US Senate Resolution 159, Honoring the Military and Intelligence Community

  On Tuesday May 3rd,  2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution to honor the efforts of the military and intelligence community for their work in finding and killing Osama bin Laden, as well as their work in the war on terror in general. This document provides an official view of how these events will probably be interpreted in future history texts. Full text of the resolution is below:   112TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION SENATE RESOLUTION.#159 Honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the…

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Osama bin Laden is dead, but Americans had to sell their soul to find him.

The sun sets on Osama bin laden. A terrorist is dead

The announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden came as welcome news to most Americans. His life and work of organizing terror has taken our country down a path that lead to the anti-personal-liberty Patriot Act, two wars that were placed on the national credit card, and the moral abyss that is called torture in Guantanamo Bay and other undisclosed anti-terrorist prisons around the world. In many ways, bin Laden has succeeded in destroying the best things about America. For nearly ten years after he organized the terrorist attacks…

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Stability in the Middle East | Time to redefine.

Winning hearts and minds

Josh Rogin reports the Rep Adam Smith (D-WA) spoke with reporters over the weekend and stated that “Supporting regimes that abused power turned many Arabs against the United States and bolstered often violent opposition movements.” It has been said that Osama bin Laden’s goal has always been to overthrow the Saudi Arabian Monarchy.  As with many oligarchies, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Although bin Laden was the beneficiary of family wealth, he is able to use the extreme poverty of many young men to recruit for…

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