Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden

President Obama's decision to end US involvement in Iraq and focus on Al Qaeda finally paid off with the elimination of Osama bin Laden, the radicalized Saudi who masterminded the 9-11 attacks which killed so many Americans and others on that day, and who later triggered a civil war in Iraq killing tens of thousands of Muslims when Al Qaeda attacked that Sunni Mosque filled with worshipers, and followed with other attacks in Malaysia, Spain, and London, and many, many other places. The Imam of the infamous proposed Ground Zero mosque, called bin Laden a "mass murderer of Muslims." Osama bin Laden killed many times more Muslims than Americans we sometimes forget.

For that, President Obama deserves our thanks. Getting out of the quagmire in Iraq was a necessary step. Now it is time to take another necessary step and get our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and stop supporting the autocratic regimes we have been so cozy with. Our continuing presence encourages the creation of more bin Ladens. We need to figure out how to better support the freedom movements which are under attack by those same autocratic regimes we tolerate, to whom we send billions of dollars every day for oil, and by whom Bin Laden was created.

I was all ready to unload on Donald Grump, er Trump, for his racism and ridiculous commentaries on US foreign policy, and for the pompous pouty faced angry little racist man he is. But now Donald Grump seems so small and inconsequential. It's not worth any more of my time except to say that in the same week that Donald Grump was so "proud" to have "forced" President Obama to release a birth certificate, President Obama with a serious and solemn and hard grace announced a major success carried out by Navy Seals in the fight against Al Qaeda. While President Obama was concentrating on plans to get Osama Bin Laden, Donald Grump was pestering the President with that birth certificate nonsense and chasing and shamelessly promoting what he knew was a lie.

And another vacuous Republican fallen star, shallow Sarah Palin, says she wants to read Obama's Law Review articles, according to a news report......perhaps she should wait for the Cliff's Notes. And maybe she should release her "works" from her numerous colleges. I'd love to try to parse the grammar -- I like a challenge.

Although George W. Bush famously said about Osama bin Laden, “I just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you," Republicans are making a point of congratulating George W. Bush on his valiant efforts to hunt down Bin Laden and, with a few exceptions, giving only a grudging nod to President Obama. Sarah Palin, for example, didn't even mention President Obama in her public statement. Other Republicans are mostly bumfuzzled about what to say.

Donald Grump is likely pouting about his bad timing, Sarah Palin is working on what dumb thing to say next, and President Obama........

And President Obama........It was on President George W. Bush's watch that we were attacked on that Sept. morning, and it was on President Obama's watch when Osama Bin Laden was killed. It's been a long ten years. People are celebrating at Ground Zero. Some may be celebrating for vengeance; but most are celebrating that justice has been finally done. I'm glad that when I wake up in the morning that Osama bin Laden is dead and that Mr Obama is President.


Blogger tom sheepandgoats said...

President Obama........It was on President George W. Bush's watch that we were attacked on that Sept. morning, and it was on President Obama's watch when Osama Bin Laden was killed.

a gutsy call for Pres Obama, no question about it. But had it gone wrong, he would have been vilified, as happened with Pres Carter decades ago.

It's usually mere coincidence when this or that happens on a given Presidents "watch." But they take full credit for the good things, nonetheless, and try to pin the bad on their predecessors.

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