Osama bin Laden is dead, but President Obama is determined not to let him rest. The bearded terrorist who once led al Qaeda has become, for Obama and his surrogates, a bumper-sticker slogan to be trotted out at campaign events — a symbol of the supposed success of his administration’s foreign policy.
“Osama bin Laden is dead, General Motors is alive,” is how Vice President Biden put it at the Democratic convention.
In a joking reference to Monday night’s debate, President Obama said at last week’s Al Smith dinner: “Spoiler alert: We got Bin Laden.”
On ABC’s “This Week,” former White House green jobs czar Van Jones called his old boss a “towering figure in foreign policy: You’ve got somebody with a Nobel Peace Prize and he killed bin Laden.” The administration has also leaked details of the raid and cooperated in the making of a Hollywood movie on the raid that is due later this year.