The Prez Grows Up and Grows a Pair!
Congratulations to President Barack Obama and all those in his administration who played any part in securing the head of Osama Bin Laden on the end of a very sharp stick. Hopefully his evil carcass is already mollusk food at the bottom of the Arabian Sea, and someday soon American soldiers will be partying with a roasted bucket full of those well-fed oysters and a few cases of beer at whatever passes for the local “Rhineharts” in that part of the world. Okay, now that I have that out of the way… What we witnessed this weekend was something far more important than the death of a single, psychotic, Muslim extremist. Actually, what we saw was proof positive that left wingers like “candidate” Barack Obama don’t know their butt from a hole in the ground while taking shots at conservatives who are fighting terrorists all over the globe. What was it we heard in virtually every speech the good senator from Illinois made on the topic of the Bush administration’s war on terror, and even for a few minutes after he became president? “To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend — because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists — because living our values doesn’t make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger.” President Barack Obama, Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009. Oops. Well… certainly the president had his allies all squared away as he ordered the raid deep within the borders of Pakistan in the effort to kill the nutbag Bin Laden, right? “We didn’t contact the Pakistanis until after all of our people, all of our aircraft were out of Pakistani airspace… Clearly, we were concerned that if the Pakistanis decided to scramble jets or whatever else, they didn’t know who were on those jets. They had no idea about who might have been on there, whether it be U.S. or somebody else. So, we were watching and making sure that our people and our aircraft were able to get out of Pakistani airspace. And thankfully, there was no engagement with Pakistani forces. This operation was designed to minimize the prospects, the chances of engagement with Pakistani forces. It was done very well, and thankfully no Pakistani forces were engaged and there were no other individuals who were killed aside from those on the compound.” John Brennan, deputy national security Advisor to President Obama. Oops, again. Technically, such an obvious show of “cowboy diplomacy” (raid first, ask questions later) is illegal under international law, and some would say that an armed raid while innocent (or unknown) civilians are known to be present constitutes a war crime. You know, kinda like “torturing” detainees. “I am aware I have a double standard, and I am perfectly okay with that.” Austin’s ex-wife # 2. But I am not meaning to mock President Obama’s tactics in sending Bin Laden straight to Satan’s sub-basement. In fact, I am proud of him for doing it. What I do hope, though, is that this entire chain of events will serve as a great lesson that unless you have been in the position to make such life and death decisions, like whether or not to break international law in the effort to take down the No. 1 terrorist of all time, you don’t have any business criticizing those who have been making those decisions. Were there legitimate problems with the way the Bush administration conducted military and intelligence campaigns in the Middle East? Of course! The Abu Ghrab scandal is a great example. But keep in mind, that was a singular meltdown that reflected a few sickos’ bad behavior way down the chain of command; it was not a reflection of bad policy. President Obama used Bush intelligence-gathering procedures to secure much-needed information, in part from detainees kept at the Bush detainee center, aka Guantanamo Bay, and Bush-style “cowboy” tactics (the unilateral Navy Seal hit on foreign soil) to take down the bad guy. It is unpleasant (for liberals) to admit, but such tactics are highly effective when going after the scum of the earth. President Obama now knows what President Bush knew and, given the same choices, decided just as he would have, no doubt. Of course, if “candidate” Obama had gotten his way a few years ago, the glorious announcement made this week would have never been possible, and all of middle America would have been able to see the end of “Celebrity Apprentice” Sunday night. Thank God “candidate” Obama has finally grown up.You Might Also Like:
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