I Am To Believe Obama Gave the Order?
Obama Gave the Order?
May 5, 2011
So I'm to believe Mr. Obama was in charge of the military operation to kill Bin Laden?
*cough* *cough* *choke* --- *clears throat*
Ahem...I find that very hard to swallow.
Forgive me if I don’t become all gushy and wax eloquent about what a "hero" President Obama is for “giving the order” to go in and capture/kill Bin Laden.
In the first place, the heroes are our U.S. Military and the CIA. They should get the pats on the back. They are our courageous heroes.
Asking me to accept that Mr. Obama was in charge and the one who actually “gave the order” would require me to accept things, well on faith.
I reserve that type of thing to matters of the Bible.
When I put the factual evidence together, it would appear things do not point in the direction of the President.
Before delving into why I doubt, I need to address some issues.
I will say this though, if the operation had gone south, Mr. Obama would have taken all the heat. At least he didn’t stand in the way of the order, well, not ultimately. For that I am sincerely grateful.
Also, while I don’t agree with his decision, I believe that he actually made some kind of decision with regard to the photos being released and that took some guts. I will give him that as well.
In addition, I think it was very gracious of him, the night he announced to the world that Bin Laden was killed, that he called Mr. Bush and on that night, not only acted Presidential, but sounded humble as well as Presidential. I am very pleased and grateful that Mr. Obama in this case took the high road because the world was definitely watching.
I would be remiss if I didn’t include the decision to bury Bin Laden at sea. If we had a grave or a marker for this evil, despicable animal, we could have been sure it would have turned into a circus trying to protect it.
However, asking me to believe Mr. Obama “gave the order” for the mission is asking too much of me.
This same Commander-in-Chief who in the first year of his presidency met with top military officials only two times.
Mr. Bush met with them two, three or more times a week.
This same POTUS who by eyewitness accounts quoted General McCrystal, as reported in The Rolling Stone (no bastion of conservative thought), was clueless about the war on terror, his military leaders and intimidated by the military in the room he met with.
Well, if I might be so bold as to suggest, if he’d met with them more often maybe he’d garner some intelligence as to how boost his testosterone to a level somewhat on a par with these warriors.
It is important to note that of all the things that came out of this disastrous Rolling Stone article, no one denied the quotes attributed to General McCrystal.
This same President who played more golf in his first nine months as President than George W. Bush played in two years. The man who promised his “top” priority, if elected President, would be the war on terror…it would appear that his priority almost four years into his presidency is taking opulent vacations and lowering his golf handicap…
This same man who has never visited Ground Zero until today.
This same President who has the distinct “honor” of having the first terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 (something that after 9/11 never happened on George W. Bush’s watch) but couldn’t say the word “terrorist” and appointed an Attorney General who couldn’t use that word or any derivative of it either.
This same President of the United States who agreed to, nae, applauded, the building of a mosque on Ground Zero and called the majority of American’s who dissented, racists.
This same Commander in abstentia, this same POTUS who rarely ever visited a soldier in a hospital that's merely a stone's throw from where he lives and golfs. This same man who rarely has taken the time to visit a military base in or out of the U.S., the same man, clueless in all matters military, is the same President who “gave the order” to kill Usama Bin Laden?
Please forgive me if I am unable to embrace this concept. I guess I lean towards the rumors that clearly indicate it was Leon Panetta, General Petraus and Hillary Clinton who actually ran the operation and of course our CIA and military who carried it out.
I waited some days before commenting, trying to wait for all of the information to come in. I have watched, read and evaluated what apparently took place leading up to the military operation, including the CIA involvement. I just can not bring myself to believing Mr. Obama took charge of anything with regard to this covert CIA/military action.
Is it just me who finds it stomach churning that Mr. Obama is turning this whole thing into a campaign slogan?
He was on a roll the evening of My 1, 2011. Too bad the trajectory has been painfully downhill since then.