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!