In WASHINGTON, Reuters reported that this was a triumphant moment for the United States when the 1st May 2011, Barack Obama [Unlink]
has announced the death of Osama bin Laden, but in the midst of an election campaign, the first anniversary is also sensitive to manage for the democratic president that for his rival republican Mitt Romney. "He will commend all those who deserve", he said in referring particularly the administration of George W. Bush [Unlink]
and the commandos who have led the assault. For Obama, "this is a time when it must sit his presidential stature and not to think too much about the campaign", approved Clyde Wilcox, professor of public policy at the University of Georgetown. "The idea is to show that America is being avenged, even if it takes time, and it reacts when it is attacked. Obama has even more interest to be careful that he must make the Pakistan, always offended for not having been warned of the American operation then that its collaboration is essential to allow an orderly withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan. The subject is also tricky to manage for the Republicans, who have lost with the death of Bin Laden a good opportunity to criticize the record of Obama on foreign policy issues. Mitt Romney, now be assured to get the nomination of his party, is faced with a dilemma: either attacking Obama on other issues on which it is deemed too "soft" by the Republicans, as the Iranian nuclear program or the trade relations with China, and that is to talk about something else to divert the attention. Michael Goldfarb, an adviser to John McCain [Unlink]
during the campaign against Obama in 2008, looking for the first solution.