President Obama on Death of Osama bin Laden. Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME. DURHAM — Experts anticipate the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death could improve President Barack Obama's approval rating, even if just temporarily. "I think what you are going to see is a rally effect," said Andrew Smith, University of New Hampshire political science professor. "You'll see an improvement that is of an overall job approval. " Obama's job performance rating in New Hampshire has dropped to its lowest level since his election, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the UNH Survey Center.
Survey results, completed before the president's announcement, of 504 randomly selected Granite State adults show Obama's popularity is continuing to slide. About 44 percent of the adults said they approve of the job the president is doing, while 52 percent disapprove and 5 percent are neutral. April 2010 poll results showed about 50 percent of New Hampshire residents approved of the job Obama was doing as president and 46 percent disapproved. Osama bin Laden’s killing: Was it legal? - BlogPost.
Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/03/2011 May 03, 2011 03:16 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost Was Osama bin Laden assassinated? (Mazhar Ali Khan/AP) A BlogPost reader, James, writes in: Why have there been virtually no expressions of concern from those who normally uphold fundamental due process, as well as from civil libertarians? James is right — there were few condemnations over the killing. Political assassinations have been banned since President Gerald Ford issued Executive Order 11905, but President George W. This idea that certain killings were exempt from the assassination law was reitereated in March by the legal adviser to the State Department, Harold Koh, during a speech.
Bin Laden also reportedly resisted capture, a fact that the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin sees the government could use to justify the death. White House Weighing Release of Bin Laden Photographs from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Deck of Aircraft Carrier - Political Punch. May 3, 2011 6:07pm ABC News has learned that the Obama administration possesses a number of photographs of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, taken in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
Officials who have seen the photographs describe them as “gruesome.” Bin Laden has a gunshot wound to his forehead. The insides of his head are visible. The pictures from Pakistan are of bin Laden in the compound dead. The pictures of bin Laden in Afghanistan are from a US military base. Religion and politics after bin Laden - Georgetown/On Faith. Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/03/2011 May 03, 2011 10:40 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost By Ross Berg As details surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden continue to emerge, this week’s episode of The God Vote, hosted by Sally Quinn and Jacques Berinerblau, considers the political and religious ramifications of bin Laden’s demise.
The rapid dissemination of news surrounding bin Laden’s death sparked celebrations across the United States. Berlinerblau and Quinn then addressed the circumstances surrounding bin Laden’s burial at sea. Quinn commentated on the religious implications of bin Laden’s burial. Berlinerblau and Quinn finally turned their attention to the political ramifications of bin Laden’s death. Quinn speculated that the Christian right might be impacted the most politically from these events. If anything, the death of bin Laden has spurred a national solidarity not witnessed since the days following the attacks of September 11, 2011. Al-Qaeda's effect weakens in Mideast. By Jim Michaels, USA TODAY Updated 5/4/2011 1:49 PM | Even before the death of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda was losing relevance in the Arab world as youth-led uprising swept leaders from power and left other countries racked by violence, some experts say.
By Asif Hassan, AFP/Getty Images By Asif Hassan, AFP/Getty Images Al-Qaeda's leadership was so shocked by revolts across the Arab world that they were still struggling with how to respond when bin Laden was killed by a secret American raid, said Amin Tarzi, director of Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University. "It weakens the al-Qaeda message even more," Tarzi said.
Al-Qaeda finds followers in countries worldwide, but the Arab world has always been its most fertile ground for jihadists. Islamist groups such as al-Qaeda are now faced with popular uprisings in places such as Yemen, Egypt and Syria that are challenging dictatorships and perhaps offering another way for Arab youth to look for change, experts say. Bin Laden's death a turning point for Millennials.