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If the Seals had failed .....

ProudProgressive 2012/05/05 18:03:22
This week America celebrated the one year anniversary of the death of the world's leading terrorist threat, Osama bin Laden. As everyone is aware, he was taken out by a brave team of SEALS working under a plan developed by the President in consultation with the nation's leading military experts. Since that day, the President has consistently and unfailingly given credit to the brave SEALS who carried out the mission, to the many support personnel who made it happen, to the military leaders who helped design the plan, to everyone that was involved. He was the man in charge, and he was the man who had to make the decision to go in, even when many on his own staff warned against it. He put considerations of his own Presidency aside in the interests of the nation, knowing that if the mission had failed it would pretty much have ended his chances of re-election.

But all we have heard from the Right Wing is that "Obama is an egotist" and "Obama is taking credit for other people's work" and "All Obama did was say 'yes'". There are even those who are trying to shift credit to George Bush, despite ample evidence that he spent seven years doing everything he could to prevent bin Laden's capture, from refusing to finish the job at Tora Bora to disbanding a CIA special ops unit in place since the Clinton Administration with the sole purpose of tracking down bin Laden. Some have even tried to claim that Bush's illegal and unconstitutional waterboarding program helped to bring bin Laden to justice, even though everyone up to Donald Rumsfeld himself have confirmed that no actionable intelligence on bin Laden was ever gathered through torture.

So the President had nothing to do with the successful mission to get bin Laden, according to the Right Wing. He was just a figurehead and deserves no credit.

What if the mission had failed?
What if, despite the best intentions and the most thorough planning possible, the Seals had failed to carry out the mission? What are the chances that this same Right wing that has spent a year claiming that President Obama had nothing to do with the mission would be saying "don't blame Obama for the mission's failure, he had nothing to do with it."

I think we all know the answer to that one. Not only would President Obama and President Obama alone have been blamed for the failure, but he would also be accused of murdering those brave Seals and of compromising national security. (There's already a ridiculous conspiracy theory floating around that the President secretly had the Seals killed so they couldn't talk LOL)

The President deserves all the credit he has gotten for his part in the successful mission. He has never wavered in his admiration for the Seals who carried it out and has always given credit to everyone involved.

But some are too blind to ever realize this.

Thank you, Mister President, for getting the job done. And thank you to the Seals and the others who you worked with to get it done.
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  • Getting... ProudPr... 2012/05/06 15:36:46
    GettingBarried
    +1
    Yes he did say that didn't he. If there wasn't an election in a few months, would he still have said it? Can you be honest with yourself. History indicates no.
  • Dave ProudPr... 2012/05/08 05:56:19
    Dave
    You have no idea how glad U am that you are around!
  • Defend ... ProudPr... 2012/05/08 11:19:33 (edited)
    Defend Western Civlization
    Resident obama hates Americas Military
    leon penta is a liberal progressive Anti Semite and TRAITOR
  • AL 2012/05/06 02:18:36 (edited)
    AL
    +2
    Obama just would have blamed his top Millitary advisers that planed it of course!
  • Defend ... AL 2012/05/06 04:19:19
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    But off course
  • AL Defend ... 2012/05/06 06:20:57
    AL
    +2
    After all-Passing the buck, is what Obama does best!
  • A Lionheart 2012/05/06 02:07:10
    A Lionheart
    +5
    I'll second that! Good post PP!!
  • Captain-Morgan 2012/05/06 02:01:22
    Captain-Morgan
    +5
    HE WOULD HAVE BLAMED PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FOR THE FAILURE. OR THE GENERAL C.O. THAT LEAD THE SEAL TEAM SIX.. HE ALWAY'S HAS HIS "CYA" STORY TO PUT THE BLAME ON OTHERS..
  • aneed2know Captain... 2012/05/06 04:04:03
    aneed2know
    +3
    once again the hatred of a idiot shows through. read my initial posting and tell me if that would have been you.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/05/06 01:53:54
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    Proud, based on every bad piece of news I have heard the President speak about, I would think he would put the blame somewhere else. It's what I've seen him do in the past.
  • aneed2know tommyg ... 2012/05/06 04:04:07
    aneed2know
    +1
    once again the hatred of a idiot shows through. read my initial posting and tell me if that would have been you.
  • Defend ... aneed2know 2012/05/06 04:20:28
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    Nobody hates obama but nice try in killing free speech
  • Dave Defend ... 2012/05/06 04:50:22
    Dave
    +3
    YOU HATE OBAMA! What is wrong with you? You are a crackpot! Let me ask you ---- 1 to 10 (10 highest) -- where's W rate as a president and where's Obama rate?
  • Captain... Dave 2012/05/06 06:03:56
    Captain-Morgan
    +1
    OBAMA IS A ZERO...
  • Dave Captain... 2012/05/08 05:56:47
    Dave
    Thanks - brilliant
  • aneed2know Defend ... 2012/05/06 04:55:47
    aneed2know
    +2
    oh please time and time again it has been proven that the right has a insane hatred for the man.
  • Captain... aneed2know 2012/05/06 06:01:23
    Captain-Morgan
    +1
    ONLY HIS EUROPEAN SOCIALIST IDEALS, HIS NARCISSIST WAYS.. HIS RACE BAITING... BUT THEN AGAIN THOSE THAT CALL US RACIST AND HATERS.. ARE IN FACT THE REAL RACIST AND HATERS... TO THE INSANE PERSON, ALL OTHERS ARE INSANE, AND HE IS THE ONLY SANE ONE OF THE BUNCH... LOL...
  • aneed2know Captain... 2012/05/06 06:13:57
    aneed2know
    +4
    like i said, insane hatred
  • ProudPr... Captain... 2012/05/06 13:12:53
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    No need to yell. We can hear your racism just fine in lower case.
  • ProudPr... tommyg ... 2012/05/06 13:12:12
  • tommyg ... ProudPr... 2012/05/06 14:32:17
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Are you serious? Here's a little reminder.....

    george bush
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/05/06 01:53:31
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +7
    Another Obama Victory !!!!
    obama victory
    Bush Failed Miserably.
  • Harjot 2012/05/06 01:48:43
    Harjot
    +9
    W Bush (Cheney), Tony Blair, the King of Saudi Arabia and Osama bin Laden were all in it together. Bin Laden would NEVER have been captured or killed on W's watch. This is Obama's victory party and I hope he enjoys it.
  • Defend ... Harjot 2012/05/06 04:21:21
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    This is the Navy Seals Victory Party the Navy Seals developed the Mission the Navy Seals SMASHED the Nazi Pedophile bin kkk laden
  • Dave Defend ... 2012/05/06 04:51:04
    Dave
    +2
    CRAZY TALK ALERT!
  • wtw 2012/05/06 01:47:23
    wtw
    +6
    If the seals had failed the left would love Obama just the same and maybe more with phrases like, at least he tried. I would have said the same. A failure by the seals would mean dead seals and that is the only thing I lament! What Obama did was nothing--there is very few americans that would not have said yes! That was no great decision or hard choice. The real leg work was done years ago by the military built by Bush for the task. Water boarding was one of the most significant means of getting the information that Obama would and did outlaw, without whuch we would not have had the info needed. The drone program would have no doubt been scrapped by the dems as well who are always gutting the military.
  • A Lionh... wtw 2012/05/06 02:09:46
    A Lionheart
    +4
    You could not be more wrong.
  • ProudPr... A Lionh... 2012/05/06 13:16:17
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    Oh yes he could. You haven't been around long, have you LOL?
  • A Lionh... ProudPr... 2012/05/06 13:56:24
    A Lionheart
    +1
    LOL, your right, he could be more wrong.
  • Stix A Lionh... 2012/05/06 16:24:24
    Stix
    You don't have a clue...
  • A Lionh... Stix 2012/05/07 00:16:00
    A Lionheart
    Oh I'm clued in bubba, trust me.
  • Mel Mar... wtw 2012/05/06 02:25:38
    Mel Martens
    +2
    It's been historically proven that all torture 100% ensures is that the person who is being tortured will eventually say ANYTHING to stop the pain..maybe, just maybe once or twice someone might say the truth. This is how the Witchhunts worked...it's how it all works
  • aneed2know wtw 2012/05/06 04:04:33
    aneed2know
    +2
    once again the hatred of a idiot shows through. read my initial posting and tell me if that would have been you.
  • ProudPr... wtw 2012/05/06 13:15:43
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    Even Donald Rumsfeld has said that no actionable intelligence on bin Laden was gathered by illegal and unconstitutional waterboarding. Give that one up.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/05/06 01:31:46
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    Bin Laden has been dead for years. You MORONS will believe any pile of excrement fed to you.


  • ProudPr... marcuss... 2012/05/06 13:17:07
    ProudProgressive
    +1
    LOL right. And Bush wouldn't have taken credit for it had bin Laden actually died during his term?
  • marcuss... ProudPr... 2012/05/06 14:38:28
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    PP boy hes been dead for years. 0WEbama takes credit for something that never happened.
  • tdterry1999 2012/05/06 01:26:27
    tdterry1999
    +1
    Blame Bush.
  • sjalan 2012/05/06 01:24:41
    sjalan
    +7
    PP, I agree with you completely.
  • Alleycat 2012/05/06 01:16:57
    Alleycat
    +6
    If the Seals had failed .....

    He would have blamed it on the Seals but they succeeded and Obama proved himself consistent when he grabbed the flag and ran to the head of the parade...

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