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Let the record show…

Obama really should fire the idiot who suggested and/or approved this gem of a campaign stratagem.  But of course, it appeals to his ego, so….

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Apparently it totally escapes this administration’s little grey cells that the actual decision was, indeed, a no-brainer that any brain-dead zombie could have made.

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

In light of this current serving of hubris, let me repeat what I posted May 2, 2011, after the initial announcement (with emphasis added):

The news from Sunday night of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of a Special Forces team is, indeed, good news for the country and for all those who love liberty.  It would be well to remember, however, that the various components that accomplished this were set up by our previous president frequently over the opposition of the current occupant of the Oval Office, and that this achievement forms only a small part of The One’s performance appraisal of his present term in office.

Political Cartoons by Brian Farrington

The vast majority of that performance is abysmal relative to the overall health of this great nation.

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

And for those bleeding hearts that are somehow offended that we calmly celebrate the death of this sadist, let me remind you of the fruit of his work, not just on 9/11, but in the subsequent struggle to subdue this venomous creature and his ilk:

The story of the above for those who don’t know it can be found here.  The terrorists specifically waited to attack when the soldiers were surrounded by children.  Little Farah was one that didn’t make it.

And as they so aptly point out over at RedState, Seal Team Six can’t save our economy, so this amounts to nothing more than an attempted distraction that should be quickly destroyed and then ignored, while the real record trumpeted aloud again and again.

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  1. 3 May 2012 at 8:36 AM

    The last picture is heart wrenching. The rest is typical Fraud in Chief. You would have thought he found bin laden all by his little ole self, was the Navy Seal Team 6 all wrapped up in one, his majesty, and shot bin laden himself. He makes me sick with politicizing this to the utmost.
    While the powers to be distracted us with the GSA and the Secret Service stories, the Fraud was signing 2 more executive orders, one to take control of all the natural gas in this country, the other giving our water ways to the UN. Lovely eh?
    Always have to watch what the left hand is doing while we are distracted with his right hand.

  2. 3 May 2012 at 8:49 AM

    a “no brainer”…realy?

    Let’s see- lead an assault in the city of a nculear armed Ilamic country that is, at best, marginally an allie. On the basis of less then certain intelligence. Give the order to allow kill rather then capture, interrogate, and put on trial. Give the order to completely lock down photos and to dispose of the body- either of which could have provoked major incidents and violence…to name just a few issues to be considered.

    And we saw just how well “any brain-dead moron” could do at both Tora Bora and in deciding which country to invade after 9/11.

    • 3 May 2012 at 3:52 PM

      Drugs et al.,

      Yes, a “no-brainer.” That expression does not indicate the “how to” might not have some difficulties to overcome, or some thorny issues to deal with in the process, but the actual decision to take him out is very easy to make. Unless you have an inside into the intelligence community, I doubt you or I can speak to the certainty of the intelligence at the time. It certainly seemed certain enough for this POTUS and his staff to approve the mission, so how uncertain could it have been? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way, and does not necessitate a response.) Pakistan, despite the items you enumerate, is not likely to risk the loss of all the $$$ we stupidly give them in the alliance of dubious value (to us) we have with them by attacking us. Osama was the self-confessed mastermind of 9/11, therefore, his own words condemn him to death by most standards of morality (unless you’re Muslim). As for provoking major incidents and violence, the Religion of the Perpetually Offended will riot and kill over mere cartoons, so it’s not like “restraint” would prevent them from doing so if we did anything else other than ignore him.

      So, yeah, I’d say justice was served (https://theinterfaceofdataandlife.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/a-must-have-poster/) but only because the previous administration, despite objections at the time by our present POTUS, set up the infrastructure to put the pieces in place. Obama’s posturing and claiming the victory for himself is morally reprehensible and just plain disgusting. (And the fact that I criticize him for it does not mean I think the previous administration was flawless in all its performance or policies.)

      • 3 May 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Ah yes. And yet when Bush left office we still had our own people and intelligence agencies believing Osama was living on the run in a cave somewhere. And yes- I do have much family and friends in the intelligence agencies, including one whose blaze of glory was being convicted, then pardoned, in the Iran/Contra scandal..but anyway…

        I am not a fan of Obama- nor of Bush, nor of any of our recent “choices” really…

        But I will give credit where it is due- and the man showed a mastery of dealing with the situation (remember- we ARE a country of law and many men (or women) would have been VERY tempted by capture, interrogation, and a trial- and the long and drawn out circus that would have entailed.

        Really- how many people would have been willing to have him killed- while blocking the pictures of the body- which have led to numerous conspiracy theories- but would have likely caused a major Islamic backlash?

        Obama- for his many, many failings has earned my respect for this as well as his refusal to take the easy way out of Iraq and Afghanistan and being smart enough to realize that simply walking away will only leave a worse situation for a future president to deal with.

        He, more then any president in recent memory, has shown a willingness to tackle (at least some) thorny issues with reason rather then what is expedient.

  3. 4 May 2012 at 4:57 AM

    Zero’s only tough choice was: what if the mission went bad. If it had the media would have covered for him just like everything else claiming that he did the best that he could under the circumstances. The fact that he touts this as some personal victory is bullshit at best. Everything that he opposed had brought OBL to justice not his actions.

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