bin Laden Dead, Bush’s Fault?

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.

O Happy Day!

Great job to the Navy Seals that sent bin Ladin right past his 70 virgins (with beards). That’s what I’m talking about! A bullet in his head, chest, arm, foot, knee, leg, hand, his other leg, knee, foot, arm, and hand. Next clip.

Looking back, it makes me wonder if the suicide bombing in December 2009 was part of the trail that led up to today’s news. It certainly was a good day for CIA director Leon Panetta.

On December 30, 2009 Hammam Kahlil Abu-Aulal al-Balawi detonated a bomb strapped to himself at the Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khwost, Afghanistan near the Pakistan border.

Two other CIA operatives were ambushed and killed in 2003 under then CIA director George J. Tenet.

They did not die in vain. NONE of our fighting men and women died in vain.

I’m a little more low-key than some about the news that bin Laden was brought to room temperature. It no doubt brought a sense of justice to the residents of the D.C. and New York areas to take to the streets like they did.

I’d say good. He’s dead. Wouldn’t you like to see his head held up, about 5 feet from his body? I mean, if you want to relate to this enemy, you have to learn to speak their language. I think they understand beheadings.