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Submitted by Cristina (Canada), May 2, 2011 at 00:49

Sadly this will just get Obama back into office. My opinion is that Bush should be the one that is praised for this. As for Bin Laden, "Lived by the sword died by the sword."

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I predict that this operation will give Obama a temporary bounce that will have dissipated completely by election day 2012 - just as happened to George H.W. Bush after his spectacular poll ratings on winning the Kuwait War in 1991, about the same time out from the 1992 elections. And that war was much larger, more contentious issue than executing bin Laden.

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