I wrote an article for Big Peace today about why I think Osama Bin Laden should have been renditioned rather than aired out. Ultimately, this is a what if article, but I think the arguments need to be said. For all the talk of Bush being a cowboy I think he would have extracted Osama instead of killing him. He was too valuable a target and could have provided extremely valuable intel. He was the leader of Al Qaeda, after all.
While I didn’t get into it in the article, but the handling of the follow-up has been a typical Obama mess. Confused narratives, lack of transparency, the usual cluster frickazee.