Must the “long war” now go on?

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May 3, 2011
The Washington Post
by George Will  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Osama bin Laden's death was announced by the president on May 1, a date that once had worldwide significance on the revolutionary calendar of communism, which was America's absorbing national security preoccupation prior to Islamic terrorism. Times change. Barack Obama, in his pitch-perfect address informing the nation that bin Laden is as dead as communism -- never mind the cadaverous Cuban and North Korean regimes -- rightly stressed that this is 'the most significant achievement to date' against al-Qaida, but that it 'does not mark the end of' our effort to defeat that amorphous entity. Perhaps, however, America can use this occasion to draw a deep breath and some pertinent conclusions." (05/02/11)  


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