Osama Bin Laden Declared Dead

May 2, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Better late than never that Osama Bin Laden is now declared dead.

The 9/11 victims and thousands around the world have waited patiently for the truth,

Not to mention the U.S and coalition forces’ sacrifices along with millions of Afghan lives lost in the more than a decade old war yet to be brought to conclusion.

There can be no more procrastination in troop withdrawal.  The withdrawal scheduled for 2014 obviously requires review and meaningful justification.

Perhaps it is time to bring troops home and divest the exorbitant defense expenditure to address domestic issues such as creating jobs, universal health care through single payer system, infrastructure and green technology.

Iraq war was waged on false premises.

It was vehemently claimed – the then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11 attacks in addition to possessing weapons of mass destruction proved otherwise in the yet another warfare seeing no end in sight.

Furthermore the latest revelation on Iraq according to the report from the Associated Press on April 10, 2011 is suggestive of the fact to examine the truth behind every major declaration.

Pentagon’s second thoughts on Iraq withdrawal –

“The U.S. wants to keep perhaps several thousand troops in Iraq, not to engage in combat but to guard against an unraveling of a still-fragile peace.

This was made clear during Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ visit Thursday and Friday in which he and the top U.S. commander in Iraq talked up the prospect of an extended U.S. stay.

How big a military commitment might the U.S. be willing to make beyond 2011?

“It just depends on what the Iraqis want and what we’re able to provide and afford,” Gates said Thursday at a U.S. base in the northern city of Mosul where U.S. soldiers advise and mentor Iraqi forces.

He said the U.S. would consider a range of possibilities, from staying an extra couple of years to remaining in Iraq as permanent partners.”

Despite eliminating the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein executed on December 30, 2006 the troop deployment perpetually extended with contemplation for permanent base as revealed in the cited report.

Afghanistan is not any different in that scenario considering the possibility of any troop withdrawal scheduled not until 2014.

With Osama Bin Laden existence laid to rest realizing the resurrection to life only possible by the divine power as known to the global society in the return of Christ, a joyous celebration on Easter Sunday,

The protracted war strategy in Afghanistan deserves public disclosure and the means to provide for the prolonged commitment especially in light of opposition towards Medicare funding and several key issues related to improving average Americans’ lives.

Notwithstanding the lingering government shut down threats from budget disagreements based on disproportionate spending alongside generous tax cuts to the wealthy and specific tax evading corporations exporting American jobs overseas,

While their CEO retained as the White House Counsel Chair on Jobs Creativity and Competitiveness in the backdrop of sluggish economy, rising inflation and higher unemployment.

Transparency and accountability in governance would serve in national interest besides enhancing the respective political decisions credibility.

Evidently truth will continue to prevail regardless of the challenges in establishing peace and justice.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant









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