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Top 10 Bush Terror Policies Continued by Obama

After campaigning vigorously against President Bush’s terror policies, Barack Obama continued a good many of them after assuming the presidency.  To those policies, along with the Navy SEALS who entered the Abbottabad compound, go the credit for the long-awaited, bullet-to-the-head takedown of Osama bin Laden.  Here are the Top 10 Bush Terror Policies Continued by Obama.

1.  Special Forces funded:  Since 9/11, funding for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has tripled, even as its overseas deployments quadrupled.  This Pentagon unit oversees all the military services’ elite Special Forces units, including the Navy SEAL Team Six that was dispatched to Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideaway.  Under Obama, the command continues to be well-funded even during times of economic problems and budget cutbacks.  The Pentagon is seeking a 7% budget increase for SOCOM in fiscal 2012, and the command is fielding the first of its 72 new MH-60M helicopters, while upgrading other aging hardware.

2.  Military tribunals:  President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder were determined to end military tribunals and try terrorist detainees in criminal courts.  Only when Congress rebelled and New Yorkers denounced the since-revoked decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Lower Manhattan, did the administration back down and accept the obvious—that deadly terrorists couldn’t be allowed the full set of rights afforded in U.S. federal court.  Do we really want a committed jihadist to be set free because a Navy SEAL didn’t read him his Miranda rights when pulling him out of a cave in Tora Bora?

3.  Iraq not abandoned:  Obama won the presidency with the help of the anti-war Left by promising a quick end to the Iraq War.  He has stayed the course long enough for the country to stabilize following the Bush surge, which Obama opposed.  Now, with the Middle East pushing out longtime rulers, the new leaders can choose from two models: a democratic Iraq or a demonic Iran .

4.  Gitmo still open:  Obama’s first act as President was signing an executive order to close the facility holding terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay within a year.  More than two years later, he has finally concluded that there is nowhere else to house such murderous jihadists.

5.  Renditions continued:  Obama has continued a version of the Bush practice of renditions.  No wonder.  It was in a secret prison in Eastern Europe where a waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed gave intelligence to the CIA helping to identify Osama bin Laden’s couriers, one of whom led U.S. Special Forces to his doorstep.

6.  Afghanistan surge:  Obama foolishly set a date for troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, but he partially accepted his general’s recommendation for more military personnel for the battle.  Under Obama, the number of troops in Afghanistan has doubled since Bush left office.  Let’s hope the Commander-in-Chief ignores his own deadline and lets the military do its job.

7.  Indefinite detention:  Even while Obama and Holder wrung their hands over how to bring terrorists to justice, ultimately they came to the same conclusion that Bush reached:  There are some detainees who are so dangerous that they can never be released.  At one point, Holder even went so far as to say that he would try hard-core Gitmo detainees in criminal courts, but if an acquittal was reached, he would still keep them imprisoned.

8.  Surveillance maintained:  The Left went crazy over Bush’s so-called assault on civil liberties when the Patriot Act allowed the surveillance of calls from suspected terrorists coming from overseas and permitted the FBI to obtain certain phone records without warrants.  Obama’s Justice Department has given legal authority for the continuation of the policy, with the anti-war crowd voicing only muted concern.

9.  Record number of drones:  Obama has greatly increased the number of unmanned drones used in Afghanistan, an effective weapon against the enemy in rough terrain.  One abhors the persistent civilian casualties, but it also greatly reduces U.S. troop deaths.

10.  Killing terrorists:  Bush said, “Bring ’em on,” when al-Qaeda flocked to Iraq, and he sent intelligence agents and Special Forces around the world to aggressively track down terrorists.  American warriors have continued the long battle with continued success during the Obama administration.  But because the targeting of an individual for assassination is legally murky, the shot into the head of Osama bin Laden would not have happened if the Obama-supporting American Civil Liberties Union had gotten its way.

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  • Mr. EMT

    Ask an obamaton what good has obama done for our country, they point to this list.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWSXS4W5C7KY47USU47GX5PFIA Bucky Butcher

    “I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened.” –George W. Bush, on what he hopes to accomplish with his memoir, as reported by the Associated Press, Calgary, Canada, March 17, 2009

    The best way to control a nation is to perpetrate the idea of great dangers. The easiest way to gain popularity is to get involved in a war aginst those dangers. George Dubya proved be best at that. Obama is following same steps using Dubya’s reelection as an example. The assasination of Osama bin Ladin shall be used at best by Obama thus distracting the American people’s attention from their daily troubles.
    Obama knows very well his economic errors which are near irreversible. This does not excuse the disaster left behind by Dubya and his clan which includes both republicans and democrats.

  • sigp238

    Bush built the gun that killed OBL, Obama just pulled the trigger.

  • globalcrap

    Obama let more illegal aliens into America. Drug gangs. Acorn crooks. Voting fraud .No transparency. Unemployment lines. High gas prices. Oil spill in the Gulf . Higher taxes. Drill in Brazil not in America, and dumping obl at sea instead of a pig pen.

  • Dustoff

    Your ramblings made little sense. The Gulf war didn’t work for Bush Sr and killing of Osman won’t work for O-bummer.

  • Niniane

    I always wonder how a candidate really knows what is going on behind the scenes in any governmental situation unless he has some very good blabbermouths from top secret agencies on his payroll. They do not get intelligence briefings daily like the president does, so these guys are shooting from the hip.

    About the only thing we really knew about Obama was that he would show up and announce he was “present” through his votes. The only thing Obama knew about the reality of governing was that he would occupy the WH for a few years.

  • Reagan_Smash

    I noticed his approval points going up a few after Bin Laden’s death, but fortunately Americans have short term memories and the bigger things i.e. our failing budget, record unemployment, dismal value of the dollar and complete government takeover because of Obama and his cronies will snap us back to reality that this was just a small victory for AMERICA and not for Obama.

    It was down right disrespectful of Obama for not giving greater praise to GWB during his press conference. Something along the lines of “I want to thank Bush for laying the groundwork that led to this successful operation. Without his diligence, hard work and utter determination to bring these heinous terrorists to justice I would not have been given the opportunity to give the order for the mission to happen. Thank you Mr. Bush.”

    Instead all we got was another pitch and another attempt to appease the Muslim loving crowd with “I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam.”

    A real class act this Obama fellow we got in office…..

  • http://genelalor.com Gene Lalor

    New Tidbits on OBL, BHO, HRC, GWB and Some Repulsive Fat Guy

    Let’s deal with the fat guy first and send him on his repulsive way. Michael Moore made an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” a show that actually makes Larry King look good, and continued to spout off about Osama’s passing to Allah-Land.
    Moore had already characterized bin Laden’s killing as an “execution” and followed up that verdict with Morgan on Thursday by observing that “while he is glad bin Laden is gone, America ‘lost something of [its] soul’ in killing him without putting him on trial.”
    He also criticized those who gathered at Ground Zero to exult over Osama’s death: “I hear a lot of people often say, what would Jesus do? I don’t think Jesus would go down to Ground Zero like a lot of people did . . . and have a party” and added that everyone had a right to a trial.
    It’s questionable whether the America-hating, self-hating Moore would know a soul from a hole in the wall or be familiar with Jesus and he should be made aware that the Sunday night demonstration was much less a party than it was a reflection of the sentiment that the world had finally been cleansed of a pestilence. Feel free to view Moore’s exchange with Morgan and be one of the few who watch the show here: http://huff.to/iALSy3
    Moore was also woefully wrong that everyone is entitled to a trial. According to federal statute 107-40 passed on September 18th, 2001, ”Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists,” the President has the authority to use all “necessary and appropriate force” against those determined to have ”planned, authorized, committed or aided” the 9/11 attacks or who harbored that enemy.
    The joint resolution makes reference to “those acts of treacherous violence . . . which render it both necessary and appropriate that the United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad . . . [and authorizes the President] “to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States.”
    See the full text of 107-40 here: http://bit.ly/3OvOEH
    President Obama took action to protect America against terrorism and killed Terrorist Enemy Number One. Nowhere in that statute is there any provision for the right to a trial anymore than an enemy combatant has a right to a trial on the field of battle.
    Ironically, Obama, who has denied that a War on Terror even exists, exercised his war powers by taking out OBL. As Rush Limbaugh has said, America didn’t kill Osama, Obama did.
    Another irony emerged from America’s Left when Chris “Tingle Up My Leg” Matthews attacked one of his own, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for her explanation of her expression in the now-famous White House Situation Room/War Room picture. (Or was it a Kinetic Action Room picture? No, that’s only Libya.)
    Hillary was covering her face in what seemed shock, awe, horror, chagrin, or just plain disgust at the sight she was witnessing, the death of OBL.
    Ever the Obamaite acolyte and always eager to chastise poor Hil, Matthews took exception to Hillary’s statement that, “I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs. So it [the picture] may have no great meaning whatsoever.” May have? Did it or did it not?
    Ever the sensitive liberal humanitarian, as opposed to the insensitive Mrs. Clinton, Matthews rendered his sensitive opinion: “I guess I understand why the Secretary of State said what she just said there. But my guess–and my God–what’s wrong with having a decent reaction to a horrific picture? People are killing people. I prefer humanity. And that’s all I’m going to say:” http://huff.to/mN6tp0
    Would that were so but I doubt it.
    Matthews was attempting to draw a distinction between his hero Obama’s expression of deep, empathetic concern in that same photo and Hillary’s declaration that, in effect, she didn’t give a damn over the killing and was simply covering an allergic cough in the climate-controlled White House.
    An unsolicited opinion: All three, Chris Matthews, the Secretary of State, and POTUS are unadulterated liars. Matthews didn’t give a flying fig about Obama’s fate, Clinton was desparately trying to cover up a rare demonstration of feminine instincts, and Obama was staging yet another charade of involvement.
    Finally, former President George W. Bush, who for almost ten years has been lambasted by the Left for his alleged lack of involvement in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, his ignorant incomprehension and lack of Chris-Matthews’s-type sensitivity, and his retreat to parts unknown after being informed of the attacks, has been redeemed by a bunch of kids.
    Bush was reading The Pet Goat, not My Pet Goat, as often misidentified, to schoolchildren at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, FL when Chief of Staff Andy Card whispered in his ear that America was under attack.
    Oft-criticized for not jumping to his feet and running out of the room in panic, Bush finished calmly reading the book to the second graders before taking his leave. His actions and inactions have now been defended by those who were there, the Booker kids, almost ten years later and ten years wiser.
    One recounted Bush’s reaction: “In a heartbeat, he leaned back and looked flabbergasted, shocked, horrified.” Lazaro Dubrocq, now 17, believes that, “Because of that, I came to realize as I grew up that the world is a much bigger place and that there are differing opinions about us out there, not all of them good.” Another student reflected that, “I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out so we all wouldn’t freak out:” http://huff.to/kkyPMG
    Michael Moore probably will always despise the country that made him a multi-millionaire, President Obama probably will always try to take credit for killing Osama bin Laden without taking responsibility for killing Osama bin Laden, Chris Matthews probably always get Obama tingles, and Hillary probably will always cough and sneeze when viewing killings.
    And GWB will probably always relish the realization that school kids understood what Leftists could not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWSXS4W5C7KY47USU47GX5PFIA Bucky Butcher

    Bush Sr goofed with “read my lips” and Gulf war was to defend Kuwait not to supposedly fight terrorists who planned to invade the USA. Goofy, there was not “‘ÿellow to orange”, ”orange to red” at that time, so the americans did not feel any danger. USSR was just defeated..goofy

  • gray_man

    michael moore is an insignificant little nothing.
    chris matthews is gay (Not that there is anything wrong with that), he just needs to stop being a coward and come out of the closet and tell BO that he makes him wet.

  • AgTrotter

    WTF?

    You have officially redefined inane rambling. Congratulations.

  • Dustoff

    Well if you haven’t heard…ANOTHER STORY FROM THE W/H. That O-bummer issued a E.O. To kill Osama.

    Which is guess what, illegal since the 1970′s.

    Another day, another story.

    Jezzzz

  • Dustoff

    Keep dreaming fool. O-bummer has little chance of getting reelected.

  • rdman_VietVet

    OBL wasn’t the real terrorist… he was just a small fry living in isolation in a Pakistan ghetto.

    On another thread, the Lefties were making fun of W. Bush when he said he didn’t care where OBL was… W’s priorities were to make the right decisions to put in place the programs, policies and methods to protect the American people and win the war. He didn’t do everything perfectly, but on the big issues, W. was right.

    Someone mentioned it was all about oil… that’s correct. It was to keep the oilfields and the oil revenue out of the hands of Al-Qaeda. That’s likely why Bush went into Iraq first.

    If Obama can gain control of the oilfields and the oil revenue in Libya and hold that out to Al-Qaeda, can you imagine the leverage he will have.

    IMO, Obama is just getting rid his rivals like OBL and his #2, Qadaffi and others in the Middle East by using the military resources of the US/NATO under the guise of human rights. He will replace his rivals with his real pals, the Muslim Brotherhood coalition.

    You said it best in your comments. IMO, considering what they are doing to our country, the real terrorists are in the White House.

    Connect the dots, folks… we are being played!!

  • ZEROGON

    gray_man, concerning the “gayness” of Americas beloved Chris Matthews, at this point in his life – its clear to me, that if this blabbering motormouth doesn’t have a clue where to place his lil-willi – then how can anything he coughs up, be taken serious?

  • Dustoff

    O-bummer’s speech after the
    death of Bin Laden

    “Tonight, I can report .
    . . And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta . . . I
    was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden . . . I met repeatedly with my
    national security team . . . I determined that we had enough
    intelligence to take action. . . . Today, at my direction . . . I’ve
    made clear . . . Over the years, I’ve repeatedly made clear . . .
    Tonight, I called President Zardari . . . and my team has also
    spoken. . .These efforts weigh on me every time I, as
    Commander-in-Chief . . . Finally, let me say to the families . . . I
    know that it has, at times, frayed. . . .

    Speech
    on the Capture of Saddam Hussein
    by George W. Bush
    December 14, 2003

    Good afternoon. Yesterday, December the 13th,
    at around 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time, United
    States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was
    found near a farmhouse outside the city of Tikrit, in a swift raid conducted
    without casualties. And now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice
    he denied to millions.

    The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It marks the
    end of the road for him, and for all who bullied and killed in his name. For
    the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current violence, there will
    be no return to the corrupt power and privilege they once held. For the vast
    majority of Iraqi citizens who wish to live as free men and women, this event
    brings further assurance that the torture chambers and the secret police are
    gone forever.

    And this afternoon, I have a message for the Iraqi people: You will not have to
    fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again. All Iraqis who take the side of
    freedom have taken the winning side. The goals of our coalition are the same as
    your goals — sovereignty for your country, dignity for your great culture, and
    for every Iraqi citizen, the opportunity for a better life.

    In the history of Iraq, a dark and painful era is over. A hopeful day has
    arrived. All Iraqis can now come together and reject violence and build a new
    Iraq.

    The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now
    serving in Iraq. The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence
    analysts who found the dictator’s footprints in a vast country. The operation
    was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our
    servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the
    hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and
    freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today,
    on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I
    congratulate ‘em.

    I also have a message for all Americans: The capture of Saddam Hussein does not
    mean the end of violence in Iraq. We still face terrorists who would rather go
    on killing the innocent than accept the rise of liberty in the heart of the
    Middle East. Such men are a direct threat to the American people, and they will
    be defeated.

    We’ve come to this moment through patience and resolve and focused action. And
    that is our strategy moving
    forward. The war on terror is a different kind of war, waged capture by
    capture, cell by cell, and victory by victory. Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our
    sure belief in the success of liberty. And the United States of America will
    not relent until this war is won.

    May God bless the people of Iraq, and may God bless America.

    Thank you.
    **************************
    Can we say O-bummer has a HUGE ego!

  • Telescoping You

    In case you haven’t heard, homosexuality is a psychopathology. Psychopathologies are flaws of the brain. Prisons, mental institutions and AIDs clinics are full of them. Too many live on the streets, and over at MSNBC. Check out NARTH for the truth about what you consider “nothing wrong.”

  • gray_man

    Dry up. I was using humor

  • Mr. EMT

    Obama is a narcissistic loser.

    There is no way you can compare him with Bush.

    I know Bush does not have much favor with GOP’ers.

    But I have been a fan of his since he was Governor of The Great State of Texas, I have been a fan of him then, I didnt stop just because he comprimized with the left towards the end.

    I think he will be known in later years as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States.

    Very easy to put him in contrast when you follow him up with an illegal alien who is hell bent on spending our country into poverty and destruction and overthrowing our government and can only drum up support by having brief moments of acts that reflect on his predecessors policies.

  • Mr. EMT

    Yeah, obama was too busy spiking the football to pay attention to what it is he was holding… typical of him. But it also indicts our special forces which sooner or later if obamao has to answer for this, he will try to drag them down with him.

  • keyesforpres

    Obama did not pull the trigger. Panetta did. O had to be dragged off the golf course. He had no idea it was going down.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/X6sz8M56qutlXq7FtHXZMUbehYbYNm32Bgg-#42c84 Rivera

    He got a very small bump because he didn’t denied America via our military the opportunity to kill Osama. Of course Obama is taking credit and we all know, especially liberals it was done thanks to Cheney’s input while VP and Bush accepting.

    There is a constant trail that Obama may have been denying our forces this killing because knew of Osama being at that location for years. No media on the Right have focus on this. Perhaps one of the reasons the Marxists in this regime have many versions of the events leading to the death of Osama.

  • another_engineer

    Please make Bush go away, we got rid of one dynasty when Teddy finally tipped over, now we have to deal with the union politically correct BS of bammy.

    why can’t the idiots in this country elect people who have actually worked for a living. Seems the only people with brains in this country are coming out of Wisconsin.

    walker 2012

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    President Obama found and killed Osama bin Laden after President Bush

    was
    unable to do so for nearly eight years. Many Republicans now saythat Bush
    should get credit for what Obama did. Perhaps they haveforgotten that Bush
    was not even looking for him. They haveconveniently forgotten Bush’s words
    on 3/13/02, “I don’t know wherebin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t
    care. It’s not thatimportant. It’s not our priority.”
    The only credit Bush should get for Obama’s success is leaving binLaden
    alive for eight years so he was still available for our
    currentCommander-in-Chief to find and kill, just as he promised he
    wouldduring the 2008 election.

  • CaptainAhab

    As Ben Franklin wisely said, “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.”

    Bin Laden is dead.
    Those who are bragging, trying to take credit for this, arguing over who should get credit, I’m sorry, but…

    THE END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

    Along with the reports of his death have come a large amount of errant reports and story changes, which have led to (understandibly) a large amount of questions. Many Americans have questions, from the circumstances of Bin Laden’s death, to the photos of his body, to his buriel at sea, to even whether or not he is really dead.

    This tells me only that it was mishandled.

    Some have said that “we couldn’t have got Bin Laden had we not had our troops in Afghanistan”. That’s bologne. That we were able to kill him in Pakistan, where we did NOT invade and overthrow the government, proves the opposite. If we had CIA operatives in Pakistan working to find Bin Laden, we could have just as easily had CIA operatives working on gathering intelligence in Afghanistan. Right after 911, our Congress voted to go into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden. When we figured out that he was no longer in Afghanistan, we should have pulled our troops out. Think of all of the lives and money that we could have saved.

    Bin Laden could have and should have been taken alive. Capturing Bin Laden alive should have been made a priority by our Commander in Chief. The SEALS are experts at what they do. They could have dragged Bin Laden out with the help of stun grenades, a taser gun, etc. We could have easily taken him somewhere else, had a quick trial and had him executed quickly. We could have videotaped everything and/or had our representatives in Congress sit in as witnesses, and shown the world that when you kill our people, you will be found and brought to swift justice. That would have reduced the amount of questions that many Americans are still asking, and, it would have reduced the chance of having conspiracy theories running rampant. The argument that says they didn’t have time to take him out alive is just not true. If they had time to destroy a crashed helicopter, search for/take evidence, take pictures of dead people, and remove his dead body, they had time to take him out alive.

    Another bigger concern that I have is this. Allowing our Commander in Chief (whether it be Bush or Obama) to order executions is a BIG mistake that will come back to haunt us. How long will it be before something like that happens inside the USA? Our law enforcement officers go out of their way to make sure that even the Ted Bundys, John Gacys, and Timothy McVieghs of the world get their day in court. Sadaam Hussein met swift justice. Why should it be any different for Bin Laden? I suspect that had Hitler not committed suicide, that even HE would have been captured, brought to a tribunal, and executed.

    When we begin letting our chief law enforcement official (the president), become the police, the judge, the jury, the executioner, and the mortician, we ourselves are no longer under the protection of the Constitution.

    I know that the SEALS are the best at what they do in the world, and I appreciate their service to our country. My questions are directed to the people in Washington DC who are giving the orders. There is a track record of either incompetence, non-transparency, abusing the Constitution, or outright deceit.

  • http://www.generalpatriot.com/ GeneralAl

    Obama didn’t do crap except to shove a Communist Medical/Death Plan down our throats, financially enslave us to China and half of the rest of the world, allow the cost of gasoline to rise so high that we can’t afford to get to work, hired thirty unaccountable czars [perfect name right out of Russia meaning "Ceasar"], go on extended expensive vacations and trips to New york to party, play endless rounds of golf and basketball, and all the time outright insult his opponemtss! Obama is a phony, name calling, Chicago thug. Remember who his Secretary of Defense is, Robert Gates, a hold over from Bush. Obama fell into manuer and comes out smelling like a rose because of the SEALs who got Bin Laden. Obama sat there biting his finely manicured nails while Leon Panetta gave the order to get Bin laden. He’s a loser and his days in the White Frat House are coming to an end! ABO in 2012!

  • justsaynotosocialism

    Great article, but I must agree with Moore on one point – everyone does deserve a trial, especially Obama and him for TREASON!

  • Genna2

    The difference between these two men – particularly in the way they relate to and communicate with the American people – is quite stunning. Since the early days of Campaign 2008, political pundits, journalists and commentators expressed admiration for the intelligence and political savvy of the Obama team, at times referring to its successful promotion of a relatively unknown, inexperienced candidate with more than a few troubling skeletons in his closet as “historic.” If the praise is deserved, these geniuses should have responded early on to the criticism that the words “I” and “me” are used too frequently in Obama’s speeches and that he appears at times aloof and arrogant. Those are easy things to fix, so why haven’t they? Because liberals don’t view things in the same way most of us do. In the minds of the Obama team members – and in his own mind – Barack Obama is still The One.

  • Genna2

    Kudos to you, Mr. EMT. OBL would still be alive today if it weren’t for George Bush and he wouldn’t have been forced into hiding and al-Qaida wouldn’t be significantly damaged. Bill Clinton passed on OBL when given the chance to capture him and Barack Obama would have done the same if he could have done so without endangering his reelection bid. Before 9/11, most Americans had no idea who OBL was or the horrible things he had done. But because of George Bush’s response to 9/11, and the war on terror he prosecuted, which included the on-going search for OBL, Obama had no choice but to authorize the mission when it was recommended to him. Had he done otherwise, voters would have eventually learned of it and his campaign would have been over before it started.

  • Mr. EMT

    Mission mishandled? Absolutely, but this is what you get when you put an an american hating amature illegal alien in charge of something this sensitive and important.

    Hell, Vladimir Putin who no doubt would love to see America toppled and under the heel of communism would never have been so clumsy over the handling of this op.

    But as I keep hearing from obamatons “He is a great reader of the teleprompter!”

    As for us being able to launch this op from long distance…….

    No. You would not have been able to have the means to drop 24 seals off, and get them back with the package from a long distance base. I challenge you to find any military spec war guru to tell you or say different. You will get laughed at first, and talked to like the dunce headed child you are while people with a brain explain to you first about range of vehicles and fuel, Verses what options there are for putting a force on the ground with out notifying their government radar and violating God knows how many international laws and air spaces to do what it is you want. Not to mention not having afghan would mean having a hostile force up your ass… and would also probably change where bin ladin is hiding at since he wouldn’t need to have fled from afghan with no US military presence there now would he?

    As to your theories on how to take bin ladin alive…

    Maybe they would accidentally work, if we knew before hand how he was armed, how he was dressed, where exactly to find him and where his bodyguards were.

    Those were all unknown.

    Now you get to armchair and second guess. Bet you feel so smart having all the right answers?

    Tell me something kid, what happens when you taze someone wearing a suicide vest?

    Do muslim extremists have a tendency to wear one of these fashion accessories? What good does your little flash bang do when he gets to flick a finger and take everyone and everything out with him?

    By the way, you do not know how the helicopter was destroyed, that could have been a missile strike from ~gasp~ afghan, which is also where we base and send out our drones from.

    Half of your post, you have correctly identified the problem here… obamao.

    Bottom line: Obama says he ordered the execution of bin ladin, everything after that is moo

  • Mr. EMT

    Bush has gone away, moron.

    An illegal alien is occupying his seat until Americans get their priorities in order.

  • Mr. EMT

    This BS is old and worn out, and only highlights how little logic leftards are capable of applying to a problem that our nation faces.

    In your world, going after, and executing bin ladin fixes all the problems we face, now there is no reason to fight anymore because terrorism is vanquished by obama who has made sure it has no safe harbor to train and build armies…

    Oh wait, that was actually Bush who used our military to go after Al Qaeda and Taliban while obamao has just gone after… bin ladin.

    Good job using the network and resources (see the above list of 10 policies) Bush created to have completed such a small objective.

    Meantime you might pull your head from your ass long enough to look around, everyone on both sides and across the world are starting to point out that assassination is likely against international law. The only thing that may save obamao’s ass, and ours, is
    how much death and destruction bin ladin gets to take credit for.

    The left cried about Bush being a war criminal? Just what do you think obamao is now?

    Cute watching you idiots try to brag about how great obamao is… only when he does something Bush paved the way for.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/tm37MVwDr.jkJgKvFTNRks9oCU.CvB8-#93dd9 wearyconservative

    One thing the loser did that Bush NEVER would have done; create screaming headines about a visit to the seals involved in the mission. Bush would have never further endangered the lives of these heroic men by making public the base to which they returned.

    On a sidebar; top level seals earn about 54,000. a year, while school teachers make an average of 55,000. to put in their time for a maximum of 9 months a year to indoctrinate our youth and turn their brains to mush. What’s wrong with this picture?

  • http://poorwilber.blogspot.com Poor Wilber

    Closet lib now opens the door and walks out.

    Its likely that Franklin never actually wrote this comment. “This statement was used as a motto on the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania. (1759) which was attributed to Franklin in the edition of 1812, but in a letter of September 27, 1760 to David Hume, he states that he published this book and denies that he wrote it, other than a few remarks that were credited to the Pennsylvania Assembly, in which he served. The phrase itself was first used in a letter from that Assembly dated November 11, 1755 to the Governor of Pennsylvania”.

    Secondly, you’ve used it out of context.

    I’ll let Samuel Adams answer you Capt:

    “In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war* and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms*, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny. If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

    If you don’t realize that we must have the courage to fight enemies of freedom, then why don’t you libs leave us in peace (go away). This is war, not some criminal arrest of a fugitive Spanky.

  • http://poorwilber.blogspot.com Poor Wilber

    Good post, you caught the dog barking at a great distance from the triumphant lions. Thank God we have men who serve us and freedom, the SEALs and Special Ops Command.

  • http://poorwilber.blogspot.com Poor Wilber

    Isn’t it BO that keeps bringing him up? BO blames Bush for everything, except when he co-opts what the Bush administration had put in place to ultimately achieve a great ‘policy” success…but yet doesn’t blame Bush. Isn’t that interesting?

  • BGen_Peter_F_Steele_USMC_Ret

    Reagan thanked my family for what we did and I thank God for him. Reagan advertised for GE while my late Rear Admiral father was there. I knew the truth about Vietnam and knew the history of that country since the end of WWII whic was 1945.

  • ef1306

    I think we all knew that this amateur would be forced to continue GWB’s policies there really isn’t much choice about it, but he had to see that for himself I guess.
    http://www.mythoughtsfromthemiddle.blogspot.com

  • HOO

    Department of Defense
    May 4, 2011

    Dear Friend,

    You have been officially identified by the Internal Revenue Service as a bona fide minority between the ages of 16 and 24. This status qualifies you to for an affirmative accelerated program to become a Navy Seal, an organization respected throughout the World as a Proud and Brave United States force for good. How would YOU like to be a NAVY SEAL! All you have to do is call 1 800 MIN SEAL and read your personal ID code listed above and a US Social Worker will come to your house for your induction ceremony. At the ceremony you will be measured and your Seal dress uniform produced by a mobile Uniform Unit. You will then be photographed, your transcripts and resume drawn up, and a recording made of your voice reading several standard phrases. You will then be given a brochure describing what the US Navy is and a certificate signed by the President. YOU ARE NOW A SEAL!

    You may use your own judgment as to whether you go out into ‘hood in the uniform or not.

    Yours truly,

    Secretary of the Navy

  • CaptainAhab

    First of all, calling me a lib is not much of a retort. If you would take the time to read my entire post you will see that I’m criticle of Obama. It’s doubtful that any lib, or “closet lib” as you refered to me, would criticize anything Obama does. When you have a valid, logical argument about anything in my post, let me know, but just calling me a liberal is a bit lacking in substance. Actually, it’s pathetically juvenile.

    Your focus in your response to me was on the first line of my comment. Did you even read the rest of what I wrote, or did you just have a knee jerk reaction to the first line?

  • TheNightHawk

    Wow, sad theat the Leftists can’t even post something worthy of a slapdown here.

    Pathetic.

    So what are the possibilities here?

    Osama has been dead for years and no one exposed it. This makes Obama a liar and a political opportunist.

    OR

    Osama was pretty much in maimed and infirm and living in retirement. Judging by the photos and information from the compound that were released, this seems likely. This makes Obama a liar and a murderer.

    OR

    Osama was just killed by Navy seals on order of Obama (or Panetta). This is problematic, not just due to the invasion of a sovereign nation or the wagging of the dog. It’s problematic because Obama claims to have gotten lots of computer stuff containing important intelligence about the inner workings of Al Queda. He claimed this within 24 hours of the killing. This means that the bad guys have altered their activities to compensate. The intelligence was rendered valueless by Obama. This would mean that Obama is incompetent.

    OR

    Osama was killed several weeks ago. The intelligence was acted upon in a timely manner before Obama exposed it. This makes Obama a liar and a political opportunist.

    Pretty much a bunch of lose – lose choices for Obama and America.

    All of the confusion from the white house doesn’t make this any better. He was/wasn’t armed. We did/didn’t have a live video feed. Pakistan did/didn’t know about it. ETC.

    Guess I’d have to go with Obama the incompetent.

  • http://www.washingtonnearsider.com Washington Nearsider

    Sorry, Wil. Obama ALSO said it wasn’t important to kill bin Laden. “It is no longer essential to kill Osama bin Laden”

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5520116.ece

    Though, I don’t expect you’d see that on the nightly news.

  • Guest

    Mr. EMT … good post sir. I was both a big supporter of Bush, and critical of Bush. My main complaint was his stance on immigration control on the Mexican border. I also had misgivings about DHS which have turned out to be well-founded.

    However, 99% of the Bush bashing was driven completely by the evil media we still contend with today, along with the usual suspects like Hollywood. Bush has 1 Million times the class of the man-child … I NEVER saw Bush attack his detractors the way the current dimbulb does, nor did Bush try to pit Americans against each other.

    The current jerk spends all his time trying to balkanize the country with class, race, gender, public vs. private, business vs. govt, and every other kind of warfare you can think of. Obama is a disgrace, and Eric Holder should be in jail warming up the bench.

  • Guest

    The SEALS operated under secret orders from the Crawford Ranch!

    Sure.

    Clifford Spencer

  • Mr. EMT

    I can not disagree with anything you said and speak true.

  • http://twitter.com/reachthecrest Karl Stecher

    I agree, particularly with your statement that he may be regarded as one of our greatest American presidents. I wasn’t a fan of the excessive spending by Republicans during his terms, nor leaning toward amnesty for illegals.

    But he stood tall and firm in protecting America, and standing up for us. I did have the pleasure of talking with him briefly on several occasions, during his Texas governorship and as President. I only regret that I did not send him a letter thanking him for being our/my President. To stand firm against the media which disagreed with his policies, and to not show open pain at the nasty shots, and often very evident lies, aimed at him, seems more than I could have done.

    So now, thank you for being my President, 43.

    Karl Stecher

    Centennial Colorado

  • Dons621

    Please everyone stop turning over those rocks. You see what crawls out.

  • Dons621

    This will do until barry can find a new “Crisis” .

  • Guest

    I see the green slime that crawls out of Republican rocks.

    That is why I turn them over!

    I keep hoping that I will find one that is not like the others!

    Clifford Spencer

  • 1934ueb

    You got it, you got it!!! The most dangerous, vicious criminal trespasser of our borders in history of USA would never touch his brother in faith and terror. The ” 911″ in Oval Office could not afford to ignore when codded message came saying: we got him! I can not quote but I remember President Bush saying something like: WE WILL HUNTS YOU, AND WE WILL HUNTS YOU TILL WE FIND YOU AND THEN WE WILL KILL YOU!!!!!! Hundreds and maybe thousands of our finest got killed or injured trying to fulfill this promise of our country President Bush organized “the biggest hunt for a semi-human in history of the mankind” Thank you Mr. President Bush. However ” Oval Office 21st Century Lenin ” stoped short of claiming – getting Obama (pard- me) Osama by his left arm ( Hussein is left handed so is his g.d. brain) and flying him back to Afghanistan by ears-powered ( HAHAHA – JAJAJA for Spanish audience) This Kenyan PRIMATE
    dares to take flight to visit seals to tell the other side Inteiligents where the base is and endangering their and their families life. Seals did not do it for Hussein O. or Pr. Bush rather for our Country, it is their job and lousy paid. Hundred of millions dollars spend on that trip some seals would like to see part of it spend on their families – some sleeping under a tent thanks to B. Hussein O. I wish they grabbed their illegal Chief in Command and watter-board him too – to find out “who the hell Hussein is and where he came from.

    1. IMPEACH (THE A K B A R )
    2. MILITARY TRIBUNAL
    3. EXECUTION OF THE ENEMY NO 1 OF OUR COUNTRY, OUR FREEDOM, OUR DEMOCRACY, CHRISTIANITY AND WORLD STABILITY

    LET US NOT WAIT TILL NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    HUSSEIN OBAMA MIGHT GET
    CHANCE TO ESCAPE
    THE GRATITUDE (!!!)
    OF USA PEOPLE

    Suggested, proper and deserved way of execution:

    Hanging on a sharp pointed stick inserted
    into his …!, on the hill over the village.
    Hundred of thousand stubborn Christians
    were executed that way by Muslim invaders
    on Balkans.
    O, we do have proper HILL but we are also

    CHRISTIANS and we will treat him our way!

    AMEN

    An old veteran (but still sharp shutter!!!!)

  • Dons621

    That lemon/lime coolaide you drink is good for cleaning toilets .

  • toledojim

    When I listened to Obama’s speech on Sunday night I was taken aback by his arrogance and ego that this was all about him trying to score political points. I know the mainstream media raked Bush over the coals but I have to say that he had a conscience and always tried to do what was best for America regardless of the political fallout especially when it related to terrorism and 911. The one thing we can say for sure about the President is that what he says doesn’t necessarily match his actions and he does everything for political gain. I say the Delta team deserves most of the credit and Obama should get a pat on the back for finally just doing his job.

  • Guest

    There is only 1 common thread throughout all of the articles on every “conservative” website I visit. There isnt one thing obama does that anyone here likes.

    If a corporation wanted to add arsenic to drinking water and obama came out against it some republicans would just say “Arsenic in water is freedom! End socialism, NOW!”

    IS there anything this guy does that any of you people like? I didnt like clinton but he made some policies that helped. just think of welfare reform! if obama is continuing bush policies, I dont really like that. I voted for bush twice and I regretted every moment of it as he pulled out the knives on immigration, the supreme court, his free trade agreements.

    what is it about the guy? if its race then how can we be a viable party? we need to find common ground and we need to come into the 21st century. lets end the bigotry!

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