Morning Mix: Closing The Book On bin Laden, Opening It Up On Presidential Debates

In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the relief seems to be wearing off, and now is replaced by a lot of questions.

Critics of the President are questioning every aspect of the raid,ranging from the timing of the events that occured to the disposal of the body. Are we eventually going to have Osama sightings like we do Elvis?  And will releasing photos of the body actually do anything to dispel rumors?

Also confusing to many — what does bin Laden’s legacy mean to the rest of the Arab world? As he turned from poster boy to cameo appearance in the fight against the encroaching West, was he a power at all, or just an excuse?

There may be a small amount of Americans who think former President George W. Bush deserves a great deal of credit for the killing of bin Laden, but it doesn’t appear to be enough to make him want to be at Ground Zero tomorrow.  President Obama invited Bush to visit the site with him, but Bush declined, stating a desire to stay out of the spotlight.

Thursday’s Ground Zero appearance can officially mark the closing of a chapter in our history.  Now, how to move on?  Is it time for a total do over on the way we evaluate our own country’s strength in the world?

And of course the news we all have been waiting to hear — when do we get to pull out of Afghanistan?  Is the timeline moving up?

Huntsman and Santorum are both closer to officially announcing presidential runs.  Does this mean that they might be on the list of candidates participating in the Fox News debate this week?  The Daily Caller says Santorum plans to participate.  Odds are he may actually drop even more offensive comments than his “adopting children is a ‘privilege’ that gays shouldn’t have,” ones.

That’s it for today’s Morning Mix!

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Sandra S.
Sandra S.4 years ago

President Obama asked TWO people to be there with him. Bush didn't go to ground zero, but neither did Bill Clinton. Both Obama & Bush were already scheduled to go to NYC on 9/11 before OBL was killed. I heard that some families would not attend the Ground Zero ceremonies. They wanted to be shown proof positive that OBL was dead. The President needs to show those pictures & video for several reasons.

I can't believe I agree with Michael Moore:

"Look at the Nuremberg Trials. We didn’t just pop a bullet in the heads of the worst
scum in history. We thought it was important to put them on trial and expose
their evil. In a democracy we believe in a system of justice and we believe
in a judicial system that gives people a day in court ... and then
we hung them." – Michael Moore

But in a military, not civilian court. Too late now.

Pamela D.
Pamela D.4 years ago

It is time to start drawing down the american military from Iraq and Afganistan. Let's let our hero's come home. I also say from here on out, any country in need of our military assistance should contract to pay for it sometime down the road. Democracy should be fought for and earned by those desiring it, otherwise it is not cherished. I have no problem with giving anyone a "leg-up", but these countries after being liberated, can well afford to pay us back a little. Look at Kuwait, they would be part of Iraq if we did not assist them...they can't help us out with some cheaper oil when our economy is in trouble?

Kenny West
Kenny Wes4 years ago

Cable News has become a problem. They are creating the news narrative, not just reporting it.

Jimmy Spyder
Jimmy Spyder4 years ago

Now put the money to good use, right here in our country!!!

Grace Adams
Grace Adams4 years ago

Keeping the poor busy and out of mischief making a modest living building infrastructure would be more cost effective in keeping the peace than military spending is.

Ald Oro
Ald Oro4 years ago

Bin laden was a destroyer, not a builder

He cost the world trillions of dollars in waste

That could have been spent for science


William Koeppen
William Koeppen4 years ago

Some one needs to go to Iraq and tell George and Dick we Got bin laden

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks for this post.

Danielle Herie
Danielle Herie4 years ago


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