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Death for Osama, life for Obama

May 2, 2011

“Watch Obama’s poll numbers tomorrow. Jackpot!”~ from HuffPo superuser SnapShots

Snapshots seems to be on the right path with his, her, its? thinking.  I have seem a distressing amount of conservative comments referring to President Obama’s “courage” to call for this strike on the figurehead of Al Qaeda terror, or his “toughness” on the war on terror for, I guess, supposedly doing what needs to be done to combat Islamic Extremism, just make sure we don’t use said words right Eric Holder?

I am not going to go into conspiratorial arguments regarding the timing, nature, or quick burial of Osama’s last days on earth, but what I will go into is the utter lack of “courage” it took for Obama to order this “snatch”.  I use quotes for the “snatch” because in a true snatch, you come out with the bad guy alive, so maybe this was a hit (not a problem with me, just curious he wasn’t afforded due process like all the other criminals….errr, terrorists)?  Regardless, this was politically expedient for Obama, the master of political expedience.  No courage was necessary, his poll numbers are waning, gas prices are climbing, Americans are getting fed up with the Fed and inability to spend our way out of debt, how much “courage” does it take to order the death of the one man who would get all of America behind the guy who ordered it?  Not to mention, we all hated Obama Osama.  ALL OF US!  Not much “courage” needed to say, “go get the guy everyone hates.”

Obama is surprisingly tough on terror?  The only thing surprising about that statement is people can come to that conclusion.  He won’t even allow our administration to name the enemy we are facing, not a good footing to be considered a tough guy, his progressive equivocation on Islamic extremism is grating to say the least.  Obama is a staunch advocate of loosening restrictions on “charitable giving” of Muslims, also known as Zakat, which though one of the 5 pillars of Islam, is destined for only the Umma and one of its 8 intended recipients is jihad – ergo he is inadvertently helping the American charitable funding of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.  His DOJ won’t prosecute CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood front organizations much to the chagrin of prosecutors who have more than enough evidence to earn a guilty conviction, is this “tough on terror”?

Obama is neither courageous nor tough on terror, in this one instance in our fight against Islamic Extremism, he made a pretty simple choice that will benefit him greatly.  Lucky for us, America’s benefits and our President’s just happen to coincide.  You conservatives need to wake up and not get blinded by your joy that such an evil bastard finally met his end – heaping such praise on the President FOR DOING HIS FREAKING JOB is unnecessary and disingenuous, he has done nothing to deserve it and he will benefit from it to the detriment of America.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2011 1:17 pm

    The commanders that planned this operation and those that carried it out deserve all the credit. For Obama it was just a PR campaign.

    • May 2, 2011 8:22 pm

      Absolutely correct, a big PR campaign.

  2. JustFacts permalink
    May 2, 2011 2:01 pm

    Yeah, he was really concerned. Out playing golf while the true heroes were doing the heavy lifting. Just go tell them to do it and sit back and relax. If it goes bad, it was Bush’s fault. If it goes good, claim the credit.

    • May 2, 2011 8:23 pm

      I am glad we got em, but if anyone thinks Obama was an “active” player in this, they are out of their damn mind, he was a lucky recipient of other peoples actions and intel.

      • JustFacts permalink
        May 2, 2011 9:50 pm

        Now, who will get the blame when a terrorist blows himself up in the New York subway as a result? I am glad we got him, too, but there will definitely be some unintended consequences from this. They don’t realize the fanaticism of the ENEMY. This will just embolden all of the freakish jihadis to try to outdo each other to live up to bin Ladens image. They don’t know what they have unleashed. I don’t know how it could have been handled, but the press had better cool all of the hyperbole to calm the natives down. We’ve been lucky so far, but I’m afraid we’ll now see concerted, independent attacks. They will be almost impossible to counteract.

      • May 2, 2011 11:29 pm

        Well in all fairness, I don’t think there is anything we can do to make these psychos hate us more, so who gives a crap. As far as Osama is concerned, sure I wanted the guy dead, but I didn’t stay up at nights thinking about it. He was a figurehead, not an operational commander. It wasn’t like he was planning stuff, so as far as it hurting Al Qaeda, it will be negligible at best. Might they use it as a recruiting tool for new little baby Muslim psychos, sure, but what can we do – Obama has shown kissin their asses ain’t working.

  3. May 2, 2011 3:47 pm

    I’m sure his numbers will shoot up, briefly. But given that the election is a year and a half away, and that the election is probably going to be decided on domestic issues, this event is likely going to be insignificant. HuffPo can run around telling people that Obama got OBL all by himself till they are blue in the face, and nobody will pay any attention.

    And I agree, Obama displayed no courage. He resists being engage in War on Terror as much as he can, but refusing to assassinate OBL would be like canceling it, and was not politically feasible.

    • May 2, 2011 8:24 pm

      Yeah, my point exactly – its not he could cancel it, so what courage does it take?

  4. May 2, 2011 7:45 pm

    I give him credit for making the call, but in reality is wasn’t a tough call to make. he had the intel and he had to act on it and he did as anyone else in his position would do. I do think that he knew where bin Laden was for quite awhile and was waiting for the proper political timing to take him out and he felt as if this were the right time.

    • May 2, 2011 8:26 pm

      I will give him credit for one thing only – he decided to use men on the ground instead of his favorite choice “a predator strike”. In this regard, even he could not overlook the fact that no one but hard core leftists would believe the Administration if they said they killed him with a missile hit.

  5. May 2, 2011 9:24 pm

    President Bush and the policies set in motion prepared the battle field. He completely set Obama up for success and Obama used the tools Bush left for him. But it is the military that deserve all the credit here. The men and women of the Armed Forces are the finest in the world. I salute them on this day! Great post Colin…you get it.

    • May 2, 2011 11:24 pm

      I just don’t get all the praise for this worm of a president we have? What was he supposed to do, cancel the mission? If making the only choice available is considered courageous, then our concept of courage has seriously diminished over the years. And you are right, despite his hemming and hawing about Bush’s handling of the War on Terror, it was the tools that Obama supposedly despised the most that allowed him this political windfall – if he had any courage of his own convictions, he would have ordered Osama “captured”, Marandized and tried in New York City.

  6. May 2, 2011 10:50 pm

    Edge of the sandbox nails it. 2012, in political terms, might as well be a million years from now. The economy will wreck Obama’s presidency. When people can’t afford fuel and food, bin Laden’s demise will bring little comfort.

    • May 2, 2011 11:26 pm

      You and she are right to an extent, but we got some pretty mindless sheep here in the good ol US of A, and they love to buy into the big lie. The new big lie around election time? Obama is tough on terror, he was the one who got Osama. No matter all the other facts pointing to how weak this weasle actually is, all it took was this one moment and now Obama is the tough guy.

  7. May 3, 2011 12:22 am

    I don’t give him any credit for giving the mission a go–if he hadn’t, the military & intel communities would probably have mutinied. I do give him credit for sending in a SEAL team to do the job rather than relying on an air attack. But the subsequent adulatory drool coming from the left & their liberal stooges has sent me running once again for my stash of Tennessee medicinal whiskey so’s to settle my roiling innards.

    • May 3, 2011 12:58 am

      I agree Bob, at least he sent in troops instead of a hellfire missile. Besides that, gutless wonder deserves no praise. But he has made his career off getting what he doesn’t deserve, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

  8. May 3, 2011 10:28 am

    It was a non courageous politically motivated kenetic action. But it worked. May osama rot in hell.

    • May 3, 2011 8:45 pm

      It definitely worked, and he is rotting somewhere, if the little fishies didn’t pick him apart already.

  9. May 3, 2011 9:31 pm

    It’s hard to know who to believe in the MSM. But one story that struck me was the one that stated that Obama got cold feet at the last minute and wanted to abort the mission, someone else gave the “go” order.

    Mike

    • May 3, 2011 10:34 pm

      Yeah, makes you wonder huh? But if we suggest anything of the sort we are are racist right? I mean, its not like anyone ever suggested Cheney was really in charge of the Presidency or anything. I’m sure I imagined all that.

  10. May 4, 2011 3:22 am

    Great post. Not one bit of credit or thanks is due to Obama who has done nothing but service himself.

    The assassination of OBL has nothing to do with justice, September 11th and everything to do with the advantage that such a move would play in distracting Americans from Obama’s failing agenda.

    • May 4, 2011 3:57 pm

      Hey bydesign, thanks for stopping by and commenting. =)

      And you are absolutely correct.

  11. May 4, 2011 6:09 pm

    Some of your readers may want to check out Ulsterman’s WHITE HOUSE INSIDER essay:

    http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-obama-hesitated-panetta-issued-order-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/

    Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president…there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such.

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