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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    He should get some credit. Ultimately, he is Commander in Chief and it comes down to his call to make the attack or not. He has to weigh the potential recruitment or retalliation problems if we failed and even if we succeeded, the risk of the lives of the men performing the action, and a plethora of other things. Regardless of whether not I like the man as President, he absolutely deserves SOME Credit.

    George W. Bush ALSO deserves some credit and I'd suggest something about on par with Obama. It was programs and changes in law, put in place by him and his administration, that allowed for the string of intel that eventually led to the death of Bin Laden to occur. He, just as Obama, had to make those same critical decisions weighing the potential harm and benefits with the various things he authorized that led to that intel.

    However, the VAST majority of the credit goes to the military and the intelligence community. The Men and Women who were actually risking their lives or dedicating their lives to obtaining that information and carrying out the action that the information allowed us to do.

    I do have a poor taste in my mouth whenever I see Obama making hte killing of Bin Laden a focal point of some great thing he did becuase to me it belittles and lowers the importance of everyone else involved. The final death of Bin Laden was something that came together over the span of TWO Presidents, not just one, despite the killing blow coming under Obama's time. This was a moment of success for America...not Barack Obama, not George Bush, but all of us. To make it into a campaign plank to thump his chest over saddens me and I believe is an insult to those who ACTUALLY were the ones who deserve the most credit.

    In no way should Obama not be given credit for the act...he does deserve some and to say otherwise, to me, is foolish. But at the same time, he is one peice of a much larger puzzle and the vast majority of that puzzle isn't any individual President.

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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    I'm not clicking on it. Bush showed up on a damn aircraft carrier dressing like a fool as if he personally achieved victory. That was before what 4,000 military deaths? Obama gave a short speech in the white house. He acted like an adult. He did make the decision to kill bin laden, and he emphasized in the debates that it would be a priority. It could have gone terribly like Carter's hostage crisis. It took guts to do that. When Hussein was captured, there was very little in the way of the this nonsense of "Oh my, Bush is taking too much credit cry cry." It doesn't even matter. Would you rather not have Bin laden dead?

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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    It was a tough decision to make. It could have turned out like Black Hawk down.

    It's not unusual for a superior to take credit for the work of the workers. It happens to me all the time.

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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    [QUOTE=Mickey Shane;1060470221]It was a tough decision to make. It could have turned out like Black Hawk down.

    It's not unusual for a superior to take credit for the work of the workers. It happens to me all the time.[/QUOTE]

    That is ridiculous...This is about people dying if something goes wrong not about some supervisor getting credit for something...........
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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    Even the Navy tells us that if you had any part in something, take credit for it on your evaluations.

    Because the reasonable person will understand that that is how the system works. Anyone who knows the game will know that this is how it works.

    I bet the special forces in the military expect the President to take some credit for things they do. Many may not like it, but it is how it is.

    And no President would have turned down the opportunity to take that credit, especially during a campaign season. How much may vary, but unless they are bringing it up constantly and/or saying things or implying things that are lies, then I don't care how much credit they take.
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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    I think the guys in Seal Team 6 should have gotten 100% of the credit for getting OBL. I goes without saying that the president gave the order.........In listening to Hussein Obama I have heard so many "I did this" or "I gave the order"...All this while sitting safely in the WH. Americans should be disgusted over this and many are..........
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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think the guys in Seal Team 6 should have gotten 100% of the credit for getting OBL. I goes without saying that the president gave the order.........In listening to Hussein Obama I have heard so many "I did this" or "I gave the order"...All this while sitting safely in the WH. Americans should be disgusted over this and many are..........
    Damn that Obama for actually teling it like it was....
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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think the guys in Seal Team 6 should have gotten 100% of the credit for getting OBL. I goes without saying that the president gave the order.........In listening to Hussein Obama I have heard so many "I did this" or "I gave the order"...All this while sitting safely in the WH. Americans should be disgusted over this and many are..........
    Interesting, the Seals were not standing on the shoulders of all of the efforts to track down UBL since the Clinton admin.....no.......they did it themselves 100%.
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    Re: Do you think Obama takes to much credit for the killing of Bin Laden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Damn that Obama for actually teling it like it was....
    I know your bias but I can't believe you would defend Hussein Obama on this and you being EX Navy, shame on you Redress. Everyone knows he gave the order, he does not have to repeat it over and over.........Even far leftys like Ariana Huffington has said so...
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