|President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden watching the operation.|
In May 2011, President Barack Obama authorized the military special operations unit to go into Abbottabad, Pakistan to track down al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden.
A risky and yet gutsy decision by the president to send a covert team of military officers into a country with a mere few hours to carry out the task.
I mean this was a huge story. Very much for every network to interrupt the season finales of many television programs. President Barack Obama announced on national television the mission's success:
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, and a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children...
Yet the Republicans were willing to credit President George W. Bush for carrying out the mission.
The Republicans ran on this "strong on national security" theme for years. They've painted President Barack Obama as an ineffective leader who wouldn't know how to defend the United States.
Now it's one year later, and the very same "strong on national security" themed Republicans are upset that President Barack Obama played his card. They can't deny that he carried it out. But they sure don't want to hear anything about it.
Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the controversial agitators and their take on Osama bin Laden. Yet these two chickenhawks are willing to make the case that torture works. Neither conservative participated in the waterboarding demonstration. Sean Hannity wanted to donated to charity! He hasn't done it yet!
Conservatives are really upset that President Barack Obama played his "victory" in this 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. A historic event now becomes a political issue. Conservatives rather credit the U.S. Navy Seals for the actions but yet ignore the Commander-and-Chief.
The Republicans who once said that Barack Obama is naive on foreign policy and the "War on Terrorism" are now crowing about how he is throwing this event in their faces. They argue that if it wasn't for the torture and detainment of members of al-Qaeda, the information to get Osama bin Laden would never happen. If they couldn't get the information from these members through torture what makes them think that it worked?
What took over 10 years, was accomplished. President Barack Obama never ignored the threat of terrorism. It took nearly 2.5 years to find Osama bin Laden. Yes, he deserves all the credit. They can't deny this. President Barack Obama credited those in the CIA, U.S. military and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton for their efforts. The conservatives continue to ignore that. And they're spinning like tops in the filthy cesspool of ignorance.
He managed to out maneuver the Republicans and they're now upset that he's done it.
How low will these bitter people go?
They played every card in the book. The race card. The fear card. The liberal media lie. The Republicans have been labeled the "Party of No".
They've been painted as extremists.
They are so fixated on finding faults with President Barack Obama. They have allies devoted to promoting conspiracies that drive wedges between fellow Americans.
Yet, the cool and calm President Barack Obama continues ignores the chatter of his foes and waits patiently for the next move. The president cautions that his political foes are willing to do anything. His campaign will take nothing for granted.
Let me tell you this! I rather have a cool president in Barack Obama than a boring, bitter, and downright inconsistent politician in Mitt Romney.
And yes, a cool president than a geezer who spouts conspiracy theories in Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.
And for the former presidential contenders in Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, Rick Santorum, and Congressman Thad McCotter of Michigan.