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Tag: Osama Bin Laden
  • A BS foreign policy

    If you look at the United States and its role in foreign affairs you will find a lot of BS. BS — or bombs and subsidies — are the #1 ingredient in the foreign policy pie. For far too long, the debate has only consisted of who to bomb and who to subsidize. Our foreign …

  • Is this how we imagined it?

    Ten years have passed since the warm September morning that became the most devastating day in the history of the United States. It is hardly possible to bring ourselves back to that moment and remember exactly how we felt. We recall where we were, to be sure. Who we were talking to. What we had …

  • Al-Qaeda and Affiliates Remain Determined to Bleed America Dry

    One of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda’s stated goals was to destroy America economically by waging a “War of a thousand cuts.”  The goal was to cause as much economic pain as was possible. No attack better exemplified this than the 9/11 attacks, which struck right at the heart of New York City, the financial capital …

  • The Cost of bin Laden

    Recently there has been much jubilation over the death of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind who had become irrelevant in the past few years as the focus of the U.S. military switched from the search for al-Qaeda to the rooting out of the Taliban and related groups and nation building in Afghanistan, as well …

  • Bin Laden Protesters Are Not Irrational

    Originally posted on my blog. As might have been expected, protests have erupted in the Middle East against the U.S. over the death of Osama bin Laden. Now, obviously bin Laden did some awful things and was, to one degree or another, responsible for the unwarranted death of many.  However, these protesters — though perhaps …

  • Best Comedic Response to the Osama bin Laden Situation

    Or at least, the best I’ve seen. (via)

  • Marque and Reprisal could have taken out bin Laden just the same

    Americans are jubilantly celebrating the long-anticipated death of America’s most fearsome boogeyman, Osama bin Laden. The man behind the 9/11 attacks apparently met his end through a precisely coordinated effort by a team mostly comprising of elite Navy Seals. But what I find most intriguing is that he didn’t succumb to death by the hands …

  • The Curious Case of Osama Bin Laden

    There ya have it folks, Osama bin Laden is dead. The leader of al-Qaeda, the world’s most elusive boogeyman, was pumped full of lead. It wasn’t his kidney troubles, but a few Navy Seals. This all sounds grand, but let’s examine the situation critically. Paul Craig Roberts, a former US Assistant Treasury Secretary, asks a …

  • Does this mean the War in Afghanistan will end?

    Well, Osama bin Laden is dead, which means America is officially avenged for 9/11.  So will the War in Afghanistan — launched “to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members to be put on trial, to destroy the organization of Al-Qaeda, and to remove the Taliban regime which supported and gave safe harbor …

  • Is this really victory?

    As some frolic on the White House lawn to celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death, I have to say I particularly appreciated the large number of YAL members and other liberty people in my Facebook feed this morning.  A few of the more noteworthy comments: “10 years, 2 wars, 919,967 deaths, and $1,188,263,000,000 later, we managed …