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President Obama, having made the gutsy and proper call to go forward with the Navy Seal 6 mission that exterminated bin Laden has a feather in is campaign hat. Perhaps it is the only feather, but it is a feather well deserved. And I for one do not begrudge him using the feather on the campaign trail to the 2012 elections.
Having said this I find my self wondering just what the progressives would be saying, if given the same circumstances President George W. Bush had ordered the strike that resulted in the killing of radical Islam's maniacal psychotic madman. It is I guess a mute point, one perhaps not worth spending a lot of keyboard strokes on. But I just can't help but wonder. Especially since few progressives have stepped up and acknowledged the GWB's policies on terrorism, deserve credit for the OBL kill.
Anyhoo, During the President's recent fundraiser in Austin Texas audience members brought up the OBL kill to rounds of applause.
Reporting from Austin, Tex.— Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is now an applause line in a presidential campaign speech.
Bin Laden’s name came up a couple of times in Obama’s address Tuesday evening at a fund-raising event in Austin, Texas.
Early in Obama's appearance, someone shouted out, “Thank you for getting Bin Laden!’’
Obama said that was a “case in point’’ – a reason for voters to let him “finish what we started.’’...
President Obama certainly has the right to bask in the success of the mission he approved and ordered executed. If he is wise he will be sure to temper his campaign usage of the event and keep it at a level the public respects.
The President's fundraiser speech here. Basically a speech geared to rouse the faithful amongst the progressives.