Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Shame

"Let's be clear on this: Obama DID NOT kill Bin Laden. An American soldier, who Obama, just a few weeks ago, was debating on whether or not to PAY, did. Obama just happened to be the one in office when our soldiers finally found Osama Bin Laden and took him out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN VICTORY!! Repost if you agree!!!!"

Did you get this in your in box too? I'm re-posting it because I agree that whomever wrote it - or more precisely whatever GOP committee wrote it, is the number one enemy our country has at the moment.

Are Naval Special Warfare Development Group members previously called "SEAL Team 6" really "soldiers" and did they wander about Afghanistan and Pakistan for years searching house to house after Bush bungled Tora Bora by tipping off tribal leaders? I don't think so. From the vantage point of not having my head up the GOP it seems more likely that civilian and military intelligence work by a lot of people and quite a bit of high level planning went into this successful raid and all that is hardly accidental.

Of course it's an American victory and nobody disputes that. Obama did not take credit for it. It may be the only significant military victory since 1945, but nobody is claiming that the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy or piloted bombers over Germany were just out for a day's fun when the war just happened to end and neither Roosevelt nor Eisenhower had anything to do with it. Obama must be made to look bad so facts and quotes are invented and there are any number of people who would see our country defeated rather than co-operate with a Black man and a Democrat in killing someone who attacked all of us.

And excuse me, but I remember the president who tried to deny combat pay to people who were being shot at and blown up every day and I remember which president tried to sell the Veteran's hospitals, and his middle name wasn't Hussein.

Of course it's an American victory and it's payback for an attack on all of us and I'm disgusted that there are people low enough to make this into another sleazy, dishonest attack on Obama. I remember which president happened to be in office when the economy collapsed as predicted. He was of paler complexion and didn't speak English all that well. I remember.

No comments: