By Paolo von Schirach
June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON – Will the US get much mileage from the Osama bin Laden operation? Well, not much, according to comments made by departing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.“I think that in terms of the political prospect, the potential of the killing of Bin Laden to be a game changer is there.” So, we have “prospect”, with “potential” that the killing may become a “game changer”, at some point in the future. Talk about convoluted sentences aimed at saying nothing of substance! Translation: the operation was important; but mostly for US morale. It is no game changer regarding the ongoing struggle against Al Qaeda. Sadly, it is so.