It has been an interesting ten days to say the least. While I’ve commented in a few places, my attention was mainly on the Kentucky Derby preparations I needed to perform at my place of business. Derby Week as always tends to take my attention away from the fiasco called the “World” and affords me a modicum of sanity and relaxation from what is at best a slide into mediocrity for our country. So, while I was immersed in horse heaven, some good things happened, followed as usual by the idiocy that always seems to be this Presidency!
First and foremast! Thank God for our wonderful service men! Kudos must be given to the President (like it or not kiddies, in the end he did the right thing! Might be a first for this administration. I’ll grant one that, but none the less he acted), Patreaus who stuck his head on the block in while going after things in Pakistan, what with drones, etc., something the administration was loathe to do as the Pakistanis didn’t like it. Even bigger kudos must be given to the interrogators who were badmouthed by the lefties to the point of being accused of criminal actions when in fact it was from their actions we got the lead that led to Obama’s demise. (I do wonder how many permission slips they had to get from the folks in D.C before they actually carried out the operation, but that’s just a thought that ran through my mind. Hard to fight when your hands are tied by absurd so called legalities!) At least for a change we have the A.G. backing an action that had to be taken!
“Attorney General Eric Holder defended as lawful on Tuesday the U.S. operation to go into Pakistan that resulted in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the taking of his body.
The acts taken were “lawful, legitimate and appropriate in every way. The people who were responsible for that action, both in the decision making and the effecting of that decision, handled themselves I think quite well,” Holder told the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee.”
All in all a good thing! However, normally when one cuts the head off a snake, the body dies. In this case, citing the centuries of radical hatred, etc. that comes from these people, one must still assume the body is whole. The deep rooted hatred not only for Israel, but for anything other than their own views I’m afraid will keep these folks going on their merry way. As such, we must not ease up on the pressure! We go after these bastards until they fold up their tents!
As radical Islam is in itself a hateful spiteful cult like religion (for want of better words), it must be assumed things will keep going on as they are. Obama will continue to want to "play nice", his idiotic justice department will continue to file lawsuits like the one against Ohio ( I think that was the state. Sorry if I'm wrong) against the Anti-Shiria bill and so on and so on. While all this is going on here, a radical persuasion that has been preaching hate and death to not only Israelis, but any entity different from their own will continue on its merry path of hate and destruction.
Of course, our fearless leader had to go screw it up as far as being Presidential! Stories started changing. We’ll release photos. We won’t release photos. We have absurd idiocy (a picture of His Highness and his court supposedly watching the action live from the scene) like what the Telegraph published below as an example!
“Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, revealed there was a 25 minute blackout during which the live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the US special forces was cut off.
A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.
Shocker that that pic was contrived by the regime and the media, no?
Mr Panetta said: "Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn't know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.
And a bombshell:
Mr Panetta also revealed that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.
He said: "The authority here was to kill bin Laden. And obviously, under the rules of engagement, if he had in fact thrown up his hands, surrendered and didn't appear to be representing any kind of threat, then they were to capture him. But they had full authority to kill him.”
My point is, it seems that as usual, this president manages to take even the simplest thing (He’s Dead! Good Riddance) and shoot himself and the country in the foot! That’s not bad enough though! We of course have the obligatory “victory lap” being taken by the President! Let me say one thing here. As he authorized the mission, he deserves some credit today! The sitting President always gets the blame or the kudos, no matter what the deal is, good or bad. So be it!
Unfortunately, he of course had to take his dog and pony show to Ground Zero. And as usual, he made things worse. The MSM as expected is extolling the courageous leadership of Obama while still doing their best to vilify Presdient Bush. I will grant one that inviting President Bush could have been construed as a “gracious gesture”. Yet, we have folks like David Ignatius of the Washington Post:
“ President Obama thought that President Bush should get credit [for Obama's death] 'cause he invited him to go to Ground Zero. I think the reason that Bush didn’t go is the photograph of the two of them together would have locked the reelection of Barack Obama in 2012.”
Or how about this to the Muslim community here, the wonderful folks who basically just shut their mouths and let the radicals call the shots!
:You have consistently supported efforts to keep our country safe, prevent terrorist attacks and oppose violent extremism,” Bill Daley, President Obama’s White House chief of staff, said Wednesday. “And at the same time, your community has faced a unique hardship in the wake of September 11th, and many of our citizens were unfairly viewed with suspicion.”
So, our President in his infinite wisdom selected hand picked 9/11 survivors, etc. to attend his photo-op. All well, good and expected. I wonder a bit about the warmth in the invitations that started out “Dear 9/11 Survivor” though! As such, one of those invited was Debra Burlingame. She had the utter gall to ask the President a question about the continued prosecution of CIA operatives who were doing their jobs interrogating radical Muslim prisoners. There is a video that clearly shows she was respectful while the President, as usual once again showed his disdain for the common folk.
“Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles “Chic” Burlingame (pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon) met with President Obama today, along with other families who were victims of 9/11. Burlingame said she confronted Obama about Attorney General Eric Holder prosecuting the men who interrogated KSM, which may have produced intelligence leading us to bin Laden.
Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: “As a former attorney I know you can’t tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, ‘No, I can’t.’ But I said ‘we — that shouldn’t stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn’t be here today if they hadn’t done their jobs. Can’t you at least give them your opinion.’ And he said ‘no I won’t,’ and he turned around and walked away.”
As for me, a prejudiced, publicity hound scum politician who not only is using this as a “pat me on the back moment” (again, way too many scum politicians do this) and in turn ignores not only a citizen who is in effect his boss, but in fact chooses to treat her with what I feel is a snide contempt as well as a demeaning rebuff of her question has no right to be called a President. This man, in almost every action demeans the office the electorate so stupidly elected him to. He makes one good decision and wants us to believe he is infallible then turns around and treats a citizen like scum and why? Because she asked something he didn’t want to hear!
As I turned this over in my mind, I came back to President Bush and that absurd comment by like David Ignatius of the Washington Post I cited above.
You know, George Bush, the gentleman who unannounced appears when troops come home to welcome them. Not for glory but to profess his love for their efforts and his country. In the case of Debra Burlingame, he would have been cordial, listened and in turn if he felt she was correct would have relayed the message as she requested. The difference between a PRESIDENT and a pretender? One is a man! The other, I’m not sure what the expression should be, but surely no more than an eighth of the man that President Bush is! How sad that the leader of the free world is such a petty tyrant as the majority of the political scum bags that inhabit D.C.!
Please note! This is not just an indictment of the President! Politicians of all stripes take advantage of any situation for political gain, the electorate be damned. Just look at the “establishment Republican scum that is thwarting every issue put forward by the newer members who want to adhere to a more conservative ideal (that’s Tea Partiers for those out there of the liberal ilk). Political scum always somehow rises to the top, be it the President or any of the elected morons who place their own power lust above the needs of this country. As much as I despise the current resident of the White House, I can’t blame him for using the same tired tactics and actions as have been taken by the political class for years now. Nope! Not his fault kids! IT’S OUR FAULT! ALL OF US! Until we as voters accept our responsibility and drive these idiots out, we will continue to reap the disdain for the common American as shown not only by our President, but in fact by the majority of the elected scumballs now in office!