Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The day after President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was dead, a friend of mine of facebook changed her status to read, "Obama's new slogan for 2012 has changed from, 'Yes, we can,' to 'Yes, I did.'" I replied that unless Obama acquired a presidential wizarding skill that caused Osama's head to explode, it was more likely that it was the hard work and dedication of the U.S. military that caused the top of Bin Laden's skull to detach (or something to that effect).
I can rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden with my liberal brothers and sisters to a point. However, the fact that Barack Obama was fortunate enough to be in office at the time that the hard work of the U.S. military over the last 10 years paid off by eliminating the United States number one enemy doesn't cause me to forget the fact that leftist politicians, including Obama, have been denigrating the military and their reputation for years. I was beginning to wonder if Jack Murtha was an honorary member of Al Qaida when he called the U.S. Marines murderers and rapists, but then I remembered that Muslim extremists don't like pigs. Just last month, Obama threatened to hold military pay hostage in the event of a government shutdown rather than make much needed cuts to his entitlement programs (unlike his predecessors Reagan and Clinton) which is another post altogether. The investigation which led the military to Osama bin Laden began before Obama ever took office (approximately 4 years ago). Don't get me wrong, when the time came, Obama gave the order and I've seen pictures where he is anxiously waiting to hear whether the mission was a success. Here's the deal though, the left continues to obliviously continue their denigration of the military by not giving credit where credit is due. Our military personnel put their lives on the line, walked into a dangerous situation, and actually shot and killed the man who ordered an attack on the U.S. Can I get a "WOOT WOOT" for the military? Maybe a hooah? No?