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Obama 1st U.S. President to Take Full Credit For a Successful Military Operation

Updated on June 12, 2013

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.


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    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Wayne - you always leave insightful and relevant remarks! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      This singular incident does more to paint Obama's inner sanctum on the canvas than any other. Any operation such as this one comes with very high risk factors and the potential loss of human life. We managed to avoid that this time but ask Jimmy Carter how it works when we do not. At least, in Carter's case, the intent was to rescue suffering American hostages rather than to kill one tired old man. Are we really to believe that the momentum and direction of terrorism suffered so greatly by that one kill of a man who was functioning below the level of carrier pigeons technologically in running a world-wide empire. In essence, Osama Bin Laden, "the image" was far larger than "the actual man" as his final surroundings indicated in the end. Still, Obama strapped on the risks involved and in the process lost some highly valued technology in the form of the highly secret helicopter used in the operation. He also raised the hackles of Pakistan and undermined any progress in the process of trust between the two countries. All to capture and then immediately kill one man. The martyr which his actions created will far out live his heroism in this event. For all we know, George Bush may have had the same opportunity in the years before and chose not to act on it. Who knows how long we might have been watching that one compound? In the end, the Navy Seals were used to create nothing more than a political circus for the use of Obama. Unfortunately, this man will forever mar the history of the Presidency. WB

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      You are absolutely right sheila - he actually said the armed forces are "fighting on my behalf." He's a clueless IDIOT! As I Tweeted - my husband - now retired from the Army but did serve under him - my son in the Army and my son-in-law NEVER EVER EVER served on his BEHALF. It just makes me want to slap him for being so stupid and SO ARROGANT!!

    • sheila b. profile image

      sheila b. 

      6 years ago

      In the way of all communist 'great leaders', he is trying to develop a cult of personality. Note his image on WH basketballs! And since you wrote this, he has also said something about our armed forces fighting for him!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      6 years ago

      His actions exploiting the killing of Osama bin Laden is so repulsive that even his base is turning against him. You hit it right on the head CJ, this man has a personality disorder as did Hitler. What scares me is that now that France has elected a socialist, Obama has a chance here. Let's pray that that doesn't happen. Your writing is awesome as are you. you.

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      They troll the INTERNET all the time - who knows how long it will stay up tsadjatko -- but you never know with this gang of Chicago-style-thugs.

      And you're right about what Clinton said. It's true though - but how Obama exploited this entire thing to feed his king-sized ego is almost as bad. He does it to himself every time. I just PRAY the Kool-Aid drinkers will begin to smarten up!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 years ago from now on

      LET'S HOPE YOU TUBE LEAVES THE VIDEO UP! :-) You can bet Obama's gang now wishes they never aired Clinton saying how a failed Bin Laden take down would have been so terrible, not for the seals but...for Obama!

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      American - STILL LAUGHING! Yeah - I sure did leave a lot out of this Hub!! ROTFL! Thanks for making your hilarious comments!

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      tsadjatko -- THANK YOU! I just put the video on top of the article. EXACTLY!! REAL HEROES DO NOT SPIKE THE BALL. Obama IS a total BARNY!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this!!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 years ago from now on

      In this video (which you should add to this hub) the clip of Bill Clinton, not surprisingly, demonstrates the "out of touch" democrat leadership's (many of whom had to have been involved in deciding to run the story from Bill Clinton's perspective) true feelings, that our Navy Seals, the military and US citizens don't rank as high on their totem pole as their political risks or aspirations!

      And these elitists think Romney is out of touch?

      Great Hub Page - MORE LIKE THIS!

    • American View profile image

      American View 

      6 years ago from Plano, Texas

      you forgot to mention those clothes with a cape he wears under his suit. He was a hell of a man that day, he flew that helicopter and blindfolded. He disembarked and led the charge onto the compound. He kicked in the door and to command. All the soldiers that were with him student off with both their hands on their face. Obama This entry going room to room until he found his target. He put the subject in the laser scope and pulled the trigger. He then picked up the carcass and threw it over his shoulder, as he ran at the building he said come on man let's go home. But someone said Sir our helicopter is blown up a crashed. Obama said no problem get on my back and I'll fly us home. So there up in the sky was Obama with seal team six on his back as they flew home to safety.

      Now we can all laugh at that story I just told, but sadly that was the story Obama told his therapist last week.

      Great hub up an awesome

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      VERY good observations! Dems were ALL over things like this when those very bad soldiers did anything wrong - or any Republican or conservative - they would SCREAM that this would insight the poor terrorists. What about that ad?! Obama is SUCH a lug head! And I thank you very much for your kind comments!

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      6 years ago

      Hey Carol, forgot to say Good Article (as usual!). Thank you for a thoughtful analysis.

      As an aside, does anyone find it the least bit UNSEEMLY to brag about the death of a foe--an admittedly despicable human being, but still--I also think this obnoxious ad could have unintended consequences, e.g., a terrorist act in retribution.

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Well put Frog!! Thanks for stopping by!

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Good to see you Carol. Obama the military hero. What a concept. The man never served a day in his life and found out what it is like to write that blank check to our country. Huffington called it despicable. That is putting it mildly.

      Great job Navy Seal Team 6, despite Obama.

      The Frog

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Oh HOW typical. I had heard this before - it's a perfect reminder as to what a lilly-livered coward Obama REALLY is! Thanks for the important input Sooz!!

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      6 years ago

      Quote from Panetta's Handwritten note memorializing Obama's decision:

      "The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands.

      The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President.

      Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration.

      The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out."

      Reading this you understand that Obama put ALL the responsibility on Admiral McRaven. If the mission went awry, it would be because McRaven didn't contact Obama with additional risk factors. Oh. Right. In the middle of a mission, Admiral McRaven is going to call the President and ask if he can proceed because the risk factors are not what he thought they were. . .

      But LO! Everything went brilliantly. And now Obama can CONJECTURE what Mr. Romney would have done.

      Look to the situation with Chen Guangcheng for more inspired leadership from Obama. . .just saying.

    • cjv123 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Exactly handmanBill - that's what I mean by a personality disorder. He must have a serious personality disorder NOT to know this and to go so far as to make a campaign ad bragging about what HE did to kill bin Laden. I can't believe it's even CLOSE to Romney in who will be our next President! Wake up America!! Thanks for your comments!!

    • handymanbill profile image


      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      its campaign time he needs votes. What he does not understand is there is no I in life. He turned people off with that speech not helped himself. Every speech how many times do we see him say I?


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