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Wayne Root: Washington Times OpEd — Bin Laden dead, Uncle Sam slow

Like the rest of America, I cheered at the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden. I was thrilled. It made my night. And the next day, too. One of the great vile, evil villains of modern history had been eliminated. If you weren’t celebrating, there is a chip missing from your DNA.

But don’t fall for the trap. Don’t be distracted and forget the truth about government. As Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Government fails miserably at virtually everything it does, year after year, day after day, hour after hour. Government is brutal. Government violates our rights. Government steals your money and property. Government steals your liberty. Government tries its best to control your thinking and your life. Government wastes billions every day, trillions over time.

But most of all, government loves to use sleight of hand to distract you. It manages to do one thing right and then tries to use it to make us forget all the incompetence and the misery it has inflicted on us. Sorry, but occasionally, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn. Should one successful accomplishment make the citizens forget the multitude of failures, theft and rights violations of government? This commentary is just a reminder to my fellow Americans to not let them fool you or distract you. Government at its best is merely a necessary evil and that hasn’t changed.

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  1. Steven R Linnabary Steven R Linnabary May 12, 2011

    I’m really surprised anyone believes Obama, whose story keeps changing.

    Obama got Osama, we got the 72 versions…


  2. Leif Kvalheim Leif Kvalheim May 11, 2011

    As a military man myself, I realize that things can go wrong. That’s true in large battles and small close combat encounters.

    Because of this I don’t think I can pass judgement on whether the killing of Osama was justified. I’d like to give our most elite operatives the benefit of the doubt. However, if there was anyway to take him alive I believe that they should have taken that option.

    I’m most disappointed that the government decided not to provide the take down video so that the public could judge.

    While not very courageous, they at least could have ‘leaked’ it to the media by some ‘source’.

  3. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt May 11, 2011

    Applauding anyone’s death is wrong but, not to worry, Bin Laden couldn’t have been killed because he’s been dead since December 2001. I’m really surprised anyone believes Obama, whose story keeps changing.

    Many different media outlets reported ObL’s death, including this one:,2933,41576,00.html

  4. Robert Capozzi Robert Capozzi May 11, 2011

    Knowing that vengeance ain’t my job, I didn’t celebrate the takeout of OBL. I assume his misery was ended, for he seemed to be a miserable soul. I’m pleased his behavior was put to an end.

  5. Mike B. Mike B. May 11, 2011


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  6. LibertarianGirl LibertarianGirl May 11, 2011

    you shoulda seen his FB post about the passenger who tried to storm the cockpit yelling , ali ahkbar(?) he’s such an islamophobe- its funny.

    oh yeah when are you , yourself , going to answer why you want a ‘topdown’ business model approach in NV , why you unaffiliated 2 active counties and 1 that wanted to be active , why you want 1 message and 1 messenger and basically why do hate Libertarians in your home state. I KNOW Nye county was unaffiliated because of 1 person , Jim Duensing , you dont like him and neither does Joe . oh and you can tell joe his attempts to pull other activists from Nye to y’alls cause will fail , just like you will come 2012 Nat Con .

    p.s sorry to the readershere but i intend to make every thinghe posts here back to the damage and ill will he has expressed in NV . every single 1 , and i got nothing but time

  7. Steve Steve May 11, 2011

    I guess I’d have to say that when I became a born-again Christian that particular “chip” in my DNA got replaced, so I don’t celebrate the death of any fellow human being. I do however breath a sigh of relief that Mr. Bin Laden won’t be around to practice his particular brand of evil any more.

  8. Jim Duensing Jim Duensing May 11, 2011

    From a May 9th press release –

    Osama Bin Laden is Dead – Let’s Get Mahmoud Ahmed

    According to the latest official reports, Osama Bin Laden was recently shot in the head in a military compound in Pakistan. He reportedly
    received regular and possibly daily communications with his vast terrorist network from within this armed walled compound in Pakistan.

    Pakistan is claiming complete ignorance and promising a thorough investigation.

    On May 8th, Barack Hussein Obama Jr. expressed the following concern:

    We think that there had to be some sort of support network for Bin Laden inside of Pakistan. But we don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of
    [Pakistan’s] government, people outside of government, and that’s something that we have to investigate and, more importantly, the
    Pakistani government has to investigate,’

    What’s to investigate??

    Pakistan Financed the attacks of September 11th.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation already did a really big investigation. The biggest in its history. It uncovered that the head of
    the Pakistani intelligence services – the so-called ISI – was the chief financier of the attacks. Essentially the head of the c.i.a. in Pakistan
    directly financed the 19 hijackers.

    General Mahmoud Ahmed – the head of the Pakistani ISI ordered his loyal lieutenant Ahmad Umar Sheikh to give alleged lead hijacker Mohammed Atta 100,000 dollars shortly before the attacks.

    The Times of India published a tell all article about Pakistan’s links to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 – on October 9th, 2001.
    It described that the real reason for so-called General Ahmed’s resignation was that Indian officials had provided evidence personally
    linking Ahmed to the financing of the attack.

    New Delhi: While the Pakistani inter services public relations claimed that former ISI director-general lt-gen Mahmud Ahmad sought retirement after being superseded on monday, the truth is more shocking. top sources confirmed here on tuesday, that the general lost his job because of the “evidence” India produced to show his links to one of the suicide
    bombers that wrecked the World Trade Centre. The US authorities sought his removal after confirming the fact that $100,000 were wired to wtc hijacker Mohammed Atta from Pakistan by Ahmad Umar Sheikh at the instance of Gen Mahumd. senior government sources have confirmed that India contributed significantly to establishing the link between the money transfer and the role played by the dismissed ISI chief. while they did not provide details, they said that Indian inputs, including
    Sheikh’s mobile phone number, helped the FBI in tracing and establishing the link. A direct link between the ISI and the WTC attack could have
    enormous repercussions. The US cannot but suspect whether or not there were other senior Pakistani army commanders who were in the know of things. evidence of a larger conspiracy could shake US confidence in Pakistan’s ability to participate in the anti-terrorism coalition…

    We should not be surprised that Pakistan was hiding Osama Bin Laden? We have known since at least September 11th, 2001 that the head of
    Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency was intimately involved in carrying out the attacks on 9/11.

    Indeed, General McChrystal noted in his 2009 report that Pakistan’s ISI was the chief source of funding for the insurgency in Afghanistan!

    So, Pakistan funded multiple insurgency networks in Afghanistan, according to our own Generals. Pakistan’s Intelligence Service secretly financed the 19 hijackers, according to our F.B.I and multiple international sources. Now, Osama Bin Laden is found in a military
    compound in Pakistan more than ten years after the attacks.

    What did Pakistan know and When did they know it?

    It is time to demand that Pakistan turn over General Mahmoud Ahmed so that a Fully Informed jury of New Yorkers can provide him justice. With Bin Laden dead, the chief financier of the attacks is now enemy #1 in the War on Terror.

    In the wake of the news that Osama Bin Laden had been hiding in Pakistan, Pakistani Ambassador Haqqani has said “Heads will Roll” in Pakistan. Let’s start with so-called General Mahmoud Ahmed.

    Osama Bin Laden is Dead!

    Congratulations Mahmoud Ahmed.

    You are now Enemy Number 1 in the War on Terror!

    To download a pamphlet on this issue for distribution, click here:

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