John Kerry: Ask bin Laden if he’s better off now than he was four years ago

posted at 11:21 am on September 7, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Speaking during the buildup to the big nothing-burger that was President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, erstwhile presidential candidate and self-styled foreign-policy guru Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) had an impassioned response to Republicans’ recent revival of the Reagan Metric.

I don’t really know what to say, except… Oof.

 In this campaign, we have a fundamental choice. Will we protect our country and our allies, advance our interests and ideals, do battle where we must and make peace where we can? Or will we entrust our place in the world to someone who just hasn’t learned the lessons of the last decade?

We’ve all learned Mitt Romney doesn’t know much about foreign policy. But he has all these ‘‘neocon advisors’’ who know all the wrong things about foreign policy. He would rely on them – after all, he’s the great outsourcer.

But I say to you: This is not the time to outsource the job of commander in chief. …

…He promised to focus like a laser on al – Qaeda – and he has – our forces have eliminated more of its leadership in the last three years than in all the eight years that came before. And after more than ten years without justice for thousands of Americans murdered on 9/11, after Mitt Romney said it would be ‘‘naive’’ to go into Pakistan to pursue the terrorists, it took President Obama, against the advice of many, to give that order to finally rid this earth of Osama bin Laden. Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.

Tying together “outsourcing” and foreign-policy advisers? Really? That doesn’t feel like maybe just a little bit of a stretch to you? Because goodness knows that no president ever employs experts in their various fields for the specific purpose of advising them. And I gotta’ say, pointing to a lack of foreign-policy experience on the Romney/Ryan ticket is kind of a bold strategy — lest people look back and recall how much foreign-policy experience Barack Obama had acquired by the time he ran for president. Which was precisely none.


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Since we haven’t seen any pictures, I’d say this is an “incomplete”.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

“I was against the killing of Osama bin Laden before I was for it!” – J. Horseface Kerry

Jeddite on September 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Huh? That is a moronic query… what on earth does he mean?????

chai on September 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

“Ask Solyndra if they’re better off now than they were four years ago!!” – The Bullet We All Dodged

joejm65 on September 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I dunno. John Kerry just looks like some corporate wife to me.

Ohiogal on September 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

lol, same thing i said when i heard longface say that. I looked at my wife and said, bin laden isn’t better off than he was 4 years ago either. Listening to libs makes my brain hurt.

LexGreen on September 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Duh… LOL!! Idiot!

ProfessorMiao on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I dunno. John Kerry just looks like some corporate wife to me.

Ohiogal on September 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Thread winner!!

ToddPA on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Since we haven’t seen any pictures, I’d say this is an “incomplete”.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Nailed it! Well done, sir! Erica, you can now close this thread.

AOTC

Agent of the Cross on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Didn’t he serve in Vietnam?

Ellis on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

…what a leach and a loser!
…that man has no pride…he’s a moms basement boy who always had to get married to get on the first floor.

KOOLAID2 on September 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Nuance!

farsighted on September 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Kerry . . . that question is borderline stupid and has nothing to do with the state of this nation. Crawl back into your hole and stay away.

rplat on September 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

This democratic convention was a real parade of losers.

And future losers……

redguy on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Just think, had he and the Breck girl won in 2004 & 2008, this would have been their big farewell convention *shudder*
Adios to the Johns!

Brat on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

HEY KERRY – HOW ABOUT THOSE TAX RETURNS?!

The Count on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Somebody tell HO CHI KERRY that “Torture” was used to find the location of Bin Laden.

sentinelrules on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Jingoistic chest-thumper!

thebrokenrattle on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I guess it’s only the R’s that aren’t allowed to campaign on the War on Terror. Isn’t this what the Dems have been saying since 2004?

hamnj7 on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

“Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.”

Nope, and neither are Americans.

GCM on September 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Obama sucked his thumb while waiting for Jarrett to give the OBL raid her approval.

Obama is an anemic POS.

BuckeyeSam on September 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I noticed Kerry’s face was all botoxed up again. Does this clueless fool think he has a chance in 2016?

rhombus on September 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

John Kerry – still a loser.

GarandFan on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

In Heaven with 72 virgins vs living in a cave? I bet that a lot of would be martyrs are thinking “Yes!”

DAT60A3 on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Congratulations to Valerie Jarrett.

Can they stop milking it, now?

listens2glenn on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I dunno. John Kerry just looks like some corporate wife to me.

Ohiogal on September 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Nominee for comment of the year.

blah blah blah on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Kerry: Obama didn’t get Bin Laden. Somebody else made that happen.

HeatSeeker2011 on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

What the Fluke does this mean?

OBL ain’t better off, so us nancy boys need to suck it up?

OBL isn’t complaining, so us nancy boys need to suck it up?

We were happy to make OBL worse off, so why are us nancy boys complaining?

OBL preferred Obama and he’s worse off today, so…I don’t know where to go with this one…nancy boys.

OBL wasn’t even owned by the United States government like the rest of us are yet was killed without pain and buried respectfully, so us nancy boys need to stop complaining because we will get at least the same treatment?

NotCoach on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Didn’t he serve in Vietnam?

Ellis on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

..he may have; at least he spent a Christmas in Cambodia once.

The War Planner on September 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

So Dems are celebrating the killing of Muslims now?

I’m so confused.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I’d have thought that Uncle Fester and Thing would have taken Lurch down years ago.

BuckeyeSam on September 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

lest people look back and recall how much foreign-policy experience Barack Obama had acquired by the time he ran for president. Which was precisely none.

Hey, he traveled to Pocky-stahn when he was in college and learned how to properly pronounce it, so there’s that.

txsurveyor on September 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.

Either a moronic statement or the conspiracy theories are true and the US Govt. really didn’t kill OBL but, rather, are keeping him in an undisclosed location. I’m going with the moron one.

But let’s not ignore the hypocrisy. Kerry is far richer than the Romneys thanks to all that condiment money his wife brought to the marriage from her dead husband. Kerry outsourced the construction of his Yacht which he hides in Rhode Island to avoid paying MA taxes on it.

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

John Kerry has to be the biggest certified moron running around with the moniker SENATOR that has ever existed! What kind of a jerkwater comment is that, Kerry? That is like saying Attila the Hun isn’t better off four years later!

pilamaye on September 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

John Kerry Heinz is yet ANOTHER lib politician who has never had a job, let alone made a payroll. Everything is sunshine and sugar in the land of liberal theory. In actual practice – they’re proven FULL OF SH*T 100% of the time, but they LOVE to assuage their guilt by giving away hard working folks’ money. WRITE SOME CHECKS, JOHN, you piece of hypocritical garbage. Write enough checks until your portfolio only pays you $50K per year. You’ll be a Republican within 6 months.

bob77 on September 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

HEY KERRY – HOW ABOUT THOSE TAX RETURNS?!

The Count on September 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

..they’re on his boat docked in Rhode Island.

The War Planner on September 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Erika, your headline and caption under the photo made me LOL. Well done!

tj4osu on September 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Disgusting politicization the GOP could never get away with.

Oh, and yes: 16 hours.

Ben Hur on September 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

And “neo-con” is a dog whistle.

Ben Hur on September 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Jeddite on September 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

As for the horseface, is this what was referred to as the Hapsburg jaw? Didn’t they all go crazy?

esr1951 on September 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Botox, Botox, Botox.

The speech was off the Assinine Scale. Kerry is not as bright as he thinks he is.

And since according to Osama’s religion it is the best thing to die in a martyr-type way, then Osama is better off now in Muslim heaven with his 47 virgins.

albill on September 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Do you think that when Obama pulls a picture out of his wallet to show his pride and joy, that it’s OBL and not his daughters?

Just wondering.

WisRich on September 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Since we haven’t seen any pictures, I’d say this is an “incomplete”.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Nailed it! Well done, sir! Erica, you can now close this thread.

AOTC

Agent of the Cross on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

As much as I would like to say incomplete on this, I can not! It is funny though, SouthernGent!

Static21 on September 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

“Uh…Can I get me a huntin’ license here?”

Moron.

AubieJon on September 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

What these liberal fools do not understand is that Al Qaeda is not centralized and the death of Bin Laden although it is great for our nation and a super heroic achievement by our troops and intelligence agencies, has not stopped the islamic terrorism threat for a minute and has not diminished it at all…

mnjg on September 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.

Honestly, the American people really don’t care about that. They care more about the economy than bin laden.

ConservativePartyNow on September 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

He promised to focus like a laser

First, anyone who is recorded saying “focus like a laser” should be tried and summarily executed.

Second, where was that intense concentration of effort when it came to the economy? Spent on taking over healthcare, denying drilling permits, bolstering public and private unions, reviewing and subsidizing green-energy proposals, suing status on bogus voting-rights discrimination charges, proposing terror trials in NYC, and much more nonsense?

BuckeyeSam on September 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Waffles reports for dirty.

mojo on September 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Then ask Saddam Hussein if he is better off…

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

ah yes, because america has always been known to lead from behind

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-doctrine-leading-from-behind/2011/04/28/AFBCy18E_story.html

Not to mention.. didn’t Obama just follow W’s Iraq plan?

mbquinn on September 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Bin Laden is not better off, he is dead…our economy is not better off it’s dead.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I dunno. John Kerry just looks like some corporate wife gigolo to me.

Ohiogal on September 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Fixed

BigAlSouth on September 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Or maybe we could ask the Muslim Brotherhood if they’re better off than they were four years ago.

J.S.K. on September 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM

http://www.therightscoop.com/sarah-palin-the-dnc-is-a-bunch-of-bunk-again-tonight/

Had there been less Palin on FoxNews since her FB calling out the network for cancelling her segment last Wednesday and essentially taking her contract negotiation public? She did appear on Cavuto last night, and commented on the DNC and Kerry. The last two weeks were big time political dog and pony show, and you would expect Fox to have her on more often.

bayview on September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Hey John is YOUR ex running mate better off now than 4 years ago?

bsinc1962 on September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Bin Laden is not better off, he is dead…our economy is not better off it’s dead.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

RR 2012: BinLaden is dead, and so is the economy

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

How about we ask the families of those hundreds of soldiers and marines who have been killed within the last four years if they are better off. How about we ask the young children whose father was killed by our Afghan “allies” if they are better off.

MoreLiberty on September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Actually, if Jawn wants to point fingers at someone for outsourcing, he can look no further than BillyJeff for outsourcing both intelligence and military logistics capabilities…

Wanderlust on September 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

HA! The convoluted logic of the LEFT. Will they never learn to actually THINK about what they wish to say before they just rattle it off?

Eastwood’s delivery when he deflated Barack Obama for the world to see was halting, but the content of his speech was direct and effective. In 12 minutes he transformed Barack Obama from THE ONE, the ‘messiah’, to nothing more than a man who had failed at the job he was hired to do and should rightly be replaced.

John Kerry speaks and people are left saying ‘… but what does that mean?’

The left should be advised that though the words may falling tripping from the tongue, they have to make sense and MEAN SOMETHING, to be effective.

thatsafactjack on September 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

First, anyone who is recorded saying “focus like a laser” should be tried and summarily executed.

BuckeyeSam on September 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

The correct spelling is “fvck us like a loser”.

Archivarix on September 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I will. Then I’ll thank the Navy SEALS and our intelligence forces and infrastructure built by generations of sensible and at least quasi-patriotic presidents but now hanging in the balance of the abattoir awaiting “sequestration” brought about by the anti-American budgetary extortions of this sick-making excuse of “leader.”

rrpjr on September 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

A lot of Americans feel like Osama bin Laden: dead in the water.

StewartIII on September 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Ask the Seal, who actually killed Bin Laden, who Obama is suing to shut up… if he is better off.

DANEgerus on September 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

The question wasn’t “is Bin Laden better off?” It was
“are you (the American citizen) better off?”

blammm on September 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

We made out out of the first term alive, unlike OBL, so I guess we’ve all got that going for ourselves, eh?

ellifint on September 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Or maybe we could ask the Muslim Brotherhood if they’re better off than they were four years ago.

J.S.K. on September 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Wow. Nice.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Thanks for posting this. Clearly being dead is a no. And I doubt you want to be saying Americans are as well off as OBL.

And a guy who lied about his Vietnam experience should be the last guy to call other people out for “lying.” Moreoever, if he wants to babble about lack of foreign policy experience, why not compare Romney’s experience to a guy who ran 4 years ago. Whats his name again? Oh, that’s right, Barack Obama.

milcus on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Huh? That is a moronic query… what on earth does he mean?????

chai on September 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

John F’n Kerry is firing up all the conspiracy theories in the ME re Osama is really alive and in a secret prison.

slickwillie2001 on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Even if you take that the liberal’s version of face value, Obama turned down the raid three times in six months, it wasn’t until the commanders told him either **** or get off the pot that he finally, reluctantly, gave the go signal.

That’s not bold or direct or decisive. The President was none of those things grandstanded on after SpecOps did the work.

Speakup on September 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

You raaaaaaaaang…..

tdpwells on September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

In this campaign, we have a fundamental choice. Will we protect our country and our allies, advance our interests and ideals, do battle where we must and make peace where we can? Or will we entrust our place in the world to someone who just hasn’t learned the lessons of the last decade?

So I take it that Kerry has just endorsed and is voting for Romney/Ryan

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

And I gotta’ say, pointing to a lack of foreign-policy experience on the Romney/Ryan ticket is kind of a bold strategy — lest people look back and recall how much foreign-policy experience Barack Obama had acquired by the time he ran for president. Which was precisely none.

Yeah, I was struck by that line as well.

By that reasoning, voters should never choose a challenger over an incumbent, who automatically has more foreign-policy experience.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Osama b. Laden: “Where are the jobs?”

LetsBfrank on September 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago.

….ask the American Soldier if the Afghanistan war is “better off” than it was four years ago when Obama promised to win it.

….tired of seeing democrats thump their chests over getting Osama while they lose the war in Afghanistan….
…………..which is more important to the mission and security of the United States Kerry….killing Osama or winning the war??????

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

“Some of us from a prior war remember coming home was not always easy. President Obama has made it his mission that we welcome our troops home with care, and concern, and the respect they deserve.”- John Kerry, corporate wife, loser of the 2004 presidential election,liar, horseface, horse’s ass.

Kerry before the Senate Relations Committee, April 22, 1971:

“I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command….

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

“Kerry, who understood well the importance that the media placed on imagery, put an exclamation mark on [a 1971 anti-Vietnam protest] by lining up with veterans to return their medals to the military on April 23. Kerry said he suggested that veterans place their medals and ribbons on a table and return them. But he said other members of the antiwar veterans group wanted to throw the medals and ribbons over a fence in front of the Capitol, and Kerry went along with the idea. … Some press reports say that Kerry ‘threw his medals.’ But Kerry has long maintained he threw his own ribbons but someone else’s medals. In an interview, he said that he had previously met two veterans … who had asked Kerry to return their medals to the military. Kerry said he stuffed them into his jacket. He said that when he prepared to throw his ribbons over the fence, he reached into his jacket and pulled out the medals from those two veterans. He said his own medals remained in safekeeping” (Boston Globe, June 17, 2003).

justltl on September 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

And a guy who lied about his Vietnam experience should be the last guy to call other people out for “lying.”

milcus on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Hey now, come on, the DNC in their “Abortionpalooza, attack the GOP for their war on women” convention spent time lionizing a guy who, in a drunken stupor, left a woman to drown in the car he ran off the road and had a serial lecher, adulterer, and date rapist as a keynote speaker. This is totally consistent with current democrat party values.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I know this is a small thing but I really had a hard time paying attention to what Sen. Kerry was saying.

The top half of his face just never moved. It really freaked me out.

simon on September 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Best line of the night – at the end of Lurch’s speech on the Factor, Bill O’Reilly says, “And that concludes John Kerry’s audition to be the next Secretary of State for President Obama.”

peski on September 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Here we go again.

BIN LADEN BIN LADEN BIN LADEN BIN LADEN BIN LADEN BIN LADEN

Change the record, already. These are the same guys that never let W live down “Mission Accomplished” long after the Serious People ™ rolled up their sleeves and got to work managing the aftermath of a post-Saddam Iraq.

The Schaef on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

…He promised to focus like a laser on al – Qaeda – and he has – our forces have eliminated more of its leadership in the last three years than in all the eight years that came before.

…well…when you change the definition of al-qaeda leader to be merely the lead guy of a group of 4…then yea….you will be killing “leaders” all over the place.

By the way Kerry….how is Obama killing all these “leaders”…..could it be from policies and tools he “inherited” from the previous administration.

What would actually be impressive is if Obama could show any policies or tools that he has created on his watch to successfully combat the jihadist.

Just a simple “thank you” to President Bush is all that is necessary for riding his coat tails liberal.

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

And I gotta’ say, pointing to a lack of foreign-policy experience on the Romney/Ryan ticket is kind of a bold strategy — lest people look back and recall how much foreign-policy experience Barack Obama had acquired by the time he ran for president. Which was precisely none.

Yeah, I was struck by that line as well.

By that reasoning, voters should never choose a challenger over an incumbent, who automatically has more foreign-policy experience.

aunursa on September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Yeah, pretty incredible.

peski on September 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Wouldn’t John Kerry as Sec. of State be enough to defeat Obama?

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

“Some of us from a prior war remember coming home was not always easy. President Obama has made it his mission that we welcome our troops home with care, and concern, and the respect they deserve.”

Oh.my.goodness. Did he really say that. The reality was:

“Some of us from a prior war remember coming home and making sure that the homecoming for other returning soldiers was most unpleasant.”-

Wow, I’m surprised he even went there.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Of course he isn’t Lurch. He now has 72 virgins. Everyone knows that virgin sheep arn’t as much fun as experienced sheep.

chicken thief on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Didn’t he serve in Vietnam?

Ellis on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

He’s pretty humble about it, hardly ever mentions it.

msupertas on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Why the long face, John?

petefrt on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

The top half of his face just never moved. It really freaked me out.

simon on September 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Uncanny resemblance to the old cartoon character “Clutch Cargo.”

rrpjr on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

We owe so much to Valerie Jarrett for finally giving Obama permission after vetoing the plan 3 times.

kurtzz3 on September 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Wow, I’m surprised he even went there.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

John “Winter solider” Kerry is a narcissistic sociopathic pathological liar. Not to mention a full fledged traitor who tried to sell America out to the North Vietnamese in Paris in 1971.

SWalker on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Summary of Obama speech

J_Crater on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Why the long face, Senator?

CycloneCDB on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

But I say to you: This is not the time to outsource the job of commander in chief. …

So this is Kerry’s idea of “smart power”

Obama 2008:”

I will . . . finish the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.”

Obama 2010: “The Taliban is not our Enemy”……

Maybe Kerry could explain how Mr. “Smart Power” is going to square this circle:

This is what Obama says:

Losing is not an option

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZRspJg1VYA

…Not only is President Exit Date going to leave Afghanistan with the Taliban and al-qaeda more powerful than when we came in 2001…

…..under his watch…the jihadist have gained more power and control than at any time since the Ottoman Empire.

Only a liberal could be stupid enough to brag about this much failure.

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Traitor……….

crosshugger on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Who’s better off than four years ago:

Iran, for getting one of our drones and being able to keep it

Russia, for the almost-unilateral disarming of America

China, from where we borrow money with the interest funding their growing military

Unions, who got all kinds of goodies from the stimulus and takeover of GM

Fiat, who now owns Chrysler

The Palestinians, who see a United States more interested in them than in the only free country in the region

The countries with whom the Pakis shared the technology of a stealth helicopter before giving the thing back to us

Need I go on?

Liam on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Actually, if you accept the Muslim belief that when you die a martyr in the cause of jihad you are rewarded with 72 virgins, then, yeah, bin Laden is actually better off now than we was four years ago.

I’m surprised that Kerry didn’t push that angle.

In the real world, however, we are concerned about whether Americans are better off, not terrorists.

Uncle Dave on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Romney and Ryan know who our allies are, and who are enemies are. So they’re ahead on that much.

RSbrewer on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Are African/American unemployed men better off now than 4 years ago?

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Is Ghingis Khan better off than…..never mind!

hip shot on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

You just can’t make this stuff up. When I saw that headline yesterday I did a double take, thinking it was a typo or something. Of course, if having half your face blown off by a sniper and dumped in the ocean is preferable to being unemployed, I guess he would be better off.

scalleywag on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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