Bin Laden won’t be able to attend the hearing. He sends his regrets:
(CNN)-House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King will hold a hearing on how the death of Osama bin Laden impacts homeland security in one week, according to written statement on his website.
King wants details, details, details, he wants to understand the consequences and benefits resulting from Bin Laden’s death, and he wants to focus on “the security of our homeland”.
Okay, Peter? Do us all a favor and stop calling it “our homeland”. It’s creepy and BushCo-y and not American-y. And just to be fair and balanced, I cringed when President Obama said it, too.
As for King’s previous hearings:
He drew heavy criticism from the Muslim community in early March for holding hearings on the radicalization of Muslim Americans.
See? He’s a professional hearing-holder. Too bad he’s also a divisive alarmist.
Witnesses will include Peter Bergen and Frances Townsend, and terrorism analyst Evan F. Kohlman.