Analysis: Killing the alibi
Washington has less reason or justification to wage a war in Afghanistan now that bin Laden is no more.
Marwan Bishara Last Modified: 02 May 2011 09:18

The killing of Osama bin Laden is a major symbolic victory for the Obama administration, but is it a game changer for the US strategy in the “Greater Middle East”?

After 10 years of pursuing al-Qaeda’s leader, responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US has closed a chapter, but not the book, in its war on al-Qaeda and “international terrorism”.

Since the attacks on New York and Washington, “al-Qaeda central” which was being run from the Pakistani Afghan border, has mutated into a global network of affiliates.

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