Will long War on “Terror” live on?

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May 2, 2011
The Nation    
Posted in PND Commentary

"The killing of Osama bin Laden is a triumphant moment for President Obama and the CIA, allowing a symbolic claim to victory in the 'War on Terror,' bringing an understandable feeling of closure for the victims of 9/11, and will almost certainly assure the president’s re-election in 2012. But as I wrote in The Nation in October 2009, the death of bin Laden is not likely to end the Long War on 'Terror,' now spreading from Iraq to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and a dozen other theaters of counterterrorism. If bin Laden is gone, and his network heavily damaged, what is left of the terrorist threat to our national security that justifies so many trillions of dollars and costs in thousands of lives?" (05/02/11)


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