Monday, May 9, 2011

Its all about ME.....

Rarely in history has a President taken so much credit for doing so little. The recent killing of Osama bin Laden is a long awaited instance of American justice, but Barack Obama's part in the narrative is rather limited. To hear Barack tell it, you would think he was one of the guys who fast roped into bin Laden's compound, and maybe even one of the ones that delivered the euphemistic "two taps" to bin Laden's head.
We will never know exactly how it all developed, but it is likely that the military guys came to Obama with the plan to get bin Laden and asked him what he thought. "Looks good to me, go for it" was a likely response. Obama acts like he has spent the last two years crawling through caves looking for bin Laden. He deserves credit for having the wherewithal to finish the mission started by George Bush and for approving the wonderfully successful plan, but he could definitely stand to ratchet it down a few notches on the taking credit side. Navy SEAL Team 6 and other members of our military deserve the majority of the credit.

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