@Stephen Gilberg, the expression is similar to “rubbing it in.” In college FB, for instance, it is considered “excessive celebration” and subject to a penalty. In the pros it’s OK. Actually, Obama would have been justified in “spiking the ball” after killing OBL, but he somehow managed to partially neutralize a major foreign policy victory because he couldn’t get the story straight afterward about what really happened. Plus, even though he has kept rendition, “enhanced interrogation,” and Gitmo, he has struggled to distance himself from those decisions (to mollify the true believers to his left who think he’s “too moderate”), which has further muddied his foreign policy positions.
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