Native Americans have raised a stink about the use of “Geronimo” as either the code name for Osama bin Laden or for the mission that was designed to get him. Some folks at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where Geronimo was imprisoned and where he is buried, have asked for President Obama to apologize for the use of the name.
Damn, Obama can’t do anything right.
Reuters reported that the U.S. killed two “mid-level” al Qaeda leaders in Yemen today, in a “remote province where al Qaeda is active.” No doubt, these two terrorists, who were brothers, figured it was okay to stick their heads out for a couple of days, as those boastful Americans would be too busy celebrating the death of bin Laden to notice.
Fidel Castro, who said it was bad manners to kill bin Laden in front of his family, believes that the way bin Laden perished “has turned him into a much more dangerous man.” No. That can’t be. CNN has confirmed that bin Laden is in hell, or at least that 61% of Americans believe so. And everyone knows that if you go to hell, you’re too busy searching for shade to perpetrate any earthly mischief. However, I’m with Alex Parenne of Salon, who urges President Obama to release the “photographic proof” that bin Laden is, in fact, in hell, so we can settle this pressing matter.
President Obama is in New York City today to lay a wreath at Ground Zero and meet with the families of the victims of 9/11. He had invited President Bush to come along, but according to reports, Mr. Bush “has chosen to remain out of the spotlight during his post-presidency.”
If only Mr. Bush had chosen to remain out of the spotlight during his pre-post-presidency.
John Kasich, Republican governor of Ohio, who essentially declared war on public employees when he took office, declared this week, “Public Service Appreciation Week.” Short of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad being let out of jail to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, I can’t think of a worse idea.
Sam Stein reports: “Health Care Repeal Is ‘Dead.’ He says that a “top Republican” concedes that legislative efforts to overturn Obama’s health care law are doomed. I, of course, won’t believe it ’till I see the photo.
Finally, this shouldn’t go unnoticed:
SYDNEY – Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his family said. He was 110.
I recommend following the link and reading a little bit about Mr. Choules, who became a pacifist later in life and wrote his first book at the age of 108.
He told ABC in November of 2009:
I had a pretty poor start, but I had a good finish.
Words to live, and die, by.
Remarks And Asides
R. Duane Graham
Thu, 05 May 2011 17:41:19 GMT