Skip to comments.Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration
Posted on 04/30/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversary that Republicans charge is being turned into a campaign bumper sticker.
He then jumped at the chance to portray presumed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney as unprepared to make the kind of hard call required to send U.S. forces on that highly risky mission. Without mentioning Romney by name, Obama recommended looking at people's previous statements on the manhunt for the 9/11 mastermind.
Obama's re-election team has seized on a quote from Romney in 2007, when he said it was not worth moving heaven and earth to go after one person. On Monday, Romney said he "of course" would have ordered bin Laden killed, but his campaign criticized Obama for turning the successful death raid to political gain.
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Walkin’ it back.
Walkin’ it back.
Here is Obama not celebrating the death of Bin Laden at his last public event...
Since it is not celebratory should I assume that this “marking” is something he learned from Bo?
Come on, they ALL did it !
Remember Eisenhower ?
” We got Hitler ! ... Hey you. Yeah you over there. I Got Hitler ! “
” I got Saddam ! Yeah ! Hey everbody ! I got Saddam Hussein ! Me, only me and all me ! “
I’d let Obama have the celebration, it rather underscores that this one event a year ago is the only accomplishment he can point to.
He skipped the Obamacare anniversary.
Bo is going to be the ... ah... guest of honor at the Obama feast in honor of NOT CELEBRATING the killing Bin Laden
Hope that’s sarcasm ‘cause I don’t remember President Bush celebrating Saddam’s capture a year later. Maybe at the time, but who wouldn’t? Zero’s arms must ache from all the self back-patting.
Side link (bin Laden related) regarding belly bombs ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-al-qaeda-designing-belly-bombs-beat-airbort/story?id=14008049
Resident Poppinjay better be careful about making sure everyone knows the “hard choices” he made to invade bin Laden’s pleasure pit of underage muslim girls.
Before long someone might expose the fact that he was actually on a golf course playing pocket pool while brave men and brave dogs were making a landing in an unfriendly camp.
This would be typical of Zero to overplay his hand.
Shut up boy, you talk too much for a fighting man.
Obama “slept on it” He didn’t even have the guts....Panetta had to push him
To celebrate the death of OBL is to say he was worth something.
He was a nonentity who made a lucky blow.
Must have been out of town or something on 8 May ?
I do not remember our dear leader making any proclamations?
15 August same thing?
Perhaps our dear leader and his crew are unfamiliar with VE and VJ day?
No, he should have been gone in the 90s.
Always arrogant posturing and word games of caution for that wuss? Who does he think we are? School children? Get this incompetent freak out of the fracking way.
What is better? To celebrate Bin Laden alive? When he was born a baby? What is wrong with these people? ANd so he was a cursed birth, big fracking deal!!!
But so is Zero an abomination too, so, it figures. This man has his heart in the wrong place, and, in fact, he knows it, and abuses continuously with lies and school teacher posturing, know it all know nothing on AirForce1 welfare for campaigning.