The pictures of Osama bin Laden are definitely him and leave no doubt the al-Qaeda leader is dead, according to a Republican Senator.
Phi Beta Iota: We have mixed feelings. There is a 20% possibility that Bin Laden was actually there and killed, and a 20% possibility that the journals and other recovered materials are real. What we find troubling are two things: 1) the gullibility of Senators who are not forensic experts and have not had access of any sort to the actual body (unless he was captured but this is a stretch as well); and 2) the likelihood that the high-school gibberish in these journals, whether real or concocted, will over-shadow all reasonable thought in the next year. This is THEATER. Terrorism is a TRAFFIC ACCIDENT. What is being done (and not done) in our name is a million times more important than this ridiculous abuse of US power for the wrong reasons.