News of Bin Laden's death in the Afganistan -Pakistan Border is a tribute to the presistence of both President Obama and the specail Opertation Joint command of the unified force in taking the time and effort, in good years and bad to reach this final end.
It was Obama in his first moments of office enlarged the war-against lots of adive-to include Pakistan-something Obama had said he would do during the campaign. Everyone thought to this was just election tough talk. It would no such thing. Obama has endursed endless criticism for beefing up forces, sending inthe drone against the millitants, having to apagoze for civilian deaths as General McChystal did. The Obama team never wavered;they acknowleged errors and moved on.
Today we find intelligence alaysis now saying less than a 100 Al Quadea are still in the areas and leaders are gieng killed almost weekly. We cannot yet proclaim victory, but we are close. It may be possible for a siginfacant withdrawal, not just a symbolic on, this year.
But we should not repeat the mistakes of 1980-complete withdrawal that allowed a vacuum that the militants filled.
We have no love for Karazi who has become a corrupt and nealy worthless ally. We should seek others for his place.
But now it is time to make the Republicans pay the price for their mistakes. They had 2 wars-and they left them umpaid. Inthe midist of war they strated a entitlement program and not only left it upaind for-but delibrately lied about the costs.
They lied about the costs of the war tooo. The Asssistance Seretary of Defese said it would be a "cakewalk" and that oil revenues would cover the costs of the war in Iraq.
It's time to make the Day Dream Believers to pay the price and raise the taxes to pay for their mistakes.