Can you say “backfire?”
Radical Muslims are already calling the site of Osama bin Laden’s ocean burial the ‘Martyr’s Sea’, according to one of Britain’s leading Islamic scholars.
The US said the decision to drop bin Laden’s body into the North Arabian Sea was taken to avoid creating a shrine for the slain Al Qaeda chief.
So instead of creating a shrine on land, we gave ’em a whole sea. Nice work, Obama administration! I supported the burial at sea, but the idea of telling the crazies where we turned OBL into shark bait should not have been part of the deal. This was a time for less is more on information, but it’s about the only part of the story that Team Obama has managed to keep consistent. Perhaps this part was, to them, the part that really mattered most… Wouldn’t want to offend the enemy who has been waging war on us for decades, and whose figurehead we just iced, would we?
When are we going to learn that every attempt to kowtow to the people who want to kill us, only does more harm than good? It never works and makes us look like weak fools.
Never, that’s when.