Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden Dead; President Obama takes full credit

Washington DC, May 2, 2011. The news broke last night that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed during a firefight with U.S. Special Forces.

There’s a Navy SEAL unit out there that deserves a huge slap on the back and an unending stream of congratulations. This is a joyous moment that they can take a lot of pride in. God Bless those brave young men.

In addition, the United States military and intelligence community are owed a huge round of applause for a job well done killing Osama Bin Laden.

There are also a lot of other service men and women who have been working long and hard towards this end, and many have given their lives in the pursuit of it.

And we should also thank former President Bush, who clearly laid down this goal when he said:
"We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail."
Unfortunately, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, decided to heap praise on himself as the person who was responsible for this event. 

At his announcement last night the President said, “. . . shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda ”

"You can thank me for this"
He followed this with, “I was briefed . . .” “I met repeatedly . . .” “I determined . . .” and finally, “Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.”

President Obama turned this into the “I” show. “I” did this and “I” did that.

He may have authorized the mission, but he really did nothing else to contribute to this result. The real credit belongs to any of the troops who have served and those who are currently serving.

But you probably could give President Obama credit for lulling Bin Laden into a false sense of security... by vacationing and golfing so often.

It is no secret that President Obama has a huge ego. But after ten years worth of hunting bin Laden, millions of man hours of intelligence work, the framework of which was laid by president Bush, for Obama to take credit is disgusting.

I know that if President Bush were the one announcing the news last night, his speech would not have been laced with  “me . . . me . . . me.”

President shows his patriotic fervor
Today is a great day for America and a great day for our armed forces. Sadly, it has been tainted by our egoist-in-chief. Thank you military and thank you president Bush.

President Obama will deserve our thanks once we see what happens with our debt, economy, healthcare, energy, etc.

From what we know, elements of Pakistan’s government cooperated with the United States in a military operation into a mansion outside Islamabad where we shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.

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