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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Some say he was killed last week by a missile some say a bullet.

    What ever happened Obama will use it for political gain

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

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    Yes, I can feel the respect!
    Respect no.

    Congrats and sincere credit yes.
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: Osama bin laden is dead usa usa usa

    And it happened on Obama's watch...

    Kudos to him for not withdrawing troops too early and letting the terrorists rebuild.

    Once Chaney and his political machine was out, the military and intelligence could function normally again and go after terrorists without some Haliburton profit agenda attached.

    I know the far-righties like to deny this, because it appears in history books, but all the really effective military leaders have been Dems.

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Come on SB.

    The President stuck it out in Afghanistan and that probably led to this day. We'll have to wait and see and the "news" may change.

    0bama deserves credit as CIC. I would do the same for Bush.
    I agree with this. I didn't support Iraq, but I supported Afghanistan just because I wanted to get this guy and we ****ing got him. I'm glad he stuck it out instead of just dramatically pulling back.

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Come on SB.

    The President stuck it out in Afghanistan and that probably led to this day. We'll have to wait and see and the "news" may change.

    0bama deserves credit as CIC. I would do the same for Bush.
    I give both Presidents credit for elements of this whole announcement until we are sorted out even further in the decades to come what had transpired. Frankly, I'm happy for the United States and its allies at this moment.
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    Re: Obama to Make Late-Night Statement; Subject Not Announced

    It's about Bin Ladin.

    We took him out, and Obama's watch.

    Kudos to him for not withdrawing troops too early and letting the terrorists rebuild.

    Once Chaney and his political machine was out, the military and intelligence could function normally again and go after terrorists without some Haliburton profit agenda attached.

    I know the far-righties like to deny this, because it appears in history books, but all the really effective military leaders have been Dems.

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    We can only hope his 72 virgins look like this:

    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    Come on SB.

    The President stuck it out in Afghanistan and that probably led to this day. We'll have to wait and see and the "news" may change.

    0bama deserves credit as CIC. I would do the same for Bush.
    Call me a pessimist, Ron.

    If it's true that that mother****er is dead, then it's happy day.

    However, let's not get ahead of ourselves here and get too excited. I don't think this will have much of an impact on our current efforts in Afghanistan, especially since that conflict has evolved from one of taking out Al-Qaeda to one of fighting the Taliban and spending billions upon billions of dollars trying to nation-build.

    For those who think that this will seriously impact the strength and abilities of anti-American terrorist organizations around the globe, think again. Many of these organizations are hierarchical in nature. You cut off the head, a new one ****in grows back. In recent years, AQ as an organization has been on a steady trend of devolving its power to regional and local groups like AQAP and others. Relatively speaking, Osama and the power of the original AQ leadership has been steadily decreasing ever since 9/11.

    I'm not giving Obama too much credit for this. This thing just happened to occur on his watch. It's the pilot, or the infantryman or whoever took OBL out that deserve the real medal.
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    Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I hate to burst your partisan bubble, but anyone would use it as a political asset. Kind of like how people tried to blame Clinton for 9/11 because he didn't get Obama during the first WTC bombing. Politics are all about utilizing assets.
    This should not be used for politics. What has Obama done different than Bush for him to take credit.

    It is the Military that should get credit not politicians
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