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May 2, 2011

The Clean-and-Simple Picture Obama’s Predecessors Could Only Wish For…


1. Not Shock-and-Awe missile strike on Hussein — a pathetic replacement for Tora Bora, anyway.

2. Not Blackhawk Down.

3. Not failed U.S. Iran Embassy rescue.

Cleaning up the loose ends in Abbottabad. (US blows up it’s own helicopter after successful mission.)

(photo: AFP/Getty (via MSNBC caption:A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2.)

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