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Some early reactions from various parties to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death:
Sean Hannity, Fox News: “What we want to know here at Fox, is ‘Why did it take Obama three years to catch him?’”
Donald Trump: “”I am really honored to play such a big role in hopefully, hopefully getting rid of him”
Tea Party Nation head & Birther Judson Phillips: “How do we know it’s really Osama Bin Laden? We demand that he produce see long form death certificate!”
Apple Spokesperson Lynn Fox: “See? We told you that retaining your locational information was a good thing! Osama sure loved his iPhone!”
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*Update 5/2/11* Checked out Redstaters. In spite of their happiness in the killing of their great BugBear, they can’t help but throw in some spite, first with a slap at us for “the relentless drumbeat of “war crimes” for those who did so much of the long and lonely work to make this possible.” Academic Elephant, the “war crimes” were perpetrated by Shrubya for invading a country in contravention of international law that had absolutely nothing to do with Osama Bin Laden (as well as war crimes shit like not protecting the Iraqi antiquities museum, National Library, letting folks raid uranium out of the Tuwaitha Reactor . Dumbass. His pal streiff can’t help himself, he has to take a swipe at Code Pink, whom, he presumes, will hold a “take back the night march’ some place to mourn his passing.” Asshole. streiff’s big fear now? That Obama will use this as the justification to close down Guantanamo. I guess streiff was too lazy or blinded by ideology to notice that Osama was located through classic intelligence work, not through another 100 waterboardings of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed or Osama Bin Laden’s driver.
*Update 5/2/11, 5:10P* spoke with a reactionary co-worker, who echo’d streiff’s sentiments – he claimed that intelligence gleaned from Gitmo was responsible for locating Bin Laden. I guess for conservatives, old-fashioned intelligence work just isn’t as sexy as waterboarding and ‘enhanced interrogation techniques.’
*Update 5/4/11* Heh Fox had to find something to criticize. Shep Smith floats a trial (leaden) balloon that Obama’s operation was illegal. I thought reactionaries loved violent action and results by enemy means necessary? I guess the Wrong Wing Wurlitzer is throwing shit on the wall looking for something that will stick to nay say Obama’s achievement. There is always a backlash, this will just be hard for them to spin.