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New York Times: Bin Laden Raid Complicates G.O.P. Message for 2012

by Lisa Mathias

In today’s New York Times, David Winston looks at the affect that Osama bin Laden’s death will have on Republican presidential hopefuls who have criticized President Obama’s seeminly soft stance on foreign policy and national security. Although it may be a personal political victory for Obama as the 2012 elections approach, the events still leave some questions unanswered:

“This is a significant accomplishment. There is absolutely no question about it,” Mr. Winston said. “But the dynamic in terms of, what is the Obama Doctrine, are not necessarily the same thing. Now that this particular significant achievement has occurred, what does he do with it? Now where do we go from here?”

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