After The Takeaway: John Hockenberry Contemplates the Significance of the Bin Laden Raid

Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 04:07 PM

Osama bin Laden's still image on Al-Jazeera, November 2007 Osama bin Laden's image accompanying an audio broadcast on Al-Jazeera television on November 29, 2007 (AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

In this video, The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reflects on the controversial essay by Nicholas Schmidle that appeared in this week’s New Yorker, entitled “Getting Bin Laden: What Happened that Night in Abbottabad.” We had Schmidle on The Takeaway earlier this week, and he discussed the symbolic as well as practical significance of the success of the bin Laden raid for the U.S. Military. Here, Hockenberry reacts to these sentiments, assessing the implications of our national preoccupation with security in a post-9/11 world.


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