I am finding it hard to fathom why we are calling Obama a hero in the death of a terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. From all the news reports, it seems that it was our great military that carried out the mission, and put their lives on the line to protect each and every one of us.
Don't get me wrong, I am extremely glad that OBL is no longer walking the soil of this earth as the next person. I have to wonder, why now? Is this part of Obama's re-election plan? That he needs to improve his record of leadership and running this country. And what better way to do that then to take out enemy number one.
As Congress returned to Washington, DC yesterday after their two week vacation, there was not one mention on the news about the economy, unemployment, debt-ceiling or the budget.
America's problems still exist Mr. President, and you have probably added some more. We can all cheer that the mastermind of September 11, 2001 has been brought to justice, but this doesn't come without a price. We entered another country without their knowledge and carried out a military operation. Does our Commander-in-Chief not think there will be serious repercussions from this action? So much for foreign policy. I just hope that the hype from the outcome from this military action outweighs the possible fallout.
Bringing one terrorist to justice is not the makings of a great President, nor does it make him a hero. I am sure our Campaigner-in-Chief will ride out the glory in his attempt to be re-elected. Nothing has really changed in his lack of leadership to turn our nation around and be on a road to prosperity, instead of the road that we are on that very soon ends at the edge of a cliff. read more »
Osama Bin Laden is "Dead" - again.
As many know already last night the White House said Obama would be making a late-night statement but they did not announce the topic that he was to discuss.
Speculation started flowing all over the social networks that maybe it was Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi had been killed. But, then just a few minutes before 10:30 pm, someone mentioned it may be Osama Bin Laden (OBL) too. In fact Geraldo of Fox News Channel also mentioned OBL as well.
At 10:40 pm est. Geraldo announced that "Senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram confirms Osama bin Laden is dead."
It was first reported by some news stations that Osama Bin Laden was killed last week and it took a week to positively confirm his ID, dispose of his body, and notify the nation. If that were true then this would have been true "Bin Laden killed on Easter, the day Christ rose from the dead. Evil always loses!" But according to POTUS "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body." read more »
This is great news, for a number of very good reasons. The Blighted One will probably try and take credit for the manhunt that was initiated by Obama’s much-maligned predecessor, George Bush. The truth is, and don’t let any of the BS we’re about to hear blasted across the airwaves fool you, that this is the culmination of a manhunt that began on September 11, 2001. It is very much like Obama to take credit for other people’s work… and ideas. No matter, it’s still a great boost to American morale.
We found out how very close we came to bagging him during the combined ops assault on the mountain fortress of Tora Bora in December 2001. Since then, the noose has been slowly tightened by hundreds of special forces operatives and intelligence agents. I’m listening to the Dismal Failure in the White House as I’m writing this and, true to form, it’s ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘My’ all over the place. This may turn out to be the one highlight in Obama’s one term (from my keyboard to God’s ears) presidency.
More importantly, it tells every two-bit bad guy out there that if he becomes a big enough pain in the butt we’ll come after you and we’ll kill you. We can expect the Islamists to go ape doo doo over this. Well and good. We may as well let them know that we understand that we are in a war to the death with their seventh century cult of death. read more »
I am sure there are thousands of blogs today with the news that our Nation's number one enemy Osama Bin Laden is dead. That the front pages of every newspaper in America carries this news. What makes it even more satisfying, his death comes at the hand of the United States Military. I don't know how we can ever show our gratitude and thanks to those brave soldiers, but must remember that our brave soldiers don't serve for the glory, they serve our great country to keep all of us safe and protect our freedoms. This is a debt to each and everyone of our service men and women, that I doubt we can ever repay or express the amount of pride that we have for each and every member of the military.
I remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. I was standing in my kitchen, the television was on in the living-room with the sound muted. I remember glancing at the television and watching a plane crash into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I remember thinking that there must have been something wrong with the plane or the pilot, for such an unbelievable mistake to be made. And then the second tower was hit. The Pentagon was hit, and another plane had crashed in Pennsylvania. As the reports began to confirm that this was an act of terrorism, the towers collapsed. I will never forget that moment, it was like you were watching it in slow motion, that this possibly could not be happening in America.
Unfortunately the “War on Terror” is not over. American soil is probably an even bigger target now that we have eliminated their leader. Our diligence to patriotism and freedom cannot waiver in the days ahead. Americans must unite for the safety of our country and do whatever is necessary to be prepared for the undoubted retaliation that will come. It may not come today or tomorrow, but it will come. We are not going to know when, or in what form a terrorist attack in revenge will be attempted. read more »