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Posted on 05/01/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November? BY MICHAEL A. COHEN | MAY 1, 2012
If there is one attribute that the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign has brought us in great measure, aside from sweater vests and former pizza magnates with delusions of grandeur, it is false outrage. Whether it's Democrats up in arms over Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus comparing the "war on women" to a "war on caterpillars" or multimillionaire Ann Romney becoming a troubadour for stay-at-home moms against the slings and arrows of outrageous abuse from Hilary Rosen, the Romney and Obama camps have practically been getting the vapors at the first sight of political blood this campaign cycle.
This week's latest indignation: President Barack Obama taking political credit for killing Osama bin Laden and then accusing his opponent, Mitt Romney, of insufficient rigor in wanting to kill America's most wanted terrorist. To be sure, there's nothing really new about Obama raising this issue. His State of the Union address could have been renamed, "I'm Barack Obama and I Killed Osama bin Laden." The 17-minute documentary film put out this year by the Obama campaign offered as its centerpiece a recounting of the now-legendary raid. Now, the latest barrage comes in a recent 90-second ad (narrated by Bill Clinton), aimed to coincide with the May 2 anniversary of bin Laden's death, that not only praises the president's decision-making but wonders whether Romney would have taken the same difficult path.
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Presidents that swoon over “my” and “me”? No thanks!
“Very few knew buy I flew the helicopter that landed in the compound. The boys were taking so long that I went in, pulled out my six shooter and shot that sucker right between the eyes. Then I jumped aboard ship and personally dumped his body in the sea. Then I flew back to Washington, changed in the phone booth, and attended a state dinner. Whew! Am I the man or what?”
Chest thumping from Kenya bump.
What sickens me is that Bush the elder took an extremely courageous and controversial decision to go to war against Iraq.Spare me the criticism that he didn’t go to Baghdad; at the time that was out of the question and it took a heroic effort just to build support for ejecting Iraq from Kuwait militarily instead of “waiting for sanctions to bite.” It also barely prevented Iraq from building nuclear weapons.
Infinitely more impressive than killing OBL.
And then he lost the election (granted, the “no new taxes” promise-breaking was ugly, but more than compensated by Desert Storm) because a bunch of idiots voted for Ross Perot.
He not only killed Bin Laden, he capped the Deepwater Horizon well.