Osama bin Laden's death: The view from abroad

What commentators around the world have said about the significant event. In the days after Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS in Pakistan, commentators around the world weighed in about what the event signified. Here are excerpts of opinion writing from international publications. They were compiled by Emal Haidary . Full Story »

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Randy Morrow
3.6
by Randy Morrow - May. 8, 2011

On the American side, there have been about 6,000 dead U.S. soldiers, not to mention $1.3 trillion in new federal debt that is attributed to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But the real costs will likely be much higher. The U.S. has accumulated a total debt burden of over $14 trillion, even though it was running a budget surplus just 10 years ago…. America has become so caught up in a culture of fear and anxiety that it spends more on defense than all other countries put together. And it is caught up in wars that it cannot win — and which it no longer wants to fight, if one believes American opinion polls about the war in Afghanistan.

Excerpts from editorials/opinion pieces from selected countries.

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