Osama Bin Laden has been killed by the United States Military
This is one of the most important and happiest days in my life! Even if Bin Laden had already been rendered ineffective, thanks to the measures that President George W. Bush had implemented that kept us safe over the last decade, it is still a monumental symbolic victory to have killed the mastermind behind the attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed thousands of Americans and it finally brings Bin Laden to Justice.
President Obama says this attack on Bin Laden had been in the works for several months since getting a tip about where Osama Bin Laden might be hiding in Pakistan.
Yet, it was not even a month ago that President Obama was willing to shut down the government and not pay the military because he wanted to make sure that an abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, was paid before the troops can get paid. Obama was willing to not pay the men and women who just killed Osama Bin Laden, and he was willing to do this even though he knew they might be close to finding and killing Osama Bin Laden. Obama opposed the successful troop surge in Iraq and he took 3 months to decide if he should send more troops into Afghanistan after a troop surge was requested there.
Obama admits in his speech that years of groundwork had been laid by intelligence gathering and fighting terrorists in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This victory of killing Bin Laden is a product of the dedicated men and women who served America over this past decade. It was not any special action carried out by President Obama that led to the tip of where Bin Laden was hiding. On the contrary, it was a tip that came about because of the years of work and dedication of our American Military, and it started well before Obama was President. In fact, Obama was willing to not pay our US Military members not even 3 weeks ago even though he knew they were on the verge of getting to Bin Laden.
Obama will get the credit for the killing of Bin Laden under his Presidency and he will make it a campaign slogan for sure. I say it happened in spite of him, and I believe many other Americans will see through the President’s attempts to take credit for being the reason Bin Laden was killed. Just like President Clinton took credit for the economic upturn due to the dot com boom (which had nothing to do with him), President Obama will take credit for killing Bin Laden and the US military who worked for a decade to find and kill Bin Laden will be downplayed in order to promote Obama as the reason that Bin Laden was killed.