It was president Obama’s scant reference giving credit to the CIA, Navy Seals, and other agencies that did the heavy work in closing this chapter in the War on Terror that I was compelled to give the proper credit due to them. Just filling the void left by the Commander In Chief. In his “I” “we” and “my” speech yesterday from The White House, this only mention is totally inadequate.
We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.
I also thought it odd that the previous administration was given no credit. Obama said this . . .
Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we’ve made great strides in that effort. We’ve disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defense. In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al Qaeda safe haven and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al Qaeda terrorists, including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.+
It’s funny that President Obama missed a golden opportunity to once again blame Bush and Cheney for making it all possible. Obama gets the credit for not scrapping the plan and for supporting all the war protocols that were set-up and approved during the Bush administration including, harsh interrogation, using Gitmo, and using rendition. All of which played a role in killing Usama bin Laden. Obama gets a big Atta-Boy for that.
But that he ignored the role of his predecessor shows how “no-class” he still is.