Wash. Times: Bin Laden "Outmaneuvered" Obama With Taped Message

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In a May 19 editorial, The Washington Times wrote that Osama bin Laden "outmaneuvered" President Obama, writing that bin Laden's "final taped message was an eerie refutation of President Obama's major Middle East policy address. Even in death, bin Laden launched a surprise attack with impeccable timing." The Times further claimed that the words of bin Laden's taped message "could easily have tracked across Mr. Obama's teleprompter."

From the Times:

A dead terrorist outmaneuvered a living president on Thursday. Osama bin Laden's final taped message was an eerie refutation of President Obama's major Middle East policy address. Even in death, bin Laden launched a surprise attack with impeccable timing.

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Mr. Obama should have listened to the bin Laden tape before speaking. The al Qaeda leader in fact celebrated the Arab Spring for the same reasons Mr. Obama did. "The winds of change flew to [Cairo's] Tahrir square," bin Laden said, "and a great revolution was begun. This wasn't a revolution of starving and pain, but a revolution of giving and peace ... [F]ear, humiliation and surrender have fallen ... freedom, pride, audacity and courage were risen." These are words that could easily have tracked across Mr. Obama's teleprompter.

Previously:

Wash. Times' Obama Derangement Syndrome Extends To Bin Laden Death

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