BY WILLIAM E. MOSSMAN – Wherever he is, Osama Bin Laden must be smiling.
America’s own political extremists (the Republican Tea Party, Grover Norquist and the super high rollers that they serve) have achieved what he couldn’t do — i.e. stir up enough political divisiveness within the USA to portray its government to the World as being dysfunctional in handling its national debt/deficit issues, and thereby cause America’s international credit rating to be lowered.
Using the international credit rating of the USA as a bargaining chip to protect the vast tax benefits of their super wealthy supporters makes it very clear that they are willing to cripple their country to achieve their political goals.
The primary goal of these Republican extremists is to cause America to fail while Pres. Obama is in office, to enhance the election of a Republican president in 2012.
Osama would be proud of what these American political extremists are doing to their own country.
William E. Mossman is a resident of Kailua, Hawaii