By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Osama bin Laden's death Sunday in a million-dollar mansion in Pakistan at the hands of U.S. special operations forces punctured the mythology of a revolutionary leader sacrificing creature comforts for the good of jihad, American officials said Monday as the world digested the demise of its most notorious terrorist leader.
The U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, known as the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), has taken on a daunting task — a huge increase in its efforts to recruit, train and equip Kabul's army and national police forces.
"Where do we find bin Laden?" he asked. "In a villa, next to a Pakistani military academy an hour or two northeast of Islamabad. Families that have lost service members in Afghanistan are told their child or husband or wife is fighting al Qaeda and keeping us safe from terrorism. It has nothing to do with that. This needs to be a wake-up call."
But Matthew Hoh, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and the director of the Afghanistan Study Group, said removing bin Laden should be a clear signal that it's time to expedite the withdrawal.