|This is a luxurious compound? Really?|
Former Vice President Dick Cheney -- a vocal critic of President Obama's anti-terror policy since the end of the Bush administration -- extended his congratulations to the White House after the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces. Cheney called the killing of bin Laden "a tremendous achievement for the military and intelligence professionals who carried out this important mission."
Yes, a wonderful, tremendous achievement, oh fuck yeah! The fact that Al-Qaeda has had over a decade to build their hierarchy and Osama was really nothing more than a figurehead at this point, means nothing of course.And then there is the burning question of who will succeed Osama on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. TPM does the math for us here.
And Pakistan's leadership had no clue who was living in that huge-ass compound until we told them.What exactly are we getting from those assholes for our $20 Billion Bucks since 2001?? I did relish the factoid that the compound had no internet..for some reason that made me chuckle.
Burying him at sea...how quaint! When Bush captured Saddam, we had hundreds of photos to verify that that boogey man was out of the picture. We don't get shit from Obama's administration however in the form of verification...of course we will just take their word for it as we are now told he was shot in the face...even the rightwing nutters will hail and accept the news of Osama's death..cough..yeah sure they will.
This will allow all the batshit crazies to build their conspiracy theories.
The Corporate Media will obsess on this for days..ignoring anything of real importance. Another bright shiny object to swing in front of the masses.
Meanwhile, Yemen's branch of Al-Qaeda is now considered the most powerful and feared, but don't let that stop the celebration of Osama's death. Let the parties begin!