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McCain commends Obama on bin Laden (McCain gives Obama credit)
Politico ^ | 2011-05-01

Posted on 05/01/2011 9:59:46 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain, a Senate hawk and President Barack Obama's GOP opponent in the 2008 election, praised the president Sunday night for approving a military raid that took out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

McCain was briefed on the news by Defense Secretary Robert Gates before Obama's address.

“I am overjoyed that we finally got the world's top terrorist," McCain said in a statement. "The world is a better and more just place now that Osama bin Laden is no longer in it. I hope the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight and every night hence knowing that justice has been done. I commend the President and his team, as well as our men and women in uniform and our intelligence professionals, for this superb achievement."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; mccain; mccain4obama; mccaintruthfile; osamabinladen; wot

1 posted on 05/01/2011 9:59:51 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Well McCain always said Obama would make a fine president.


2 posted on 05/01/2011 10:01:19 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is the village idiot. The military and CIA deserve credit. Obama just gives a final OK. Give credit where credit is do. He is a leftist wolf in sheep’s clothing. I have been convinced for over a decade.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 10:02:06 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385

What?? Was Obama there in pink camos and a Lady Smith and Wesson?

Of course, McLame always said he’d make a good president.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 10:06:12 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: rabscuttle385
the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight

I can't handle the stupidity of some any longer. Moreso, since we pay their salaries. One thing - the victims are dead! It should read the families of the victims - and with the Marxist at the wheel, no American citizen can sleep well any night. $50 head of lettuce McCain, you never fail to amaze.
5 posted on 05/01/2011 10:07:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: beaversmom

McCain is a spiteful, little man. He always hated George W. Bush and now his true feelings are coming to light.

IMHO, without the commitment of GWB and his support of our Military and Intelligence Community this would have never happened.

Job well done to our Troops and our Intelligence Community - and thank you for taking OBL Dead, not alive.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 10:09:13 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: rabscuttle385

a broken clock is right two times a day. Obama gets a feather for this. an eagle father no less. Bush got his feather for Saddam Hussein.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 10:09:41 PM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why did it take 27 months of the Obama presidency to hunt Bin Laden down and kill him?


8 posted on 05/01/2011 10:11:03 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain has a real ‘thing’ for Obama. I think it might be Love. That's why he threw the election for him. How sweet.

I wonder if McCain sends Obama flowers on Valentine’s Day. It would not surprise me in the least.

9 posted on 05/01/2011 10:14:03 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: DennisR
Why did it take 27 months of the Obama presidency to hunt Bin Laden down and kill him?

Oh, they will brag they nailed him in 27 months while Bush could not do it in 7 years.

10 posted on 05/01/2011 10:18:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Read: Ecclesiastes 10:2. The Bible tells you RIGHT is right and left is wrong.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I... just... have not a single decent thing I can say here about John McCain.

Please, if you want to do the right thing, I ask of everyone who reads this:

Find a soldier or a sailor, and shake his hand. Give him a hug. Buy him a beer or a cup of coffee. Tell him you’re proud and that you pray for him and for all of the other soldiers. Thank a soldier or salior’s wife, while you’re at it.

Donate to veteran’s charities. Do whatever you can to let them know that they matter, that you’ll never forget, and that you appreciate them.

Those are the heroes who need to be thanked, recognized, and helped. Too damned bad McCain doesn’t know this and say this, because he should.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 10:26:15 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: rabscuttle385
....McCain praised the president Sunday night for approving a military raid that took out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

That's the saddest commentary I could imagine. To think that it's even necessary to praise a President for approving a military raid against a cold-blooded terrorist.

At the same time, it's a back-handed slap at Ubama's war-making philosophy which was to Mirandize terrorists and grant them legal representation and the right to be prosecuted under the auspices provided by The U.S. Constitution.

12 posted on 05/01/2011 10:30:09 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385

Am I the only one who remembers that DemocRATS were lining up to warn President Bush that the United States does not engage in assassinations when he said he wanted bin Laden dead or alive?


13 posted on 05/01/2011 10:33:41 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: presently no screen name
I hope the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight and every night...

It does read, "families of the victims."

14 posted on 05/01/2011 10:36:06 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: mountainbunny

As far as I am concerned, your post was the best post of the day.


15 posted on 05/01/2011 10:41:22 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: loboinok

Sorry about that. I get nuts when I read anything from/about McCain.


16 posted on 05/01/2011 10:44:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: beaversmom

Well McCain always said Obama would make a fine president.>>>>>>>

So good that John McCain voted for him


17 posted on 05/01/2011 10:46:29 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: mountainbunny

An email message from Lt. Col. Allen West:

Congressman West Statement on the U.S. Capture and Killing of Osama bin Laden

(WASHINGTON)-— Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released the following statement tonight:

“Congratulations to President Obama and his National Security Team for the capture and killing of the world’s most dangerous and evil criminal mastermind, Osama bin Laden.

Our appreciation and gratitude goes out to General Petreaus and the brave men and women in theater. Our Special Operations team executed a flawless, cross border operation, proving once again, our American Armed Forces are the most skilled, organized and highly trained forces in the world.

Although this is a time of exuberance, rejoicing and healing, America, as well as our allies, must be vigilant and on guard for retaliatory attacks from the extreme Islamic world. What strongly concerns me is that bin Laden was not found hiding in a remote cave, but in an urban area of Pakistan where the Pakistan Army’s premier training institution operates. This is a war that is no where close to being over.”

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18 posted on 05/01/2011 10:47:13 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: presently no screen name

I hear you and definitely understand! ;0)


19 posted on 05/01/2011 10:51:08 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe Barry will let Juan kiss his feet tomorrow. I’ll stick with giving the credit to the CIA and the military special ops guys. Greta and Whoraldo can’t control themselves trying to give Barry Soetoro all of the credit. It’s pretty sickening.


20 posted on 05/01/2011 10:54:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: WKUHilltopper

“What?? Was Obama there in pink camos and a Lady Smith and Wesson?”

The S&W Lady Smiths kill just as effectively as the non-Lady Smith versions. I have a 3913LS and can attest to its lethality.

Just sayin....


21 posted on 05/01/2011 11:10:33 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: beaversmom

McCain lost a portion of his brain in Hanoi.
Sorry John but you should not be politics for this reason.

I left VN 2 days before you were shot down.
I’m sorry for your pain and torture but you should not
be in charge of anything to do with opponents because your
mind was (and still is) warped to try to “get along - to survive.”


22 posted on 05/01/2011 11:10:44 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is john out of his room again?

Give him his medication and put him back to bed.

23 posted on 05/01/2011 11:11:41 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I’ll stick with giving the credit to the CIA and the military special ops guys. Greta and Whoraldo can’t control themselves trying to give Barry Soetoro all of the credit. It’s pretty sickening.

BHO gets no credit at all for this operation and its success. The killing of Bin Laden happened in spite of the current illegal _resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Hussein has been systematically dismantling our American military might. Our brave men in the armed forces are incredibly skilled and able to accomplish great things in spite of O'Bambi's obstructionism.

24 posted on 05/01/2011 11:15:22 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: rabscuttle385

President Bush gave Obama credit too. When you are in the office, you get credit for EVERYTHING. It is how it is. Yes it would have been great to have OBL dead during President Bush’s time but it did not happen no matter how much President Bush tried.


25 posted on 05/01/2011 11:17:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rabscuttle385
I wonder if McCain voted for Obama in the last election.

I could see it really i could.

26 posted on 05/01/2011 11:17:34 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: jackmercer

LOL!


27 posted on 05/01/2011 11:20:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain shouldn’t have even mentioned the President, because the President and his team had absolutely nothing to do with this.
Armed Forces acted entirely on its own with no direction whatsoever from anyone even vaguely associated with the White House.

McCain is delusional, isn’t he.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 11:32:52 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: not2worry
IMHO, without the commitment of GWB and his support of our Military and Intelligence Community this would have never happened.

I agree with you 100%. Giving Obama credit for taking out OBL would be like giving Harry Truman credit for winning WWII. Yes, OBL death was on Obama's watch. But Obama was president as intelligence came to light as to where he was. Are they any people who think this would not have happened if McCain was elected or Hillary was elected? It would have happened the same way it did. So Obama did what any president would have done. Nothing special here. No big contribution from Obama. He was simply lucky to be in office when the intelligence came in.
29 posted on 05/02/2011 1:03:11 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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