Monday, May 02, 2011
Bin Laden surprised to find himself in hell
"We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail." Those were the words uttered by George Bush atop the rubble pile that used to be the Twin Towers, referring to hunting down the people responsible for 9/11. It is a testament to our form of government that two administrations, polar opposites politically, can pursue the same goal over the course of ten years and accomplish it.
And like it or not, that Obama pulled the trigger on this operation and that it turned out so spectacularly successful, is a huge feather in his cap and he deserves credit. I realize that it was the CIA and SEALs that executed it, but if anything had gone wrong or we had failed, it would have been Obama that got the blame, same as Jimmy Carter got the blame for the failed hostage rescue attempt in Iran. He signed off on it, so he gets to take the credit.
This also sends a message to our enemies. If you harm our civilians, we will hunt you down. Maybe not tomorrow or next week, but we will find and kill you.
So I tip my hat to Obama for green-lighting this operation and killing the man responsible for 9/11.