At first it was understandable the administration would make some political points when the Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, but now with the incessant and juvenile bragging about Seals shooting a worn-out old has-been in the eye is either silly or a little creepy -- I can't decide which. It sounds a tad desperate, like when Biden actually used the phrase bin Laden is dead and GM is alive. They didn't really use that line did they? These are the two defining accomplishments of Obama's first term?
When bin Laden was first killed, there was an understanding that we could celebrate for a minute because bin Laden was responsible for 9/11, and we didn't have to go into the context of our history with bin Laden which would spoil the victory. We helped bin Laden become a great figure in the mideast when we backed him against Russia, and our many interventions in mideast affairs complicates all accounts of 9/11, although nothing excuses such an attack. The fact is that when we ever get around to looking closely at causes and effects regarding our long history of interventions in the mideast, the story is not going to make America look like the pure good guy in white. So, yes, the short celebration of his death was understandable, but if the administration is going to bring up the bin Laden killing as a political trophy over and over, it will invite scrutiny, and scrutiny is fatal in this campaign.
It goes without saying, for anyone with just a little economic understanding and slight familiarity with GM's union relationship and fundamental financial condition, that using GM's failure to pay back the taxpayers's loan, and considering that in 2014 GM will be in financial trouble again because of union pensions, is not very wise.