Bin Laden is dead. I believe that to be true. I know our government has often lied to us throughout our history, and I believe Obama would do anything to create an "event" that portrays him favorably (he is in full-time campaign mode for 2012). But I believe BL is gone from this world thanks to our Special Ops military team. And I will give Obama credit for making the decision to go get him in Pakistan, even though there is information coming out now that Obama was reluctant and had to be dragged kicking and screaming to sign off on the "get Bin Laden" operation. But Obama in the end made the right decision.
But let's not lose sight of some important facts. During the 2008 campaign Obama promised to "bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan." He swore he was going to "close GITMO" in his first days in office. His focus was not on getting BL, but rather closing down the War on Terror. This is a president who won't even call it a War on Terror. This is a president who wants to be friends with the terrorists. This is a president who ordered our military to wash and wrap and bury BL at sea after 45 minutes of prayers in Arabic, supposedly according to Islamic burial tradition, while thousands of people who died in the World Trade Center are in a garbage dump on Staten Island. Now I ask you, does anyone think BL was a true Muslim, practicing Islam? If BL was an example of what Muslims believe, God help us. But Political Correctness reigns in the White House.
Obama wants to take all the credit for "getting" BL. He doesn't mention the fact that in 2007 under Bush a connection was made to a BL courier that took 4 years to cultivate and ultimately led to the resulting raid and death of BL. This event isn't something that just happened in the course of a few months. Bush-era decisions led to Bin Laden's elimination. If Obama had gotten his way he would have done away with all of Bush's National Security practices. What a hypocrite.
And now Obama is going to Ground Zero. Did you know he hasn't been there since the last photo op during the 2008 campaign? New Yorkers who died there have not been important to him until now. He has barely acknowledged what NYC went through, and now he's meeting with the families. All the times he's been in NY to raise money for his presidential campaign, he has never stepped foot at Ground Zero since becoming president. So why is he going to NY now? Call me just a little suspicious. It's because he would never waste an opportunity to further his reelection chances, and this is a nothing more than an opportunistic photo op.
The real heroes here are our military. I give great credit to them, especially the Navy Seals, for executing a mostly flawless take down of BL. I find satisfaction in the fact that the last face Bin Laden saw was the face of a Navy Seal, the face of America. I pray that the ceremony today brings further closure to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 and to all Americans who have continued to mourn the murderous event. May we all move on in unity so we can resolve the very important economic issues we face.
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