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Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

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  • Apodaca: Symbols give us more than we realize

    I had been planning to write something snarky about the breathless media coverage of Britain's royal wedding, and plea for a return to focusing on the important stories of our time, like Lindsay Lohan's shoplifting trial. I considered the obsession...
  • Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden

    Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden
    In evaluating Osama bin Laden's dubious legacy, it is important to note that there was nothing new about religiously inspired terrorism when this rich Saudi exile convened a small group of jihadists in his Peshawar, Pakistan, home in 1988 to found al-...
  • Al-Qaida's attacks: rare but deadly

    Al-Qaida's attacks: rare but deadly
    As the most highly visible and destructive terrorist organization of our time, Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida has done more to shape concerns and fears about terrorism than any other terrorist organization in at least the last 50 years. What impact will bin...
  • Bin Laden and the cycle of revenge

    "We got him, justice is done." Really? We seem to be overjoyed by the idea that Osama bin Laden's death is some sort of compensation for all the suffering and lives he annihilated. I suppose it's human nature that revenge is a joy. But now our...
  • Bin Laden death no reason to celebrate

    Shortly after it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces, many people gathered outside the White House. It was after 11 p.m., and in such a short time people were coming out of the woodwork. I can only imagine if the announcement...
  • Midshipman: This is why we celebrated when bin Laden died

    As my classmates and I celebrated at the Naval Academy following President Obama's confirmation of Osama bin Laden's death, I could not help but think of the moment in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy's house crushes the Wicked Witch of the East. The...
  • Bin Laden's death a time for reflection

    I and others to whom I have spoken are dismayed by our fellow citizens celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden. I support the heroic effort of our soldiers as well as the outcome of their mission. Nonetheless, our country's taking such an action ought...
  • Schaller is a partisan Democrat

    In his column ("Intelligence paid off, but needless wars drag on" May 4) columnist Tom Schaller seized on reports of Osama bin Laden's death to continue his relentless attacks on Republicans in general, and George W. Bush in particular. This comes as...
  • Tortured arguments, revisited

    Tortured arguments, revisited
    What a sorry spectacle to see the usual suspects — a veritable coalition of the willing-to-torture crowd from the Bush era — seizing on the death of Osama bin Laden as evidence that enhanced interrogation techniques work. It is a leap of logic...
  • 9/11 Family Invited To Presidential Ground Zero Visit Snubs Obama

    9/11 Family Invited To Presidential Ground Zero Visit Snubs Obama
    As 50 carefully selected families prepare to join President Barack Obama for a ceremony at the World Trade Center site Thursday, one of the invited 9/11 families have decided to pass on the Commander-in-chief's visit. Although many consider it to be a...
  • Local reactions vary to bin Laden news

    While many people around the world celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden this week, Cecil Birnbaum found himself in a contemplative frame of mind. Birnbaum, the chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11548 in Huntington Beach, could easily...