Classic Miranda, 2011: “Bin Laden was killed by the US and yet we’ve heard barely a peep from the Muslim world. You hear more anguish on the ABC. A couple of dozen Palestinians rallied outside a Gaza university, in the one resolutely fanatical place in the world where support for al-Qaeda squeaked over 25 percent. The war on terror is not over but, ten years after September 11, history is beginning to vindicate John Howard, Bush and Tony Blair. Bin Laden died a failure.
|—||They weren’t exactly dancing in the street in Pakistan. The fact that Bin Laden was able to live for years there near a military academy is pretty suspicious, though it’s not hard to see why they’d favour him over the USA when drones have been more effectively blowing up Pakistani civilians than Al Qaeda.|