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May 02, 2011

Credit Where Credit's Due

Lots of Americans were mad it took ten years for the government to kill bin Laden, but I think it was worth being extra careful to make sure no one else got hurt.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at May 2, 2011 10:18 AM

Very witty, Jonathan.

Posted by: mistah 'MICFiC' charley, ph.d. at May 2, 2011 10:23 AM

This is the single funniest joke I have read in years.

Posted by: Burrite at May 2, 2011 10:43 AM

safety is our middle name. the united safety of america. that's our name. get your own damn safety.

Posted by: hapa at May 2, 2011 10:54 AM


Posted by: Mike of Angle at May 2, 2011 11:32 AM

Speaking of "credit where it's due", the New Yorker's Evan Osnos sends a sort of joke that's been circulating in China:

Al Qaeda once sent five terrorists to China: One was sent to blow up a bus, but he wasn’t able to squeeze onto it; one was sent to blow up a supermarket, but the bomb was stolen from his basket; one was sent to blow up a train, but tickets were sold-out; finally, one succeeded in bombing a coal mine, and hundreds of workers died. He returned to Al Qaeda’s headquarters to await the headlines about his success, but it was never reported by the Chinese press. Al Qaeda executed him for lying.

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Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at May 2, 2011 12:00 PM

Very funny... What's wrong with us? How many people have died in all of this? Oh hell, it's just funny! Life is short.

Posted by: cemmcs at May 2, 2011 12:01 PM

Watch out! Sullivan has already started with his stupid Moore awards.

Posted by: Happy Jack at May 2, 2011 12:07 PM

I, for one, CONGRATULATE the Navy and the President for "GETTING BIN LADEN".

Posted by: Mike Meyer at May 2, 2011 12:09 PM

"beloved character actor osama bin laden, star of televisions "fox news", dies at age 54"-the intertubes

Posted by: sloweducation at May 2, 2011 12:11 PM


Posted by: Woody at May 2, 2011 12:12 PM

Very funny. Speaking of jokes, the best headline regarding Bin Laden that I've heard thus far is

"Breaking News: World's Hide and Seek Champion Loses Title"

Posted by: Jeff Kane at May 2, 2011 02:31 PM

IOZ had the best of all possible one liners on the subject, but this is an extremely close second.

Posted by: ethan at May 2, 2011 04:37 PM

Pure genius.

Posted by: N E at May 2, 2011 05:09 PM

The US can't be held responsible for this. UBL deliberately hid in countries where there were civilians.

Posted by: weaver at May 3, 2011 12:32 AM

Beautiful, weaver.

Posted by: John Caruso at May 3, 2011 01:19 PM

I've been talking about this with a friend who is celebratory over the grand event, and have decided I can't agree with targeted assassinations, at least not until the day when Amnesty International hires a hit squad and goes into this business for itself. At least then you'll know that mass murderers will be shot without regard to ideology or power politics.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at May 3, 2011 02:58 PM

donald johnson

In a similar vein, i once briefly knew a very conservative guy who opposed the death penalty on the simple grounds that the government was/is not competent to kill people. And one of my best friends once told me that he thougth no one should have the JOB of executing people (even after judicial process). Of course, the latter objection presumes conscience.

Posted by: N E at May 5, 2011 01:51 PM