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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yes I fear that many presidents when they are being told that we know where Osama bin Laden is and that there is now a military plan to go in and take him out that many would say no. I mean why would they want to go get the person that attacked the United States.

    President Obama was briefed with a 60-80% change Osama Bin Laden was in th Pakistan Mansion. I dont really consider that a "done deal". If Obama was to fail killing Osama, he would take SO much heat back here in the United States, especially from the conservative critics. He had no authorization to raid the Osama mansion, which would have been a BIG no no with some people back here. It amazes me how it suddenly becomes OK to break foreign agreements we have with Pakistan just because Osama Bin Laden WAS there. If Osama was not at that mansion, millions of Americans would be crying their eyes out about how Un-American Obama is. Independent voters would swing towards Republican appeal this upcoming election, and Obama would look like a fool when it comes to foreign affairs. He def. would have lost his re-election. So, in my opinion, this gamble shows more about our president then most people can see. He takes chances, he's not afraid to put himself on the line, He does what he HAS to do if restrictions are in between American and its goals.

    Oh Yeah, George Bush had a shot to kill Osama a few years back, but gave the orders to stand down, so I guess you ARE correct in some regards... "Why would they want to go kill Osama?"^^^^^

    Need to do some research before mocking people on their response, have a nice day.
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    President Obama was briefed with a 60-80% change Osama Bin Laden was in th Pakistan Mansion. I dont really consider that a "done deal". If Obama was to fail killing Osama, he would take SO much heat back here in the United States, especially from the conservative critics. He had no authorization to raid the Osama mansion, which would have been a BIG no no with some people back here. It amazes me how it suddenly becomes OK to break foreign agreements we have with Pakistan just because Osama Bin Laden WAS there. If Osama was not at that mansion, millions of Americans would be crying their eyes out about how Un-American Obama is. Independent voters would swing towards Republican appeal this upcoming election, and Obama would look like a fool when it comes to foreign affairs. He def. would have lost his re-election. So, in my opinion, this gamble shows more about our president then most people can see. He takes chances, he's not afraid to put himself on the line, He does what he HAS to do if restrictions are in between American and its goals.

    Oh Yeah, George Bush had a shot to kill Osama a few years back, but gave the orders to stand down, so I guess you ARE correct in some regards... "Why would they want to go kill Osama?"^^^^^

    Need to do some research before mocking people on their response, have a nice day.
    as Obama slurping goes that is pretty moist. And Obama had all the authorization he needed



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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    look... President Obama was being respectful of President Bush and his role in making this happen and invited him. President Bush, respectful of President Obama's current role and of the fact that he really doesn't want to be involved, respectfully declines. Why does everyone have to get into an infantile pissing match over it? Really!?
    Very true. Amazing how we finally kill one of America's most notorious enemies and within 5 minutes the bitching started here.
    Perhaps some need to change their Depends more often.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    look... President Obama was being respectful of President Bush and his role in making this happen and invited him. President Bush, respectful of President Obama's current role and of the fact that he really doesn't want to be involved, respectfully declines. Why does everyone have to get into an infantile pissing match over it? Really!?
    Yes, exactly that.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Don't be so ****ing sure, it was President Obama that got the job done.
    oh, he can be sure....
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know what? AS much as I would like to say a liberal won this pissing match, the truth is that it was simply that the opportunity came along with Obama president. Obama really only gets credit in that he was the president when the opportunity came along.
    I agree with your sentiment, but he also get's credit for giving the go ahead, some previous Presidents probably wouldn't have.
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Obama was making an effort toward bipartisanship by showing the left the victory is Bush's as well.

    He's trying to unite the country. Bush was more comfortable to keep things divided.
    No, he was being a gracious king.
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know what? AS much as I would like to say a liberal won this pissing match, the truth is that it was simply that the opportunity came along with Obama president. Obama really only gets credit in that he was the president when the opportunity came along.
    Bushes interest in bringing Bin laden to justice did not last very long, I have to wonder if his interest in justice was not effected by his friendships with the Bin Laden family or Saudi Oil. Bush shut down the CIA unit tasked with finding Bin Laden in 2005. Bush could not get the job done in 8 years. To give him any credit for the death of Bin Laden would be a real stretch.



    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
    - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01


    "I want justice...There's an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,'"
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    Bush, in remarks in a Press Availablity with the Press Travel Pool,
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    "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
    - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

    "I am truly not that concerned about him."
    - G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts,
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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    The fact that some see anything Obama does as just a political stunt is really telling. Is it not possible that the President of the United States is going to Ground Zero because of what seriously just happened? Eighteen months before the election will have little electoral impact.
    Obama has whored all forms of media like no other president and has proven to be someone other than what was on the Bill of Goods. Sorry if some people are skeptical of his intentions. He's earned it.

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    Re: Bush declines Obama invitation to go to ground zero

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Obama has whored all forms of media like no other president and has proven to be someone other than what was on the Bill of Goods. Sorry if some people are skeptical of his intentions. He's earned it.
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    I believe that some conservatives like to operate behind closed doors, What is it about President Obama that really ruffles your feathers? Does it bother you to see him communicating with the people who elected him? Do you have a source to prove that President Obama is in the eye of the public more then any other President?

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