Why? I mean, if he were captured alive he'd be made to stand trial for his crimes. Frankly, that's one man I wouldn't have minded if he rotted in Gitmo for the rest of his life!...but he did good with saying "yea go get 'em." However, I am disappointed that he wanted to take bin Laden alive. I am sorely disappointed in hearing that.
Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but I wouldn't have blamed him if things had gone wrong. Like I said before, I didn't blame him when he went after Libya and killed civilians in bombings.
Some might say "some people will never give Obama credit for this" and I am one of them, but I am equal, I will never give Bush credit for Saddam. Like that cartoon said, all he did was say "ok, go get him." That doesn't take much. The entire intelligence community, the CIA, the FBI, and all other 3 letter abbreviations that got involved and got this man should be commended. I mean, what if Osama had been shot on Jan 21st, 2009? Who would you have given credit to then?
So on the same token, don't let your LOVE of Obama blind yourself to who really got bin Laden. You tell me don't let my hate for him blind me, well, don't let your love for him blind you. See how that coin flips both ways?[/QUOTE]
Yours is a twisted brand of logic.
Look, I give credit where credit is due. If folks honestly believe that getting the name of the courier would never have happened and, as such, we'd never have caught OBL, well...all I can say is you're entitled to your opinion. I don't think the name was that crucial in this case, but it turned out to be a good lead. So, I'll give credit that the intel was a solid lead even though I don't care for the method inwhich the information was gathered.
Being a Navy veteran, I will say I am VERY PROUD of my fellow Special Ops shipmates for pulling off a well executed mission. SEAL-TEAM 6 ROCKS!!! WHOOHOO!!! To that, I also give props to the FBI, CIA, the U.S. Navy and the men and women onboard the USS CARL VINCENT, as well as anyone else within the DoD who had a hand in OBL's capture and death. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!!
But you have to give much credit to the President for being foresighted enough and for being persuasive enough to do what his two predecessors could not - pull all facets of our counterintelligents teams and special forces together in absolute secret and make them understand that getting OBL was far more important than any of their petty "territorial rivalries" which kept us from getting OBL long ago. Moreover, Pres. Obama didn't seem to be all that concerned for collateral damage which is more than I can say for either Clinton or GWB who were hamstrung by killing innocent civilians throughout their presidencies to get this scumbag!
So, yes! I give tons of credit to our President and Commander-in-Chief for making the call where others did not!