Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud the increased pressure on Pakistan to choose sides or risk its U.S. aid. We groan over President Obama taking so long to determine if any bin Laden death photos will be released. And we address the concerns of Indians over the military giving bin Laden the codename “Geronimo”.
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Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says it’s pretty clear that some elements of the Pakistani government were aware of Osama bin Laden’s location and were actively helping him stay hidden. So what is the right way to deal with a nuclear nation that does provide critical assistance but is also helping our enemies? How will Al Qaeda be impacted by bin Laden’s death? Who is now the greatest radical threat in the region if Al Qaeda has been seriously diminished? And is there any hope for Mideast peace when Hamas and Fatah are finding common ground and Hamas is publicly condemning the death of bin Laden? We discuss it all with Amb. John Bolton.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review cheer what seems to be a likely administration decision to release some photos to show what was left of Osama bin Laden. They also groan as Florida Sen. Bill Nelson compares bin Laden to Florida GOP efforts to make voters present photo identification. And we scratch our heads as the official government story keep changing with respect to bin Laden’s wife, whether he was armed and which son of his was also killed.
After nearly 10 years of hunting, American forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan this past weekend. What should we make of the surgical strike that took out bin Laden? What about the time line doesn’t quite add up? And where should the focus of our anti-terrorism efforts be aimed from here? We ask retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Vallely, who served as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in the Pacific.
Former CIA Officer Larry Johnson weighs in on the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden. Why does he say this should have happened much sooner? Why does he give more credit to the military than the CIA for compiling the intelligence behind Sunday’s mission? And what is his response to learning that bin Laden was hiding in plain sight in Pakistan. We discuss it all with Mr. Johnson, who also worked for the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism.
How much safer is the Umited States now that Bin Laden is dead? Will Al Qaeda lash out in response or be greatly diminished with Bin Laden gone? Will Americans see this as a victory in the War on Terror? What does this mean for the War on Terror? And what is Congress doing to keep this nation as safe as possible? We ask Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review celebrate the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American Navy Seals, the policies that made this possible and admission that this does not end the War on Terror.