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Skip to comments.It's Easier to Assassinate When You're a Liberal President
Posted on 05/06/2011 5:55:44 PM PDT by mandaladon
There was something quite Roman in the killing of Osama bin Laden, something reminiscent of the manner in which the Romans eventually dealt with a rogues gallery of charismatic tribal enemiesSpartacus, Vercingetorix, Jugurtha, Mithridates, Boudica, and othersall of whom claimed victory over the Romans and invulnerability from their global reach, only to be eventually defeated, forced to kill themselves, executed, or killed in battle.
The killing reminds us that there are official rules we cite and unofficial ones that, thankfully, we actually follow. Pakistan is to be praised publicly as a partner, even as privately it is recognized as the sort of enemy that allows bin Laden to build a mansion in a suburb inhabited by its retired military officers. So we swiftly invade the country, kill him, and then praise the Pakistanis for their helpwith full knowledge that bin Laden couldnt have been there for years without Pakistani government assistance. I have no idea whether disseminating such disinformation is sustainable.
The bin Laden hit came at an opportune time: the U.S. had been talking of decline and leading from behind, and yet just pulled off a commando raid beyond the capability of most other countriesat the same time that the Arab world has gone topsy-turvy, and its half-dozen ongoing rebellions and insurgencies have diverted the attention of the Arab Street. So Osama is dead and in Davy Jones Locker, while crowds chant against Assad and Qaddafi. The success of the operation should also raise if you are going to take Tripoli, take Tripoli questions, and may remind President Obama to finish his ill-conceived Libyan adventure, which can only succeed by achieving, either de facto or de jure, the mission objective of regime change.
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If it were possible, UBL should have been brought to Gitmo for military trial with the chance for every family of a 9-11 victim to voice their respective peace.
Personally, I would like to know who Obama called during those 16 hours of indecision. Who gave him permission.
Well, he probably asked the real director of the White House, Valerie Jarrett. She told him to go play golf while she thought about it. She came to a decision and tolds him to quit after nine holes and get back to the rumpus room before Hillary took complete charge.
Actually, I got that wrong. Jarrett told him to stop playing golf and get to the rumpus room immediately, and being the little boy lost narcissist that he is, he played passive aggresive and finished nine before leaving his game to do as he was told.
Why did you change the article title?
Democrat bullets are coated with love and compassion.
Sheesh, after all these years, I thought Gore had invented the internet. No, it was a muslim after all, because muslims like him have invented everything (sarc off)
So true, so true.
Obama didn’t have the stones to order the attack, Panetta and Clinton had to do it and later when it was over and successful, Obama accepted the praise.
I can't even imagine the reaction if Pres. Bush had ordered this assassination.
It is far more ominous than this. The penultimate liberals, Stalin and Mao, are revered by the current occupiers of the White House. These two icons of Communism are directly responsible for the "political" killings of more people than all others combined in the history of humanity. The current events of the White-House-glorified extra-judicial killing of Osama bin Laden and related US drone attacks in the non-combatant nations of Pakistan, Yemen, and Libya, are tell-tales of a resurgent cowardly disregard for the law of nations and potentially, of another horrendous repeat of history.
Don't get me wrong about OBL - he needed killin', but there was little or no need to advertise our success. It may be favored in history as written years from now that OBL was no longer a combatant or leader of al-Qa'ida. As such he could be subject to criminal prosecution for past deeds, but not battlefield engagement.
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