Andrew Levine, "America’s New Demons and the Second Coming of the Neocons," counterpunch.org
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As the years wore on, it became clear even to the most terrified Americans that Osama Bin Laden, holed up in some remote quarter of the world, had long ago shot his wad. His usefulness was waning.
And so, with the 2012 election looming, Barack Obama found it expedient to call on the Navy Seals, his very own Murder Incorporated, to kill the boogeyman of the day. He then called on his “public diplomacy” flacks to make it look like a well-executed heroic caper which, we now know, it was not.
Poor Obama. Poor Madam Secretary Clinton. Propaganda systems abhor a vacuum and, by having Bin Laden killed, that is just what they brought about. ...