Yglesias reposts this:
I actually never had that much of a problem with this statement from Bush, and I'm a little surprised so many people did. From the standpoint of justice, I'm glad that after all this time we've finally managed to kill bin Laden. I'm truly glad about that. But Bush is right - terrorism isn't about one man, this doesn't change the threat, and the question is still whether we have a sound strategy in the war on terror. Distractions in Iraq and perhaps Libya probably don't help that mission. Abandoning our values in the detention of suspected terrorists certainly doesn't help that mission. Getting unsettled over the fact that we take prisoners of war and hold them in Cuba also probably doesn't help the mission. We can argue over these points - but the problem is much bigger than bin Laden. Nevertheless - the man finally got what he deserves.
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