Sure, sure, the guy who ran the black-stained EI program says so. What else would he say? In fact,(for the benefit of those who care about such silliness as facts), professionals tell us that EI is THE reason bin Laden lived another ten years. The "informant" you're talking about was Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who lied about bin Laden's courier, saying he was retired, sending the hunt down the wrong paths for near a decade. TV dramatics aside, lies and false information are the primary results of EI, according to the overwhelming consensus of military and law enforcement professionals.<quoted text>
You have a short memory.
Obama vehemently opposed the enhanced interrogations performed on the courier CAPTURED UNDER BUSH at Gitmo which HE VOWED TO SHUT DOWN which LED TO BIN LADEN. It's all in the house that George built.
George had one major chance - Tora Bora. In spite of his tough talk about terrorists and the nations who harbor them, he, through Rumsfeld, allowed bin Laden to escape to....where? Pakistan.
And where was he found almost a decade later by the next President? yeah.....ouch.
Ah, yes. Those four tragic deaths were a Godsend to your revisionist history, weren't they? You'll always have that, and you can always re-inject blood after you've squeezed the bodies dry.<quoted text>During the first campaign, Obama promised repeatedly he would change the course in Afghanistan and Pakistan and only decided later to abandon those promises and stay on the same track. If troops hadn't been in place in both Afghanistan and Pakistan it never would have happened and there isn't anyone on the planet who could convince me Obama would have had the boots on the ground in either country so we could get to Bin Laden.
Want a comparative of how Obama performs after such events?
Look to Benghazi. He was MIA during the attack, called in once, getting info is like pulling teeth, and we are no where close in capturing anyone responsible. Obama is a military pansy even when he sports the tough guy leather flight jacket he puts on for photo ops.
Funny, when you talk about somebody sporting "a tough guy leather flight jacket he puts on for photo ops" I couldn't help but think of Codpiece George on an aircraft carrier somewhere. What did that banner over his shoulder say again? And we're still there, right? Not sure, haven't got the latest Faux-conservative talking points flyer for my Faux-conservative binder.
Reluctance? I'll stipulate that. Hell, they weren't absolutely sure he was there until they laid a laser sight on him. I would hope he made the decision to use American force with deliberation and appropriate reluctance, as opposed to previous recent examples of Presidential hubris and false bravado.<quoted text>He did what he did with reluctance and for political points. He pounded his chest like Tarzan when bin Laden was killed which aggravated the he$$ out of the seals who did the deed.
But, like you said, "he did what he did," and the architect of 9/11 and so much other carnage is dead. Thank you, Mr. President.
Well, I'll agree with that, in part. I've always said that that was the most far-reaching fellatio in history. No BJ, no GWB, no Iraq debacle, no injection of further instability in the ME that we'll be dealing with for years to come. Reading the Plan For A New American Century, one could almost think the BJ was another neocon Godsend. Maybe Monica was neocon mole.......<quoted text>You know who really comes out unscathed in hunt in getting to bin Laden?
Maybe he was too busy wooing Monica and then subsequently consumed with trying to keep his job. Of course if he had gotten the boot or resigned, Gore the goofball would have been the encumbant, Bush would probably not have won that election and bin Laden would still be sitting around in his pajamas watching TV and we wouldn't be talking about this.