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The path to bin Ladenís death didnít start with Obama
Wa Po ^ | 5/1/12 | Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Posted on 05/01/2012 11:38:52 AM PDT by Lmo56

As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s 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 didn’t we think of that?”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: altereddate; binladen; bush; cheney; dickcheney; obama
This is a good read ...

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.”

1 posted on 05/01/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56
This is a good read...

Indeed it is. I'll give credit for President George W. Bush for having the intelligence and courage to select Dick Cheney as his Vice President. Cheney's role in the war against our enemies, including the one pictured below, was instrumental in keeping us safe from terrorism.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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That’s such a great photo. Says so much.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 11:51:41 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Lmo56

Bin Laden died the day Dick Cheney set his sights on hum.

Dick Cheney is a patriot.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin,Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry,Rush: Anyone but Obama,because I trust their judgment.)
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Check the comments at the link. Typical socialist BS. Typical WaPo readership.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 11:53:11 AM PDT by bcsco
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Yes, but it ended with him...I saw Rodriguez on Sixty Minutes Sunday. An interesting interview.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 11:55:18 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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Look at all the comments of the readers of WaPo.

All this discussion that Bush condoned torture; that Bush gave up looking for Binnie; that Zer0 has balls of kyptonite for ordering the raid.

What a bunch of DC liberal losers!


7 posted on 05/01/2012 11:55:46 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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Ubama is probably the smallest man ever to be US President.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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Killing Bin-Laden - The only thing Ram-Bama hasn't blamed on George Bush


9 posted on 05/01/2012 12:16:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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I LOVE to compare the Bush and Obama military crowds. They loved (and love), George Bush and it was on their faces as they cheered his every visit. When Obama shows up, they’re glad to see a President. Any President.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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