It’s been a few days now since the death of Bin Laden. We’ve learned some things.
Let’s give credit where it is really due:
FIRST, to the Navy Seals who carried out the operation, putting themselves at risk in order to carry it out, and noting that if their identities are revealed, there is a very real possibility of retribution to these people, personally. These folks deserve high credit and much praise for their dedication and skill.
SECOND, to the intelligence gathering personnel, many of whom were undoubtedly at risk on the ground in Pakistan. That wasn’t a cake-walk, either. Thanks also to those who extracted the specific information that was required.
THIRD, to George W. Bush, who implemented that intelligence gathering operation, with all its trimmings and features including water-boarding and Gitmo. This lead directly to the intelligence that allowed the U.S. to find bin Laden, and without those methods and that system, bin Laden would still be safe.
FORTH, to Obama, who does deserve credit for pulling the trigger. Bearing in mind that George Bush loaded the gun and handed it to Obama. Bush, whom Obama has publicly reviled and denigrated every chance he got.
Obama does deserve some credit. But let’s not forget those who deserve far more. And let’s remember that what Obama did achieve here, he did using everything he campaigned against in his candidacy for the presidency.
Where’s all the liberal rage about water-boarding, and detention, and Gitmo, and not giving bin Laden a fair trial? Liberals are not hampered by consistency.
Funny how that works.