Quotes of the Day

Posted By on May 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Oh, so many things could go here today.

An editorial at the New York Post:


The son of a bitch is dead.

My feelings exactly.

Next, a little bit of compare & contrast. Do you remember the announcement when Saddam was captured? Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, announced, “Ladies and gentlemen: we got him.”

Obama’s speech last night, on the other hand, was utterly forgettable. Mark Steyn has a few words about the truly awful speech:

Personally, I would have liked bin Laden’s death to have been announced by whatever lowest-level official was manning the night desk at the Department of Nondescript Bureaucrats, preferably reading it off the back of an envelope. But, if you’re going to put the head of state on TV to announce it himself, it would have been better to have been all brisk and businesslike – “At 0800 hours American military assets entered an address at 27b Jihadist Gardens, etc” – and finish off with a bit of Churchillian sober uplift about it not being the end or the beginning of the end but maybe the end of the beginning.

Instead, as Stephen Hunter, the novelist and Washington Post film critic, writes:

Any joy one might feel in the intelligence of our analysts and the bravery of our door kickers was significantly diminished by Obama’s malignant narcissism. The first part of the announcement, evoking 9/11, was vulgarly overwritten as per Obama’s view of himself as some kind of gifted orator. The adjective bloated compote was unworthy of the subject, banal and self-indulgent.

Found in the Corner at National Review Online.

Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.

@ReallyVirtual, who really did live-tweet the raid without knowing it.

And finally:

What the HELL you mean Obama got him? Was Bin Laden killed with a 9 iron?



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