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“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.”

Congratulations to everyone involved with finding and eliminating bin Laden, from the brave men who went in and took him out to President Obama!  Congratulations also go to President Bush and Vice President Cheney for instituting the programs and policies that helped provide the intelligence leads to find bin Laden.

bin Laden is dead:to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The witness of his death are the Navy Seals and CIA operatives who killed him.  It is their word that I believe and their word is all that I need!  In other words, the Truthers can just crawl back into whatever holes they crawled out of!

When I was a kid, Elvis is alive was a favorite of tabloid headline writers, complete with cheesy photos of bad Elvis impersonators filling their gas tanks or some other mundane task.  He always seemed to be hiding in plain sight some where.  I suspect that with the disposal of Osama’s carcase at sea, the conspiracy theorists will take little time to concoct theories about how the assassination was a hoax.  That’s a conspiracy the muslim world will be quick to believe in.  After all, most of the muslim world believes in nearly enough wacko Zionist conspiracy theories to qualify as contributors to The Daily Kos or Huffington Post.  They’ll believe anything that supports their delusional world views, including bin Laden’s fabled invulnerability.

Here’s the problem.  We have nothing to gain and everything to lose with that kind of hoax.  I’m sure we’ll see a bump in Mr. Obama’s poll numbers, but it will be temporary and long gone by the time anyone is casting a meaningful vote for or against him.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the dollar plummeting, and a weak recovery quickly losing steam, “It’s the economy, stupid!” will be back at the front of presidential politics in no time.  If it were a hoax, there’s no way they could keep it from being uncovered.  There are simply too many people involved for a conspiracy to work.  Osama bin Laden is dead!  But a large part of the world’s population isn’t going to believe it.