Wednesday morning talkers: More bin Laden fallout

May 04, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.

National 

• This is disappointing: Bush declines to visit Ground Zero with Obama. (Politico) 

• Even the leader of terrorism didn't want his kids involved: Bin Laden's will. (Daily Beast) 

• Details, shmetails" White House changes bin Laden death account. (Politico) 

• Even I think this is a little macabre: Penatta: Public likely to see bin Laden death photo. (Time) 

• Along with all other voters? Trump loses stutterers votes. (Mediaite) 

• Amazing: Wikileaks files show U.S. troops only yards from bin Laden in 2008. (Mediaite) 

• Great: Santorum forms exploratory committee. (Politico) 

• Another reason to hate Pittsburgh: Steelers' running back reveals self as crazy, conspiracy theorist. (The Blaze) 

Quotes of the Day 

• "Dogs should not rejoice too much for killing lions," J'lem imam

• "If we have any feeling of victory or triumph in the case, it should be because we have succeeded in disabling [Osama] — not because he is dead," - Christine Korsgaard, a philosophy professor at Harvard University.

• “Most people I talk to say that we need to address our nation’s budget deficit, and we are spending a lot of money in Afghanistan. Now that bin Laden has been executed we must go home," - Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

• "After Geraldo made the official announcement that bin Laden was dead, I leaned back, put my hand to my forehead, closed my eyes, and exhaled about ten years of self-doubt in one long breath. My eyes watered immediately. I stopped hearing anything Geraldo said and started seeing fallen Eagles—former Delta teammates—Brandon, Chief, Pizza, Mike, Bob, and a half dozen other operators that kitted up on one hit after another, day after day, year after year, in the nearly ten-year long hunt for bin Laden. I could see their smiles, hear their radio calls, and smell their sweat and blood," - Dalton Fury, the pen name of the Delta Force commander at Tora Bora. 

(h/t Andrew Sullivan) 

Local 

• Dutch keeps national secrets. (Baltimore Sun) 

• Effort to repeal in-state tuition benefit for illegal immigrants underway. (Baltimore Sun) 

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