Tag Archives: Osama bin Laden

Happy Solstice + 6. (There’s light up ahead.)

We were on the highway again, squinting at the sun as it flatlined at midday on the shortest day of the year. “Looks like the sun is just up the road,” Swamp Rabbit said. “Why don’t you crash into it … Continue reading

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From Iraq to Trumpland

Tom Engelhardt marks the 15th anniversary of the start of a war that seems more disastrous with each passing year: In an act of pure wizardry, bin Laden drew out of Bush, Cheney, and company their deepest geopolitical fantasies about … Continue reading

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Ten years after, we’re still in a dark age

The shame of it is that Osama bin Laden was counting on America to react in a disastrously foolish way to the 9/11 attacks, and no one in government was clever or cool-headed enough to disappoint him. In fact, the … Continue reading

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A society that renews the ‘Patriot Act’ isn’t free

The bizarre Francophobia of columnist Roger Cohen, brought to you by The New York Times: After Osama bin Laden was killed, a prominent French radio station called me for an interview. It turned into a mildly hallucinogenic experience. Everybody from … Continue reading

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What does ‘killing evil’ mean, Maureen?

Here’s the Beltway sage Maureen Dowd, defending those who danced in the streets and shouted “USA!” at the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by the U.S. military: I don’t want closure. There is no closure after tragedy. … Continue reading

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Osama, we hardly knew ye!

Put on your waders, here comes the presidential bullshit: Tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness … Continue reading

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