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Obama 1st U.S. President to Take Full Credit For a Successful Military Operation
Obama's Dukakis Moment
May 4, 2012
I think you know you’re in trouble if you’re President Obama and Arianna Huffington uses the word “despicable” referring to one of your political ads. Yep, I’d have to say, you're in deep Kim chi when Ms. Progressive-America gives you a big ole slap down like that.
Let us set aside for a moment that Mr. Obama has shamelessly exploited a military operation for his own personal political gain.
What we need to ponder first is the personality disorder one must suffer from to think that as President of the United States, taking what adds up to full credit for any military operation, is A-Okay.
I mean, WTF?
Now I’m aware Mr. Obama is trying to change his campaign slogan to Farty, or. . . ahem. . .Fluffy. . .er. . .(fumbles around with her notes) “Forward”—after his colossal blunder with “WTF” – but I’m not going to let that one simply slip into the Obama-stream media’s waste-pile of BHO cover-ups. I really like the “Winning The Future”/WTF slogan and plan to use it whenever possible.
So allow me to repeat with gusto: WTF?! What selfish lout would sit around a conference table, brainstorming, then sharing their idea that taking credit for any military mission, as President of the United States, would be a good thing? This ridiculous idea had to run by a bunch of Obama cronies, not to mention Barry himself. So what does that say about this smarty-pants of a President who obviously approved such a campaign strategy? How the heck is that “Winning The Future”? Perhaps for Michele and Barry it’s a win, in their own minds, but where do the American people benefit from this type of decision-making?
Oh, that’s right. It’s the same set of Einstein’s that thought “WTF” would be a dandy new political campaign slogan.
So in answer to how-do-the-American-citizens-benefit question—that would be a big fat zero-benefit.
Secondly, aside from the fact that Mr. Obama is shamelessly exploiting the Navy Seals for his desperate attempt to get reelected, in essence politicizing a successful military operation for his own personal benefit, now he wants us to believe that as President, he’s also some sort of sorcerer.
Yes, Barry would have us believe he absolutely knows what Mitt Romney would have done in the same situation and according to Barrack, that would be nothing. The quote by Romney they seem to be gleefully gleaning this information from is:
. . .it’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.
“Oh snap! He did not just say that, did he?” Something I can just hear some dolt from Obama’s inner circle exclaim.
Except upon serious reflection and the ability to retain most of my “Reading Comprehension 101” information, that sentence in no way even comes close to inferring [for those of you drinking the Obama Kool-aid and in Obama's administration, get out your dictionaries for definitions of these big words. . . ] that Romney wouldn’t have done what Obama did. It justifiably explains that making the capture or killing of bin Laden the focus of the war on terror would be a misuse of taxpayer money and resources.
Which would make Mr. Romney the real smarty-pants especially on this issue. Romney’s statement does not, in any way indicate, that the capture or killing of bin Laden would not have happened in a Romney Presidency. It just explains that a common-sense approach to finding him had to be considered in the war on terror.
Rather arrogant of Mr. Obama to presume to know with absolute certainty what Romney would have done given the same set of circumstances couldn’t one say? What’s even more mind-boggling is our not-so-smarty-pants President did not just say this, but obviously approved a political ad based on this Romney quote.
So let me see what we have here. We have the President of the United States bragging about a military operation and essentially taking credit for the entire matter unprecedented by any other President in the history of this great nation. If we had only BHO as our news source, we’d think that he and he alone, killed Osama.
We also have the fact BHO would have us believe that with his very own crystal ball or magic spell or precognitive powers, that he knows, without a doubt, that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have been able to be so brave and kill bin Laden singlehandedly with his telephone like our macho, testosterone-laden Prez did.
You go Barry! You just go baby!
Man, is Obama the most awesomest President ever or what?
Next, let’s take a gander at the speech Barry gave directly after the killing of bin Laden (for the record, the Navy Seals and CIA killed him, not Mr. Obama). Summed up nicely for us in the WSJ article “Obama and the bin Laden Bragging Rights”.
I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority . . . even as I continued our broader effort. . . . Then, after years of painstaking work by my intelligence community I was briefed . . . I met repeatedly with my national security team . . . And finally last week I determined that I had enough intelligence to take action. . . . Today, at my direction . . .
There’s no official data on this, but let’s just say that if I were a betting woman, I’d bet the family farm that that little portion of Barry’s speech beats any record for the use of the words “I” and “my” in any one paragraph of all U.S. Presidential speeches ever.
Which brings me to a contrast and compare, once again from the article “Obama and the bin Laden Bragging Rights”.
The man from whom President Obama has sought incessantly to distance himself, George W. Bush, also had occasion during his presidency to announce to the nation a triumph of intelligence: the capture of Saddam Hussein. He called that success "a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq." He attributed it to "the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers. . . Their work continues, and so do the risks."
He did mention himself at the end: "Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate them.
This article also points out that in history, when Presidents have actually taken the credit for some similar type of thing, they have done so to shoulder the responsibility for failures, not in a self-centered attempt to steal the spot light from our military and CIA.
Note to the Obama administration. Never, ever claim bragging rights from real-live heroes. It just makes the one doing the taking look—well. . . despicable.