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OBL's Death a Victory for the Adults
The American Thinker ^ | 5/3/2011 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 05/03/2011 6:20:02 AM PDT by Lakeshark

*Snip to the summary*

To sum it up, everything we as conservatives believe about our country's defense, the War on Terror, interrogation, special ops / black ops, Gitmo, and the realities of the world was validated. Our ideas won. Our tactics won. An enemy we never hesitated to call out was killed.

Everything liberals believe about the same was defeated. They are trying to take credit for a win in a war they never acknowledged with tactics they openly hate. With a childish liberal in the White House, that may not be evident to much of the country at the moment. But I predict it will be. Facts are facts. The adults won. The kids were along for the ride kicking and screaming. Americans' curiosity with how this all went down will bring this to light.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; dead; deathers; osamabinladen
Well written piece on the hypocrisy of the leftists who are celebrating and spinning this victory.
1 posted on 05/03/2011 6:20:10 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

Something stinks about this whole thing...

A series of top-secret briefings at the White House on Sunday afternoon conveyed, with rising certainty, news of the operation’s success. At 7:01 pm, the president was told there was a “high probability” that bin Laden was dead.


So we are told he watched it real time and yet had to be informed it was a ‘high probability’ bin laden was dead......WTF?


2 posted on 05/03/2011 6:21:46 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Lakeshark
Me! I! My plan! I decided! It was me! All me!


3 posted on 05/03/2011 6:24:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Navy SEALs: they'll shoot your eyes out.)
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To: Freddd

I am sure they wanted to confirm it was actually OBL...testing DNA, blood, or whatever tests would conclusively confirm it was him. Could be a look alike or something. I would imagine in CIA and miliary terms that ‘high probability’ means we got him, but we won’t confirm until we have all the facts.


4 posted on 05/03/2011 6:30:36 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Lakeshark

GREAT article. Thank you for posting this. Goes and lists most, if not all, of the idiotic ideas about the WoT and the military the left espouses.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 6:47:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Freddd

Somewhere here on FR, someone posted that it was reported Panetta watched it, while Obama monitored it, or something to that effect. It appears he may have gotten bored, or whatever, and didn’t watch the entire thing, was my interpretation.


6 posted on 05/03/2011 6:52:54 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Lakeshark

I think this is the reason that many people are skeptical of this event.

It is too much to take when Obama is out there calling for national unity.

Not long ago he and his ilk were trashing Bush daily. I can easily say that if Bush had beat his chest and failed to put on display the bodies of Saddam’s sons, we would never have heard the end to the 24/7 coverage on how Bush is lying.

More people have been dying in Afghanistan, yet we never hear a peep from the media. But when it comes to making that communist slime in the WH look good, it is 24/7 coverage on how grateful we should all be and unite.


7 posted on 05/03/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: PghBaldy
It was a good round up of information. Maybe the best summary of the hypocrisy of how this is being spun by Bambi and the MSM. They are celebrating the result, but have childishly been trashing the methodology that gave them the result for years now.

Yesterday, today and forevermore, Bambi and the MSM will feign amnesia in letting you know what they said in the past. Luckily, most of us will not forget.

8 posted on 05/03/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I saw that one of my Facebook “Friends,” (a hardcore lib) got into an argument with a conservative about who should get the credit for the bin Laden kill, Bush or Obama. His answer: “Obama is the one who is in office. End of story.”

Actually, if it is the end of the story, it totally ignores the beginning and the middle of the story. Suppose a kickoff returner catches the ball on his goal line, makes some great moves, shows terrific speed, and carries the ball 99 yards to the opponent’s one yard line. On first and goal, the fullback carries the ball into the end zone. According to the aforementioned libtard, the kickoff returner, getting some oxygen on the sideline, gets no credit. Zero. He’s not even in the game.


9 posted on 05/03/2011 6:55:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I saw that one of my Facebook “Friends,” (a hardcore lib) got into an argument with a conservative about who should get the credit for the bin Laden kill, Bush or Obama. His answer: “Obama is the one who is in office. End of story.”

So by that logic, Harry Truman should have gotten credit for winning WW II.

10 posted on 05/03/2011 6:55:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lakeshark

I think the demonstrations were contrived.


11 posted on 05/03/2011 6:57:16 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I heard the same argument about 9/11.
It happened while Bush was president, so it was his fault.

As the article states, the left are just a bunch of kids, unable to think past the end of their noses.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 6:57:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

And yes, Truman deserves the credit from making the decision to drop Fat Man and Little Boy, but that was just a small part of the overall effort.

Just as this operation was a small part, of all of the years that it took to even get to this point.


13 posted on 05/03/2011 6:57:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: indylindy
Well said.

I'll celebrate OBL's death, but not how it's being spun.

I'm not about to forget how these people fought the methodology that helped kill OBL, and are now spinning how wonderful they are.

14 posted on 05/03/2011 6:57:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: PghBaldy
Ah here it is: "We were able to monitor on a real-time basis the progress of the operation, from its commencement, to its time on target, to the extraction of the remains," Brennan said in a White House news briefing. "We were able to have regular updates to ensure that we had real-time visibility into the progress of the operation."

Brennan would not go into details about what sort of technology was used.

http://www.parade.com/news/ground-zero/featured/obama-monitored-bin-laden-raid-in-real-time.html and elsewhere, I saw it mentioned that Panetta watched it live, so it appears Obama etc in the photos released by the WH was NOT watching it live, but who knows? They lie abut things they don't need to lie about.

15 posted on 05/03/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Lakeshark

Very nice.........and true.......


16 posted on 05/03/2011 7:09:16 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Lakeshark
I don't see the big deal—even an evil sob like Stalin sometimes assassinated people who needed killing—look at Trotsky,he was a REAL mass murderer during the Russian Revolution.
Stalin had HIS guys bury a pickax in his skull. A Marxist has to do what a Marxist has to do. Bin Laden was nothing but a PR stunt for Obama-HIS agenda still remains the socialist enslavement of America. Sure Obama did a good thing--if I were alive when Trotsky was offed,I would have said,"Way to go Stalin!" as well.
17 posted on 05/03/2011 7:09:59 AM PDT by Happy Rain (WOLF3ABM581)
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To: Lakeshark
GREAT article!!

We got bin Laden, not because of Obama, but very much in spite of Obama.

We got him because the ideas and plans he campaigned on were not utilized, and the well-thought-out and effective plans of the Bush administration - the adults - came to fruition.

I hope he's right in thinking people will figure this out in the end. The idea that Obama, taking credit himself, will be given credit for this, makes me physically ill.

18 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:54 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Lakeshark

Sometimes it is important to worry about HOW you do something. It is remarkable that the O admin came out to announce this before dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

They should have had an organized release with the verification in order as Bush did.

It is either really unprofessional or it is the way they wanted it.

With these people it could be either one.

I am sure they would like to pin people with the conspiracy theory badge to make us look crazy, but I tell you, those people in his administration are poster boys for Soros, and he isn’t anything but reality.


19 posted on 05/03/2011 7:12:08 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dfwgator
So by that logic, Harry Truman should have gotten credit for winning WW II.

LOL! Only if he had replaced a republican.

20 posted on 05/03/2011 7:21:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: Lakeshark

Very well put. Obama did make the right call and I give him credit for that, but this is still a vindication for the War on Terror.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 7:21:36 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: ohioWfan; indylindy

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to Rush devastate the hypocritcal and juvenile libs today. He’s putting it to them big time.......


22 posted on 05/03/2011 9:48:48 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
A pleasure, indeed! He's ripping the infantile left to shreds, and every word is absolutely true.

Obama campaigned against every single thing that led to the death of bin Laden and now is taking credit for it.

Nauseating.

(btw, Barney Frank is an imbecile!!)

23 posted on 05/03/2011 10:00:09 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Lakeshark

Yeah, I enjoyed Rush’s monologue too.
Maybe check my tag line?????


24 posted on 05/03/2011 10:34:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
>> His answer: “Obama is the one who is in office. End of story.” <<

Then how come his liberal friends claim it's "Bush's fault" for everything bad that occurred from Jan. 2009 - Present? The economy is far worse than it was during Bush's time in office, the debt is far higher, and the situation and death rate in Afghanistan is much worse than it was under Bush. Do I detect a double standard from the left?

25 posted on 05/03/2011 5:12:52 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy
Do I detect a double standard from the left?

As the saying goes, "If it weren't for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all."

I saw that inimitable liar, Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying about whether enhanced interrogation (like waterboarding) led to the outcome of last weekend. First he said, "there was a mosaic" of events that was responsible for locating and ultimately killing bin Laden. When pressed with, "Was one item of that mosaic enhanced interrogation," he fled to the professional liar's safest hiding place. "I don't know."

So, Eric, you do know that there was a "mosaic" but you don't know whether enhanced interrogation was one of the pieces.

26 posted on 05/03/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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