I’m sure you got all your Osama/Obama news already, but here’s a few of the things I thought were interesting:
Photo of the White House situation room as the events in Pakistan unfolded (also below!).
Mark Mardell on the implications for Obama: he says it doesn’t guarantee victory in next year’s election; I reckon he was gonna win anyway but this makes it more comfortable.
The cheering crowds in front of the White House, etc: yeah they did make me feel a bit uncomfortable. The death of Bin Laden felt to me more like a moment of solemnity than one of celebration, but there was a lot of relief mixed in which can be kind of euphoric. This post makes the point that most of those out celebrating were probably 9 or 10 years old on 9/11.
A friend on Facebook called the raid a “political assassination:” I don’t agree because I don’t think that Bin Laden was in fact a political opponent of the States. It was his methodology, not his ideology, that made him a target.