Here’s a curious sticker I saw on a car in downtown Roanoke recently — the date, of course, is the date of Osama bin Laden’s death(*) but the “thank you” here goes to former President Bush.
With today being the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, anyone care to discuss? Who should get the credit politically? Or anyone interested in a larger discussion of the role of national security issues in this year’s presidential election?
* In my research to verify that May 1 really was the date, I discovered this — technically bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 but his death was announced on May 1, 2011. How is this possible?
In Pakistan, it was already May 2 when the Navy SEALs burst in and dispatched bin Laden into the hereafter. But in the United States, it was still May 1.
– Dwayne Yancey, senior editor