Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Other Tools Work, Too

[The following is a guest post by Mark O'Brien.]

Ironic isn't it?

From credible reports of information from dozens of news outlets, the following list now emerges of "Bush's nearly impeachable atrocities", which were utilized and were deemed to be critical to the success in the targeted assassination of Osama bin Laden, for which The Obama Administration is taking particular pride. I say job well done.

  • warrantless wire tapping
  • renditions of unlawful combatants to foreign prisons
  • detention of unlawful combatants in Guantanamo Bay Prison
  • use of enhanced coercive interrogation tactics, "gasp", water boarding
  • ordering and carrying out a targeted assassination of a terrorist
  • invading a foreign country without UN or Congressional approval

I am proud to be a citizen of this great country which has come so far in the past 30 months in enthusiastically supporting these highly effective tactics, initiated by George W. Bush, and now openly embraced and in full deployment by the Obama Administration in fighting our war on terror (man caused disasters/overseas contingency operations).

Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge to bring this to the attention of all.

Here’s Nancy Pelosi from a press conference on September 7, 2006:

[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done . . . is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.

And here’s Nancy Pelosi yesterday:

The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. . . . I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. . . . [T]he death of Osama bin Laden is historic. . . .

Absolutely love to hear from my progressive friends on this issue.

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