Monday, May 02, 2011

Had Been Laden, No Longer Is Laden

I suppose this is bad news for some:

First there are popular uprisings demanding democratic reforms in Muslim countries and now the death of bin Laden. It's not been a good couple of months for the jihadists.

Donald Trump lost his birth certificate issue last week, hopefully he'll not start asking where the long form death certificate is.

But on the up-side, the resources that went to tracking someone who had himself so isolated that he could no longer effectively run the organization he founded can now be redirected to stopping future incidents.

Also, we have seen a very measured, muted response from the President, not the sort of crowing and chest-beating we likely would have been treated to with the last administration. The adult reaction that tamped things down instead of inflaming them has been nice to watch.