Obama/Osama: What a Difference a Consonant Makes
Deaglán de Bréadún
So much has been written and said about the gunning-down of Osama bin Laden that one is reluctant to “add a sum of more to that which hath too much”. It evoked the killling of various gangsters in the J. Edgar Hoover days: Machine-Gun Dillinger perhaps.
It’s not good for America’s moral capital to be shooting people in front of their wives and children but – wait for it – on the other hand this guy had been responsible for the massacre of 3,000 innocent civilians on 9/11.
It has always been suggested there was ambivalence among elements of the Pakistan system towards bin Laden and his ilk. Now we have something close to proof.
The photo of Obama and Hillary Clinton watching the whole thing on video was startling. Look at Obama’s face – he’s very much on edge – and Hillary putting her hand to her mouth.
Wasn’t it Teddy Roosevelt who said the US should “walk softly and carry a big stick”? No rightwing republican is gonna accuse Barack of being a softy after this …
The worrying thing is that the Al Q’Aeda types will be out for vengeance and this time they may go nuclear.
P.S. Sorry we haven’t been blogging much lately – seduced by the glamour of print