Skip to comments.The Path To bin Ladenís Death Didnít Start With Obama [Credit Bush and Black Sites]
Posted on 04/30/2012 10:29:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
The Path To bin Ladens Death Didnt Start With Obama Text Size PrintE-mailReprints By Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., April 30
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the CIA and the author of Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.
As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Ladens death, President Obama deserves credit for making the right choice on taking out Public Enemy No. 1.
But his administration never would have had the opportunity to do the right thing had it not been for some extraordinary work during the George W. Bush administration. Much of that work has been denigrated by Obama as unproductive and contrary to American principles.
He is wrong on both counts.
Shortly after bin Laden met his maker last spring, courtesy of U.S. Special Forces and intelligence, the administration proudly announced that when Obama took office, getting bin Laden was made a top priority. Many of us who served in senior counterterrorism positions in the Bush administration were left muttering: Gee, why didnt we think of that?
The truth is that getting bin Laden was the top counterterrorism objective for U.S. intelligence since well before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This administration built on work painstakingly pursued for many years before Obama was elected and without this work, Obama administration officials never would have been in a position to authorize the strike on Abbottabad, Pakistan, that resulted in bin Ladens overdue death.
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We sure are hearing a lot about the anniversary of the raid which took out Bin Laden.
Obama and his henchmen sure do like talking about how rough and tough Obama is, that he made the gutsy call to take out Bin Laden and all that.
Well, to paraphrase Joe Biden, it was the gutsiest most audacious military operation of the last 500 years. And who made the call? Well Obama made the call, because he’s so rough and tough..............
How many conservatives will vote for Obama because of this 1 action? Why are the Obamabots playing this up so much???????
Well can you name another accomplishment in the last 3 years that might get independents to reelect him? Its all they have, and in typical juvenile fashion, they can’t help but overplay their hand. Brings back memories of Wellstones funeral.
I got in a fight with liberal relatives because they’re against waterboarding since “torture doesn’t work”....even “John McCain says so”.
They would stand by while a city exploded. Seriously.
As a US senator, 0bama never voted >for< anything that was good for our military. He always voted against anything for them to accomplish their missions. Hypocritical bastard.
They would stand by while a city exploded. Seriously.
I know people of the same disgusting stripe. Stupid, cowardly idiots.
The author and the title are correct.
President Bush took out Bin Laden. Died in cave, crushed beneath tons of rock.
Obama killed the ‘image’ of Bin Laden, that the Muzzies were trying to ‘project’.
The guy they killed in Pakistan was a relative. Pakistan harbored Bin Laden’s family, but not ole Binny.
That is why the body was unceremonially dumped in the ocean.
What Obama did is authorize the killing of some members of Bin Laden’s family, and claim it was Bin Laden, therefore removing the ‘symbol’ of Bin Laden’s leadership. It was a pawn being moved off the table.
It was a good move, and needed to be done. Obama didn’t want to do it because he was more worried about it disturbing the Muzzies than he was about the safety of our country.
And what brings you to these conclusions about OBL already being under piles of rocks?
Now that the enlightened one has crippled the ability of the CIA guys to do what is necessary will he proudly take the credit for the next attack that the radical muslims are no doubt planning? nope...that was a dumb question
If this is what Obama’s campaign is all about.......
they got nuttin’.
Ive never seen the last photo....is that an area where bodies hit the ground?
Tragically beautiful pics.
My husband was waterboarded in SERE school.
He survived and, I believe, it made him stronger.
Here is Part I of the video of 9-11 made by the two French brothers. They just happened to be doing a documentary of NYC firefighters, heard a noise, and just barely caught on film the first plane going in. They then filmed the rest of the day. Inside the command center in one of the buildings they are confused by sounds above them. They then realize it is people landing on the roof. :(
Bah. Osama died years ago.
Watch the liar spin, brag, and kill the seal witnesses.
The ONLY reason Obama is mentioning this so much is because he has done absolutely nothing else in the 3 years and 3 months he has been in office. He has absolutely nothing else he can run on for reelection. What else can he say? “I played a lot of golf and took a lot of vacations so please reelect me” The guy is a freakin’ joke.
And BTW, how do we even know OBL is dead? We have seen absolutely NO proof that has happened with the excuse given “We don’t want to put our troops in harms way by enflaming Muslims”
Well wait a minute, didn’t he say the war on terror is over? And since when is bringing a sense of closure to the 911 families LESS important than the feelings of Muslims? I call this putz on it. I say OBL is alive and well.
"Yes! People must vote for us now out of sympathy! Ha ha ha!"
I'm going back to try to find her "explosive specch"....