…is how they cannot resist following EVERYTHING through to the Nth degree.
It is why they can NEVER convict anyone with a good (and EXPENSIVE) lawyer. A guy can be found standing over a fresh corpse with a smoking gun, but after a court case lasting a YEAR – he will STILL walk free.
It is why it takes them over a YEAR to elect a President – and another three months to INSTALL them.
And it is why they cannot just enjoy the moment – now they have finally NAILED Osama Bin Liner.
In Britain, court cases rarely last more than a MONTH.
Run-ups to elections take around SIX WEEKS – and the new guy (if the old one does not get re-elected) moves in to Number Ten the next MORNING.
And if Britain’s S.A.S. had performed a professional job on the Most Wanted Man In The World (disable the woman – then turn to the man and put one in the chest, followed by another in the head) the report on the precise details of the hit would have been labeled Top Secret and buried until the year 3000.
Likewise in ANY other country in the World. ONLY Americans have to analyze every nit-picking little detail and follow every path until it leads them into a MESS. Only time will tell if they do THAT with THIS – and yet again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
It would be nice to see COMMONSENSE win out for once. After a CENTURY of Foreign Policy fiascos – America NEEDS this success.