Incisive Commentary of the Day

Courtesy the Onion, in a slide show about the top five international news makers of 2011. Coming in at number three?

Osama bin Laden: Former leader of al-Qaeda whose death at the hands of Navy SEALs proved that if you make the U.S. your enemy, we will hunt you down, suspend a number of constitutional liberties, conduct two interminable wars, dig ourselves into a financial abyss, find you after nine and a half years, and kill you.

I don’t know if it’s fitting that a satirical newspaper has the most level-headed analysis of what this country has been through in the past 10 years, or if it’s just another sign of our imminent extinction.