have been costly, both in terms of lives lost and treasure spent.  We have waged a deadly war in Afghanistan, which to date has claimed the lives of 1461 American troops and over 8800 Afghan civilians, and which has been financed to the tune of $4.8 billion USD.  While these sacrifices have been made in the name of preserving national security, it is hard to deny that most Americans have perceived this engagement to be little more than a hunting expedition for the world’s most notorious terrorist.  Furthermore, many would argue that this hunt has cost us morally, that an “ends justifies the means” mentality has jeopardized our nation’s status as the standard bearer for human rights. Consider the numerous languishing GITMO...

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