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Three Questions about Bin Laden’s Killing

I’ve made clear my praise for President Obama’s actions earlier today.

I would add only that it’s fair to ask (a) which Bush-era policies, if any, helped lead to the death of Osama bin Laden; (b) which Bush-era policies that Obama opposed made bin Laden’s death possible; and (c) what would have happened to bin Laden if he had in fact been captured rather than killed and Attorney General Eric Holder had his way (a national security official told Reuters that the U.S. special forces team that hunted down bin Laden was under orders to kill the al Qaeda mastermind, not capture him).

Perhaps a curious reporter or two will explore these matters; it seems to me the answers would be most enlightening.



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