Do you ever have one of those days when you mean to invite the world's most-wanted terrorist over to the White House for a beer summit but instead order a SEAL team to shoot him dead?
I hate it when that happens. As Fox News's Sean Hannity explained — shortly after breaking into Rush Limbaugh's drug stash apparently – Barack Obama had exactly that kind of experience, as the raid against bin Laden "wouldn't have happened if [Obama] had his way, and that can be proven, as well, on tape."
One wonders how the current Republican contenders would have dealt with bin Laden. Ron Paul remembers a time before Congress ruined everything with "standing armies" and "special forces" when letters of marque and reprisal and fabulous, fabulous prizes were all we needed to fight bad guys. Newt Gingrich? Lectures on secular-Islamic fundamentalism broadcast through drone-based loudspeakers throughout the Af-Pak region would have driven bin Laden to suicide long ago. And I think Rick Santorum is okay with how things went down, provided no gay solider was there to gay up the killing with his gayness.
As for what really transpired, Hannity is obviously the first person the president confides in, so who are we to doubt his contention that Obama can't do anything right? Even when his policy-goal is a relatively modest of one "don't hunt down an infamous mass murderer who has evaded detection for a decade," he still manages to screw it up and kill the guy.
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Tags: al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Fox News, Osama bin Laden, Sean Hannity, Terrorism