Obama rolled the dice in going for Bin Laden, the Wall Street Journal writes, but he and his aides decided that it was ultimately a risk worth taking. Obama Monday called for unity and will visit ground zero for the first time as president.
Veteran Washington Post political writer Dan Balz writes that Obama will be judged only partially in 2012 on the Bin Laden killing. The Wall Street Journal writes that Obama’s next test will be whether he can use his success to gain other achievements.
Time’s Michael Scherer describes how Obama is building the Bin Laden killing into the larger theme that he is a president that can lead the U.S. to greatness.
The Bush team gives some credit and takes some too.
Meanwhile, back on the forgotten debt limit debate, Treasury Secretary Geithner has extended the drop dead deadline for raising the ceiling to August 2.
And Obama’s childhood pal Bobby Titcomb has pleaded no contest to charges of soliciting a prostitute.