Bin Laden reportedly dead; killed in Pakistan operation

Well, it took too long, but it seems the time has finally come.

Osama bin Laden is dead. His body is apparently in American custody. Reports are that bin Ladin was killed in an American operation in Islamabad, Pakistan. President Obama is expected to brief the country soon.

This doesn’t solve anything politically or militarily, or end anything other than the life of a mass murderer. But this is a moment in which all Americans, regardless of party, should join in satisfaction.

UPDATE: In his speech, President Obama reports that bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. personnel. Intelligence regarding bin Laden’s whereabouts first appeared in August, and was only recently confirmed. There were no U.S. casualties in the operation.

Obama appropriately credited those in the intelligence community who helped track bin Laden, and those who carried out the mission to kill him. I can only imagine the jubilation of those given the assignment once they realized that they had found their man.

UPDATE II: Former President Bush has released a statement as well:

“Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done. “

– Jay Bookman

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Aquagirl

May 1st, 2011
11:26 pm

DEAD TERRORIST——YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!

El Jefe

May 1st, 2011
11:27 pm

My regrets are that it took 10 years and my son had to go to Afghanistan. On the other hand, another one bites the dust.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:30 pm

USA!

USA!

USA!

Four!

More!

Years!

Best President ever.

hsn

May 1st, 2011
11:30 pm

Jay,

Awating the President’s remarks, and I am VERRRRRY HAAAPPPPYYYYYYY !!!! We had to end this nonesense of him coming up every now and then to taunt us. Bravo to the men and women in uniform, the president, the CIA, and the pentagon !!!

Very, very, very nice job !!!!

hsn

Dale, Fred and Lucy

May 1st, 2011
11:30 pm

Donuts for the office! Belated justice but justice just the same.

Doggone/GA

May 1st, 2011
11:31 pm

“Best President ever”

Get someone competent on the job, things get done faster

Don't Forget

May 1st, 2011
11:32 pm

hsn

May 1st, 2011
11:33 pm

Catching and OR killing this guy was more important than anything else. This guy destroyed our national unity and if his head brings us back together, then so be it.

OBAMA, 2012 !!!!

Jay

May 1st, 2011
11:33 pm

Personally, I think this ought to be viewed as an American success, not a political success. Let’s join in this moment together, as Americans, as we did almost a decade ago when the terror attacks occurred.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:33 pm

“Get someone competent on the job, things get done faster.”

He is a keeper.

Dave R.

May 1st, 2011
11:36 pm

As usual, the delusional on here insist on assigning success or failure on a President, rather than the people who actually carried out the mission.

The President doesn’t drive up the debt, Congress does. He is an outside participant.

The President doesn’t develop military strategy, the Pentagon does. He merely approves it.

The President doesn’t drop a single bomb, fire a single bullet, or live for years undercover to get information. Never has, never will.

The continuing attempts to alternately vilify / beatify a President for something accomplished by others is ignorant and disgusting.

Doggone/GA

May 1st, 2011
11:36 pm

“guy destroyed our national unity”

No, he didn’t. He attacked us, and he destroyed some buildings and, more importantly, a few thousand lives. The immediate effect was to bring us CLOSER together, with each other and with the world.

Midori

May 1st, 2011
11:36 pm

Hold on — Linda and Donald Trump want to see the long form death certificate.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:37 pm

The President is calling for unity too Jay.

Lets see how our cons respond.

BADA BING

May 1st, 2011
11:41 pm

I heard that he was hiding in the Trump Towers in New York, when he was killed.

Midori

May 1st, 2011
11:42 pm

Left wing management

May 1st, 2011
11:42 pm

What’s that I see forming around the president’s figure? A modest coat of teflon, perhaps?

That said, Al Qaeda gains from this too. Now it has a martyr.

BADA BING

May 1st, 2011
11:44 pm

Somebody is getting a big reward for ratting him out.

say what?

May 1st, 2011
11:44 pm

This day is long overdue. Glad that the problem was rectified. USA USA USA. “America can do whatever we set our mind to do”-President Obama

thomas

May 1st, 2011
11:45 pm

Getalife, simply amazing that you say let’s see how the cons respond yet call them cons and have gloated this grand achievement by our men and women in the field. These men and women have given a small sense of justice if nothing else.
What a piece of work.
No matter how long I stay away from this site and have a hope for people to change I am sadly let down nearly without fail.
Congrats to all americans tonight!

Doggone/GA

May 1st, 2011
11:45 pm

“Al Qaeda gains from this too. Now it has a martyr.”

And it’s a safe bet that we better be vigilan for revenge attacks

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:46 pm

Well said Mr. President and great job working with Pakistan.

Aquagirl

May 1st, 2011
11:47 pm

I think they should display Bin Ladin’s head out front of NY City Hall. Bring in some big bucks for the city tourism industry.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:47 pm

“And it’s a safe bet that we better be vigilan for revenge attacks.”

They raised the alert level.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:48 pm

BADA BING

May 1st, 2011
11:48 pm

Please don’t return the body. It will just be a rallying point for his followers.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:49 pm

Jay
May 1st, 2011
11:33 pm

Harumph, harumph!!

But you just know some talking head or politician will soon turn this in to a political argument.

Shell

May 1st, 2011
11:49 pm

Well said, Jay. Your original offering and your Comments reply at 11:33. I agree wholeheartedly.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:50 pm

There is a party going on outside the White House.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:50 pm

Midori
May 1st, 2011
11:36 pm

Gotta admit….that was funny!

Jay

May 1st, 2011
11:50 pm

Doggone, vigilance is required, but I doubt that at this point al Qaida has the infrastructure to respond.

A+A

May 1st, 2011
11:52 pm

It’s political as it can be-Obama did what Bush couldn’t. Or wouldn’t.
May our ‘cons’ choke on their own venom.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:52 pm

Doggone/GA
May 1st, 2011
11:31 pm

Unemployment? Deficit spending? National debt?, etc…..

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

Congratulations! Now, let’s get the hell outta Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

A+A
May 1st, 2011
11:52 pm

Wow, sounds like the venom is coming from you.

El Jefe

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

Special thanks to the Special Operations folks for a job well done.

The US military deserves all the thanks of a grateful nation. Good thing they are mostly conservative, a liberal would have given up by now.

Doggone/GA

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

“but I doubt that at this point al Qaida has the infrastructure to respond.”

Maybe not in a big way, but there’s still a lot of them out there, and in the agregate they could still go a lot of damage.

Congrats USA; Congrats, US armed forces, Congrats President Obama

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!! The devil Osama Bin Laden is dead. Thank God for the success of our troops. And yes, thank you President Obama. You Obama-criticizers need to at least give KUDOS to Obama, because yes, this tremendous feat happened on HIS watch. If it happened on a repub’s watch, you’d praise that person; so man up and give it up for President Obama and America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary

May 1st, 2011
11:53 pm

For once I agree with Jay. This isn’t a political victory. This is a victory for Americans tonight.

A+A

May 1st, 2011
11:54 pm

Oh lamp, the venom has been coming from you for years.

Dave R.

May 1st, 2011
11:54 pm

A+A: “Obama did what Bush couldn’t.”

See reality check above @ 11:36.

rightwingextreme

May 1st, 2011
11:54 pm

Congratulations to the brave men and women of our armed forces who shot this SOB.

Jay, you are wrong….this will be politicized very soon. it is happening already. i am willing to bet it will be within the week before you or CT have an article about how great obama is and how bad bush was because we got osama on his watch.

remember this….if we had done what obama wanted to do, we would have turned tail and run in Afghanistan. obama was totally against this war and promised to pull out the troops first thing.

good thing we didn’t listen to him.

Congrats USA; Congrats, US armed forces, Congrats President Obama

May 1st, 2011
11:55 pm

But now…get ready, because Bin Laden’s minions–some already upon our shores–are going to try to attack us. God Bless America.

BADA BING

May 1st, 2011
11:56 pm

You know, Monday morning is going to be a little easier to bear, and the sky will be a little brighter tomorrow.

Jay

May 1st, 2011
11:56 pm

Right Wing, you are doubly wrong.

You are wrong in your claim that I will write a piece along the lines that you claim.

And you are entirely, completely wrong about Obama and Afghanistan; he ran for the presidency pledging to increase our commitment to Afghanistan, and he has done so.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 1st, 2011
11:57 pm

A+A
May 1st, 2011
11:54 pm

Um, nice try. First, I haven’t been posting here for years. Second, I haven’t seen your name very often. What was your previous post name(s)?

Dave R.

May 1st, 2011
11:57 pm

Uh, extreme?

OBL was killed in PAKistan, not AFGHANistan.

One doesn’t necessarily have to do with the other.

THE GOP LIKES A POLICE STATE & A BROKE AMERICA

May 1st, 2011
11:57 pm

RE-ELECT OBAMA 2012,HE HAS KEPT AMERICA SAFER THAN BUSH,PLUS HE HAD OSAMA KILLED!

P.S. G.O.P YOU FOOLS ARE ALL TALK AND NO WALK! GO OBAMA!

BADA BING

May 1st, 2011
11:58 pm

I knew that he was being hidden by Pakistan. They have been playing us for years.

getalife

May 1st, 2011
11:58 pm

thomas,

“Jay, you are wrong….this will be politicized very soon. it is happening already. i am willing to bet it will be within the week before you or CT have an article about how great obama is and how bad bush was because we got osama on his watch.

remember this….if we had done what obama wanted to do, we would have turned tail and run in Afghanistan. obama was totally against this war and promised to pull out the troops first thing.

good thing we didn’t listen to him”

I will accept your apology.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

May 1st, 2011
11:58 pm

You just wait and see: The Donald will take credit for this, too. He told them where Bin Laden was and sent his men over there and took care of business.

Dave R.

May 1st, 2011
11:59 pm

“You are wrong in your claim that I will write a piece along the lines that you claim. ”

Yeah, it won’t be next week. Try just before November of 2012. ;)

George Bush

May 1st, 2011
11:59 pm

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED unfortunately not by me or mad man Cheney, How come Obama didn’t where a flight suit for the anouncement like I did? Oh I forgot we hadn’t a clue what the mission was let alone how to end it. Back to reading My Pet Goat.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:00 am

It will be nice to learn the details. First we heard it was a strike from a bomb, and now we hear he was killed by gunfire. A lot to still be reported.

Also, I wonder about the fallout Pakistan may get from the other muslim countries.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:00 am

Thank you GW for having the guts to start this war! God bless

Michael

May 2nd, 2011
12:01 am

I hope they killed some Lieutenants, grabbed a bunch of laptops, satellite phones and other intelligence.

Donald Trump

May 2nd, 2011
12:02 am

I do not believe Obama- my people ar investigating and do not believe the body is Bin Laden”s . Anyway he is not dead until I say so, Who the hell believes anything that f__________g black man says.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:03 am

Oh yeah, when Obama spoke I thought I heard him say he gave the order “today”. I believe it was a misstatement but I’m sure we’ll learn more later.

THE GOP LIKES A POLICE STATE & A BROKE AMERICA

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

LOOKS LIKE THE DEMOCRAT POTUS WALKS THE TALK!

BARRY GOT OSAMA,WHAT DO YOU HICK REPUBLICANS HAVE TO SAY NOW?

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

Good observation, Leg Lamp. Hope & Punt ™ was very specific in claiming cooperation from Pakistan, in part to dispel any notion that they haven’t been very cooperative in the past, but it can’t have been real warm and fuzzy to hear those words if you are PART of the Pakistan intelligence group.

Some of them have big targets on their chests right now.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

While it’s interesting to see the celebration outside the White House, don’t you just know Al Jazeera will show this and whip up some real anti-American resentment.

hsn

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

Ok, Dave. R,

We hear you !!! You are NOT saying anything new. “The president doesn’t drop bombs?” What a revelation! Who would have thought of that.

FACT: If this had happened on Bush’s watch,he WOULD HAVE DESERVEDLY GOTTEN THE KUDOS! The same is true for the current one. People are just HAPPY that this guy is killed and in the spurt of the moment, they may give kudos to Obama, the CIA, the pentagon, Armed forces, some of the above, OR all of the above. Why is this a big deal ?

Stop the unnecessary lctures about what the president can do and cannot. Nobody gives a hoot. What we care about is this guy HAD TO BE KILLED, REGARDLESS OF WHO IS in the White House. Nonesense !

thankful..

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

May he rot in hell…..

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

Jay: “Doggone, vigilance is required, but I doubt that at this point al Qaida has the infrastructure to respond.”

Now the full significance of that near-miss over Detroit Christmas before last starts to come into view, as Peter Bergen of CNN has repeatedly pointed out. If that plot had succeeded, it may have well brought the young Obama administration to its knees, with many other incalculable consequences. This success has to be seen in light of that earlier near-miss, and together the extremely good fortune of Obama starts to look very remarkable. But that in itself will bring new pitfalls going forward.

Tom Middleton

May 2nd, 2011
12:05 am

How great that bin Laden lived long enough to witness the Arab uprisings for democracy, and to know beyond doubt that he and his Al Qaeda had failed miserably in their goal of world domination.

These last few months for him must have been spent in utter chaos and depression, devoid of any semblance of his self-worth. Thank you, Mr. President!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:05 am

BTW thomas,

If you go to the end of the last thread, some cons did not take this great news well and many will come here so stay tuned thomas.

You will not see the party outside the WH on fox news but CNN is covering it.

Dick Cheney

May 2nd, 2011
12:05 am

I still think Obama knows nothing about fighting terrorism. If he were not such a wimp, he should have dropped a nuclear bomb on Kaddafi- Bin Laden is small potatoes.

Firetech

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 am

I do give kuddo’s to Obama…. For sticking with President Bush and his party’s tactics!! AND for the ground work of ALL military ops. God bless America!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 am

THE GOP LIKES A POLICE STATE & A BROKE AMERICA
May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

“BARRY GOT OSAMA,WHAT DO YOU HICK REPUBLICANS HAVE TO SAY NOW?”

Hmm,

Unemployment

Deficit spending

Trade deficit

National debt

Declining value of the dollar

and on and on…..

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 am

Personally, I think this ought to be viewed as an American success, not a political success. Let’s join in this moment together, as Americans, as we did almost a decade ago when the terror attacks occurred.

Amen to that. These things always take to long and they take too long because operations of this sort are very difficult to pull off. In similar instances, it took a long time to get Carlos the Jackal, Pablo Escobar and others. The race doesn’t always go to the swiftest and in this case, hard work and persistence paid off. We may never know the full details of what happened but it took some special people to make it happen.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 am

Pakistan? We invaded a sovereign country!!??!! Say it ain’t so!!!!!

vigilance is required, but I doubt that at this point al Qaida has the infrastructure to respond.

Me too. The snake lost its head years ago. The body’s been writhing.

Mr. Snarky

May 2nd, 2011
12:07 am

Mission Accomplished! No flight suit required.

RW-(the original)

May 2nd, 2011
12:07 am

If Obama got an accurate lead last August that OBL was where he was and finally became convinced this week that the accurate lead was something to be acted on then I hope some of you that think he can act and deliver in real time aren’t too disappointed when the clock runs out on his term while he’s still contemplating what to act on.

All in all not a bad statement by him though. He only devolved into his typical pettiness about how he was the one that finally took things seriously once. The statements by GWB and Billy Jeff were both characteristically much better.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:07 am

thankful..
May 2nd, 2011
12:04 am

….with his 72 virgins no less…..

DannyX

May 2nd, 2011
12:08 am

Osama Bin Laden was killed on the 8th anniversary of the infamous George W Bush “Mission Accomplished” speech.

May 1, 2003

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 am

“FACT: If this had happened on Bush’s watch,he WOULD HAVE DESERVEDLY GOTTEN THE KUDOS!”

Only from the ignorant, hsn.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 am

Some people in the US cheered when the Towers fell. Tomorrow it is our turn to return the favor.

Firetech

May 2nd, 2011
12:10 am

Hey getalife. Fox IS covering it right now. Once again your wrong!!

What Goes Around Comes Around

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 am

We told all of you IDIOT REPULBLICANS…OBAMA IS NO JOKE!!!!!

He knew a week ago. How cooool is he? You did not know he knew. Ha

God Bless America and the Republicans 2

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 am

Did anyone advise Obama not to shine a bright light on Pakistan? Not a good idea under the circumstances.

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 am

Time to hit the sack.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 am

Come on cons.

thomas said you would not act this way.

Where is the unity and patriotism?

Talk about a piece of work.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

You will not see the party outside the WH on fox news but CNN is covering it

It’s actually being shown on CNN, MSNBC, Fox and probably others, as well.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

Next week, a lot of US flags will be burned in the Arab world. All of them ‘Made In China”.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

Turn on CNN and watch the party of patriotism.

Special forces got him after a fire fight.

Pakistan helped.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

Am I wrong, but isn’t mission accomplish about Iraq? Just sayin… on another note, wtf is going on in Pakistan… its like the Damn wild west.

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

I wonder whether we’ll ever know the names of those US personnel who carried out this mission.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

What Goes Around Comes Around
May 2nd, 2011
12:11 am

“We told all of you IDIOT REPULBLICANS…”

Repulblicans? BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Now who’s the idiot?

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:14 am

Getalife:

I’m happy. Our military is the BESTEST!!!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:14 am

HD,

Not on fox.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:14 am

Jay
May 2nd, 2011
12:13 am

Their names should never be released or they and their families will have a bounty put on them.

hsn

May 2nd, 2011
12:14 am

Only from the ignorant, hsn.

Okay, enlightened one, did you give the orders to drop the bombs?

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
12:15 am

“I wonder whether we’ll ever know the names of those US personnel who carried out this mission”

Not any time soon, I hope. The last thing we need to do is paint a target on their backs.

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
12:16 am

That’s why I wondered about it, Leg. It will be an interesting gauge of how confident we are about al Qaida’s ability to respond.

What Goes Around Comes Around

May 2nd, 2011
12:16 am

@Dick Cheney May 2nd, 2011 12:05 am

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BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:16 am

Are you paying attention Moamar?

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:16 am

Getalife:

You’re overplaying your character a wee bit.

G’nite!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:17 am

Now fox is showing the party.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
12:18 am

Peter Bergen on CNN now suggesting that global jihad is effectively dead, that OBL is utterly irreplaceable and the crucial link to the era of Soviet aggression is now broken with no possibility of being carried on.

A rather bold claim, one I’m not sure I agree with, but worth pondering.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:18 am

No jay, those unit operators like their hidden identities :)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:19 am

Jay
May 2nd, 2011
12:16 am

AQ is not the only threat. Some other radical muslim may try to make a name for himself and he could have not ties whatsoever with AQ. FOI be damned, these brave soldiers should remain anonymous.

thomas

May 2nd, 2011
12:19 am

Getalife,
You paranoid fool,
Go re-read who posted that.
I always post as thomas each time.

So I will await your apology, however it tis doubtful from the record of charecter you have displayed over time here.

Anyway, enjoy the moment it is all life really is. And this is another of many many in our history as a nation.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 am

Getalife @ 12:14

It was on Fox; I saw it.

I wonder whether we’ll ever know the names of those US personnel who carried out this mission.

I wouldn’t think so, at least for many years. They may be needed for other future operations. A large portion of CIA people who’ve been killed in the line of duty, have just a star on the Wall of Honor, without their names.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
12:17 am

Fox has been showing the party for quite some time. I guess it took you a while to remove Fox from your channel block.

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 am

RW – you’re such a drama queen.

Haven’t those pearls been clutched enough?

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 am

Not sure how many are left Jay.

The drones have been hitting them very hard in Pakistan.

Message from Matti

May 2nd, 2011
12:21 am

Let the joyous news be spread! Osama Bin Laden at last is dead!

Ding dong, Bin Laden’s Dead! La la la, la la la laaaaaaaaaaa!
Ding dong, the EVIL F*^K IS DEAD!

What Goes Around Comes Around

May 2nd, 2011
12:21 am

@j May 2nd, 2011 12:00 am

Yo Boy Geedub couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag! Hahahahahahahah

WE LOVE YOU OBAMA!!!!

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
12:22 am

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops.

This would be a bad week to fly anywhere.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:22 am

Get a life, fox has been showing the crowd as soon as everyone else.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:22 am

You are a piece of work too thomas.

I accept your apology.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:22 am

I wonder if a lot of the “moderate” muslim leaders will make public statements supporting this outcome?

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:23 am

We need a national holiday for this. We can call it, what happens to those who mess with us day!

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
12:23 am

Former President Bush has released the following statement:

“Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.

Mr. Snarky

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

It’s been a good week for the President. Puts the smackdown on the Birthers, Trump, and Bin Laden. I believe things are looking up.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

Fox announced three others were killed in the attack.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

I wonder if we are going to see OBL’s AK47 on eBay next week?

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

I see fox is showing it now.

They monitor the other networks and had too.

Lots of Obama signs.

thomas

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

And getalife,
Your 12:05

Not a surprise u take no credit for politicizing this thread early on, and turning a blind eye to others doing the same, yet from a similar perspective as yours.

Again rejoice in the moment.
Tis a good day!

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 am

Classy statement by Bush.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 am

What is the terror alert status at

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 am

Jay
May 2nd, 2011
12:23 am

Politics aside, W always takes the high ground. When people crucify him personally he refuses to respond in kind. Not many people can say that.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:27 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
12:24 am

“Lots of Obama signs.”

If the stars and stripes qualify as “obama signs”, then yes, you’re right.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:27 am

Now a crowd is gathering in Times Square.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:28 am

Diskette, that sheet should be red, its gonna get ugly. Don’t let anyone tell you its over.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:28 am

Osama was so gauche. He always wore that white head scarf after Labor Day!

thomas

May 2nd, 2011
12:28 am

Fox has been covering group outside. Geraldo was discussing and showed early in his coverage around 11:15 or so. Been on about 4 different networks here at airport all night. Seems all are kinda doing same thing.

But ya know haters, Hate! Its what they do.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:29 am

BADA BING
May 2nd, 2011
12:28 am

HAHA!!

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
12:29 am

Lots of American Flags in front of the White House.

I don’t think they are dancing in the street in Palestine like they were after 9-11

Dale, Fred and Lucy

May 2nd, 2011
12:29 am

Mitch Rapp rules!!!

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:30 am

Are there any crowds gathering in the streets of any other cities in the us

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:30 am

Get Dick Clark to show up in Times Square and a “rockin” time is sure to happen.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 am

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)
May 2nd, 2011
12:30 am

I live in a small town. Would 3 qualify as a crowd?

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 am

Are there any parties going on in ATL? i feel like dancing.

Linda

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 am

Midori@11:36, Remember the Golden Rule? Never mind! You are a liberal! Let’s get this straight. You don’t refer to me when I’m not commenting on a blog. Otherwise, I can refer to you when you are not commenting on another blog. Got it? I can do the same thing to you on this blog or another one. I know it’s against your grain as a liberal, but try to be fair.
I was never a birther. Hillary Clinton was the first birther. She started it during the ‘08 presidential election, & had there been anything to it, you can bet your bippy, she would have gotten to the bottom of it.
Conservatives were really hoping that Obama was a natural born citizen, because, had he been nuked out, Biden would have been our president. Enough said.

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
12:32 am

Good work, Mitch Rapp.

RW-(the original)

May 2nd, 2011
12:33 am

I wonder whether we’ll ever know the names of those US personnel who carried out this mission.

Probably not unless some moonbat attorney wants to charge them with murder.

Haven’t those pearls been clutched enough?

And here and throughout our marriage I thought that was your favorite necklace. :-)

Michelle Bachman

May 2nd, 2011
12:33 am

It was the founding fathers and not Obama who gave the order to kill Ben Laden.

Happy

May 2nd, 2011
12:33 am

Glad he’s dead!!! I knew somehow and someway something would happen to help Obama out for the 2012 (help us all) election! But hey the military needs all the credit not obama. He’s just lucky it happen during his presidency because it could have happen at anytime. My credit does NOT go to obama who is to hung up on health care crap and really hasnt done a dang thing during his time in office. All the services men and women out there THANK YOU!!!!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:34 am

Some unconfirmed reports that a son of Bin laden may have been killed as well. Thinning out the blood line so to speak.

blacksheep

May 2nd, 2011
12:36 am

It’s great to know that the terrorist threat is over. Thanks guys.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:38 am

Leg Lamp….killing a son would be nice, but I believe he has 20-30 children.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:38 am

Tll

Yes 3 constitutes a crowd

We are happy in my house

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:38 am

BADA BING
May 2nd, 2011
12:38 am

One at a time, BADA, one at a time.

Dick Cheney

May 2nd, 2011
12:39 am

I was the one that told Panetta to go kill Ben Laden while Obama was busy roasting Trump at tthat dinner last night. My ghost is still in charge at the White House.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:40 am

Boy, there is not going to be a lot of work accomplished in the US workplace tomorrow.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:41 am

Sounds like Osama’s son is dead, per Fox.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:41 am

Jay, could you give us a chart showing how dead he is?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:42 am

j
May 2nd, 2011
12:41 am

I heard that earlier, but some on this blog won’t believe it until it’s reported on CNN or MSNBC.

Happy

May 2nd, 2011
12:43 am

Dick !!! lol Obama was probably to busy laughing at his fake birth cerficate to tell them to kill him!!! PEOPLE DON’T PRAISE Obama for this!! Give the PRAISE TO THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 am

All US personnel got out safely, but a helicopter was damaged or something so the US troops destroyed it before leaving.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 am

Blacksheep, you seriously can’t be that dense… it ain’t even close to over.

Donald Trump

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 am

Where is the long form of the death certificate?

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 am

Jay, show that chart in RED, blood red.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 am

Great News!

Great Day for America AND the World!

Navy Seals took care of bidness!

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
12:45 am

Good day today. Justice has been done.
Although I figured Osama bin Laden has been either dead or out of the picture for years. It’s good to have definitive proof and confirmation. Thank Pakistan and the operatives there that are working toward peace. I also agree with other posters on this board that there will be some sort of reaction from what is left of Al Qaeda, as well as the Taliban.

Alas, the tools to fight terror are not in huge standing armies. It is with small surgical strikes like this that are much more effective. Most of these missions are never heard of; threats are put down all the time without the media knowing.
Thank you to those in the intelligence community who had this information and thank those who acted on the information!

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:45 am

We need massive fireworks displays all ove the country

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:45 am

Reports now coming in saying a woman was killed – being used as a human shield. Those brave muslims treat women so well…..

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:46 am

The compound he was staying in was built about 5 years ago and was apparently a pretty impressive fortress.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
12:46 am

Happy: “PEOPLE DON’T PRAISE Obama for this!! Give the PRAISE TO THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN”

Let’s take it one step further. Don’t just praise Obama, or the service men and women. Praise the PEOPLE! Praise all of US! Praise to us all!!

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 am

Just 2 months until the Fourth of July. I hope it’s the biggest one ever.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 am

I suggest an appropriate burial for bin laden….wrap him in pigskin.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 am

This doesn’t solve anything politically or militarily, or end anything other than the life of a mass murderer.–Jay

Jay, you are dead wrong with this statement. This is HUGE, symbolically. This marks a giant momentum shift even if only in perception. You are right, though, that we can not let up and should expect retaliation.

j

May 2nd, 2011
12:48 am

One other thing, those anti war libs can shove it today. Yes you code pink.

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 am

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 am

CARE has come out with some nice words about bin laden’s death. Glad to hear that.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:50 am

I say we hang him by his heels at ground zero and gut him like a pig. Let the terrorist dwell on that for a while

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:50 am

Out for the night……………..SWEET DREAMS everyone.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
12:50 am

Hillary Clinton told Pakistan they had to know where he is and bam.

Dead.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
12:50 am

Happy: “PEOPLE DON’T PRAISE Obama for this!!”

Please don’t tell me who to praise or not. If Obama needed to give clearance for the military action, OF COURSE he gets credit too! He could also have decided that this is “not the right time” or “it’s politically not safe” or “hey, let’s invade another country” but nope, that didn’t happen. The head of a terrorist organization is now removed, and the world is a better place because of it. Thank, Praise, congratulate ALL who were involved!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:51 am

Pakistan airbase was used to launch this mission.

Leg is an Idiot

May 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

“Politics aside, W always takes the high ground. When people crucify him personally he refuses to respond in kind. Not many people can say that.”

False. Look up the little pissy-fit thrown over Jimmy Carter during his presidency. Moral high ground, please.

larry

May 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

Thank God for our troops who carried this mission out , i hope that they get that bounty money that was on bin Ladens head. Thank God for President Obama who gave the go ahead for this operation. This could have ended very badly the other way so for him to act on the intellegence given and to give the orders for this operation showed well thought out leadership on his part.

I dont care if you are a Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal , this is a great day for our country and i could not be prouder.

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

Former President Bush has released a statement as well:
(Bush-Lite babble snipped)

He should have apologized to the American people. Years ago, the FBI was investigating Saudi Arabians as possible financers of bin Laden and other T-groups. A retired FBI agent said they were told: _Don’t go there!

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
12:53 am

Maybe we can use this to unify our country just like we did on 911

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:54 am

Hearing conflicting reports. Originally reported that he was killed about a week ago. Other reports keep mentioning it was put into play on Sunday. Obama did say he gave the order today. If it was today, then the DNA work was done quickly.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:55 am

Tundra Dude
May 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

If W needs to apologize, then so does Bill Clinton. Geez dude, enjoy the moment.

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
12:56 am

Bin Ladin reportedly dead; killed in Pakistan operation

Great news for his underlings. There’s a job opening at the top!!
(Do drug cartels just disappear when kingpins are caught/killed…??)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:57 am

It was a 40 minute operation. Not 1 Pakistan security force showed up during the fight. Cooperation with the USA or just not wanting to engage?

Atompilz

May 2nd, 2011
12:57 am

The order and attack was done on Sunday, May 1st. DNA work can be done quickly. This isn’t a guest on Maury waiting three weeks for a sample to get to the testers to find out who is baby’s daddy.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:58 am

Tundra Dude
May 2nd, 2011
12:56 am

So Obama HAS created a job. And think, since bin laden is dead there will certainly be a “shovel ready job” needed. :cool:

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
12:59 am

People really are going to think obama the messiah now. This is the only good thing thats happen during obama time in office and now people are going to praise him? I bet he’s saying “wow 2012 is mine now republicans”. The military been working on this for along time now and all obama did was give them ok to kill hes not the one overseas fighting and dieing for our country. I agree with Happy praise the military not Obama. By the way I am glad he’s dead!

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:00 am

Leg Lamp: “Other reports keep mentioning it was put into play on Sunday. Obama did say he gave the order today”

Time zone confusion? It’s already the middle of the day on Monday on that side of the world.

Tim

May 2nd, 2011
1:01 am

Seriously, it’s too many idiots in this country.

9/11 was a false flag operation, and Osama was the boogeyman used to rile up Americans. He is the equivalent of Emmanuel Goldstein from the book “1984″.

A few questions for you gullible morons:

1. Why did building 7 implode?

2. Why haven’t we seen footage of the plane flying into the Pentagon? (It’s been almost 10 years!)

3. Why were the black boxes from the airplanes never found?

4. Why didn’t U.S. fighter jets intercept the attack planes on September 11?

5. Why was no one from NORAD or the FAA fired?

6. If someone was able to fly a plane into the Pentagon (The Department of Defense!) , what is the purpose of a trillion dollar defense budget?

And if you haven’t read about Operation Northwoods, don’t even waste my time.

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
1:01 am

Radical Islam

Nothing that a serious head wound won’t cure.

maude

May 2nd, 2011
1:02 am

No carrier landing. No codpiece. No flight suit. No helmet in hand. What a horrible showman.

reality check

May 2nd, 2011
1:02 am

Well, it’s so nice to know that there are some of you radicals on the left here that would just as soon half of us in the country fall off into the ocean like you don’t give a crap about your fellow man. Instead of gloating about Obama ‘12 like it’s some freakin’ football game that you cheer about, just be glad Osama Bin Laden is dead, period.

And while you’re at it, spend more time praying for a bunch of dead folks around the South and their family and friends who are suffering due to some other evil, those killer tornadoes that about wiped us all out last Wednesday.

Those folks could give a rat’s you-know-what about the 2012 Election right now.

Think about that right now. Call it a teachable moment if you wish.

Good night, and God Bless America.

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:02 am

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:58 am

Tundra Dude@12:56 am

So Obama HAS created a job. And think, since bin laden is dead there will certainly be a “shovel ready job” needed. :cool:

LOL!!! Good Wun!!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:03 am

Logical Dude
May 2nd, 2011
1:00 am

No, not “time zone confusion”. Let me help you out. First reports came in saying he was killed earlier this week but DNA testing was needed before reporting. When Obama spoke he said he gave the order “today” (Sunday). Reports will continue to come in.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:04 am

Tim
May 2nd, 2011
1:01 am

Oh brother, and some people think “birthers” are dangerous.

rightwingextreme

May 2nd, 2011
1:04 am

Jay,

I’ll modify my comments regarding Obama and Afghanistan….you are correct…he did campaign that Afghan was the central front. However, my viewpoint of Obama is clouded by his contradicting statements regarding Afghanistan as noted in the Washington Post article below. Are we staying or are we going??

Since taking office, Obama has remained true to his 2008 campaign pledge that his “first order as commander in chief will be to end the war in Iraq and refocus our efforts on Afghanistan.” After a lengthy review in 2009, the president ordered a surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. He set a deadline of July 31, 2011, to begin drawing down the troops – distressing Afghans, Pakistanis, allies worldwide and many in the United States…..Washington Post-01/28/11

However, I do stand by my comments that you or CT will take an opportunity, maybe not next week, by sometime down the road to point out that Bush did not get Osama. You have both written articles critical of Bush’s efforts to get Osama in the past so why would you change your tune in the future?

Some on here will wonder why did it take so long to get him. think about this….osama has, or had, lots of money and support in that part of the world. if an individual has that kind of support, you can hide a long time.

it took the israeli’s a long time to capture some ex-nazis….but they eventually got them.

my point….if we had listened to the left….and i put obama in that crowd, we would have left the conflict and given up on osama. the left has always been willing to compromise and live with evil….

in either case, i glad UBL is gone.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:04 am

Leg Lamp.
Ah, thanks for the clarification.

WAW

May 2nd, 2011
1:05 am

At ground zero just after 911 The President of the United States of America said to rescue workers, “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

Tonight The President of the United States of America said to the World, “The United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin Laden … responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent men women and children,”

Mission Accomplished by the United States of America. Americans are happy. This ain’t Talk Radio politics, so shut up already.

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
1:05 am

Tim

You poor pathetic fool

1. Why did building 7 implode?

It didn’t implode. It collapsed for the same reason the towers fell.

2. Why haven’t we seen footage of the plane flying into the Pentagon? (It’s been almost 10 years!)

We did. A surveillance camera picked it up from the parking deck.

3. Why were the black boxes from the airplanes never found?

they were all found.

4. Why didn’t U.S. fighter jets intercept the attack planes on September 11?

When would they have shot them down? When they turned into the path that took them to the towers? Our pilots have great reflexes, but really . . .

5. Why was no one from NORAD or the FAA fired?

Why are you allowed to vote?

6. If someone was able to fly a plane into the Pentagon (The Department of Defense!) , what is the purpose of a trillion dollar defense budget?

Why are you allowed to vote?

RIGHTISWRONG

May 2nd, 2011
1:06 am

Just like President Obama is an American,
Osama Bin Laden is Dead!
Thank You US Armed Forces and thank you
Mr. President!

Keep up the great work because people
With sense are fully behind you. God bless
America!!!!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:06 am

Thank you Mr. President for having the balls to do what our last President wouldn’t do: Go to Pakistan where Obama was living the high life and taking him out.

It was a very tough decision, one I didn’t think you really would make, but you did. I’ll vote for you again…….

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

I personally would have preferred bin laden to have been captured and tried in a court of law and spend the rest of his life in a supermax prison. At least then we could have been sure that he suffered for what he did. Death by combat is to good for him.

Gee

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”
- George W. Bush, 3/13/02

“I am truly not that concerned about him.”
- George W. Bush, responding to a question about bin Laden’s whereabouts, 3/13/02

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

Once college student had a hand made sign reading:

George Washington tuition – $42K

Dorm – $10K

bin laden dead – priceless

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

Doggone and getalife….back down on the politics wingnuts….this is truly terrific news and justice has finally been done…all Americans should brief a sign of relief that this ba$tard has finally been relieved from breathing…

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:10 am

23hours a day in a 6 x 8 cell with no human contact other than mail. Sounds beautiful don’t it?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:10 am

George Washington Univ has cancelled exam tomorrow. Cool.

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
1:11 am

Linda

you’re hyperventilating again…..

ATL Guy

May 2nd, 2011
1:11 am

I’m reading the Republicans responses to the news and see the lengths that they are going too to not give Obama credit. It’s amazing just how negative and narrow minded these folks are. But I’m not surprised one bit.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:12 am

The operation took place at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, EST.

Four helicopters, one made a hard landing and was destroyed by US troops.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:12 am

What does it change Get Real except from the “justice” angle?

Not being a smart ass, i was contemplating that earlier. Did we “get him” or did he decide it was time to pass on the reins and give the Jihadists another martyr? I mean if he was dying anyways, what a way for him to go out while passing power on.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:12 am

Like I said people really are going to think obama is the messiah now. Open your eyes he’s not!!! I like to send my prayers with all the families that lost everything and loved ones here in the south!

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
1:13 am

Bin Laden goes up to the gates of heaven. The gates open and there stands George Washington and starts kicking the crap out of bin Laden. Then the rest of the continental congress comes down and started beating him and kicking him. Bin Laden says: But where are my virgins. George Washington says, Not virgin you piece of crap, VIRGINIANS!!!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:14 am

Where are you getting your info from Leg? As to the one that made a “hard landing,” I wonder if that “hard landing” was bringing it down through a roof. It’s been done before……………

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:14 am

Brett, get over your hatred. It will eat you alive.

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
1:16 am

Can’t we just all get along?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:16 am

Fred
May 2nd, 2011
1:14 am

Believe it or not, I’ve been bouncing back and forth between Fox and MSNBC. Trying to get all angles, you know.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:16 am

Fred…it’s hardly the end to the fight but it is one huge landmark in the struggle

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:16 am

Looks like Osama is going to have to change his FaceBook status.

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:19 am

It’s amazing what can be accomplished when your President makes it a priority to find those that are responsible for killing Americans; instead of scheming to find ways for him and his friends to profit from what they did.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:20 am

Fred at 1:12

Are you saying suicide by American?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:20 am

This is just my take, but I’ve been watching MSNBC and Fox and neither has yet to take a political stand along party lines.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:20 am

Another huge accomplishment for our President and country.

I wonder who was with him in the situation room watching the video.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:21 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts…..what a load of partisan crap…get your head out of your a$$

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:22 am

This is not political, it should be a source of national pride to know that perseverance pays off.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:23 am

We chopped off the head, now let’s burn the body of the snake and be done with it.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:23 am

getalife….do you have 3-D poster of Obama over your bed??

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

Get Real – Are you saying Bush cronies didn’t profit billions from the war? You are the one that needs to “get real”. This is huge. Get used to Obama. He is going to be around a long time.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

Brett: people really are going to think obama is the messiah now. Open your eyes he’s not!”

Umm. I don’t see ANYONE claiming this except for people like you.
Obama is the President. He is human.

Please, get over your accusations of “Obama the Messiah” because it’s getting old and tired.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

MSNBC reporting Obama gave the order to engage just before boarding the helicopter to tour the damage in Alabama from the tornados.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:25 am

get real,

No but my flag is flying.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:27 am

getalife

What you mean by Another huge accomplishment for our President? This is the only accomplishment I’ve seen? GO USA!!!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:27 am

Just damn Bada Bing. Yet another zinger lol.

@Leg: Thanks. As soon as the Pres. quit speaking, I turned the tube off. I can’t stand the useless talking about nothing. (I watched on local channel 2). They go on and on about stuff and never had anything new. I didn’t expect them to release any meaningful details until tomorrow. Looks like I was wrong.

Does MSNBC actually have any decent news coverage? I can honestly say that I have never watched them.

@Get Real: Maybe, but like I said, after watching the Pres’s press conference I thought about it a little bit and wondered. WHile not looking a gift horse in the mouth, it just struck me as odd. How did we get him NOW after so many years? His fanatical followers will look on this in a different light than we do, and to be honest, that’s what we need to think about. His number two is nowhere to be found. Maybe he was dying anyway this was a “better” way for him to go than any other as far as his “cause” was concerned. And let’s not mince words. This is a man of wealth far beyond any wealth you and I can even imagine who did what he did knowing that as soon as he did it, his life of privilege was over. IE: It was a cold and calculated move. Was his death also a cold and calculated move?

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts…you are right on one thing: Bin Laden being relieved from breathing is huge….your fanaticism on Obama however is quite delusional

vnv

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 am

GREAT JOB MILITARY!!!!!!!!

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

Fred, It’s true thought. People think obama the crap but I honestly dont know why everyone giving him credit for this. Yes he gave the ok to kill i give him that but he’s not the one that was risking his life to kill him. I don’t hate obama i just don’t think hes lived up to what he said he was going to do and i dont trust him. I’m excited knowing osama is dead. I just don’t want obama to get elected again just because of this ONE thing only good think thats happen . This is whats bothering me. Know what I’m trying to say?

MypresidentisBLACK!

May 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA! IT TOOK ALOT OF GUTS BY ALL INVOLVE INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT!!!!!!!! GOD FORBID IF THE OPERATION FAILED, YALL WOULD OF BEEN BLAMING OBAMA, AND CRYING ABOUT THE “TAX DOLLARS SPENT!!!!!! 2012 BABY YES WE CAN!!!!!!!! AND YES HE DID!!!!!!!! OBAMA GOT OSAMA

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

Fred
May 2nd, 2011
1:27 am

Brian Williams is leading MSNBC’s coverage. Like I said, I’m bouncing back and forth between them and Fox to see if one starts putting a partisan spin on this. Both have refrained……for now.

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

Obama was smart enough to not tell the Pakistani’s before he went in and had the guts to order the raid. Pretty good job.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 am

The partisan hacks are here.

Come on Son

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 am

May 1, 2003 – President Bush announces “Mission Accomplished!”
May 1, 2011 – President Obama accomplishes the mission.
I guess some of you will need the long form death certificate.

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 am

Get Real – Are you avoiding my question? Are you saying Bush cronies didn’t profit billions from this war? You are hating this, aren’t you. I love that your white hate is stopping you from enjoying this great moment in history. Obama is a lock in 2012.

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 am

I hope they got lots of intel too. Could be a rough couple of weeks for the bad guys!

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 am

Fred…good question, unfortunately it is one that we will never be able to answer. I am not naive as to the overall impact this will have on our fight against terrorism but for the moment I am going to relish the death of this scum….

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 am

MSNBC reporting that Pakistan did NOT know about the operation until it was well under way, but the Pakistani Prez will report this is a good thing. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 am

MypresidentisBLACK: “OBAMA GOT OSAMA”

Not sure if you’re being facetious, but just in case you’re playing it straight:

Intelligence operations got Osama.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 am

Tonight,just like on 911, we are not republicans or democrats, we are AMERICANS.

MypresidentisBLACK!

May 2nd, 2011
1:33 am

HATERS…………………………. WHO CARES DON’T GIVE OBAMA CREDIT, BUT IT WILL BE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS! *ITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW ALL OF YOU ARE SICK, YOU CAN’T STAND THAT AN EDUCATED AFRICAN AMERICAN IS IN CHARGE!!! HATE ON HATE ON!!! THE IMPORTANT PART IS THAT WE GOT JUSTICE FOR ALL THOSE WHO WERE KILLED!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:33 am

MypresidentisBLACK!
May 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

“MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!”

And all previous Presidents in your life have been white. Your point?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:34 am

Navy Seals supposedly pulled this off.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:34 am

Logical Dude you are right Intelligence operations got Osama!!! Amen

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:34 am

@leg: You know what’s sad about your 1:29? That you HAVE to see if they are putting a partisan spin on things. It’s a damn shame that “news” organizations have quit giving “just the facts” and try to spin everything. Jay writes opinion. Bob Barr writes opinion. Cynthia writes opinion. NEWS channel should NOT do opinion, but should just do facts. Yeah, I know. It’s a pipe dream………

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:34 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts….what white hate you friggin moron.. Obama is a very liberal politician and his views are contrary to mine. It has absolutely nothing to do with race you pea brained twit..

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:35 am

I wonder what awards the mission team members will receive. They should get one IMHO.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:35 am

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)
May 2nd, 2011
1:32 am

Apparently “MypresidentisBLACK!” doesn’t share your sentiments.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:36 am

Dudley: “Tonight,just like on 911, we are not republicans or democrats, we are AMERICANS”

Exactly!
I’m amazed either side is trying to politicize this. (but not surprised, really)

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:36 am

The media are blaming Pakistan.

Especially fox.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:37 am

MypresidentisBLACK! there are no words…

MypresidentisBLACK!

May 2nd, 2011
1:38 am

@ LOGICAL DUDE THANKS FOR YOUR INSIGHT I AM AWARE OF THE OPERATION AND I APPRECIATE THEIR ALACRITY IN THIS OPERATION!!

IF THE OPERATION WOULD OF FAILED “YOU” WOULD OF BEEN BLAMING OBAMA, BUT BECAUSE HE SUCCEEDED THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH “YOU” GIVING HIM CREDIT, HE WAS INVOLVED AND PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THIS OPERATION! SO GUESS WHAT? OBAMA GOT OSAMA!!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:38 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 am

Get Real – Are you avoiding my question? Are you saying Bush cronies didn’t profit billions from this war? You are hating this, aren’t you. I love that your white hate is stopping you from enjoying this great moment in history. Obama is a lock in 2012.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

how in the HELL did you turn anything that Get Real has posted into a racial issue? Just damn. No better yet, go screw yourself you racist pig. go to bed, grown ups are trying to have a conversation. And the conversation is about AMERICA and AMERICANS, not sub divided Americans. Go take that racist crap back to where ever it plays well for you.

Samuel

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 am

You gotta be kidding me “gettalife and doggone/ga”. Obama’s nothing more than a politician,with no experience, no gutts, and would no more stand up for this country than condemn to death one of his fellow moslems. He’s already proved this. NO IMPACT ON 2012. Period. I hope the moochers stay home!! What a horrible and ironic coincidence. Let’s see how he and the liberal media milk this one in the weeks ahead. Be prepared to hurl chunks.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
1:36 am

Wrong again. Reports suggest the obama administration may use this as LEVERAGE against Pakistan to get further cooperation.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 am

“OBAMA GOT OSAMA!!”

You betcha.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 am

MypresidentisBLACK!
The only reason he was elected was because he was black and people wanted to be part of history. They didnt care if he was the right one for the job. I’m not saying hes not a smart man because I think he is but for being the president no! It is about time osama was killed and I’m glad to hear it coming from the president instead of just the media. Still i dont trust the man and I’m sorry everyone got their own thoughts!!

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

getalife “the partisan hacks are here” Yes you are…

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

Fox showing clip from Pakistan TV showing bin laden’s compound. Will be interesting to hear their spin.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

Leg lamp, logical dude

I am sure tomorrow we can find something to argue about, but for right now let’s enjoy a victory long in the making

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

Leg Lamp: “Navy Seals supposedly pulled this off.”

When you want to send the best of the best of the best of the best, The Navy SEALS are the ones to do the job.
(Was just in San Diego doing the “SuperSEAL” triathlon. Yes, I was slow, but it also shows just a glimpse of what the SEALS do physically to be in shape to do what they do. They also have mental training that goes beyond what most would expect as well)

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

I am watching fox and they are blaming Pakistan for the last hour.

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:41 am

Get Real = White Hate – Why are you still avoiding the question? Did Bush croines profit from this war? I can understand your anger. You have been lied to. You have been fed $h1+ for so long and your Republican leaders have been calling it sugar. Now all you can believe is more of their $h1+. You can’t handle the truth when it is presented to you.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:42 am

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:37 am

MypresidentisBLACK! there are no words…

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Actually Get real there are words. The first one that comes to mind is ignore. Then I think of scroll on by, ect…………

One post was enough for me to know not to waste precious seconds of MY life to respond to this foul racist piece of dung. Besides, we all know that typing in all caps is one of the surest signs of an idiot.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:42 am

Now we can concentrate on kicking the s**t out of the rest of AQ

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:42 am

MypresidentisBLACK: BUT BECAUSE HE SUCCEEDED THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH “YOU” GIVING HIM CREDIT”
I guess you missed my post where I DO give the President credit for his part.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 am

Thanks Fred…. some folks simply cannot see beyond race; it reflects a very limited intellect

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
1:40 am

So am I. They are saying that bin laden had been in Pakistan for many months and they offered no support in apprehending him. They have also called attention to the fact that many AQ detainees have spent time in Pakistan. Again, they believe the Obama administration will use this a leverage to get the Pakistani’s more engaged in fighting terrorism.

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:44 am

Dudley@ 1:07 wrote, in part:

I personally would have preferred bin laden to have been captured and tried in a court of law and spend the rest of his life in a supermax prison.

Years ago, the Taliban said they would turn him over, if we could provide proof. We had none. I’d guess he’d only be convicted in a court via testimony of $$paid$$ informants.
Other than being the designated _Boogeyman_, what was he guilty of?

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and thus clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”~H.L.Mencken

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:45 am

Now, maybe we can reduce our presence in the middle east

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
1:46 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts … seek help pal as you have very serious mental issues; last response to you as you need to swim by yourself in the shallow end of the gene pool..

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:47 am

Working night shift so it has been a while since I could actively participate in an active thread.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:47 am

Senator Graham of SC now speaking on Fox wondering why this compound, built 5 years ago, was supposedly not mentioned by the Pakistani govt. He said sometimes they help and offer information, and other times they warn people that the US is coming after them. Their whole point is to get pakistan to help more regularly. Nothing partisan here.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:47 am

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
1:36 am

Wrong again. Reports suggest the obama administration may use this as LEVERAGE against Pakistan to get further cooperation.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I haven’t seen the reports but I saw the look in the Pres’s eye when he was talking about Pakistan. Yeah, he seemed a little pissed and I agree with your assessment. The Paki’s knew where Osama was and have for the last ten years.

I’m not trying to politicize this, but President Bush would not go to where Bin Laden was, IE Pakistan. President Obama did. Yet I still have this nagging feeling tugging at my mond saying “Why now?” what changed.

MypresidentisBLACK!

May 2nd, 2011
1:48 am

Goodnight folks, I enjoyed reading everyone’s rebuttals against my comments! Funny, this is why we are Americans, Freedom of Speech, even if you are HATERS! With that being said, I am going to bed, I have a flight to catch very important meeting.. I am proud to be an African American Woman, who is well educated, and proud to have Obama as my President!

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
1:48 am

Sunday is my day to read the threads for the week. I couldn’t think of a better topic than this one.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:49 am

Obama supporters or not you have to agree with me when i say this is the only thing he’s done good in his time of office correct?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:50 am

MypresidentisBLACK!
May 2nd, 2011
1:48 am

Since you seem to be so obsessed with race (hence your post name), was it the black half that went after bin laden or the white half?

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
1:52 am

Today, the intelligence communities will be watching web traffic, cell phone activity, and communications to see what the terrorists will try in response.
This is where we will not hear very much unless a piece of intelligence is missed and something happens. Vigilance will be needed in the near future to stop the likely retaliations, however, with democratic demonstrations happening more and more, the major feeding grounds of terrorism are becoming fewer and fewer. It is the most desperate that cling to the fringes enough to act with such violence. Reduce the desperation and reduce the terrorists.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:52 am

Brett,

Google President Obama’s accomplishments.

The list is long.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:54 am

It seems very coincidental that this happened so soon after the escape of the AQ prisoners this week. Or am I the only one that remembers that?

jack

May 2nd, 2011
1:55 am

A few hours ago in Pakistan ,,,,,,,,,”Ding dong,,,,, Hey,, hey Farook,, go answer the door,, it must be that pizza I ordered,,,,,, OH CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:56 am

jack
May 2nd, 2011
1:55 am

HA!!

Good little liberal

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 am

Got to love liberals. For two years, everything that the clown did wrong was actually Bush’s fault, but this is ALL Obama.

LOL!!

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 am

getalife,

is it the 1. health care bill
2. health care bill
3. health care bill
4. health care bill????????????????

Do you realize i had a grandparent to die recently because of the crappy health care bill!!!!!!!!!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:58 am

Actually Fred, Hillary Clinton told Pakistan they knew where he was and the next thing you know, obl is dead.

They know where the others are too so we should see some more action.

George Bush

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 am

Damn ! first Sadaam hid those wmds from us and then the Pakistanis hid Osama in that spiffy compound from us. Does anyone really expect that POTUS is capable of winning at this type of hide and seek games?????????????????
Obama: Yes we can.

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 am

Fred – It is well documented that Bush was more concerned with how he and his friends could profit from this war than in actually finding Osama Bin Laden. Answer my question and then say I am playing the race card. I am just calling a spade a spade and Bush is a war profiteering scum bag.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 am

getalife; I don’t know about LONG, but I feel there have been a few. Some we just have to wait and see what happens to know if they were “good” or “bad.

I still likethis President more than the last one. Hell, the LAST President I liked was W’s father. He did a pretty damn good job but was quashed by the Sec Tres who hated him and with held the fact that the economy was better, and by the American feeling that 12 years of a Republican President was just too many. Oh well.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 am

“Do you realize i had a grandparent to die recently because of the crappy health care bill!!!!!!!!!”

Sorry to hear that.

I spent some time in a hospital and the health care was awesome.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:00 am

Forty Navy Seals involved with about 24 on the ground.

Apparently a bloody picture of a dead bin laden is available. The Seals supposedly gave him a brief moment to surrender before taking action.

Maybe it was one of those “bang, bang, bang…stop or I’ll shoot” scenarios.

jack

May 2nd, 2011
2:00 am

@ good little,,,, you have it right,,, it has taken 2 years for the current administration to dig out from the mess that was left for them from the previous geniuses,,,,, and no,,this is not all Obama,,but Obama had to make the decisions,, had to pick the team that could work together on this operation, that could keep everything under wraps,, which NEVER would have happened with Bush,,, and had to have the balls to make the call to go in and take this pos out,,,,

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:00 am

Fred: “It seems very coincidental that this happened so soon after the escape of the AQ prisoners this week. Or am I the only one that remembers that?”

I thought those were Taliban prisoners, not Al Qaeda. Taliban is a “political party” that was ousted when the US attacked. al Qaeda is a terrorist organization that was protected by the Taliban. So, although some of their beliefs are similar, they are different in scope and structure.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:01 am

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 am

getalife,

is it the 1. health care bill
2. health care bill
3. health care bill
4. health care bill????????????????

Do you realize i had a grandparent to die recently because of the crappy health care bill!!!!!!!!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

How did the health care bill kill them?

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
2:03 am

“How did the health care bill kill them?”

What are death panels ..

Dick Cheney

May 2nd, 2011
2:03 am

Hey “$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts” at 1:59 a.m. why you leaving me and Halliburton out? I invented the no-bid contract.

Dick Cheney

May 2nd, 2011
2:05 am

Enter your comments here

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:05 am

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:00 am

al Qaeda is a terrorist organization that was protected by the Taliban. So, although some of their beliefs are similar, they are different in scope and structure.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Really? You mean like different branches of the IRA? Or like there’s a difference between Republicans and Tea Partiers?

OK. Yeah. I’m buying that……….. just after I finish this purchase of the Brooklyn Bridge. I got a GREAT deal on it. Let me know and I’ll let you in, on it………

jack

May 2nd, 2011
2:05 am

Hey Dick,, can I borrow a million ??? I know you’ve got it to spare

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:06 am

Brett@1:49 wrote:

Obama supporters or not you have to agree with me when i say this is the only thing he’s done good in his time of office correct?

Disagree. The _Ca$h for Clunkers_ was a huge success.
It got 90% of the OBAMA bumperstickers off the road.

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
2:07 am

Get Real and Fred – I can tell that you are cowards for refusing to respond to my question. Did Bush and his cronies profit BILLIONS from this war? You have no credibility on this post until you do. Go back to your Fox news. Now Fox is reporting that one of Bin Laden’s men may have shot him because he didn’t want to be taken alive. It is shameful that Fox is trying to dilute the victory of the brave Americans who risked their lives to kill this terrorist? What side are you on anyway. Traitors!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:07 am

LOL It was really HARD to completely dislike Dick Cheney after he shot that lawyer……….

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
2:09 am

What a great day for America.

Get out those flags and fly them high.

President Obama pulled the trigger on obl.

USA!

jack

May 2nd, 2011
2:09 am

Fred,,, reminds me of an old joke,,,,,what do you call a dead lawyer ???

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 am

Playing in the background, god bless the USA by lee greenwood

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 am

getalife
May 2nd, 2011
2:09 am

So obama was the shooter in Pakistan? Wow, the things I learn on this blog.

Dick Cheney

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 am

I’m the one who shot Ben Laden

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 am

$40 Billion in No-Bid Contracts

May 2nd, 2011
2:07 am
Get Real and Fred………………………
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You impeach yourself with those four words you insipid little oxygen thief. Get Real and I do not agree politically. I don’t watch Fox. I voted for President Obama. I sent him money.

But unlike you, Get Real actually THINKS and READS before he posts something. You are just a complete idiot. Go have another beer or hit off that crack pipe. And PLEASE tell me you are either drunk or high, because it pains me to think you are really THIS stupid.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:12 am

@jack: a good start lol.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
2:13 am

Fred,

It’s a long story so I will keep it short. Grandma had cancer at the age og 76. The hostpital we went to will not be named due to an ongoing case but the doctors refused to treat and help her have a few more years to spend with kids and grandkids. The doctors said something about the new healthcare bill and we did some research on it and we found out that the bill is encouraging old people to die a little sooner than they otherwise would to save money. She died 3 months later. I cant go into any more details

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:14 am

@Tundra Dude: Your 2:06 was funny as hell. I almost woke my girls up laughing to loud.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:15 am

Fox reporting Pakistani TV has shown the bloody picture of a dead bin laden.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:15 am

Sorry Brett. I’m sorry for your loss but I just don’t believe you. How long had she smoked? Oh and what about grand daddy? You said grand parentS.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:18 am

From the AJC: “In a worldwide travel alert released shortly after President Barack Obama late Sunday announced bin Laden’s death in a U.S. military operation, the department said there was an “enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counterterrorism activity in Pakistan.”

As I was saying? The intelligence workers will not be getting much of a break for the next few days!

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
2:20 am

Re-read my post smartass Brett

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 am
getalife,

is it the 1. health care bill
2. health care bill
3. health care bill
4. health care bill????????????????

Do you realize i had a grandparent to die recently because of the crappy health care bill!!!!!!!!!

SHE HAD stage 2 Pancreatic cancer thank you

Jwill

May 2nd, 2011
2:22 am

There are sooooo many ignorant comments on here, I don’t know where to start. Well, first of all, Dave R., it’s funny how when America accomplished a mission while Reagan and the Bushes were in office, they got the praise, but now, OUR president Obama can’t???? That’s very ignorant! Now, president Obama started off with 9-11. However, this began way before then. So if you’re gonna give a recap, tell the whole story. Why didn’t he tell the whole story? Well, because it would’ve went something like this: For many years, the United States have been going over there and trying to run thier country and make them follow our rules, and then on 9-11, they retaliated…,

Frederick Douglass

May 2nd, 2011
2:22 am

Obama got that 3:00 AM call, and Bin Laden got his 72 virgins soon after. Make that 71 virgins, I heard he used one as a human shield, thefu@!&ing coward.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:23 am

bin laden will be buried by 4PM Monday in accordance with muslim law.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:25 am

Some officials reporting the US does not want to create a shrine to bin laden so he may not be buried in the ground. Perhaps burial at sea.

MikeB

May 2nd, 2011
2:25 am

MikeB

May 2nd, 2011
2:23 am
While I did not care for President Obama’s speech, I applaud his action…

The “I” did, “I” ordered tone to the speech was more about developing political capital, vs. any other objective, and that is in poor taste inmho….

I don’t think we are creating a safer America with this announcement. Would have rather it been left an classified unanswered mystery to be revealed 20 yrs down the line. But President Obama could not resist….

He also could not resist making his speech at a time that would be prime viewing by many folks in the middle east after Monday morning prayers….. Who was that message for???

Congrats to the entire military, especially our special ops folks and clandestine services who carried out this mission. To President Obama as well. Just use the fact that this occurred on your watch responsibly or you will cause more problems, than you have solved….

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:25 am

In other words – sea food.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 am

Saudis may ask for his body since he was a saudi citizen.

I like the burial at sea better.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 am

Seals had been practicing for over a week for this operation.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
2:29 am

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 am
Seals had been practicing for over a week for this operation.

LOL GOOD ONE!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:29 am

I’m sorry Brett. I don’t know where I got lung cancer from. Thought I read it there. My bad. Yeah, pancreatic cancer and death panels:

The exact cause is unknown, but pancreatic cancer is more common in smokers and people who are obese. Pancreatic cancer is slightly more common in women than in men. The risk increases with age.

Because pancreatic cancer is often advanced when it is first found, very few pancreatic tumors can be removed by surgery. The standard procedure is called a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure).

Chemotherapy and radiation are often given after surgery to increase the cure rate (this is called adjuvant therapy). For pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed completely with surgery, or cancer that has spread beyond the pancreas, a cure is not possible and the average survival is usually less than 1 year.

Ninety-five percent of the people diagnosed with this cancer will not be alive 5 years later.

Again, I’m sorry about your grandmother, but pancreatic cancer is pretty bad. The doctors, nor Obama gave it to her. And apparently neither the Doctors nor Obama can cure it. Blame God.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:31 am

MikeB: Would have rather it been left an classified unanswered mystery to be revealed 20 yrs down the line”

Or how about saying “We actually killed him 4 years ago, but just now got the confirmation of DNA testing and retesting to prove it.”

Or how about the truth that he was killed today in a military operation. I dislike unnecessary cover-ups and government hiding its actions just for political capital. I completely disagree with your other remarks about Obama trying to make this about himself or giving him an edge in anything. If he wanted to make it have more impact, he’d come out with a speech at 8:32 PM in the middle of prime time.
Your thoughts just make no sense. You are reading WAY too much into this.

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
2:33 am

It’s the point that she wanted to have chemo and radiation but the doctors refused to give it to her against her wishes. I know a person that’s got the same type of cancer and been alive for 2 yrs now so it can happen.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:34 am

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:23 am

bin laden will be buried by 4PM Monday in accordance with muslim law.
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The “evil” part of me wants his body to be dragged through the streets of Washington by a pig and then left there to be consumed by pigs. The human part of me agrees with rising above the terrorists and treating him in a “dignified” manner. I have also read your follow on posts and agree with the burial at sea so there is no shrine. As to the Saudi’s? If they wanted his body, they should have gone and gotten him back in the 90’s and stopped him. F them.

Jwill

May 2nd, 2011
2:34 am

@ Fred. Your right, no one can blame the doctors, Obama, or the health care bill. A person’s time is a person’s time. No matter the circumstances. God is the only one that decides when a person’s life ends on this earth. Good job Fred!

Brett

May 2nd, 2011
2:35 am

that’s it on that subject you dont know what all went on!!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:35 am

Fred
May 2nd, 2011
2:34 am

Guess I’m not the only one with an “evil” part. :smile:

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:38 am

Oh well, the lack of partisanship just got lost. A talking head on MSNBC said he thought the political “narrative” of pending legislation (debt ceiling, etc) will now favor Obama because of bin laden’s death.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:39 am

LOL Leglamp, I don’t know that we have EVER agreed before.

Jwill

May 2nd, 2011
2:39 am

My mother died after 3 1/2 years of being told that the upper 90%of people with her type cancer lives no more than 9 mos to a year.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:42 am

Interesting. The huge compound was so different and larger than surrounding structures that the CIA thought it must have something to do with bin laden. 18 foot walls with barbed wire surrounding the structure. 7 foot privacy walls for the third floor.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:44 am

Leg Lamp: A talking head on MSNBC said he thought the political “narrative” of pending legislation (debt ceiling, etc) will now favor Obama because of bin laden’s death”

You just have to wonder if some of these talking heads actually think before they spew, or if they just need to hear themselves say something to fill up airtime.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:46 am

Logical Dude
May 2nd, 2011
2:44 am

Agreed. Obama’s popularity will surely rise, but that has absolutely nothing to do with the national debt ceiling, etc. The connections some people make….

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 am

Interesting. Fox News just showed a clip of bin laden’s compound on fire. They don’t know if the Seals started the fire or if other AQ operatives set it on fire to destroy evidence.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:48 am

It’s always about politics Lampie. As an independent I feel I see that more than the partisan folks. When I said that President Bush wouldn’t go into Pakistan and get Bin Laden, I said that as an observation of fact, not as an indictment trying to”score on the other team.”

I also said I was pleasantly surprised that President Obama had no such compulsions. Whether or not he did it to “boost his numbers” is irrelevant to me. He did it. And yes, I say HE because HE is the one who allowed American troops to invade a sovereign nation. And make no bones about it, that’s what we did when we went into Pakistan uninvited to take out Bin laden, we invaded a sovereign nation. i never thought he had the balls. I’m on record here on this blog for saying I thought President Obama was NOT a leader, he was an administrator. I think that has changed and I for one am happy for his. “Barry” just grew up. That is good for us as a Country.

I don’t give a fat rats ass about “republican’ or “democrat.” I just care about the United States of America.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:50 am

@Lamp: Shame we couldn’t have occupied the compound to search for evidence. But it is what it is………..

and one thing it is, is that I should have been in bed hours ago lol.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
2:50 am

Unusually lucid conversation tonight………..

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 am

Fred
May 2nd, 2011
2:48 am

Harumph, harumph!!

A lot of people think Obama will be a lock in 2012 because of this. No way. I remember George the 1st was HUGELY popular after Desert Storm but the lost the 1992 election. Obama will be reelected if (1) the economy turns around, or (2) if the GOP cannot come up with better candidates.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:54 am

More about the compound.

It was built in 2005. The two brothers who owned the house (bin laden couriers) didn’t seem to have the money ($1 million US) to have a house like this. It wasn’t until last August that the CIA became aware of the house and it just didn’t seem to fit the neighboring structures.

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
2:56 am

Fred: “I should have been in bed hours ago”

I’ve found it hard to sleep. Not quite sure why. :)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:57 am

Other things the CIA noticed.

The house had no phone or internet service. bin laden didn’t want them because he know the US could track.

The residents burned their trash. Other neighbors put their trash on the streets for pickup.

Very heightened security.

7 foot privacy walls for third floor.

they put the pieces together and came up with the rational conclusion.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:58 am

The compound was 8 times the size of the average house in that area.

Geez, talk about a dead giveaway.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
2:59 am

Some detainees supposedly gave up information that helped the CIA.

Wonder if any were water boarded?

Logical Dude

May 2nd, 2011
3:00 am

Well, I’m going to try to go to bed. Hopefully, there will be a more clear picture of events at the compound come daybreak.
And to the intelligence folks out there, keep doing a good job! You’ve helped protect us for years, and now there should be some trackable activity by the terrorists that can help disable them! Thank you for this!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
3:01 am

Better candidates. Isn’t that always the case? Well sometimes. I like George Herbert and voted for him but Clinton won. I disliked immensely George Walker by the time he went for re-election (voted for harry Brown the first time) but DESPISED John (s)Kerry, so I voted for Bush.

There was something about Obama I kinda liked, and McSame lost me when he started pandering to the far right so I went with Obama. If the Republicans could field a better candidate than they have so far I may or may not vote for him/her. I’m kind of at a loss. The Libertarian party imploded with the death of Harry Brown so we have no viable third party any more. Men of honor such as Colin Powell or Zell Miller have been run out of their parties. Sam Nunn. i don’t know what Clinton got on Sam Nunn but once day Sam just unexpectedly retired. As you can see, I like the centrist people, not the partisan hacks………

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
3:02 am

Wow, what an evening.

My wife spent the early part of the weekend glued to the TV for the royal wedding and I’ve been glued tonight/this morning because of bin laden. Nice balance, I guess.

Time to catch a quick nap before a busy Monday. Good night all.

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
3:04 am

Some detainees supposedly gave up information that helped the CIA.

Wonder if any were water boarded?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Can’t say that I really care if they were or not. Do you lol?

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
3:04 am

Later Leg. you too Logical Dude.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
3:05 am

Powell, Miller, Nunn. Big fans of all. It’ll be interesting as we approach November 2012. Now, time for that nap……

P. Bull Terrier

May 2nd, 2011
3:07 am

I usually stick to the sports blogs because the ignorance displayed in debating the merits of the SEC vs. the ACC, or the Falcons draft pics is pretty harmless. It’s scary to think that many of the people posting on here tonight may actually be voters who are capable of influencing the direction of our country and the world.

The end of Osama bin Laden is welcome news. Everyone who has been envolved in combating Osama bin Laden and the ideals he represents – from the enlisted service men and women, to the leaders of both political parties, and from the moments following 9/11 until today – deserves credit for doing their part in the service of our country.

One one hand, I am proud of the courage and tenacity that the United States has always displayed in the face of adversity. Putting an end to Osama bin Laden shows that the U.S. still has some of the determination of the WWI & WWII generations, and the ability to keep fighting until the job is finished.

On the other hand, I am embarrassed by how similar the news footage of Americans, celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden, in front of the White House looks compared to news footage of al Quaeda supporters celebrating the fall of the World Trade Center. The only thing missing from the American celebration is the turkey calls. I’m also embarrassed that we think so little of the freedoms that many great Americans have fought to gain and preserve for us, that our first response to important news like this is to rush to the blogs so we can display our ignorance to the rest of the world, in the form of pointless mud slinging back and forth between representatives of the major political parties. Bookman surprised me by his straight forward coverage of the facts in this case, and thus, deserves credit for recognizing the serious nature of the story and restraining any inclination to twist the news with a political slant.

Before drifting back to the sports page, to discuss the chances of the Hawks advancing through the next round of the playoffs, I’ll offer one parting thought: God bless the President and the Former President of the United States, bless our elected officiales, our service and women, and all those who serve in effort to maintain our country’s position as the respected leader of the free world. But most of all, bless the men and women on the streets and on the blogs who set the tone for how our country reacts in similar situations. I’m proud to be an American, and I want to still feel that way in the next decade.

Tim

May 2nd, 2011
3:07 am

Post by “Good Little Liberal”:

Tim

You poor pathetic fool

1. Why did building 7 implode?

It didn’t implode. It collapsed for the same reason the towers fell.

2. Why haven’t we seen footage of the plane flying into the Pentagon? (It’s been almost 10 years!)

We did. A surveillance camera picked it up from the parking deck.

3. Why were the black boxes from the airplanes never found?

they were all found.

4. Why didn’t U.S. fighter jets intercept the attack planes on September 11?

When would they have shot them down? When they turned into the path that took them to the towers? Our pilots have great reflexes, but really . . .

5. Why was no one from NORAD or the FAA fired?

Why are you allowed to vote?

6. If someone was able to fly a plane into the Pentagon (The Department of Defense!) , what is the purpose of a trillion dollar defense budget?

Why are you allowed to vote?

Wow. Critical thinking is officially DEAD.

1. How did Building 7 collapse the same way as the towers when it wasn’t hit by a plane?

2. You haven’t seen any footage of the plane flying into the Pentagon. All they showed you was a fireball after the “plane” hit. If you have seen the footage, THEN POST A LINK.

3. For the first time in history, the black boxes were never found from a plane that crashed over land. “They were found”. What the hell are you talking about?

4. Do you not realize that hundreds of planes are intercepted by fighter jets every year for flying in restricted airspace? You ever heard of radar? Oh, nevermind….

5. You didn’t (because you can’t) answer the question.

6. See #5.

The ignorant people who have read nothing and done no research are always the first to open their mouths. 9/11 was a false flag operation, and the official story is laughable. Osama was/is simply a boogeyman used to whip up fervor for war. The oil companies and war contractors benefited immensely. You are gullible, because YOU KNOW NOTHING about Operation Northwoods.

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:26 am

Explains Panetta’s transfer to the Pentagon.

Let’s get the operations wrapped up and the troops home!

Fred

May 2nd, 2011
4:29 am

P. Bull Terrier

May 2nd, 2011
3:07 am

Bookman surprised me by his straight forward coverage of the facts in this case, and thus, deserves credit for recognizing the serious nature of the story and restraining any inclination to twist the news with a political slant.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

What’s funny about that statement is that Bookman doesn’t report news, he has an OPINION gig. Yet at the same time, Bookman (who is an self admitted leftist) is usually more “objective” than the major networks. And don’t kid yourself, FOX is and has been a major networks for 20 years or so much as Sean tries to pretend they aren’t…………….

John

May 2nd, 2011
5:24 am

I wish our Rep Congressman John Lewis was a little less ambiguous on this great moment, was happy, was he sad, at the death of OBL.

Congrats to the CIA and various Intell Agencies who brought down this monster.

Please Welcome Mr Zawahiri to the top of the list.

dpupham

May 2nd, 2011
5:28 am

If you want to give President Bush any credit on this, how do you explain that the CIA BinLadin unit that was founded in 1996 was disbanded in 2006 and then reinstated when President Obama came into office.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/05/terror/main1776250.shtml

papa

May 2nd, 2011
5:39 am

Who cares who was in charge at the time? America wins,America wins. Intelligance works. May Bin Laden BURN in hell for his actions.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
5:55 am

Since they didn’t mention this on ESPN (unsurprisingly) I only learned of this a few minutes ago.

Good riddance.

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
5:59 am

This is why we don’t out CIA operatives for political vendattas…

Truly a victory for America. Our boys are the baddest and the best… Now lets bring em home and leave that god forbidden patch of sand and poppy fields to the savages.

Bob

May 2nd, 2011
6:00 am

Hey Jay, please admit that Obama stated that the war was lost and the surge would not work. Wrong then, wrong always.

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 2nd, 2011
6:20 am

ESAD, Islamofascists and sympathizers worldwide! Today is OUR day to whoop it up in the streets, wave our flag, and celebrate the ongoing defeat of your terrorist heroes.

Congrats USA; Congrats, US armed forces, Congrats President Obama

May 2nd, 2011
6:25 am

Mission is NOW Accomplished. Read “Osama Bin Laden is Dead: America Rejoices, Reflects and Readies” @ http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/black-womens-health-and-happiness

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
6:27 am

I see some wingnut was on last night claiming Obama killed his grandmother…

I had exactly the opposite happen to me last year. My Mother was diagnosed with cancer and they were throwing chemo and radiation at her like crazy, she lost the battle but all the way to the end they worked hard and held back nothing. She was receiving a shot that supposedly cost 4000.00 monthly right up til the end… No death panels, nobody told us she needed to die because of the healthcare bill, Obama didn’t show up in the night to smother her with a pillow… or whatever it is this guy and Ms. Palin fantasize about…

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
6:27 am

I want Obama to swagger across the deck of an aircraft carrier now…

Congrats USA; Congrats, US armed forces, Congrats President Obama

May 2nd, 2011
6:28 am

To “Bob” at 6AM…can you be HAPPY that this has happened, and man up enough to give President Obama credit for this happening on his watch, per his order! Even now you folks want to divide. if this had happened under Bush or others, you’d give him the praise. Man up all of you. This is a GOOD thing for ALL of us and it happened now. Embrace it and congratulate/celebrate ALL involved in the development.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
6:54 am

My only gripe is with this quote from an ajc article: “After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition.”

I sauy FCK Islamic practice and tradition. Plant an American flag right through his heart and burn the damn body.

Jefferson

May 2nd, 2011
6:58 am

This is good news, no need for petty comments just a time to celebrate an American win. I would be happy to finish patrolling Afganistan from the air and bring home the ground troops but I doubt that will happen too soon.

If Only....

May 2nd, 2011
7:04 am

If only Clinton had done his job when he had a chance then all of this would be a mute issue and I would not have to go through a groping session every time I fly. Kudos to Prez Obama to at least having the gonads to pull the trigger. This hasn’t ended anything but it sure does feel good to know that Jack A$$ is no longer taunting us. Good job Seal Team Six.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:08 am

GOOOOOOD MORNIN” AMERICA!!!!

Woke up this morning to the good news. Let it be known throughout the world…Mess with us and it may take over nine years, but we WILL get you.But I woun’t be satisified until they put OBL’s head on a pike at Ground Zero, mouth filled with bacon.

My funny…

http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/05/01/political-videos-osama-bin-laden-dead-barack-obama-pakistan-ten-years/

Now that OBL is dead, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! BRING THE TROOPS HOME!!!

godless heathen

May 2nd, 2011
7:10 am

Well this “Con” will give President Obama his props on this. Well done Mr. President! No, he didn’t zip-line into the compound himself and take the scum out, but he made it a priority and he kept focus on the elimination of OBL.

And they dumped his arse in the ocean. Good move.

What if it turns out that the intel to find him originated through water boarding?

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:12 am

If Only,
You obviously don’t know the reason Clinton was not ALLOWED to kill Osama. Not well read, huh?

Bud Wiser

May 2nd, 2011
7:13 am

Navy SEALS, best fighting force on the planet. Kudos to all involved, even Obama – at least he didn’t turn it over to Eric Holder to see that if captured, a trial could be held in New York.

Pakistan has a lot of scrutiny coming their way, I suppose.

Bin Laden is now a good muslim.

Cloudodust

May 2nd, 2011
7:17 am

The body of the snake still wiggles after the head is cut off. In truth, the body of the snake in the world of reptilia offers little to no threat to mankind but what OBL helped create will still pose a threat to people everywhere. Now, more than before, those of peaceful Islam faith need to bind together with the rest of the world in eradicating the radicals of their faith. Congrats to the United States military and the intel folks for a job well done…

If Only....

May 2nd, 2011
7:18 am

Normal now that is the funniest thing I’ve heard yet. Allowed!! Really? You really believe that? No wonder we have suffered for so long with “Normal” people like you trolling the blogs.

SheeshLouse

May 2nd, 2011
7:18 am

@LegLamp
It was the Black half. Happy now???

Bill Orvis White

May 2nd, 2011
7:18 am

Hussein Obama made this all about him. This is an arrogant, rookie installed-president who has done more economic damage in six months than any other president in U.S. History. And isn’t it interesting in the timing? This is a perfect calculation for the 2012 race. Here Hussein Obama goes gloating like a kid in a big government welfare store. This is truly disgusting: http://tinyurl.com/6g2qerv

Good night and Amen,
Bill

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:22 am

IF Only,
Remember “No War for Monica?” Google is your friend…

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
7:22 am

For all those on these blogs complaining about Obama – this is for you!!! For those whiners complaining about Obama campaigning already, or going to fundraisers! This is for you!!! Obama finally taking care of something Bush needed to get done years ago! Obama is the man!!! I can’t wait to see all of the forthcoming apologies…..

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:23 am

Even though it is unChristian to say so, I must…

Bill Orvis White, you are a DooDoo Head, sir!

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:25 am

I bet the Conservatives will complain about how much the operation cost,
after all, it’s all they have… :lol:

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
7:26 am

Bob
May 2nd, 2011
6:00 am
Hey Jay, please admit that Obama stated that the war was lost and the surge would not work. Wrong then, wrong always.

Hey Bob – the Afghan surge (which happended years ago) didn’t work! Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan you numnut. You can claim the “surge” worked when we are out of Afghanistan.

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
7:27 am

Normal – that is not unAmerican. Bill Ovris can shove it! Bin Laden is DEAD!!!!

Granny Godzilla

May 2nd, 2011
7:27 am

Bin ladin bit the big one courtesy of our Commander in Chief and our most excellent Navy SEALS…..

BRAVO!

If Only....

May 2nd, 2011
7:27 am

Normal

Wow. You are basing your whole delusional theory on a movie? Just wow! Next you will be quoting facts from “An Inconvenient Truth”.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
7:30 am

bill orvis

You are an un-american deadbeat who cares nothing about this country except your own whacked out political views. Let obama have his moment in the sun, because surely that is all it will be is, a moment. Great thanks to the men and women serving over there – mission accomplished, now let’s get the hell out of there, pronto….

finn mccool

May 2nd, 2011
7:30 am

The kenyan muslim finished the job the texan redneck couldn’t finish?

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
7:31 am

Good job. While I’m glad he is dead it makes me uncomfortable to see so much celebration.

BigBusiness

May 2nd, 2011
7:32 am

Could not believe this morning on Fox and Friends the moron Steve called the celebration outside the Whitehouse last night a demonstration.

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 2nd, 2011
7:32 am

And as an added bonus, it is America that is converting Islamic countries…to democracies.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:33 am

If Only,

Riiiigggghhhhtttt… :roll:

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
7:33 am

I will agree though that if we had been doing these type of operations instead of shock and awe this would have happened long ago

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
7:34 am

Congratulations to America for the justice that’s finally been realized for the thousands that were killed by this human slime and may he rot in hell. The CIA did an outstanding job of uncovering the identity of the individual hiding OBL four years ago and then through a long intelligence gathering process locating his residence in Pakistan.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:35 am

Bosch,
I’m dancing a jig about this the same way my folks danced when Japan surrendered.

The Afghanistan war SHOULD now be over. Bring our troops home and be President again, Mr Obama…or not.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
7:40 am

Some guy (military) was speculating how this all went down. Said he took pleasure in knowing that OBL had to know he was about to die.

Kewl!

I hope their was some eye contact between the Navy Seal who shot him and OBL.

OBL, a martyr willing to die? I think not.

A coward who hides out while others die for his cause.

You’d think the radicals would figure it out. The other day it was a 12 year old boy who blew himself up for “the cause”.

Normal:

President Obama used the “I” word once too often for my taste. It’s one of his character flaws.

Bush’s resolve was contagious.

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
7:41 am

What great news!

Congrats to *all* the people involved.

Those thousands and thousands of professionals, American and allied, who behind the scenes and with no fanfare, keep us safe and keep any eye on the bad guys.

Well done ladies and gentlemen!

A great day for the USA and for the entire planet…

Jerome Horowitz

May 2nd, 2011
7:43 am

Everyone need to re-read the post by P. Bull Terrier. This was a military operation, not a sporting event, and the cheering crowds are embarassing. It’s a time to rejoice and remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks. And be proud of our women and men in uniform.

And for those of you who continue to polticise this event – you must think ignorance/arrogance are virtues.

Mighty Righty

May 2nd, 2011
7:43 am

Congratulaions to our President and the men and women in our security agencies and our armed forces who carried out this very dangerous mission.

Cloudodust

May 2nd, 2011
7:44 am

Obama The Man : You will have to wait til the cows come home for any American conservative to sing the praises of BHO. Gotta love those fuel prices for example… This is but a sign that evidently the whereabouts of OBL were obiously a well guarded secret throughout the region and that the nation of Pakistan is split in their alliances. To give BHO total credit is like giving Truman credit for the foundation FDR and Churchill built which ended WWII.

Granny Godzilla

May 2nd, 2011
7:44 am

All the courage of those Navy SEALS stands in sharp contrast to the cowardly right afraid to give President Obama his due.

Next they’ll be demanding Bin Ladin’s long form death certificate.

Message from Matti

May 2nd, 2011
7:45 am

Remember to tip your soldiers and super-hot CIA operatives!!

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
7:45 am

All you cry babies out there complaining that obama is not a leader, take a good read of the timeline and how this operation unfolded, obama nailed it by not rushing in too soon, by compiling evidence then making a decisive move to go. The war in iraq now seems even more senseless, this was way overdue…

Mighty Righty

May 2nd, 2011
7:47 am

We all should be doubly on the alert. Remember how Muslims acted after a minor Koran burning in Florida, what will they do now?

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
7:48 am

@@ — which line offended you? Was it this one?

“And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.”

It’s not about the word “I” for you. That is pretty clear to see.

Cloudodust

May 2nd, 2011
7:49 am

Mick : We lost alot of good men and women fighting for the freedom of the Iraqi people. For you to call it senseless is a slam to their memory, their families and the cause of RIGHT.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
7:50 am

Thank you to:
CIA
Troops
Military officials
President Bush
and President Obama

Thank you all for your effort over the last 10 years!!!

SOUTHERN ATL

May 2nd, 2011
7:52 am

I salute our Commander-in-Chief as well as our US Military!!! Well done!!!

Obama 2012

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:52 am

Good article on MSNBC…from NYT…

“In 1996, the officials described Bin Laden as “one of the most significant financial sponsors of Islamic extremism in the world.” But he was thought at the time to be primarily a financier of terrorism, not someone capable of orchestrating international terrorist plots. Yet when the United States put out a list of the most wanted terrorists in 1997, neither Bin Laden nor Al Qaeda was on it.

Bin Laden, however, demanded to be noticed. In February 1998, he declared it the duty of every Muslim to “kill Americans wherever they are found.” After the bombings of two American Embassies in East Africa in August 1998, President Clinton declared Bin Laden “Public Enemy No. 1.”

The C.I.A. spent much of the next three years hunting Bin Laden. The goal was to capture him with recruited Afghan agents or to kill him with a precision-guided missile, according to the 2004 report of the 9/11 commission and the memoirs of George J. Tenet, director of Central Intelligence from July 1997 to July 2004.

The intelligence was never good enough to pull the trigger….”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42853419/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
7:54 am

“Bush’s resolve was contagious”

Sorry @@, but I have to snort on that on…

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
7:54 am

Amazing that we have those who want this American victory to be an Obama victory. The CIA intelligence work began long before Obama first sat down in the Oval Office. As the president and CIC he should also be congratulated on this huge success but by no means the master mind behind it.

Jefferson

May 2nd, 2011
7:55 am

Making him sharkbait was a great idea, no place for the worshippers to gather.

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
7:56 am

Ok, stop piling on Bill Orvis White…

He’s just being true to himself, he’s just “staying the course”, he’s too much of a partisan hack to do otherwise. You all should pity him, not ridicule…

WW

May 2nd, 2011
7:56 am

I say we build a massive Baptist church next door – I’m sure the locals won’t mind.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
7:58 am

cloud

Sorry, but that was a war of choice, not my choice, we had saddam boxed in. I will never look at it another way except to call it what it was – a blunder…

Terry

May 2nd, 2011
8:01 am

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR A JOB WELL DONE.CAN’T WAIT TO VOTE FOR YOU IN 2012. WELL DONALD, LET’S SEE YOU TRUMP THIS.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
8:01 am

The CIA reports that no camels were harmed during this operation.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
8:01 am

“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”

“I am truly not that concerned about him.”
G.W. Bush

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:02 am

Hmmmm…Could Obama be crafty enough to held on to the Birth Certificate all this time waiting for the right moment reveal it, and now he’s double downed with the OBL kill? Could it be that he’s coasting into the election season with some serious wins under his belt? First he tried to give healthcare to every American, then he shut the Birthers up, now he killed OBL?

Crazy like a fox I suppose…

My vote is still up for grabs, as I think he should’ve brought the troops home from Iraq, and concentrated on jobs. Too bad there’s nobody else to vote for on the horizon and Tea Tards are going to make damn sure it continues that way…

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
8:04 am

“You all should pity him, not ridicule…”

Which is really true for many of the other cons here.

You just know that they hate that BHO’s approval ratings are gonna go way up now.

Although, the half hearted compliments and left-handed kudos are already on full display this morning, this is gonna be fun to watch the ever-enraged cons melt down a little bit more.

OK, off to do my part to keep this great nation rolling along.

For the recently departed murderer…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

andygrdzki

May 2nd, 2011
8:04 am

As John Wayne would say….. “Send him to Hell”.. I guess we did…

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
8:04 am

Did Bush ask Obama where in Iraq he found bin Laden.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
8:05 am

To give BHO total credit is like giving Truman credit for the foundation FDR and Churchill built which ended WWII.

How utterly ridiculous!! First no one is giving Obama total credit, however, unlike you repugs we are giving him DUE CREDIT for listening to his advisors in the military (and not Rumsfeld), for looking at all perspectives and not rushing to judgement, (like Bush & cheney, et al.) and for making the final decision to “pull the trigger” (unlike Carter). FDR and Churchill may have laid the foundation, but it was Truman’s decision to drop the bomb (twice) in Japan that led to the final end of WWII.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:07 am

For every action, there is a reaction. Just beware of the reprisals that are likely to occur. Just because Bin Laden is no longer calling the shots, AQ is still a threat to the USA. Also, we should begin to take a 2nd look at our “allies” as OBL was hunkered down next to a Pakistani military post. I’m of the opinion that OBL was less of a threat alive and pinned down somewhere as opposed to dead. Only time will tell.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
8:10 am

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath.” Proverbs 24:17-20

GOD SPEED to our men and women abroad.

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
8:13 am

Rightwing Troll
May 2nd, 2011
8:02 am

Don’t forget that Obama timed the breaking news to interrupt the end of Trump’s TV show!!! (If you cons believe that it is confirmed you are all crazy…)

LizBeth

May 2nd, 2011
8:15 am

Mick is right. We chose how to respond to 9-11 and the conservative base wanted “blood.” Bush went for it even though liberals begged him not to take our soldiers into Iraq. Liberals saw that this was a war that would go on for many years and affect soldiers and their families in ways that affect our whole country. While the Repubs were yelling “Fight! Fight!” liberals were worrying about the health of our country. While so many Americans are now celebrating in the streets the assassination of bin Laden, our security forces are stressing over the immediate future of our country. We are now at the greatest risk we’ve ever been having more terrorist attacks on our own soil than ever before. Be prepared to lose more than just a few liberties in the future. Be realistic about how others in the world will react to this news. It’s not pessimism; it’s realism, and thinking about how this affects our country and worrying about it is a thoroughly patriotic view to have.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
8:15 am

I will not pander to these NEO CONS. Obama received hell for sending troops to Pakistan. And now that the mission has been ACCOMPLISHED what do they have to say about his leadership now?? Let’s not say that this isn’t political, JAY. It is VERY MUCH political. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Now PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS.

Joe

May 2nd, 2011
8:17 am

Too funny that what got this ball rolling was the shake down of prisoners at Gitmo under GW. Gotta love gitmo, and anyone celibrating should want that place to stay opened.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:18 am

The Seals ( God Bless them ) should have made their next stop–>>> Islamabad….and taken out the Pakistani president and his security forces….There is NO way they did NOT know Bin Laden was there…NO WAY….the simple fact we did not notify the Pakistani govt makes that apparent

I am proud to be an American…..and my definition of Numb Nuts or Dumb Ass..is whoever takes Bin Laden’s place….Dead Man Walking

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
8:20 am

This just in……Osama Bin Laden, Still Dead!!

You Distort/We Deride

May 2nd, 2011
8:22 am

Whenever a connie tells you that Dems are weak on terror, just remember this day. The Republic Party politicized this issue for many years; we can now see, with the benefit of hindsight, just how misguided the neocons truly are.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
8:28 am

Bin Laden buried at sea early this morning…talk about a toxic oil spill…

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
8:29 am

Most relevant comment to day:

There is NO way they did NOT know Bin Laden was there…NO WAY….the simple fact we did not notify the Pakistani govt makes that apparent

Most Irrelevant comment EVAH……..

Too funny that what got this ball rolling was the shake down of prisoners at Gitmo under GW

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:29 am

“Don’t forget that Obama timed the breaking news to interrupt the end of Trump’s TV show!!! ”

Ummmm… I’m no wingnut, and I fully beleive that timing wasn’t in the slightest bit a coincendence…

I think it’s funny, and perfectly appropriate given the events of late… poke a stick into a hornets nest and what do you get?

Obama and company sat back and enjoyed the Hairpiece’s shtick for two weeks and watched the Donald shoot to the front of the pack with his Birther sideshow crap then slapped him down, not once but thrice in a 5 day period… That’s politics kiddos… That’s the “gotcha” world we live in with the O’Keefe’s and Roger Moore’s out there and the bombthrowing members of congress, that’s the world we live in.

So with the Donald sending in armies of private investigators, and then getting broadsided like that… Do you nuts really think he’s presidential material???

Finn McCool

May 2nd, 2011
8:29 am

And to think Liberals can fight a war on terror without the need of colored threat-level meter to scare its own citizens on a daily basis.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 2nd, 2011
8:30 am

Is it too soon for Rudy to say 9/11 again?

Big D

May 2nd, 2011
8:31 am

The CIA found him and the Navy Seals killed him…everybody else is either irrelevant or a poser.

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:32 am

I don’t know bout ya’ll, but I’m stocking up on duct tape, plastic, and bottled water…

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:32 am

Is it too soon for Rudy to wear that white wedding gown again???… Let’s ask Mr. Owl…

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
8:33 am

They probably buried bin Laden at sea in order to give the birthers a new cause to rally around. Is bin Laden really dead. Where is his long form death certificate.

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:33 am

That’s why it’s a bad idea to out CIA operatives for political reasons…

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
8:33 am

Obama didn’t have anything to do with it!!! yells the cons… Oh really?…….

From the AJC

By mid-February, intelligence from multiple sources was clear enough that Obama wanted to “pursue an aggressive course of action,” a senior administration official said. Over the next two and a half months, Obama led five meetings of the National Security Council focused solely on whether bin Laden was in that compound and, if so, how to get him, the official said.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:33 am

and if they want to retaliate…bring the mfers on !

Barack Obama

May 2nd, 2011
8:34 am

I would like to see Republicans match my PR ratings this past week- birth certificate released; Trump made into a total Bozo at correspondent’s dinner and MISSION ACCOMPLISHED in Pakistan with public enemy number one bagged and killed. Same day as Hitler committed suicide.

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:34 am

Obama.. killed the worlds most wanted Terrorist and got in 9 holes all in the same day…

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
8:34 am

After reading through some of the posts, everyone on here this morning on both sides that are making this a political issue and poking jokes at the other side should be ashamed of themselves. It’s pathetic.

AngryRedMarsWoman

May 2nd, 2011
8:35 am

“Well said Mr. President and great job working with Pakistan.”

Except we didn’t work with the Pakistanis. In fact, we didn’t tell them we were coming in. Why? Because they cannot be trusted. UBL was holed up within sight of their national military academy. I say good job on the President not feeling a need to hold hands with Pakistan on this.

And…..Navy Seals rock. HellYeah. :)

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
8:36 am

One thing I will always admire about President Obama…he did not dress in a a flight suit, land on the Abraham Lincoln and declare, “Mission Accomplished”.

Finn McCool

May 2nd, 2011
8:36 am

Wow, listen to all the conservative fear this morning. The conservatives need to change their underwear – they all collectively lost it. —- OMG – reprisals, threats, what will they do? Are we safe? Where will they strike?

One guy on the radio even said we should have caught him alive so we could incarcerate him so he wouldn’t become a martyr. Which is the same thing as saying “I’m so frikkin scared I now need to change my drawers.”

NYPD supporter

May 2nd, 2011
8:36 am

We want his head on a stick!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:37 am

I don’t know bout ya’ll, but I’m stocking up on duct tape, plastic, and bottled water…

I don’t think being cautious for a while is too far fetched of an idea right about now.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
8:38 am

“And…..Navy Seals rock. HellYeah.”

And SEAL Team Six…the baddest of the bad…Go Navy!!!

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
8:39 am

Our President Obama called Bush and told him to give up the “Mission Accomplished” banner.

Finn McCool

May 2nd, 2011
8:40 am

I think Bush just mailed the Mission Accomplished banner to the White House.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:40 am

Thanks Debbie Do Right

I think the real enemy here is Pakistan

Rightwing Troll

May 2nd, 2011
8:40 am

Cautious is NOT a bad idea… being fearful IS a bad idea… It was and always has been a given they will strike at us again, it’s just a matter of when and where… I feel relatively safe in the N GA area, not to many high value targets here for Al Queda.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
8:40 am

You liberals are so funny….most entertaining..

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:40 am

Peadawg @ 8:34

I’m with you on that. I tip my hat to the Navy SEALS & CIA operatives responsible for the intel, planning, and execution of this operation. Although talk is on cutting budgets and stuff, I’d like to see our Congress get serious about protecting the homefront right about now.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
8:41 am

peadawg

Sorry, but after reading day in and day out about how bad this president is, if one were to believe all that hogwash, this president would never have have been able to do what the previous guy said he would do, congrats from the top down, they all worked to pull it off..

pcBobby

May 2nd, 2011
8:41 am

Jay,
Yes, it would have been great if we came together a la WWII-style like we did in September-October 2001. Unfortunately, that will not come to fruition as is being evidenced in the Twitterverse, on Facebook and hate radio.
We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. This is the perfect moment for unity and to drop this divisiveness.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:42 am

Southern Comfort…..I am not being cautious for anyone…screw them, Al-Quiada….no need to be a p^&%y….come on grow some

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May 2nd, 2011
8:42 am

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Jay

May 2nd, 2011
8:43 am

pcBobby, I agree. That divided response worries me more than bin Ladin ever did.

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
8:43 am

Great day for the USA! Interesting fact I learned today, Hitler and Bin laden both declared dead on May 1st…..hmmmmm.

Cons made me skeered

May 2nd, 2011
8:43 am

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:37 am

Especially with our borders all open and everything. The Cons say the open borders are all President Obama’s fault. Should I believe them? Do I need a bomb shelter? Why, Oh Why, did he have to kill Mr. Bin Laden? Couldn’t he have just scared him. Oh what are we to do? The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!!

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
8:43 am

“I’m with you on that. I tip my hat to the Navy SEALS & CIA operatives responsible for the intel, planning, and execution of this operation. Although talk is on cutting budgets and stuff, I’d like to see our Congress get serious about protecting the homefront right about now.”–Soco

SoCo, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now pass that bottle of MD 20/20 back over to me:-)

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
8:44 am

If billionaires want their assets better protected from terrorists and such, then they best be forking over some tax dollars and maybe even doing some trickling down of dollars to those lowly people that they’ll be needing to do the protecting. This calls for a tax hike on the wealthy.

Peter

May 2nd, 2011
8:47 am

Wonderful for all American’s.not matter the politics, color, gender, likes or dislikes.

I would like to see the Iraq War totally end, and all American’s come home.

Afghanistan is another issue to deal with, but perhaps one issue at a time.

America needs to be united, and hopefully this will help !

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
8:47 am

For those of you too young to remember, the joyous feeling today is in stark contrast to what I was feeling when I learned of the results of Carter’s attempt to rescue the US hostages in Iran.

godless heathen

May 2nd, 2011
8:47 am

LizBeth,

What do you do when you are not rewriting history?

“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
8:49 am

TaxPayer
May 2nd, 2011
8:44 am

Wow, you must have a serious case of scoliosis causing you to lean so far to the left. Killing bin laden is cause to raise taxes on the “wealthy”? Seriously?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
8:49 am

“Personally, I think this ought to be viewed as an American success, not a political success. Let’s join in this moment together, as Americans, as we did almost a decade ago when the terror attacks occurred.”–Jay

I follow Jay’s lead from last night at 11:32pm. This victory is for all Americans and the world.
We should put our political grievances and disputes aside and celebrate together. We are all Americans and should be truly happy with the results of yesterday. This is an AMERICAN victory:-)

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:50 am

I have to think Obama and his Staff today are talking with the Pakistani Government and basically saying: WTF

md

May 2nd, 2011
8:50 am

I see the side choosers were out early last night……..yes, give Obama his due……then give Bush his due also. It seems BOTH administrations benefit from the courier that was tracked for the last FOUR years………..

On a separate note…….last nights celebrations seemed to be ill advised……talking about food for increasing the ranks of terrorists…….last night may do more for recruitment than all the wars combined……I certainly remember how I felt watching various groups of folks celebrate around the world after 911.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
8:50 am

Interesting tidbit: The US kills Osama and fuel prices drop! Coincidence……….or……….a cover up? Things that make you go hmmmmm……………..

Reba

May 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

Singing praises for my President & our military!!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

USMC

*Passing bottle… Anytime!! :)

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

“After reading through some of the posts, everyone on here this morning on both sides that are making this a political issue and poking jokes at the other side should be ashamed of themselves. It’s pathetic.”

Fully agreed, PD.

As for something you wrote earlier, @ 6.54, regarding our apparent decision to treat OBL’s body in accordance with Islamic practices?

It’s not going to make a difference to the full-blown nutters who are already plotting revenge as we speak. It DOES make a difference to the people who might be inclined to provide intelligence information to our guys/gals. The fellow who overheard something, who might otherwise not be inclined to do the infidels any favors? Those folks. So it is well worth doing this by the book (or The Book, if you will.)

There’s also that whole “let’s respect faith traditions, if only for those in the military who participated in this operation” thing to consider. A less practical issue, but another one that has national security implications down the road as well.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

USMC….I echo your comments, BUT is hard to be 100% happy knowing of all the Americans that perished at the hands of this A-Hole

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 2nd, 2011
8:52 am

Well, My President would of got this Towelhead except he hid too good. I guess we all know now what My President meant when he told the NY firefighters bin Laden would be hearing from us “pretty soon.” Pretty soon = 10 years.

Anyhow, I’m sure most of the troops that went in were Conservative Republicans.

Have a good day everybody.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
8:52 am

Congrats to the SEALs that gave him the much needed hole in his head. Too bad they probably don’t get to split the reward money, I know we’re broke, but that is some deficit spending I support. And this is an American victory. No politics involved.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
8:52 am

md

Very valid point. I don’t think the celebrations were necessary at all, nor do I think they needed to be shown on tv. Sometimes, the best response is no response at all.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
8:52 am

You know what would have been hilarious?

A Jewish or Christian burial for bin ladin

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
8:53 am

Wow, you must have a serious case of scoliosis causing you to lean so far to the left. Killing bin laden is cause to raise taxes on the “wealthy”? Seriously?

Or you could be charitable and volunteer your life in defense of you better’s assets. I’m sure they’ll be more grateful.

NIght Train

May 2nd, 2011
8:54 am

Bosch wrote “Good job. While I’m glad he is dead it makes me uncomfortable to see so much celebration.”

I have to agree with this. When I saw the news this morning and all the celebrating in the streets, I thought, how is this different from what the Muslim community did when the Towers fell?

And yes, we should give the CIA, Seals and everyone else directly involved in this our thanks for getting this issue resolved. Including Obama, for not involving the Pakistan people before the strike. There is a good chance that the Pakistan people were assisting and aiding OBL.

Good job and Thank You! From the White House down to the Ground Pounders who are fighting for our way of life and protecting the US people.

As for the 2012 elections, I don’t think this will have any bearing on the outcome of the elections.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
8:55 am

Dudley, what would that have done besides piss off all the Muslims in the world? Does the US really want to become the nation that desecrates the bodies of our enemies? Really, what good would that have done? Ignorant redneck.

SOUTHERN ATL

May 2nd, 2011
8:55 am

Go Navy….it’s not just a job, it’s an ADVENTURE!!!

Rufi Samaal

May 2nd, 2011
8:56 am

Obama got it done cause Bush was too weak and incompetent.

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
8:56 am

Irrational

It would have been freaking hilarious

Get the stick out of your but and have sone fun

Dudley (Walmart is the root of all evil)

May 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

Oops. Some fun

Justin Bronson

May 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

We kilt him just like Georgia will kill Floridu in football!!

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

SoCo: Very valid point. I don’t think the celebrations were necessary at all, nor do I think they needed to be shown on tv. Sometimes, the best response is no response at all.

Morning SoCo.

Isn’t that just like saying that the US shouldn’t have had celebrations after the Japenese surrendered because hundreds of thousands of people were bombed in Japan in order to get Japan to surrender? Or blacks shouldn’t have celebrated after the civil war and they were truly free? People are human, to celebrate is a human emotion, especially after a long and trying timeline in history.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

NIght Train – I would say the likely hood that the Pakis were helping to hide him is pretty good, you know considering there was a military academy just down the road from his house. But you’re correct, everyone involved should get a big congratulations and deserves the undying gratitude of the US people.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
8:58 am

“USMC….I echo your comments, BUT is hard to be 100% happy knowing of all the Americans that perished at the hands of this A-Hole”–The Terminator

Ahnold, I agree, but that is how life works. This victory is “bitter/sweet because of the lives lost at 9/11 and the way 9/11 CHANGED our society and way of life. But make no mistake, this is a HUGE victory on many levels and is a major psychological shift/victory in the war on terror.
I disagree with President Obama on most if not all issues, but he also deserves credit and I put my political/philosophical differences aside to relish in this incredible victory for the U.S. and world.
I would also like to congratulate our Intelligence community and military/ Seal Team Six for pulling off this mission. Today is a GREAT Day; everyone should rejoice:-)!

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
8:58 am

And right on cue, Cynthia’s head is inserted snuggly into Obama’s ars. Sad…

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
8:58 am

Justin – you dream.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
8:59 am

md….I think it is good we celebrate this A-Hole’s passing…and I am not going to worry about “their” response….screw every last one of them, they are not going to change how I live…they are cowards in the truest since….did you notice a woman was killed as a ” human shield” , a bunch of p^%^$y’s

Semper Fi

Yippee

May 2nd, 2011
8:59 am

@ getalife:

Your handle speaks for you so well.

Jeff J

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 am

Okay, now I feel better; it was “Osama” that was assassinated.
I received a wake up call during the night from my elderly and slightly confused mom that “Obama” had been tracked down and killed by Navy Seals!
; )

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 am

We kilt him just like Georgia will kill Floridu in football!!

To dream the impossible dream………………

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 am

Normal

I just read where they sent in SEAL Team Six. OBL didn’t stand a chance….

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 am

TaxPayer
May 2nd, 2011
8:53 am

“…volunteer your life in defense of you better’s assets”

Still not following you.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 am

USMC….agree with you 100%

md

May 2nd, 2011
9:02 am

“regarding our apparent decision to treat OBL’s body in accordance with Islamic practices?”

Did we??

Apparently ….now there is no body…….we have trouble with our own folks believing there is a birth certificate…….and now the “enemy” is supposed to believe there was a body??

OBL will live forever………this will not be the end of it……..

Yippee

May 2nd, 2011
9:03 am

Skipping through here and scanning a few responses have given me cause to bid this blog a farewell for today. This day offers so much more. Y’all have a blast :-)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:03 am

DebbieDoRight
May 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

Deb – I don’t recall you and I ever agreeing on something. I’m gonna mark the date and time.

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
9:03 am

“I thought, how is this different from what the Muslim community did when the Towers fell?”

well for one, the slaughter of roughly 3000 innocent people was celebrated in the arab streets after 9/11. This morning, it was a celebration of the slaughter of the murderous a-hole who plotted the slaughter of roughly 3000 innocent people on 9/11. Please spare us the moral equivalence, it doesn’t work in this instance.

You Distort/We Deride

May 2nd, 2011
9:04 am

Jay, I too want simply to celebrate a great moment in American history, and to that end, I salute anyone and everyone who participated in this endeavor, regardless of party affiliation.

However, the political discourse in this country took a decidedly anti-Democrat slant with respect to the war on terror in election years 2004 and 2008. When a political party overtly accuses its opponent of being weak on terror, then pro-American moments necessarily coincide with Gotcha! moments.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
9:04 am

DDR

I don’t necessarily see them as the same, because the enemy opposition we’re fighting now is nothing like the enemy in those instances that you’re comparing them to. I can’t go into detail why I don’t think the celebrations should have been shown, other than saying that we don’t need to provide the enemy with any recruitment propaganda videos. It’s bad when you kick a hornet’s nest. It’s much worse when you kick that nest, turn around, drop your drawers, and moon the nest. You’re setting yourself up for a painful response.

md

May 2nd, 2011
9:04 am

“Isn’t that just like saying that the US shouldn’t have had celebrations after the Japenese surrendered because hundreds of thousands of people were bombed in Japan in order to get Japan to surrender?”

No….because the surrender was the end……..

Last night was not the end…….maybe not even the middle……

pat

May 2nd, 2011
9:05 am

I am very happy that we finally got him! I seldom rejoice in the death of even a bad dude, but I make a exception in this case. Every moment that bastard lived he was a threat to human life.
Al qaeda will fade. His martyrdom will be lost on them. But first they will attack.

My admonition goes to those who said we should up an leave Afghanistan. If we had done that, this day would not have happened and it would be a terrorist haven once again. I am glad your president didn’t listen.

Lastly, I won’t vote for him, but obama is now undefeatable. Allow me to go ahead and congradulate him on his forthcoming vicory in 2012.

He’d have to drown a baby live on TV in front of a live audiance to lose now.

willydoit?

May 2nd, 2011
9:05 am

Nice going to our military and the president…good call Obama.

When we remove the leash from our boys, we still have the baddest of the bad in any dog fight!!

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:06 am

ty – Don’t forget about the embassy bombings in Africa in the 80s, and the USS Cole in 2000. He just became a household name after 9/11, he had declared war on America long before that.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:07 am

md…..who cares…..bring em on….in the end the world will win, just that simple

lynnie gal

May 2nd, 2011
9:07 am

This victory has already been politicized only hours after Osama Bin Laden’s death was announced by the president. The cons who are vilifying our president, demanding his birth certificate continuously throughout the past two years, are deliberately leaving out his name in congratulations to America’s victory. Gingrich hasn’t spoken out yet. He’s trying to devise a way to criticize Obama while congratulating the troops.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:07 am

Gas will be $5 by week’s end.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:09 am

By the way, the US did show some bit of respect by burying bin laden within 24 hours, but it wasn’t a total muslim burial. Muslims like their heads to point towards Mecca when buried. Don’t know how we can be sure that was accomplished…..

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
9:09 am

And right on cue, Cynthia’s head is inserted snuggly into Obama’s ars. Sad…

Such a political observation.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:09 am

So much for unity huh?

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:10 am

Leg Lamp…hmmmmmm….lets see, very simple …cut off his head, point it toward Mecca, and then drop kick his head into the sea

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
9:11 am

irrational,
right on.

md

May 2nd, 2011
9:11 am

Seems some here prefer checkers instead of chess……..

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:12 am

“Okay, now I feel better; it was “Osama” that was assassinated.
I received a wake up call during the night from my elderly and slightly confused mom that “Obama” had been tracked down and killed by Navy Seals!
; )”

Well, if she were watching FOX NEWS that is exactly what they reported:http://southern4life.blogspot.com/2011/05/fox-news-huge-mistake-obama-bin-laden.html?spref=fb

Classy.

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
9:12 am

md

May 2nd, 2011
9:13 am

“So much for unity huh?”

Must have forgotten what he posted on page one………….it’s still there if you need to refresh your own memory……

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:14 am

“Bin LadEn”, Jay. Not that it matters anymore, though.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
9:14 am

Notice that Osama was found living in a MANSION; doesn’t exactly fit the “leader of the people” role that Bin Ladin touted. I guess anyone would have gotten tired of living in a cave and eating dirt.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
9:14 am

we have trouble with our own folks believing there is a birth certificate

md, fair point, but it seems Islamic law allows burying at sea for a very practical reason that applies directly, here—those cases where there is a real threat that a body will be dug up and defiled.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
9:14 am

Seems some here prefer checkers instead of chess……..

And if those don’t do it, there is Monopoly and Life and Mouse Trap…

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
9:15 am

Jay @ 9:12

AMEN!

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
9:16 am

We should drastically CUT foreign aid to Pakistan!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:16 am

Great toon Jay.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
9:16 am

@@

May 2nd, 2011
9:17 am

Obama the Man:

It’s not about the word “I” for you. That is pretty clear to see.

Ever since Obama turned the corner and began following thru on Bush’s national defense/security policies, I’ve been giving him his dues.

For those who are saying Bush never authorized attacks in Pakistan?

Wrong!

Bush ‘approved’ Pakistan attacks

NIght Train

May 2nd, 2011
9:17 am

ty, while they are different, they are the same also. Celebrating in the streets is thumbing your nose at them. Restraint in this case would be better. If you cannot see how we are behaving just like they did then… bless your heart.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
9:18 am

Deb – I don’t recall you and I ever agreeing on something. I’m gonna mark the date and time.

Yep. Hell must be at sub zero temperatures right about now!! :)

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:18 am

md,

You cons are so predictable but good to see some patriotism from some of our cons.

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
9:19 am

“…bless your heart.”

Thanks.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:20 am

USMC…again the question to Pakistan is simple…WTF….I think we just move our troops about 1000 clicks to the right

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
9:20 am

md,
you fed the troll…never feed the troll.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
9:20 am

Wasting Bin Ladin in and of its self won’t end the war against terrorism but it sends a strong message about our capabilities. Congratulations and job well done to the CIA personnel and SOCOM troops who successfully carried out this mission. We should all be very proud.

carlaroqs

May 2nd, 2011
9:21 am

wow, such an angry state is GA. @redneck–pasuraad, idiot. you have no idea how many troops are of which party- idiot. jay, i agree: this is a win win for the country. a win for Prez Obama as well, but the country needs to come together. and personally, i am very concerned regarding potential retribution–once the head of a snake is cut off, the snake continues to wriggle for a while. thank God for our fighting forces, the secret fighting forces, and our press/reporters that put their lives on the line as well. God bless America. USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:21 am

AHNALD – we should just tell the Indians we’ll look the other way, and make sure the Pakis don’t use their nukes if the Indians promise not to use theirs. Then we wouldn’t have to worry for too much longer about the Pakis.

Cons made me skeered

May 2nd, 2011
9:21 am

Stans @ 0914: Islamic law says a body has to be buried according to Islamic law which requires a washing and burial within 24 hourds. Tosiing him into the sea did both. Very economical… :D
——————————

SoCo,
As I said. SEAL Team Six the baddest of the bad. They are trained for just that sort of thing. They know how to weally hunt wabbits… :D
——————————–

Glenn Beck’s Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:07 am
Gas will be $5 by week’s end.

I bet gas will go lower if we release SEAL Team Six on a few Oil CEO’s…heh, heh…

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:22 am

BRAVO AHNALD @ 8:59.

I’m not pandering to anyone nor willfully living in fear. My bro was due to come home from Asscrackistan next month. Wonder if that will change.

Hootinanny Yum Yum

May 2nd, 2011
9:22 am

This is indeed a great accomplishment for the United States of America. It doesn’t matter to me what administration was in charge when it occurred. The fact that it occurred under Obama’s watch is no doubt of great political benefit to the Democratic party.

But, to say Obama was responsible for going after Osama and getting him, is like saying Nixon was responsible for the United States landing on the moon. It took three administrations to accomplish that feat. Thousands of dedicated professionals. The unfortunate loss of life as we worked towards the lofty goal of being the first to the moon.

No. Credit belongs to dedicated US military and intelligence professionals doing the job they do every day. Yes, Obama pulled the trigger by giving the go-ahead for the actual mission (I won’t posit what could have been if a previous administration had the wherewithal to do the same). And the Democrats will reap the benefit from the timing.

The bottom line is that this is a major accomplishment in the war on terror and a great day for America.

md

May 2nd, 2011
9:23 am

get,

You and Dog couldn’t wait 10 minutes last night to make it about something other than patriotism…….

I’ll leave it at that………….

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
9:23 am

I confess, Cons make me Skeered is really Normal.

Cons do scare me but only because they are soooo out there. :)

khc

May 2nd, 2011
9:23 am

time for India to take Pakistan out

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
9:24 am

W00T

We
Owned
Osama’s
Team

^^^*** :D

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:24 am

(ir) Rational….that works for me

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:25 am

NIght Train
May 2nd, 2011
9:17 am

“If you cannot see how we are behaving just like they did”

Were flags of muslim countries being burned?

Were AK47s being indiscriminately discharged?

Were the deaths of thousands of innocent people being celebrated?

Bless your heart.

nr2B

May 2nd, 2011
9:26 am

Thank you George Bush.

Since these have been Bush’s wars for the past 8 years, he gets credit.

You can’t attribute the aspects of the wars you don’t like to Bush and then turn around and attribute the aspects that you DO like to Obama…that would be ridiculous.

Don’t be mad at me, you created the criteria.

Thanks again, George Bush.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
9:28 am

botched a link @ 9.14, but here’s the page the Guardian was quoting from:

http://www.al-islam.org/laws/burial.html

and here’s the pertinent passage:

* If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land. Otherwise, after giving Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan and Namaz-e-Mayyit it should be lowered into the sea in a vessel of clay or with a weight tied to its feet. And as far as possible it should not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by the sea predators.

624. If it is feared that an enemy may dig up the grave and exhume the dead body and amputate its ears or nose or other limbs, it should be lowered into sea, if possible, as stated in the foregoing rule.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:28 am

AHNALD – Oh, we should probably let the Marines secure the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan to make sure too many of them don’t try to escape.

Get facts, its eye opening.

May 2nd, 2011
9:28 am

Will this turn out to be just another political move? One has to wonder. After all, gas prices are way up and continue to climb and Obama is at a political low. Body burried at sea???? Time will tell huh?

Obama acts unconstitutional AGAIN!!!

May 2nd, 2011
9:28 am

Once again, Obama acts unconstitutional without giving Osarma DEW PROCESS.

When is Obama going to stop trying to destroy America and capitalism by continually ignoring the law: The Constitution f the United States of American.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:28 am

When Hillary Clinton told Pakistan they had to know where he was, I thought she was turning up the heat.

When the President increased drone attacks in Pakistan, I thought they might get him and posted it on this blog.

Hillary is about to speak live.

Best Secretary of State ever.

RB from Gwinnett

May 2nd, 2011
9:29 am

I hope this administration will provide enough evidence to end the suspicion created with this “we dumped the body at sea” routine. While I will readily admit I don’t trust much Obama says or does, I want to believe we got him. But when you tell me we have DNA confirmation it was Osama by comparing it to his sisters DNA, were on the ground for less than 40 minutes, dumped the body at sea, and the pictures we’ll get to see are distorted, it leaves too much room for doubt.

Does anybody know if the body was dumped on the way from the op to a ship at sea or if it made it to the ship, DNA tests were run, and then it was dumped or what?

Could we not have dumped the body at sea next Thursday and eliminated the suspicion?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
9:30 am

I will say that I am happy to see that Obama is starting to realize that there are people and organizations in the world who HATE the United States, not for anything we have done but just for who we are and what we stand for, and that sometimes you have to take those entities out, kill them, before they take you out.
This was a great AMERICAN victory!

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:31 am

“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”

“I am truly not that concerned about him.”
G.W. Bush

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:32 am

md,

I knew the cons would not miss a beat and would continue their attacks on our President just like after he proved the vast rw birther conspiracy was a lie.

You cons owe the President a apology.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:32 am

Here’s something for the conspiracy theorists – what are the chances that bin laden’s body was taken to Area 51 in Roswell, NM? :cool:

Lib Reality Check

May 2nd, 2011
9:33 am

You people giving obama credit for this need a serious reality check! First and foremost credit goes to our military, they are the ones that found and killed him. Bush started the search and payback for 9/11 and now it’s complete. Do you for a minute believe obama would have done the same had he been president during 9/11? He would have bowed to the muslims and secretly celebrated.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

Thanks for proving my point RB.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

driveby

i for one think Obama deserves some credit for this. Of course, they military deserves more of the credit on this.

whatever. just glad we got him.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

getalife

You seem to be repeating some of the same things you posted last night. Running out of new ideas?

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

A great day for America. Thanks to all those who made it possible.

Nice exhortation to the blog keep it nonpartisan, Jay. You made the effort. Partisanship at such a time trivializes the moment.

And a special thanks to the SEAL team that is, without a doubt, the envy of all other special ops teams.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

Osama Bin Ladin is now Fish Food!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:35 am

Hillary is now speaking.

Ghostrider

May 2nd, 2011
9:35 am

Bullett to the head…got love that…If I were the one who pulled the trigger I’d be celebrating…

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
9:35 am

“Sometimes, the best response is no response at all.”

I agree. These celebrations are no better for peace than the people who cheered on 9/11 against us. While I do feel that congratulations are in order for the brave men (and women?) who carried out the operation — from what I’ve read, this operation was extremely dangerous and it’s a miracle they got out — I do not feel that we as a civilized society should be cheering in the streets. We should be above that.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:37 am

Well said Paul…..is interesting that Bin laden was the living the life he so dispises “the West” for….what a hypocrite

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
9:37 am

I Love the smell of flags burning in the morning…….It smells like, like……Victory!

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:37 am

I’m sorry, but I haven’t seen many people attacking POTUS over this. Maybe I missed it, but all I have seen is liberals on here complaining about conservatives attacking him. Not any actual attacking. I can understand why the body was buried at sea, and I support the decision to not desecrate the body by giving it some type of non-Muslim burial. Also, burying it at sea gives the rest of the radical Muslims no where to flock to and celebrate his death or whatever they would do. I know some people will be skeptical about not being able to see the body, but I don’t really think that is criticizing or attacking the president.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
9:38 am

getalife, 9:28:

Good point. Like “two for the price of one” redux, no?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:39 am

Uh oh, the libs won’t like this. Hillary said we will continue to take the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
9:41 am

Leg Lamp — “Uh oh, the libs won’t like this. Hillary said we will continue to take the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan.”

I’m a lib and I like it just fine.

This may come as a surprise to you, but plenty of us are veterans and have no problem taking the fight to our enemies.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
9:42 am

SoCo: DDR – I don’t necessarily see them as the same, because the enemy opposition we’re fighting now is nothing like the enemy in those instances that you’re comparing them to.

An enemy is an enemy. The strategy of finding the enemy and destroying our enemy is still basically the same, the only thing that changed is the equipment we used to kill it (him).

I can’t go into detail why I don’t think the celebrations should have been shown, other than saying that we don’t need to provide the enemy with any recruitment propaganda videos………

If they were for Osama, for his doctrine and/or for his teachings, then nothing we can do, short of committing mass suicides, would satisfy them. Our celebration or lack thereof will not make one bit of a difference to a fanatic.
md: Last night was not the end…….maybe not even the middle……

Terrorism never ends. So what are we to do? Pretend, change our attitudes, quake at the notion that we got one over on them, or just plain IGNORE a victory for our troops and our country? What would be more morally beneficial to the US — not congratulating our troops/administration/president for a job well done, or saying “Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is dead” and high fiving your neighbor?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:42 am

Joe Mama
May 2nd, 2011
9:41 am

Kudos. Perhaps I should have said “many libs”.

By the way, nothing earth shattering from Hillary other than the “we’ll continue” comment.

Ramguy

May 2nd, 2011
9:44 am

From Bill Maher…….Somali pirates, Gaddafi’s son, now bin Laden – do NOT f#&*# with Obama, he’s Gangsta!!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
9:45 am

Normal aka skeered :)

All I know is that if Team Six were coming for me, I’d probably just eat a lead sandwich and get it over with. Either that, or I’d go ahead and have myself bound and gagged.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
9:45 am

Will President Obama do a “mission accomplished” stance on the deck of Air Force One, a la GWB after the capture of Hussein?

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
9:45 am

Official: Bin Laden buried at sea
By MATT APUZZO Associated Press
Posted: 05/02/2011 01:41:10 AM MDT

WASHINGTON—A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea.

After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_17973097

RB from Gwinnett

May 2nd, 2011
9:45 am

getaclue, I was excited when I first heard the news last night.

Can the man not do ANYTHING without a cloud of suspicion?

Jay

May 2nd, 2011
9:47 am

As I noted earlier, this is an American triumph, not a political triumph. The president played an important role and apparently handled it well, but so did 20 or 30 or a hundred other people. That ’s the kind of teamwork required to pull off an operation of this sort.

All of that said, Obama’s sure to get some political bounce out of this; anytime the country feels better about itself, a president benefits. That’s reality. And for those who might begrudge him that glory, think of it this way:

If the helicopters had crashed on the way to the scene, if we turned out to be wrong and bin Laden wasn’t there, if an innocent family was accidentally killed or if bin Laden was there but escaped after killing several American personnel — in other words, if things had gone wrong in any of the million ways they could have gone wrong — would all that have been Obama’s fault?

Not directly, but you can bet the political fallout would have landed on him hard. A president gets too much blame when things go wrong, and too much credit when they go right. It is the nature of the job.

abc

May 2nd, 2011
9:47 am

Why the speedy burial at sea? Who cares about Islam dictating a speedy burial? As far as I’m concerned, I’ll believe this story when evidence of the body is presented. Otherwise, it smells fishy, no pun intended.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
9:47 am

What’s that sound? That is 72 virgins saying “I am outta here” at the same time.

Get Real

May 2nd, 2011
9:48 am

Good thing Gitmo stayed open as it appears that was the source of key intelligence that was instrumental in making this happen

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
9:50 am

abc — now I have Michael Jackson dancing around in my head

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
9:50 am

DDR

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t congratulate our military/leaders. I don’t think the dancing in the street is what we need to be showing to the world. For us, it’s a battle against radical extremist. For outsiders looking in, we don’t want to give the appearance that we’re fighting Islam itself. We pi$$ away any and all chances of effectively fighting AQ and it’s offshoots if we portray the latter.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:51 am

Holy crap, SoCo and I agree on something. If SEAL Team 6 is after me, I’m hiding out in the nearest FBI field office, where I’m walking in pre-handcuffed. Seems safer.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:51 am

Jay
May 2nd, 2011
9:47 am

Agreed.

I was obviously much younger, but I remember feeling sorry for Carter after the disaster with the US hostage rescue attempt in Iran. My feelings were that at least he tried something and I was convinced the military developed a plan with at least a 50% chance or better of success. What I also remember was Carter taking full responsibility for the mission. It was a disaster but he didn’t try to pass the buck.

Kudos to Obama and everyone else involved right down the line. I may wear my 4th of July shirt today.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
9:52 am

Night Train: ty, while they are different, they are the same also. Celebrating in the streets is thumbing your nose at them. Restraint in this case would be better. If you cannot see how we are behaving just like they did then… bless your heart.

Why? Why should restrain our joy? What purpose does it serve? Will it make AQ go away if we “bow down” to them by showing restrain or fear? Or will it embolden them and make them believe that there is a chance they will succeede? America is not the only one who is celebrating Osama’s destruction — so should every country in the world “restrain themselves” from celebrations too? Just asking………

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
9:52 am

“What’s that sound? That is 72 virgins saying “I am outta here” at the same time.”

I like what Walter (Jeff Dunham) said: 72 virgins sounds like a punishment. Give me 72 slutty broads who know the hell they’re doing.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:52 am

Midori
May 2nd, 2011
9:50 am

Ha! Was he doing the robot, the moonwalk, Thriller?

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
9:53 am

Right on Debbie Do Right….we should be proud that we brought to justice this A-Hole responsible for killing so many and then hiding, as is now apparent not in a cave but a nice million dollar estate, obvious that he was receiving help from someone.

We live in the greatest country in the world, have the best form of government, and the fact that some are jealous of that, and want to punish us for that, is well their choice….what goes around comes around….AQ must have to know that whoever steps in to lead, eventually will get snuffed, not a warm,fuzzy if you ask me

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:54 am

DebbieDoRight
May 2nd, 2011
9:52 am

Go Debbie, go Debbie, go Debbie,…..

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
9:54 am

abc — “Why the speedy burial at sea? Who cares about Islam dictating a speedy burial?”

It gives us better moral standing. We can point to that and say ‘look, this isn’t about fighting islam, because we gave him a proper islamic burial.’ Some muslims who are perhaps on the fence might see that and go ‘hey, maybe those infidel westerners aren’t so bad after all.’

Besides, it makes us look *better* than OBL and his supporters. You know, gracious winner and all that.

khc

May 2nd, 2011
9:55 am

dumb arse birthers want to see long form death certificate of ubl

Obarma acts unconstitutional AGAIN!!!

May 2nd, 2011
9:55 am

When it comes to thugs “putting a cap in an a$$,” Obarma shows that he has no trouble acting like a south-central thug.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
9:55 am

The Muslim Faith, Burial at Sea and Cremation

If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land. Otherwise, after giving Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan and Namaz-e-Mayyit it should be lowered into the sea in a vessel of clay or with a weight tied to its feet. And as far as possible it should not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by the sea predators.

Osama Bin Laden with feet of clay?

Again…KEWL!

Feet of clay — fundamental weakness (of a person)

Also idol with feet of clay: a person (occasionally thing) much admired but fatally flawed.
The reference is to a biblical event during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, a great king of Babylon (604-561 BC) during the Jewish captivity there. He had a dream of a great image: “This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of grass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay (Daniel 2:32-3). Called in to explain his dream image, Daniel interpreted it as a vision of the declining kingdom: And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken (verse 42).

Daniel describes and then interprets: ‘Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image.This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.’ The whole image then broke, and the pieces were carried away in the wind. Daniel’s interpretation was that Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold, a king of kings, but that after him would come a series of weaker kingdoms that would finally break up, like the image with feet of clay, and be replaced by the kingdom of God.”

St Simons - we're on Island time

May 2nd, 2011
9:56 am

Obummer
Obungler
Idiot Messiah
kenyan muslim
Community Organizer in Chief
Fox blaring now: “Petraeus did it!”

…and you want me to try on my “Bipartisan” T-shirt today. Well, I bet you do, mr. fill-in-the-blank wingnut. The chutzpah, the unmitigated shameless gall – I say, a big ol STFU – I’ll try mine on the day you wear your “I am sorely Ashamed” shirt for a month. Show some Remorse for the way you behave toward this Best President Evah. He OWNS you, teabaggers. Eat it. Chew on it. Love it. Four more years – Universal Health Care for All, and Free Admission to the Shrimp Festival.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
9:56 am

would all that have been Obama’s fault?

DUH! It seems like only yesterday that Obama was being blamed for killing civilians in Libya or killing children via Planned Parenthood…

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
9:57 am

Joe – besides that, wasn’t the slug through his head a good enough way to show the world we won. And to point out that we will find you, and you will pay for what you’ve done if you mess with us…

abc

May 2nd, 2011
9:57 am

Joe, that’s just PC and politics. Who really cares about that? If this story is true, it’s justice that’s 10 years in the making. Prove it, I say. Let’s see the death photos. Macabre as it may be, without proof, I don’t believe it.

J Moore

May 2nd, 2011
9:57 am

Let me get this straight. We knew where he was as of last August 2010 and it tooks 10 months to get him?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
9:57 am

This mission was obviously well thought out and planned. I just read where Obama nixed a March mission to bomb the shiite out of the compound leaving nothing but rubble. He cancelled it because he wanted proof that bin laden was indeed dead. I also like the bullet to the head style better than the indiscriminate bomb.

Ramguy

May 2nd, 2011
9:58 am

If the helicopters had crashed on the way to the scene, if we turned out to be wrong and bin Laden wasn’t there, if an innocent family was accidentally killed or if bin Laden was there but escaped after killing several American personnel — in other words, if things had gone wrong in any of the million ways they could have gone wrong — would all that have been Obama’s fault?

Not directly, but you can bet the political fallout would have landed on him hard. A president gets too much blame when things go wrong, and too much credit when they go right. It is the nature of the job.

Well said Jay. If this had happened while Bush was in in office not only would the right be heaping praise of him but Bush himself might at this moment be on a Carrier standing in front of a banner that says “MIssion Accomplished”. I have no facts to back this up but my trick knee tells me that maybe Obama listened more to his Military expert advisers than Bush who surrounded himself with yes men and often ignored the Military’s opinions and advice.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
9:58 am

From the Navy Times…

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/ap-osama-bin-laden-killed-near-islamabad-050211/

Also, as an aside…spending eternity with 72 women just has to be a special kind of Hell…

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
9:58 am

Jay 9:47, true true. You know, I was thinking last night what a turnaround this is for the Obama foreign policy team, which had seemed to be in such disarray after the McChrystal fiasco. The discipline that must have been required on the team that pulled this off is quite impressive. Perhaps the hyper-saturated nature of the media world we live in is not as far gone as we tend to assume.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
10:00 am

Insult to Injury: Part 1
Not only did the SEAL team kill Bin Laden, they went after the 72 Virgins. Mission Accomplished if you know what I mean.

wet wiccan

May 2nd, 2011
10:00 am

Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey Heeey
Goodbye!

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
10:01 am

Joe Mama @ 9:54:

“GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The leader of the Palestinian militant Hamas government in Gaza has condemned the United States for killing Al Qaeda chief Usama bin Laden.
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says the operation is “the continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims and Arabs.”
Haniyeh told reporters in Gaza on Monday that although Hamas had its differences with Al Qaeda, his group condemns the assassination of “a Muslim and Arabic warrior” and prays that bin Laden’s “soul rests in peace.”
Hamas has repeatedly said it has no ties to Al Qaeda and that its violent struggle is directed solely against Israel, and not the West at large.”

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
10:01 am

(ir)Rational

It’s just a matter of knowing when you are the hunter and when you are the hunted. Pretty much anybody being tracked by SEAL Team Six is the hunted.

DDR: Just asking………

To try a football analogy. If Marcel Darius hits Cam Newton 5 yards behind the line, which response do you think is more likely to make Cam want to run 80 yards on the next play:

a) Darius gets up and does the Ray Lewis dance.
b) Darius gets up and jogs back to the huddle.

Either way, Cam knows he just got the beejeebus knocked out of him. However, celebrating and gloating will make him want to return serve much more than not celebrating and gloating.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
10:02 am

I have one quibble with Luckovich. He should have added a single character to the tag on the corpse’s toe — a question mark.

Then, it would have been brilliant.

Cloudodust

May 2nd, 2011
10:02 am

Phase II of battling modern day terrorism (post OBL) has begun. If ya’ll think it’s over, think again. Evil does not take a break. Evil will mourn the passing of an icon but another leader will soon appear. Hopefully, going forward we will not allow their use of human sheilds to deter American Armed Forces of delivering us from evil.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
10:03 am

So Co – Even if it wasn’t Team 6, I just wish to point out the fallacy of thinking anything good is going to come of 20+ SEALs dropping in to visit you. I just don’t see that ending well for the person they are visiting.

Haywood Jablome

May 2nd, 2011
10:04 am

OBAMA GOT ‘EM.
OBAMA SHOT ‘EM.

You angry conservatives hate it when he wins. He passed health care. He got Usama.

Face it, Obama is a winner. And you angry conservative type are losers!

St Simons - we're on Island time

May 2nd, 2011
10:05 am

Oh, the teabaggapublicans want to be bipartisan today…

Well isn’t that special…

itpdude

May 2nd, 2011
10:05 am

It’s a bit disgusting to see Americans partying over the news and chanting “USA! USA!”

Gag.

godless heathen

May 2nd, 2011
10:05 am

The burial at sea was a good thing just because it ended the debate about what to do with his arse.

That crabs are nibbling the meat off his bones right now just makes my day.

And you can bet that photos and “specimens” were taken sufficient to prove that it was indeed OBL.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
10:05 am

(ir)Rational

Agreed!!!!

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:07 am

Peadawg….add one PM Ismail Haniyeh to the Dead Man Walking List

khc

May 2nd, 2011
10:08 am

dumb arse birthers want to see ubl’s long form death certificate

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:10 am

Some people will never be convinced bin laden is dead. He’ll forever be associated with the “second shooter”, “Area 51″, “Bush blew up the levee”, and “the US govt caused 9-11″ lore.

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
10:10 am

there is also a small print clause in the islamic code for burial rites involving dipping the carcass in bacon grease prior to burial…one can only hope our soldiers followed through on this little known rite.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:11 am

One has to wonder. After all, gas prices are way up and continue to climb and Obama is at a political low.

Here we go again. Drumrolll please…………………………..The President Of The US Does Not Set Gas Prices Only The Oil People Do” This is sorta like “Guns don’t kill people. People Kill People.” Maybe that will be easier for you to understand.

SoCo: I’m not saying that we shouldn’t congratulate our military/leaders. I don’t think the dancing in the street is what we need to be showing to the world.

AQ didn’t just attack the US they’ve attacked other countries also. Hence, we are not the only ones dancing in the streets…….

For outsiders looking in, we don’t want to give the appearance that we’re fighting Islam itself. We pi$$ away any and all chances of effectively fighting AQ and it’s offshoots if we portray the latter.

Before 9/11, what did we do to piss off AQ? What about before they blew up the Cole? How about when they planted the first bomb in the twin towers, were we celebrating in the streets then? So, basically, NOTHING we did to them caused them to attack us; so to expound on that theory, then NOTHING (in our behavior and/or celebrations),we can do will STOP them from attacking us. If they are extremists or FANTATICS, there is NOTHING we can do that will stop them from taking every opportunity, big or small, every incident, big or small, to turn it into a them vs. us scenario.

md

May 2nd, 2011
10:11 am

DDR,

As I said….checkers vs chess…..short term thinking vs long term thinking…….

Did we just chop off the head of the Hydra??

Getting OBL was a great victory……..we had lots of victories in Vietnam too……….

There is a difference between winning the battle and winning the war………

And then to follow soco’s football analogy…..many coaches abhor celebrations after touchdowns for a variety of reasons, one of which has to do with motivating the opponent……another has to do with taking the high road………to which they’ll tell the players…”act like you’ve been there before”.

abc

May 2nd, 2011
10:11 am

There’s a solution to that, Leg Lamp. Proof. Let’s see the proof.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
10:11 am

The Republicans also want to keep it civil this time at the town hall meetings. When the Democrats were trying to talk about healthcare at the town hall meetings, the Republicans were anything but civil.

St Simons - we're on Island time

May 2nd, 2011
10:12 am

what – not many wal-mart republicans on here today?

…must be the travel time back from the royal wedding..

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:13 am

Ty….I hope our soldiers watched some Soprano’s episodes,urinated on him, bagged him, chained him, then urinated on him again ,and threw this worthless POS into the sea….good riddance A-Hole

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
10:13 am

Osama wasn’t hiding from the US. He owes Chuck Norris $100.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
10:14 am

It’s a bit disgusting to see Americans partying over the news and chanting “USA! USA!”

No doubt. It’s not like we just won an athletic competition. It is just like the throngs on American-hater types after 9/11.

It’s classless, scummy and nauseating.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:16 am

Hmmm, buried at sea. Wonder if he was dropped off a ship or dropped from a helicopter. :smile:

md

May 2nd, 2011
10:16 am

“So, basically, NOTHING we did to them caused them to attack us; so to expound on that theory, then NOTHING (in our behavior and/or celebrations),we can do will STOP them from attacking us.”

You may want to do some research on OBL……..it’s all about desecration of his homeland……….that is doing SOMETHING in their book.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
10:17 am

BADA – now if that were true, he would have been dead a long, long time ago.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:17 am

Many of those denouncing the spontaneous celebrations probably supported the public disobedience and destruction of the Wisconsin union protesters. Strange, just strange.

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
10:18 am

Bin laden had stated his goal was to kill about 4 million Americans to bring us to our knees. I don’t see anything wrong with celebrating his death.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

I’ve got no problems with the celebrations but they fly in the face of what liberals have always claimed, which is to say:

“We should be better than them.”

Interesting.

Major strains in the U.S.-Pakistani relationship have rested on the fact that the United States is extraordinarily dependent on Pakistan for intelligence on al Qaeda and Taliban targets and that Pakistan in turn relies on that dependency to manage its relationship with the United States. Following the Raymond Davis affair, U.S.-Pakistani relations have been at a particularly low point as the United States has faced increasing urgency in trying to shape an exit strategy from the war in Afghanistan and has encountered significant hurdles in eliciting Pakistani cooperation against high-value targets.

Now that the United States has a critical political victory with which to move forward with an exit from the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan now faces the strategic dilemma of how to maintain the long-term support of its major external power patron in Washington. — STRATFOR

Hillary said we’re staying in Afghanistan?

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

I like what Walter (Jeff Dunham) said: 72 virgins sounds like a punishment. Give me 72 slutty broads who know the hell they’re doing.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

Brad Steel
May 2nd, 2011
10:14 am

If this were like many of the sporting event celebrations I’ve witnessed you would have police cars overturned and burned, property deliberately destroyed, and wide spread looting. Just saying….

ty webb

May 2nd, 2011
10:20 am

Good grief! Those celebrating, both then(9/11) and now, are celebrating two entirely different things. Perhaps that’s too obtuse for some here. And to continue the football analogy, the 9/11 celebraters were celebrating a touchdown. The celebraters of osama’s death are celebrating the death of the guy in the stands who just opened fire, killing thousands of innocent fans who just wanted to watch the game.

Jack

May 2nd, 2011
10:22 am

The suit had nothing to do with this elimination. The ability to conduct a military strike like the Osama elimination was in place long before Obama was born.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:22 am

Debbie Do Right….I will take just one slutty broad who knows what she is doing ! :-)

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
10:23 am

“It’s a bit disgusting to see Americans partying over the news and chanting “USA! USA!””

I have to agree with this sentiment. Despite what some people think, America is Exceptional and we should always take the “High Road” when appropriate.

I will say that most of the reveling at the White House was from College students and that is to be expected.

Regardless, We pulled it off. Osama Bin Ladin is Dead. The War on Terror is not. But we should definitely be happy and proud that our military and Intelligence communities have the capacity to pull this “extremely difficult” mission off.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
10:23 am

FROM FOX NEWS:
Bush: Killing Bin Laden ‘A Victory for America’
Former president commends his successor and the military on ‘this momentous achievement’

LOL @ “his successor” saying Obama’s name is like saying “CANDYMAN” three times in the mirror for these clowns, but at least even Bush Almighty gives the prez his due diligence.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 2nd, 2011
10:24 am

We knew where he was as of last August 2010 and it tooks 10 months to get him?

You don’t pull off an operation like this overnight.

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
10:25 am

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

I like what Walter (Jeff Dunham) said: 72 virgins sounds like a punishment. Give me 72 slutty broads who know the hell they’re doing.

That’s exactly right! Of course, the other interpretation of the koran says it’s actually 72 grapes

Jefferson

May 2nd, 2011
10:26 am

My my, the zebras have stripes.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
10:27 am

Tim Roth was GOLD as Dutch Schultz in the movie Hoodlum.

I have nothing else to add here.

USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
10:27 am

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
10:28 am

This victory was the result of the hard work of thousands of people of various political backgrounds. But give Obama some credit. If this operation had gone badly he would have been getting roasted today.

Gale

May 2nd, 2011
10:29 am

Don’t forget @10:25
Is that like the monk who suddenly realized the Bible was translated wrong? “Celebrate, it says, not celebete!”

Gale

May 2nd, 2011
10:30 am

Um, however that word is spelled. It is a word not frequently used by me. :-)

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
10:30 am

Each one of a Navy SEAL’s testicles is bigger than the other.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:31 am

Celebrate? A “3 Dog Night” song is in the bible?

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
10:31 am

Gale lol, !!! It’s exactly like that.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
10:33 am

Jack: “The suit had nothing to do with this elimination. The ability to conduct a military strike like the Osama elimination was in place long before Obama was born.”

I would bet any money you wouldn’t be pointing that out had Bush been the president. So are you saying the president just sits on top of the whole intelligence/military structure without playing any part in it? Surely you know that’s not how it really works. The technology and know-how of the military establishment is just one aspect of things and is not what gives its actions their force, but rather the political WILL it represents, which is represented by the president. Without a civilian leader representing the will of the PEOPLE, the military is just a dumb machine. Only the will of the political leader gives that establishment its legitimacy.

Glenn Beck's Black Mistress

May 2nd, 2011
10:34 am

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath.” Proverbs 24:17-20

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:35 am

Left Wing Management…Have a bet for you….I betcha you go into Seal Team Six and tell them they are “just a dumb machine” you will get your ass totally and I mean totally kicked….what do you think ?…do we have a bet ?

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
10:36 am

The capture of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed provided a treasure trove of actionable intelligence and there have been reports that he provided some helpful information that led to the identity of the courier. I don’t think the capture of Bin Laden would have bought much more intel, so this was probably planned as a black operation from the beginning. The planners may have felt that killing him would make him less of an inflammatory figure to the jihadists than capturing him and keeping alive. As more facts come out over the years this will probably be movie material at some point.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:37 am

SoCo: Either way, Cam knows he just got the beejeebus knocked out of him. However, celebrating and gloating will make him want to return serve much more than not celebrating and gloating.

Cam’s mission is to win, by any means necessary. Gloating, not gloating, taunting, not taunting is not going to deter him from his mission. PS: LOVED the football reference!! Also loved the fact that you brought up the (dreaded in your view), best AU baller for 201 Newton!! I must be wearing ya down! :wink:

md: You may want to do some research on OBL……..it’s all about desecration of his homeland……….that is doing SOMETHING in their book.

The “descreation” has been going on since Turkey lost the middle east after the first world war. If he was so hot for retribution, then he should’ve taken shots at BP; OR bombed a couple of Russian cities. He chose the US because he probably thought we would be a weaker target, what he failed to realize, (judging by US history), is that we never forget and we never leave an enemy standing. For long.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:37 am

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)
May 2nd, 2011
10:36 am

It will become totally ludicrous if Oliver Stone gets hold of the movie rights.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
10:38 am

Osama, what sharks like to call ‘The Other White Meat’.

Mr Right

May 2nd, 2011
10:40 am

Jay

May 1st, 2011
11:33 pm

Thank you Jay, I didn’t expect that from you.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:40 am

ummm that should be ONE of the best AU players for 2010………….

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
10:40 am

Peadawg @ 10:01 — What would you expect Hamas to say?

I’m not worrying about the hearts and minds of the committed terrorists. It’s the ones on the fence I’m talking about.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
10:41 am

DDR

As md said, desecration of their homeland was more than enough to set them off. We’re supposed to be the shining example of democracy. We don’t shine when we lower ourselves to displays like that. As I said, I have no problem with people rejoicing and being happy. You just have to remember that actions have reactions. If you don’t give action, you can avoid reactions.

Long term issues often arise from short sighted thinking.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:42 am

DebbieDoRight…you had me at hello until your Cam Newton comments

Charlie Sheen

May 2nd, 2011
10:42 am

hey, I used to be in SEAL Team Six. I didn’t quit/get fired by Two and a Half Men. I took a leave of absence to train for/execute this operation. The guy who came to Atlanta last week was my body double. Oh, and we buried OBL at sea because we didn’t want the loons from Westboro Baptist to picket at his funeral.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
10:42 am

Say it with me cons.

Obama got osama!

Obama got osama!

Omama got osama!

Four!

More!

Years!

Lil' Barry Bailout

May 2nd, 2011
10:43 am

It is interesting that the media are reporting that we got the intelligence that made this raid possible from “detainees”. Oh really? What detainees, and when did we capture these detainees, and where were they held, I wonder? The media are strangely incurious on these points!

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
10:44 am

The Leg Lamp@10:37- I cringe at that thought. Michael Moore as well.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
10:46 am

Don’t know if anybody posted this and I’m too lazy to look.

SEAL Team Six…
lat sentence says it all…

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/what-is-the-navy-932118.html?cxtype=rss_news

Charlie Sheen

May 2nd, 2011
10:46 am

and for the record, let’s give a shout out to the good folks at GITMO. I doubt the informant who “gave up” bin Laden’s courier did so because his interrogator said; “please”. torture is touture, and interrogation is interrogation. the tricky thing is; professional interrogators use certan techniques to cull “actionable intel”. those who torture for punitive or sadistic reasons are unprofessional.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:47 am

Wow, we knew about the courier for almost 10 years, knew his name for the last 4 years, and were finally able to track him.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-02/u-s-forces-were-unsure-bin-laden-in-house-until-meeting-him-face-to-face.html

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
10:47 am

AHNALD: “I betcha you go into Seal Team Six and tell them they are “just a dumb machine” you will get your ass totally and I mean totally kicked….what do you think ?…do we have a bet ?”

Remember, Ahnald, the SEALs serve me – and people like me – not me them.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:48 am

I wonder if the compound will soon be appearing on the muslim version of “House Hunters”?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
10:48 am

To folks out there who HATE the military:

Be thankful that your country has the most PROFESSIONAL military in the world because there ARE bad guys in the world who want to DESTROY the United States and YOU.
And there is no amount of “kumbaya” or “peaceful discussion” that will deter them from trying to destroy our… YOUR… country.
We are the LUCKIEST country in the world and we should ALL be thankful.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

Try to show a tiny sliver of patriotism today cons.

Give the hate of our President a rest today.

md

May 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

“However, Meyer’s authorized biography, which had been published after the season, had this to say about the “Gator Stomp”:

“That wasn’t right. It was a bad deal. It will forever be in the mind of Urban Meyer and in the mind of our football team. We’ll handle it, and it’s going to be a big deal.”[30]

Even without the revenge factor, the game was an important one. Coming into the game, the Bulldogs and Gators were both ranked in the top-10, and the winner would have the inside track in the SEC-East race and a possible shot at a national title.[31] Some went so far as to call it the biggest matchup in the history of the series,[32] or at least the previous 20 years.[33]”

I believe the final score in 2008 was 49-10…………..motivation??

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

LBB’s Messiah has walked on water and smote the enemy of Christianity…and he can’t stand it.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
10:50 am

md: Did we just chop off the head of the Hydra?? Getting OBL was a great victory……..we had lots of victories in Vietnam too……….There is a difference between winning the battle and winning the war………

The whole western civilization, capitalists, religions, et al. are at war with AQ; not just the USA. If you have EVERYONE gunning for ya, (say like Bonnie & Clyde – to use another analogy), there’s no where you can run. Your number is up pretty quickly.

And then to follow soco’s football analogy…..many coaches abhor celebrations after touchdowns for a variety of reasons, one of which has to do with motivating the opponent……another has to do with taking the high road………to which they’ll tell the players…”act like you’ve been there before”.

But after the game, doesn’t the whole team, their fans AND their coaches celebrate? Killing Osama is AFTER the game, if we would’ve celebrated before his assasination, your point would’ve been significant, but after his death, your point is moot.

No we have not killed off all of AQ – however, we are steadily tracking them down. One by one.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:50 am

USMC
May 2nd, 2011
10:48 am

Harumph, harumph!!

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
10:50 am

LWW – that may be true in theory, and technically in practice, but you go right ahead and tell any group of soldiers that they are just a “dumb machine” and see how long you’re still standing.

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
10:51 am

Left Wing…..whatever…do we have a bet or not ?

BMDPD

May 2nd, 2011
10:52 am

Although I am glad he is gone, I too am skeptical about celebrating in the streets. I realize that there was much celebration in the Muslim world when the trade center towers came crashing down.

On another note, any religion that tells you that you will get virgins in heaven is definitely manmade.

Conversely, the religion that tells you that if you look at a woman lustfully, then you have committed adultry, is definitely not man-made.

Charlie Sheen

May 2nd, 2011
10:52 am

Li’l Barry, you know the CIA and DoD are not going to provide any ‘actionable intel’ to the bad guys; free press or not. frankly, I am disappointed they noted the “no internet/no telephone” and “no recorded source of income to build a custom $1 million home”. revealing these “clues/leads” helps the next terrorist evade justice. to be honest, I suspect OBL has been dead since the Bush years and he’s been kept on ice. he was worth more alive until now, so as POTUS, Obama got to ‘declare him dead’ because doing so provides as much political capital as Bush telling us “he’s still out there”.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
10:52 am

Sorry, LWM, not LWW. My bad.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
10:53 am

Shark 1; What does a muslim taste like?
Shark 2; Tastes like chicken.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

DDR

You’re not wearing me down. I just thought I’d use a reference you could follow a little easier. We try to make thinking easy as possible for Auburn fans. ;)

You can ask any sports figure, and they’ll tell you that someone taunting them will motivate them just a bit more than they otherwise would have been. It’s natural to want to one-up somebody who just got the best of you.

I’m speaking from the inside when I say that our long-term interests are better served without showing the dancing in the street for the world to see. Part of me is happy that we’ve finally got OBL, but the cerebral part of me is wondering what will happen next. Sometimes the evil you know is better to deal with than the evil you don’t know. I was less than thrilled with Obama’s performance so far on terrorism, but as I sit back and analyze things, he’s been far more effective up to this point than I had even noticed.

Bush had his way of doing things, and Obama’s methods are almost polar opposite. In the end, I think that is exactly what enabled this operation to go off with the success that it did.

The “descreation” has been going on since Turkey lost the middle east after the first world war. If he was so hot for retribution, then he should’ve taken shots at BP; OR bombed a couple of Russian cities.

There’s some in the intel community that think the Chechen rebels are affiliated with AQ. If that is indeed the case, they’ve struck Russia quite a few times, with success at that.

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

BADA – Shark 2 – Salty.

md

May 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

“But after the game, doesn’t the whole team, their fans AND their coaches celebrate? Killing Osama is AFTER the game, if we would’ve celebrated before his assasination, your point would’ve been significant, but after his death, your point is moot. ”

This would be a valid point………IF the game was over………………

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”— Mark Twain.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:54 am

Fox reporting White House officials saying DNA tests confirm this was bin laden.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
10:55 am

Uh.. yeah…. USMC. Uh …. lots of people out there hatin’ the military.

Got paranoid?

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
10:56 am

Ahnald, (ir)Rational:

Don’t forget the first part of my statement: “Without a civilian leader representing the will of the PEOPLE”.

Everything’s in the qualifiers, friends.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
10:56 am

“It will become totally ludicrous if Oliver Stone gets hold of the movie rights”

My vote is for Jerry Bruckheimer! (Black Hawk Down)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:56 am

White House now debating whether or not to publish photo to dispel conspiracy talk. And some of you are worried about what muslims think about the celebrations. :roll:

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:57 am

USMC
May 2nd, 2011
10:56 am

Incredible movie. More like a documentary. My stomach was in knots the whole time.

Kamchak

May 2nd, 2011
10:57 am

Try to show a tiny sliver of patriotism today cons.

Give the hate of our President a rest today.

I think you’re setting the bar too high.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
10:58 am

USMC — “My vote is for Jerry Bruckheimer! (Black Hawk Down)”

Was he the one who directed Pearl Harbor? If so, let’s get someone else.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Debbie, I agree that there is nothing we can do or not do that will dissuade radical jihadists from their hatred for everything we stand for. If people wish to celebrate particularly those who’ve lost friends and loved ones to these fanatics, so be it because it won’t cause them to hate us any more nor any less.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Brad Steel
May 2nd, 2011
10:55 am

So you don’t think there are people out there hatin’ the military?

Got a clue?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Killing Osama is AFTER the game, if we would’ve celebrated before his assasination, your point would’ve been significant, but after his death, your point is moot.

That’s just it. Killing Osama is not after the game. It’s probably like a goal line stand in the 1st quarter. It makes you feel good, but the game is far from over.

abc

May 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Darn right, Leg Lamp. Let’s see some proof.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

Leg Lamp

We’d be better off lighting the fuses ourself….

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

If Bush were still in office (or if McCain had won), we would have been searching next in North Korea and Iran for bin Laden. I wonder what those two decks of playing cards would have looked like.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

“Uh.. yeah…. USMC. Uh …. lots of people out there hatin’ the military.”

No I’m not paranoid, Brad. But there are many people who ignorantly protest our country’s military; like my best friend’s wife(communist, by her words) who HATES the military and has even PROTESTED against our military.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
11:02 am

abc
May 2nd, 2011
10:59 am

Proof to what extent? Some (maybe you?) will refuse to believe unless they can actually see and touch the body, carefully watch the DNA testing (while not leaving the corpse), stay with the body as it is cleaned and wrapped, and not lose site of the body until it sinks below the surface of the sea.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
11:02 am

Pakistani programmer liveblogs OBL raid without realizing it:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42855474/ns/world_news-death_of_bin_laden/

I bet he didn’t get much sleep that night.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
11:02 am

ahnald: DebbieDoRight…you had me at hello until your Cam Newton comments

Too funny!!! :lol:

SoCo: DDR – As md said, desecration of their homeland was more than enough to set them off.

And like i said, then why didn’t Osama go after BP Oil with bombs and assasinations, and why didn’t they go after Russia by blowing up the Kremlin or the KGB? Osama’s reasonings were nothing more than the ravings of a lunatic, jihadist, rich playboy SERIAL KILLER; who wanted to make a name for himself. It was easy to blame the USA and go after us; but noticed how he didn’t go after the OIL COMPANIES that had been desecrating his country for decades. He didn’t want to upset the gravy train. IMO.

We’re supposed to be the shining example of democracy. We don’t shine when we lower ourselves to displays like that.

We ARE the shining example of democracy. Do you think if Osama would’ve gone after Israel and/or Russia he’d been alive as long as he was?

You just have to remember that actions have reactions. If you don’t give action, you can avoid reactions.

Tell that to AQ.

Long term issues often arise from short sighted thinking.

Again, tell that to AQ.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
11:04 am

Getalife:

RIP, Mr. President!!??!!

Just kidding.

…until they came FACE to FACE with America’s most wanted terrorist.

Eye contact! I LUV IT and can only imagine. “Say hello to 72 porkers, Osama.”

It’s funny when I think back on Bill Clinton’s response to not having gotten OBL. Bulging neck veins and eyes…the finger in Chris Wallace’s face. Bush on the other hand?

Congratulates Obama although he took as much flack from the left as did Clinton from the right.

I voted for both of ‘em….Clinton AND Bush.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:04 am

“Was he the one who directed Pearl Harbor? If so, let’s get someone else”–Joe’s Mama

Yeah, that was a dud for sure, but Black Hawk down was excellent and very realistic. Maybe we should add the caveat for Ridley Scott as Director:-)

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
11:04 am

Left Wing….come on, are you up for the bet or not ?….just walk into Seal Team Six and say y’all are just a dumb machine…..you will “qualify” for an ass whooping, what do you think ?

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
11:05 am

md, the game IS over, ………. for obl, lol

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
11:05 am

N-GA

May 2nd, 2011
11:06 am

My daughter who works for an NGO in Afghanistan just blogged that all NGO’s and Western activities there are under a condition “Red” and are operating under a lockdown. She says everyone is quite nervous and feels the media showing the celebratory outbursts are making things more difficult.

While it is impossible to expect people to show restraint, we can certainly anticipate that the Islamic extremists will seek soft targets. So I continue to worry.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
11:06 am

USMC — “No I’m not paranoid, Brad. But there are many people who ignorantly protest our country’s military; like my best friend’s wife(communist, by her words) who HATES the military and has even PROTESTED against our military.”

You have to educate those folks. A lot of them think that we’re some sort of giant Japanese space robot that uncontrollably lurches from war to war without any sort of oversight. What they don’t realize (and I have spoken with a LOT of them who don’t know this) is that we go where Congress and the President send us — that we’re not voting on it or deciding on our own where to go.

I also don’t think it’s cool to protest against the military. So if they have a beef with what we’re doing, I encourage them to go get in their Congressman’s face, not an MP’s.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
11:08 am

md: This would be a valid point………IF the game was over………………

The game IS over. The season has just begun.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
11:09 am

“So I continue to worry.”

So do I — my kids are all traveling abroad this summer.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
11:09 am

N-GA

I’ve heard the same thing about overseas citizens.

DDR

See my previous comments about the Chechen rebels. Also consider that there have been numerous attacks on oil lines in Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is Muslim, and there are people from all over the ME region operating there. Don’t think AQ is just targeting the US. Many things go on that are not attributed directly to them, but the actions do have some relation to AQ.

abc

May 2nd, 2011
11:10 am

Baloney, Leg Lamp. Any proof at all, of any kind. Otherwise, I just don’t believe it. What, take politicians at their word? I think the last 10 years should have taught everyone not to do that.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
11:12 am

Leg Lamp: So you don’t think there are people out there hatin’ the military?

Yeah. About the same percent who still believe that Obama is a muslim Marxist – the nutty hater fringe who survive by eating their own paranoid remnants.

St Simons - we're on Island time

May 2nd, 2011
11:13 am

holy supply-side-jeesus, how many times can Faux entertainmentnews say “9-11″ “military” “operation” and “Petraeus” per minute? I am impressed with their creative grammar, though.

I haven’t heard “shame” or “birf certifficut” today. Must be a programming change.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
11:14 am

Recipe for REVENGE
1 part Outrage
1 part National Resolve
1 part Navy Seals
1 part Patience
Mix together and marinate in sea water
REVENGE is a dish best served COLD!!

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:16 am

I have heard conspiracy theorists and some with “close sources in the Pentagon” tell me that Osama was dead a long time ago, and they just had to prove it/wait for the right political moment/etc. I am not going to read through and see if any of you buy that. Personally, I think when even Fox News runs the story as told, with an eye witness to the events, then I think the way the president told it is exactly what happened.

The conspiracy theories seem to be full of holes, and there’s only one hold I have a concern about in the president’s version of events: burial at sea? Seems a bit odd. However, it’s not as odd as suggesting that Bush knew he was dead and was waiting for a good political moment to mention it. Or something like that.

Palin fan

May 2nd, 2011
11:17 am

Obama is a muslim Marxist, you fool!!!

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
11:18 am

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:18 am

Also regarding protesting the military, I don’t protest the military, or the troops. I protest using them as pawns in a war game or a political game. The point of having military might, in my opinion, is that we should never have to actually use it.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
11:18 am

If it were not for The Donald, Obama would have never been forced to go in and take out bin Laden.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:19 am

“You have to educate those folks. A lot of them think that we’re some sort of giant Japanese space robot that uncontrollably lurches from war to war without any sort of oversight.”–Joe @11:06

Well said Joe, but most of these folks have been indoctrinated into the idea that America is bad and military people are “baby killers”, etc. It’s just ignorance. They are the “Blame America first” crowd who have grown up in and prospered in a free Country and most of these people have not traveled outside of the U.S., so there experience and perspective is VERY limited. Their loss.

G Cancryn

May 2nd, 2011
11:19 am

IF BUSH DID THIS, OR YOUR BELOVED FOOL REAGAN, WE COULDN’T HEAR THE END OF YOUR RANTING ABOUT WHAT GREAT COMMANDERS IN CHIEFS THEY ARE.
Obama does it period. Give the President of the United States his credit. Of course it will be politicized, they’re politicians. Give the President his credit, put your silly racism behind you and come aboard for the big win.

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:19 am

John Birch

May 2nd, 2011
11:19 am

1 more down, another 1.5 billion to go! Osama is dead, but it is Ummah that must die, every last one of them.

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
11:19 am

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
11:21 am

GOOD ONE, ADAM!! :)

Dusty

May 2nd, 2011
11:21 am

Well, I can only thank many people for their service to our country.

For President Obama as it was under his term

For President Bush and his efforts and his words of commendation for our country and our protectors.

For our armed forces who protect us at the risk of their own lives.

For members of our government who have followed this leader of terror for years and have now stopped him with death.

And thanks to Jay Bookman for giving us a temperate review.

As to celebration, for me I will say no. Pleased, yes. It is hard to celebrate even the death of an evil one simply because they were humans who could have given much good. But they did not.

We have done our form of justice. A higher power will do the rest.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
11:22 am

While it is impossible to expect people to show restraint, we can certainly anticipate that the Islamic extremists will seek soft targets. So I continue to worry.

I’ll be on a plane headed for Virginia this Friday. Life goes on.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
11:23 am

SoCo: DDR – You’re not wearing me down. I just thought I’d use a reference you could follow a little easier. We try to make thinking easy as possible for Auburn fans.

HA!! You know you like Cam. Just admit it. The truth will set ya free!!

You can ask any sports figure, and they’ll tell you that someone taunting them will motivate them just a bit more than they otherwise would have been. It’s natural to want to one-up somebody who just got the best of you.

A celebration is not a taunt. Sort of like when Bell sacked McElroy in the 4th quarter of the Iron Bowl, (dashing all hopes for a Alabama “comeback”), and the Auburn Fans roared with celebration. They weren’t “taunting” the Alabama fans, they were celebrating a good technical, (and tacticle) tackle.

There’s some in the intel community that think the Chechen rebels are affiliated with AQ

Chechen rebels have been around for decades. WAY longer than AQ — and they have a different agenda than the AQ does. Political not religious.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
11:25 am

Dusty – well said…ditto

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
11:27 am

there’s only one hold I have a concern about in the president’s version of events: burial at sea? Seems a bit odd.

Adam, see my posts @ 9.14 and @ 9.28, and it won’t seem very odd at all.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
11:28 am

Midori

May 2nd, 2011
11:18 am

:lol:

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
11:28 am

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
11:30 am

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
11:18 am

…and he’s very proud of that… :)

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
11:32 am

SoCo: DDR – See my previous comments about the Chechen rebels. Also consider that there have been numerous attacks on oil lines in Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is Muslim, and there are people from all over the ME region operating there. Don’t think AQ is just targeting the US. Many things go on that are not attributed directly to them, but the actions do have some relation to AQ.

Chechen rebels are not another arm of the AQ. Neither are the rebels in Nigeria. Neither are the protestors in Egypt, Libya OR Iran. All forms of rebellion are not inter related.

PS: About that tackle of McElroy again, that should’ve been a great tactical tackle, not tacttile, or whatever I wrote. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:33 am

“The point of having military might, in my opinion, is that we should never have to actually use it.”

If the bad guys don’t believe it will be used, it becomes less effective.

Telling a child the stove is hot means nothing to the child……until the child actually understands what “hot” is. More often than not, it learns that the hard way.

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
11:34 am

Morning, Normal

You may be interested in reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior. Fiction……

BTW – one or two reports of CIA lead on the mission. Good luck on trying to find anything other than a passing reference on their special ops group. Frankly, most people would sleep better not knowing -

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:35 am

“A celebration is not a taunt.”

Hmmm….I’d bet the 2007 gators don’t agree………

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
11:35 am

USMC — “Well said Joe, but most of these folks have been indoctrinated into the idea that America is bad and military people are “baby killers”, etc. It’s just ignorance.”

I agree that it’s just ignorance, and I disagree that they’ve been indoctrinated. Have some faith in your fellow Americans and explain to them that Congress and the President are running the show with respect to the shootin’ match.

“They are the “Blame America first” crowd”

I reject the notion that there is any such thing. IMO, that’s a handy slogan of the right, and I won’t have any part of it.

“who have grown up in and prospered in a free Country and most of these people have not traveled outside of the U.S., so there experience and perspective is VERY limited. Their loss.”

Then, as I said above, you should be the bigger person and share with them YOUR experience and perspective. I know from personal experience that it isn’t easy, but my wife went to one of the larger hippie universities on the West Coast, and I was able to show her what’s what. I have no doubt that you are also equal to the task. :)

Dusty

May 2nd, 2011
11:37 am

MICK @ 11:25

Thank you…

Finn McCool

May 2nd, 2011
11:38 am

“Ohhh, Pakistan, you got some ‘splainnin’ to do.”

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
11:39 am

“If the bad guys don’t believe it will be used, it becomes less effective.”

And if the bad guys fear that it WILL be used, then it’s extremely effective

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:39 am

“I reject the notion that there is any such thing. IMO, that’s a handy slogan of the right, and I won’t have any part of it.”

Joe, I am not engaging you in a “Right” “Left” argument and if you noticed, I never said Left or Right; Conservative or Liberal. I was pulling from EXPERIENCE not theory.

Back to the Victory, though!

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
11:39 am

USMC: most of these folks have been indoctrinated into the idea that America is bad and military people are “baby killers”, etc.

Another phony assertion from the paranoid fringe. There is no evidence anecdotal or otherwise to this ridiculous claim.

USMC, you should go back to birther, muslim and Marxist accusations against Obama. A least, you will have your AM radio superstars to needless attack our president.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
11:40 am

Perhaps some of the Braves fans here can set their fan loyalties aside and savor this bit from mlb.com: Mets players/coaches reactions to the news heard ’round the Citizens Bank Park last night.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=14382881&c_id=mlb

As David Wright put it: “I don’t like to give Philadelphia fans too much credit, but they got this one right.”

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
11:41 am

What a wasted opportunity. Why didn’t they weigh the body down with a steel beam from the wreckage of the WT Center, and hang a cross around his neck? They should put me in charge of things like this.

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:42 am

“And if the bad guys fear that it WILL be used, then it’s extremely effective”

I believe that falls under talk the talk vs walk the walk……….it doesn’t get used, and the perception becomes to weak to use it, the effectiveness is weakened also…….until the walk.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:42 am

Pakistan surly has egg on their face this morning.

I imagine that Pakistan KNEW the whereabouts of Bin Ladin for years and we still gave them BILLIONS. Pakistan even got upset with us when we asked to see what the BILLIONS were going towards. Talk about Clueless!(Pakistan)

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
11:42 am

Comments from Dick Cheney, 12/31/2009:

Former vice president Richard B. Cheney led a GOP offensive to assail President Obama’s leadership on national security, charging that the American people are less safe because, Cheney believes, Obama is “pretending” that the United States is not at war with terrorists.

“We are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” Cheney, one of Obama’s strongest critics, said in a statement to Politico. “Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society.”

This is why we are not simply celebrating an American victory today. This is why this cannot be couched in apolitical terms. The neocons have RECENTLY savaged the Democratic Party on the subject of terror, and although we may all agree that Obama cannot take full credit for the assassination, the right owes him a big apology for their relentless and unfounded attacks on national security grounds.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:43 am

“USMC, you should go back to birther, muslim and Marxist accusations against Obama. A least, you will have your AM radio superstars to needless attack our president.”–Brad

Paranoid, Brad? I must have struck a nerve with you.

PA

May 2nd, 2011
11:43 am

Boner,

Where are the jobs?

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
11:44 am

An enemy has been vanquished and the way they did it was like a thief in the night. Our professionals train and live for this type of mission, we thank them for their valor and execution. There is no question, we have the best modern military in the world, what a great morale boost for all the troops, it was a long time coming…

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
11:44 am

Great pic w/caption Adam!

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
11:44 am

It was awesome watching the younger generation hit the streets and show patriotism last night.

My flag is flying high today,

Is yours?

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
11:45 am

“doesn’t get used, and the perception becomes to weak to use it, the effectiveness is weakened also…….until the walk.”

That’s right. “Not needing” to use our military might is not the same thing as not willing to use it. But being willing to use it means using it the most effective way, that enhances – in the future – the need to NOT use it.

The Thin Guy

May 2nd, 2011
11:46 am

Congratulations to our Navy Seals for eliminating the icon of terrorism. Am surprised that Osama was found in Pakistan’s Playboy Mansion rather than a cave. Helicopters can’t land in a cave. And bombs can’t penetrate a cave. But this is like killing a cockroach. There are thousands more hiding under the frig.But it won’t have sunk in until I see Helen Thomas crying. In the spirit of bipartisanship I shall forgo my daily swipe at all of you left wing loonies. BTW, Osama was not buried in accordance to Islamic tradition. Islamic tradition involves dragging the body through the street. Off the celebrate by having BBQ pork ribs for lunch.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
11:47 am

This is why this cannot be couched in apolitical terms

How about you wait until tomorrow for that?

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:47 am

md: Never having to use it does not mean what you thought I meant. Of course it’s there if we need it. The real thing we need to make sure happens is that it is used responsibly, regardless of how the bad guys “think.” Better to put money and time into intelligence gathering to prevent the need for greater amounts of money being used for protracted and expensive wars.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
11:47 am

Pakistan’s reputation has been crap for decades.

Interesting seeing that you see it as some type of current revelation! You should try reading.

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:47 am

“the right owes him a big apology for their relentless and unfounded attacks on national security grounds.”

Not with a very porous border they don’t………………….one can give Obama all the accolades they want for some of his overseas actions…….at home….not so much. You don’t sue States for trying to keep themselves from going bankrupt due to the inaction of the feds…………

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
11:47 am

Adam: “The conspiracy theories seem to be full of holes, and there’s only one hold I have a concern about in the president’s version of events: burial at sea? Seems a bit odd.”:

I agree. Amazingly tricky, this business of what to do with the remains. Maybe as tricky as the mission itself.

Main thing is they deprive the followers of a shrine. At the same time, if they haven’t kept sufficient proof of the remains, the conspiracy theories are sure to proliferate. Obama’s team seems by the way to have banked on “DNA evidence” as sufficient verification to satisfy the world. But as we’ve seen with the other recent outbreaks of conspiracy theories, these things can be surprisingly resistant to scientific evidence. So the choice between the deprivation of a shrine and making sure the remains are accessible to others might turn out to be a fateful one.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:48 am

“An enemy has been vanquished and the way they did it was like a thief in the night. Our professionals train and live for this type of mission, we thank them for their valor and execution. There is no question, we have the best modern military in the world, what a great morale boost for all the troops, it was a long time coming…”–The Mick

Mick, great spirit and enthusiasm. I totally agree.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
11:48 am

If the helicopters had crashed on the way to the scene, if we turned out to be wrong and bin Laden wasn’t there, if an innocent family was accidentally killed or if bin Laden was there but escaped after killing several American personnel — in other words, if things had gone wrong in any of the million ways they could have gone wrong — would all that have been Obama’s fault?

Not directly, but you can bet the political fallout would have landed on him hard. A president gets too much blame when things go wrong, and too much credit when they go right. It is the nature of the job.

jay:

Did you take your cue from Rudy?

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who of course had a personal interest in seeing bin Laden brought to justice, put it this way: “I admire the courage of the president to make a decision like this because if something had gone wrong everyone would be blaming him.”

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:48 am

Thin Guy: Helicopters can’t land in a cave.

Apparently they can’t land near a mansion either *snort* Reports are one of them crash landed INTO the mansion. Oops.

President Obama's To-Do List (Week of April 25th)

May 2nd, 2011
11:49 am

(1) Show long form of birth certificate
(2) Visit tornado victims in the South
(3) Destroy Osama bin Laden

Missions Fulfilled

Obama 2012

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
11:49 am

sfd

Why, when the talking heads are already trying to peddle their filth to their mindless listeners?

Why pretend there’s civility in this country when we are, in fact, a nation divided?

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
11:49 am

Brad Steel….heard there is an opening in the next Seal Team Six training…..why don’t you apply ?….I am sure you will be taken in quickly and then hopefully have your ass kicked as soon as you open your mouth.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
11:49 am

Paul,
Without getting into great detail, LCDR Marcinko was the CO of the SEAL Team I did operations with. I liked him. He cared for his men.

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
11:51 am

@@: Rudy’s quote is appropriate I think. It is all true.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
11:51 am

md

The same border security problems that we experienced from 2001-2008.

I can’t believe you can read Cheney’s words about the Obama administration and at least feel a bit of remorse for the unjust criticism.

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:52 am

“But being willing to use it means using it the most effective way, that enhances – in the future – the need to NOT use it.”

Which is a generational equation………..kind of like having to learn what the depression was all about…the hard way(recently)…..by spending above one’s means. Folks that went through the depression certainly didn’t have to re-learn it. Same with world conflicts…….peace is a wonderful concept….too bad the bad guys don’t agree with it.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
11:53 am

USMC:I imagine that Pakistan KNEW the whereabouts of Bin Ladin for years and we still gave them BILLIONS.

that’s the part that really digs into my gut. They were playing both sides like a double agent – and like a double agent they should be made to pay for the dalliance with other side. Retribution should be paid by Pakistan for the thousands of live lost searching for Osama, when Pakistan knew all along where he was hiding at. No wonder the people of India don’t trust the Pakistan government.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:53 am

“Brad Steel….heard there is an opening in the next Seal Team Six training…..why don’t you apply ?….I am sure you will be taken in quickly and then hopefully have your ass kicked as soon as you open your mouth.”–Ahnald

Ahnald, Brad is already a member of Seal Team Six.
He got the video game and official Seal Team Six watch last summer and is a real trooper. He is a real tough guy behind the computer keyboard and video game joystick:-)

md

May 2nd, 2011
11:54 am

“The same border security problems that we experienced from 2001-2008.

I can’t believe you can read Cheney’s words about the Obama administration and at least feel a bit of remorse for the unjust criticism.”

You have me confused with a side chooser………..the feds were also the problem between 2001-2008……..and many years before that too…………..both parties are/were complicit in our border woes…………..

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
11:55 am

bin laden’s body was dumped off the USS Vinson at around 2AM EST.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
11:56 am

All hail the Commander in Chief for his mission accomplished.

Especially those intolerant of others’ opinions and hoping for violence against their fellow Americans.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

Brad Steel
May 2nd, 2011
11:56 am

Are you refering to the Wisconsin union workers?

AHNALD

May 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

USMC….Brad and the P word go together

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

The President is ending aq.

We start leaving Afghanistan in July.

Cut me a slice of more peace and prosperity.

The President earned a second term.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

Oops. That should be “union protesters”. They weren’t working.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

“Especially those intolerant of others’ opinions and hoping for violence against their fellow Americans.”

like Brad:-)

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
11:58 am

To the extent that the border issue is owned by both parties, and not simply the party that is presently seated in the White House, I concur.

I am also not affiliated with Dems or Reps, but the invective from the right regarding the national security shortcomings of Mr. Obama were nothing short of treasonous. To pretend that none of this took place is abhorrent. The fear-mongering was done solely for political purposes, and that should be the rallying cry from the left in the months to come.

Brad Steel

May 2nd, 2011
11:59 am

AHNALD and you’re a real tough guy.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
12:00 pm

Why, when the talking heads are already trying to peddle their filth to their mindless listeners?

Why pretend there’s civility in this country when we are, in fact, a nation divided?

Only because there will be plenty of time for you, me, and others to happily lower the level of political discourse in the days ahead.

I figure we should leave it to the usual suspects to play those rather tiresome games today, but YMMV.

md

May 2nd, 2011
12:02 pm

“I imagine that Pakistan KNEW the whereabouts of Bin Ladin for years and we still gave them BILLIONS. ”

Not too sure I’d jump to that conclusion………reports indicate the area is fairly affluent and numerous homes are set up as compounds due to the uncertainty of life in Pakistan……what better place to hide but right under their noses……the man didn’t survive this long by not knowing how to hide……….

Hootinanny Yum Yum

May 2nd, 2011
12:03 pm

Orwell writes In an essay on Rudyard Kipling, his “grasp of function, of who protects whom, is very sound. He sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilized, are there to guard and feed them.”

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” Winston Churchill

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
12:04 pm

From The AJC……:

Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy.

The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it would have been difficult to find a country willing to accept the remains. Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires speedy burial.

Bin Laden’s death marks a psychological triumph in a long struggle that began with the Sept. 11 attacks, and seems certain to give Obama a political lift. But its ultimate impact on al-Qaida is less clear.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:05 pm

I believe that we as a nation can use this Victory to bring our country closer together, as President Obama said last night.
And while we should definitely be on HIGH alert for retaliation, Today is a great day for our country!
(no, I am not going to go onto the street and celebrate openly as though the Falcons just won the Super Bowl or I just sunk a 100 yard put to win The Masters:-)

md

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 pm

“The fear-mongering was done solely for political purposes, and that should be the rallying cry from the left in the months to come.”

Politicians doing what they do? Tell me it’s not so……………..

It’s their job to make it political……….it is what they are trained to do……they practice all their lives……

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 pm

“The President earned a second term.”

So capturing Bin Laden (his one great accomplishment in 2+ years) makes up for high unemployment, high gas prices, $14 Trillion in debt, health care costs continuing to rise? Nice try but I don’t think so.

ken

May 2nd, 2011
12:06 pm

Flags are half staff in Dearborn

ken

May 2nd, 2011
12:08 pm

Bush’s policies continue to work

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:08 pm

There’s an older woman at our church who lived thru the depression. When she was cooking Wednesday night suppers, I’d lend her a hand. Small piece of aluminum foil? Don’t throw it away. Plastic container? Same thing.

One paper towel used throughout the whole process.

Tomatoes sliced so thin, I could’ve read a newspaper thru them.

I would tease her about the thrift. Her response was “It’s best to stay in practice ’cause we never know what the future may hold.”

I accidentally let loose with a curse word in her presence. I asked if she ever cursed. Her response?

“Of course I do! Said DARN yesterday.” She was serious too.

She’s so cute.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

“Bin Laden’s death marks a psychological triumph in a long struggle that began with the Sept. 11 attacks, and seems certain to give Obama a political lift. But its ultimate impact on al-Qaida is less clear.”

Great point Debbie! This is a HUGE PSYCHOLOGICAL victory for the U.S. And while I disagree with Obama’s politics, this was a victory for the Commander in Chief as well.
Obama gets credit whether you like him or not.
(along with the Military and Intelligence communities)

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

Good enough, sfd. On my way into work this morning, I already heard a local talking head trying to give credit to Bush without even mentioning Obama’s input on the subject. It irked me and reminded me that the left is quite content celebrating in a non-partisan manner, and perhaps a majority of conservatives are as well. I’ll keep mum for now, but the words of Dick Cheney are still ringing in my ears like a bad case of tinnitus.

LeftIsRight

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

It’s disgusting to see so many people celebrating the death of a fellow human being. This assassination makes America no better than the so-called terrorist’s we claim to be fighting. The whole operation was crossing Pakistan’s sovereignty. The Navy SEAL murdered bin Laden when they could of captured him and brought him to trial. Its never been proved in a Court of Law that he was behind 9/11, just because we think so, they should have tried him first. And if you don’t believe in abortion or the death penalty you shouldn’t be celebrating this murder.

Jefferson

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

Pea if you blame your president for all that, you are indeed sad.

Paulo977

May 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

DebbieDoRight
“They were playing both sides like a double agent – and like a double agent they should be made to pay for the dalliance with other side.” Oh we gave the world the template for this!!!!

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 pm

@@ 12:08,

That was Priceless, thanks for sharing:-)
(my grandmother, RIP, was the same way)

Paulo977

May 2nd, 2011
12:11 pm

Left Is Right
“This assassination makes America no better than the so-called terrorist’s we claim to be fighting. The whole operation was crossing Pakistan’s sovereignty”…Have to agree!

abc

May 2nd, 2011
12:12 pm

Again, I’ll believe it when our government proves it.

But, the picture of Obama’s image superimposed over Bush’s, with the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner in the background, is AWESOME — it looks like a MAD Magazine cover! That elicited an audible chuckle.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 pm

@@, Adam,

Absolutely agree, and kudos to Giuliani for stating what needs to be said. And I disagree slightly with Jay here. While it certainly is an important day for the country as a whole, from what we know right now it has to be said that the triumph is for Obama and his leadership team, as well as the people who executed the mission. But above all, the political will and courage exercised by Obama, who quite literally went for broke here, is what is most remarkable here.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
12:13 pm

“Pea if you blame your president for all that, you are indeed sad.”

Like Jay said, it comes with the territory. People will come down from this high in a few weeks and Obama’s numbers will drop back down to where they were last Friday(assuming they go up a little after last night/this morning).

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
12:14 pm

I’ll keep mum for now

oi, yer! ‘ands off me mum!

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
12:15 pm

From the AJC:

two Obama administration officials said DNA evidence confirmed the death.

The officials claimed the DNA evidence provides a match with 99.9 percent confidence.

The officials did not immediately say where or how the testing was done but the test explains why President Barack Obama was confident to announce the death to the world Sunday night. Obama provided no details on the identification process.

U.S. officials also said bin Laden was identified through “facial recognition,” a reference to technology for mapping unique facial characteristics, but it was not clear exactly how the Navy SEAL troops performed the comparison.

The body was later taken to an American warship, but the senior Pentagon official declined to say which one and where the ship was situated.

The body was photographed before being buried at sea, although no images have been released by the Obama administration.

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:15 pm

…but the invective from the right regarding the national security shortcomings of Mr. Obama were nothing short of treasonous.

Same invective came from the left when Bush was in office.

The NYTimes exposing every tactical move we made beforehand and after is what I would call treasonous.

Tundra Dude

May 2nd, 2011
12:16 pm

The Leg Lamp@11:55 wrote:

bin laden’s body was dumped off the USS Vinson at around 2AM EST

How convenient. So there’s no possibility of an independent verification of his DNA.
How convenient that these former CIA assets never make it to the courthouse, (Saddam & OBL)

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:17 pm

LeftIsRight@12:09

You should really go travel the world because you are naive and ignorant.

Your concepts and “Feel Good” theories are nice in a University classroom, but are UNREALISTIC.

And for Glen Steel, This is proof of what I was describing earlier when you got so “offended”, so NO I am not paranoid. there really are people out in our country who “blame America” first and HATE our military.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
12:17 pm

DDR

I’m not saying that the Chechen rebels are AQ. There’s a bit of co-opting tacticts and such. As an example, the Chechens only started using suicide bombers in the early 2000’s.

http://studies.agentura.ru/english/library/suicide/

Since we disrupted the training camps, AQ has become less of a physical organization and more of an idea. As far as Nigeria, I’ve personally interviewed people who’d dispute your opinion on that. The unrest in Nigeria isn’t Nigeria alone. Even the fruit-of-the-loom bomber had connections with Yemen.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
12:17 pm

Mum’s teh word.

Jefferson

May 2nd, 2011
12:18 pm

Pea are you saying you are just sticking stick in the spokes or YOU really think like that ?

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
12:18 pm

Interesting and there have been similar reports. It appears that GWB’s interrogation directives got results.

http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Hootinanny Yum Yum

May 2nd, 2011
12:19 pm

USMC: Ignore Brad. It’s not worth the effort. He’s gone by different call signs in the past and it is beneath you to attempt to counter any of his ravings.

This goes out to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sam4lq2WHos

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 pm

@@

Apples and oranges. On the one hand, you have the former VP saying that Americans need to live in fear because Obama does not take national security seriously.

On the other hand, you have the cacophony of the left questioning Bush’s every tactical manuever.

One is political discourse. The other is treason. You know the difference, too.

paul

May 2nd, 2011
12:20 pm

has anyone in north america looked around lattely theres not alot of human dignity to go around. congrates it took u 10 years to kill the guy not responsible for sept 11

md

May 2nd, 2011
12:21 pm

“This assassination makes America no better than the so-called terrorist’s we claim to be fighting.”

Fire fight = assassination?

Bit of a stretch not knowing the details………………

If the local Sheriff has to kill the local murder suspect because he doesn’t want to go quietly, is that also ‘assassination”?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:22 pm

“USMC: Ignore Brad. It’s not worth the effort. He’s gone by different call signs in the past and it is beneath you to attempt to counter any of his ravings.”

You are right, Hootinanny Yum Yum; Wise Words:-)

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:24 pm

Off-topic.

I’m not getting Panetta’s appointment to Sec. of Defense. He was Clinton’s Budget Director.

Will Osama’s death be used as a “peace dividend” to justify gutting the military? Shouldn’t be ’cause the war goes on.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 pm

Sorry…wrong link on my last. AJC reports that Bush’s interrogation policies produced the CIA intel that led to OBL’s nap with the fishes.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 pm

USMC — “Joe, I am not engaging you in a “Right” “Left” argument and if you noticed, I never said Left or Right; Conservative or Liberal. I was pulling from EXPERIENCE not theory.”

I recognize that. I simply don’t agree with the conservative slogan you posted; I do not believe there is any such thing as a ‘blame America first’ crowd.

Respectfully, while you may not have been *trying* to get partisan, I think that posting such a partisan slogan unnecessarily muddies the waters. But you are certainly right in that we can all take pride in this victory today.

Smeper Fi, Marine. :)

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:25 pm

Most balanced news organizations are crediting the last 3 administration’s efforts. Some of you hacks want Obama to get all the credit, but it should be shared.


In the biggest break in a global pursuit of bin Laden that stretched back to the Clinton administration, the U.S. discovered the compound by following one of the terrorist’s personal couriers, identified by terrorist detainees as one of the few al Qaeda couriers who bin Laden trusted.

“They indicated he might be living with and protecting bin Laden,” a senior administration official told reporters on a midnight conference call. “Detainees gave us his nom de guerre, or his nickname, and identified him as both a protégé of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of September 11th, and a trusted assistant of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, the former number three of al Qaeda who was captured in 2005.”

Officials didn’t learn the courier’s name until 2007. Then it took two years to find him and track him back to this compound, which was discovered in August 2010.”

What’s important to note is that this probably wouldn’t have happened without the intelligence “offered” by the gitmo detainees.

md

May 2nd, 2011
12:26 pm

“On the one hand, you have the former VP saying that Americans need to live in fear because Obama does not take national security seriously.”

If you concur that the border problem is owned by both parties, then by default security is not being taken seriously………………

Our porous borders are a much bigger threat than anything on the other side of the planet………..

All it takes is one………………and we’ve had how many come in through the shadows??

SmittyATL

May 2nd, 2011
12:27 pm

Obama got this one right. He used the available intelligence, including that gained through enhanced interrogation techniques, to track down OBL. Then he acted decisively, without asking for advice or permission from America’s allies (or quasi allies, such as Pakistan). I am pleasantly surprised.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
12:27 pm

So capturing Bin Laden (his one great accomplishment in 2+ years) makes up for high unemployment, high gas prices, $14 Trillion in debt, health care costs continuing to rise? Nice try but I don’t think so.

It is good of you to recognize the magnitude of the Bush mess. It took Bush and the Republicans years to destroy the US so now you will have to be patient while Obama and the Dems fix it.

khc

May 2nd, 2011
12:27 pm

maybe we should provide the long form death cerftificate for the dumbarse birthers

jt-A statist is a man with two perfectly strong legs but will submit to an excise tax on more than one-JT

May 2nd, 2011
12:28 pm

LeftIsRight

Amen……………………….

I am relieved that his body………..if it ever existed………..was not bought to washington for a Mussolini spectacle.

The only reason why I hope the “R” side of the R&D party wins in 2012 is because …maybe…..the hypocritical left sheep will brush off their anti-war cred.

This doesn’t end the fondling of little girls by the TSA, the Patriot act, or the declining dollar and living standard. Actually it made it worse………..if times are MORE dangerous because of this murder…why did they do it?

Pathetic.

Just repeat…………USA,USA,USA,……….as the whole police-state appratus comes for you.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
12:28 pm

paul: congrates it took u 10 years to kill the guy not responsible for sept 11

Huh?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:29 pm

Joe Mama@12:25

Thanks:-)
Semper Fidelis!

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
12:29 pm

So, bin laden now sleeps with the fishes, I wonder if quadaffi is a bit unnerved today?

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
12:30 pm

md

I don’t disagree with you regarding border security. We have been terribly misrepresented by our Congresspersons for many, many years, and the executive branch has likewise been absent.

I seriously wonder whether any administration, future or present, Republican or Democrat, will even try to tackle this issue. We would first need to toss out NAFTA, and the free traders will not go there.

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 pm

Our precious vidalia onions are being carried across our porous borders daily. We must stop this travesty. Make our borders 100 percent solid, ten feet deep and twenty feet high and covered with an impervious dome, and do it while giving the wealthy a tax cut. Do it for their children.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 pm

Mick, his turn might be coming up.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:31 pm

“paul: congrates it took u 10 years to kill the guy not responsible for sept 11″

“Huh?”-Debbie

Tell him, Debbie!

@@

May 2nd, 2011
12:32 pm

I Know You Are But:

Apples and Oranges, you say?

Bush is fighting the wrong war.

Bush is enraging the ME, thereby making us less safe here at home.

Bush should be spending our money on national security here at home instead of the ME.

I have access to AJC blogs going wa-a-a-a-ay back.

What’s interesting is to read what left-wingers were saying back then and compare them to what they’re saying now. It’s like watching a hoard of shapeshifters.

Cursed or spellbound? I’ll let you decide.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:33 pm

“So, bin laden now sleeps with the fishes, I wonder if quadaffi is a bit unnerved today?”-The Mick

Great point Mick. I think they are ALL on notice after yesterday’s event.

Paulo977

May 2nd, 2011
12:34 pm

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 2nd, 2011
12:34 pm

Bravo for rendition and Gitmo.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
12:35 pm

@@ — “Same invective came from the left when Bush was in office.”

My recollection is that even *questioning* President Bush’s methods, tactics and conclusions earned one the label of ‘traitor’ or the like. I’d say that conservatives have been saying significantly *worse* things about Mr. Obama and getting a lot *less* blowback than liberals did back then.

“The NYTimes exposing every tactical move we made beforehand and after is what I would call treasonous.”

*Tactical* moves? Can you substantiate that? My recollection is that Judith Miller wrote a great deal of unsupported bulldada that advanced the Bush Administration’s case; one may draw their own conclusions about why she might have done that.

jt-A statist is a man with two perfectly strong legs but will submit to an excise tax on more than one-JT

May 2nd, 2011
12:37 pm

“In Washington, CIA director Leon Panetta warned that “terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge” the killing of the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks.”

In other words, get ready for your friendly TSA agents to be waiting to fondle your children at malls, schools, and playgrounds.

Also, get ready for some more Homeland Stupidity Taxes.

Privacy?……….Ha Ha.

We must destroy freedom to save it.

Got your traveling papers yet?

Sux Limbow

May 2nd, 2011
12:40 pm

Now can we get out of Afghanistan (where US soldiers gleefully murder civilians), Iraq (where we had no business to begin with), and Libya (where US-sanctioned NATO just murdered three of Khadaffi’s grandchildren)? If we had been minding our own business, then 9/11 would be just another calendar date.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
12:40 pm

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:42 pm

“Now can we get out of Afghanistan (where US soldiers gleefully murder civilians), Iraq (where we had no business to begin with), and Libya (where US-sanctioned NATO just murdered three of Khadaffi’s grandchildren)? If we had been minding our own business, then 9/11 would be just another calendar date.”

Where is Glenn when we need him:-)

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

Any truth to the rumor that OBL’s last words before he died were…(in deep voice) “Barak, I Am Your Father”?

jt-A statist is a man with two perfectly strong legs but will submit to an excise tax on more than one-JT

May 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

From 2001—FOX news———————————Why wasn’t Saddam Hussein buried in the sea?

Weird……………Fishey—————–

“The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead,” the source said.

Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

Brad Steel, please read

Sux Limbow
May 2nd, 2011
12:40 pm

Pay special attention to “where US soldiers gleefully murder civilians”. Come again about people in this country not disdaining our military.

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

Knowing that that maniac is now food for the fishes…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZsppOw2Mxk

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

“OBL not responsible for 911? Fox News”

And we ALL know Fox News is Fair & Balanced:-)

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

To all of you saying there was nobody bashing the military earlier, please reference:

Sux Limbow
May 2nd, 2011
12:40 pm

This is the type of unsubstantiated filth that leads large numbers of people to believe there is a segment of the American population that hates the military, and the US. And this person is obviously blaming America for 9/11.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

<i.If you concur that the border problem is owned by both parties, then by default security is not being taken seriously………………

Our porous borders are a much bigger threat than anything on the other side of the planet………..

Yep, makes you wonder why some want to cut staffing at the border by 10% when such an issue exists.

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
12:44 pm

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

Don’t care who y’are…that’s funny! :lol:

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 pm

“Any truth to the rumor that OBL’s last words before he died were…(in deep voice) “Barak, I Am Your Father”?”

They needed to make him speak through a desk fan for the full affect (alla Chris Farley in ‘Tommy Boy’).

Normal,

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 pm

“Yep, makes you wonder why some want to cut staffing at the border by 10% when such an issue exists.”

Come on SoCo,
You know we can’t cut Medicare and Social Security unless we weaken our borders, geeeze…

independent thinker

May 2nd, 2011
12:47 pm

I sure did not see any Saudis, Pakistanis or Palestinians celebrating today. However with our success over the last few years in breaking up terrorist plots, I am sure there are some people who will not be sleeping well tonight. Mr. Amidinajad and Mr. Kaddafi- you cannot hide from the US. You may be next.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
12:48 pm

Peadawg
May 2nd, 2011
12:47 pm

Would the blades from the disabled helicopter suffice for a fan?

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 pm

(ir)Rational: “This is the type of unsubstantiated filth that leads large numbers of people to believe there is a segment of the American population that hates the military”

What, just that post?

I think that guy’s just trying to get a rise out of you. And I also think he *succeeded.*

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 pm

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 pm

I’ve often wondered if I should change my Nom de Blog to:

Hi!, I’m Norm, short for Normal, but go figure…

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:49 pm

My advice to Americans. DO NOT order any Slushies today at 7-11 !!

Donnie Trump

May 2nd, 2011
12:50 pm

I demand to see the long-form death certificate!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
12:51 pm

For those who wonder how OBL was involved in 9/11, there’s a common connection through the precursor plot, the Bojinka Plot, and Khalid Shaik Mohammed.
http://www.globaljihad.net/view_page.asp?id=70

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:51 pm

“Hi!, I’m Norm, short for Normal, but go figure…”

Then we can all shout “NORM”! And slide a cold beer down the bar to you:-)

(ir)Rational

May 2nd, 2011
12:51 pm

Joe – I said type of stuff. Not that that was the only thing that ever made me think that type of people existed. And I don’t care if he was “trying to get a rise” or not, it pisses me off to see people bash the military for doing it’s job.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:51 pm

SOCO…before they shot OBL, they should have made him drink some MD 20/20 !!

Seth Meyers

May 2nd, 2011
12:53 pm

It was my joke about Osama and C-Span that brought all this about.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
12:54 pm

USMC,
My most favorite “Norm saying” was the one where Woody asked him if he wanted a beer. Norm said, “Yeah, but stop me at one…wait, make that at one thrity…”

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:55 pm

“think that guy’s just trying to get a rise out of you. And I also think he *succeeded.*”-Joe Mama

(ir)Rational,
Looks like you are getting under Joe’s skin. Joe should relax a little. He missed your point completely.
He reminds me of Road Rage. Chill Joe Mama:-)

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
12:55 pm

I for one, won’t believe any of this until I see it confirmed on TMZ.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
12:57 pm

“My most favorite “Norm saying” was the one where Woody asked him if he wanted a beer. Norm said, “Yeah, but stop me at one…wait, make that at one thrity…””–Normal

LOL! I remember that one! Norm was hilarious, and I liked that the humor was clean and witty; great show!

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
12:58 pm

The only shred of hope the cons have left is if it turns out that OBL was killed with a blow to the head by a teleprompter…

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:00 pm

“The only shred of hope the cons have left is if it turns out that OBL was killed with a blow to the head by a teleprompter…”-Amvet

Now that was funny!
I guess what they say is true; “blind dogs sometimes do find a bone…:-)”

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:00 pm

I heard that all convenience stores are flying the Flag at half staff.

Glen Beck

May 2nd, 2011
1:00 pm

This unproven story about Ben Laden’s death and the fake birth certificat is all a plot by Obama to win reelection and turn the country into a communist state.

Obama the Man!!!

May 2nd, 2011
1:01 pm

Wow. I am amazed. For a bunch of anti-American, un-patriotic, apologists, the liberals sure are happy and celebrating an American victory.

Way to go Obama and the US Fighting Forces!!!

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
1:01 pm

Great Day for American, Sad day for the CONs!

carlosgvv

May 2nd, 2011
1:04 pm

Jay, I hoped that just this one time everyone here would be in agreement and there would be no name calling or slurs. Oh, well, maybe if Gadifi is killed we will all be in agreement. Fat chance, you say?

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 pm

Obama is not ultimately going to win or lose the election based on Osama’s demise, though it will undoubtedly help him….

driveby

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 pm

Back to Libya now. Remember, you don’t always kill the Gadhafi you want, you kill the Gadhafi you get.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
1:07 pm

“Oh, well, maybe if Gadifi is killed we will all be in agreement.”

Wow! A twofer for President Obama? That would be wonderful….

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
1:08 pm

“Oh, well, maybe if Gadifi is killed we will all be in agreement.”

Yeah, let’s kill us ANOTHER dictator who couldn’t cause us any harm. THAT will surely bring us all together.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:09 pm

Jay, I think the left is more rabidly political these days (maybe always) than the Right. This blog is evidence to that effect.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
1:09 pm

(ir)Rational — “Joe – I said type of stuff. Not that that was the only thing that ever made me think that type of people existed. And I don’t care if he was “trying to get a rise” or not, it pisses me off to see people bash the military for doing it’s job.”

It upsets me too, and I’m a disabled veteran. But I look on it as a teachable moment, e.g. ‘hey, look, this is how it works . . . ”

That’s the point I was trying to make with USMC. My wife actually picketed the ROTC building at her college during Desert Storm, but now that she realizes how decisions are made regarding military actions and deployments, she now recognizes how stoopid that was.

A lot of the folks that say and do that kind of thing are just ignorant, and pigheadedness plus pigheadedness just equals someone getting their head cracked, and there’s no need for that. As I said, it’s much better to treat it as a teachable moment.

Even if it’s something like School of the Americas (which upsets a LOT of people on the left), it’s better to make your displeasure known to Congress and the President, who can rein in policies and practices. All the military’s going to do is send the MPs after you (or their specific service equivalent) when you go over/through the post fence or through the gate. And that’s a felony. Just patiently explain to the shrieking, hairy, unwashed hippies how it is more effective to get up in Congress’ collective grill over whatever’s got their tie-dyed t-shirts in a wad.

You might have to do it several times before they get it. My wife was pretty quick on the uptake; she got it the first time I explained it.

Gale

May 2nd, 2011
1:10 pm

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the conversation is still cons vs libs. It was SEALS that done the deed, and the intel community that set it up. I doubt either president had much to do with the operation.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
1:11 pm

I wonder if Sean Penn is in mourning today. What the hell does Scarlet Johanson see in him?

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
1:12 pm

On Jeff Dunham’s facebook page:

“Achmed: Osama Bin Laden has reportedly been killed… welcome to the club, bro.”

LOL!!!!

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
1:13 pm

Just listened to Limbaugh and Ingraham on the radio. They both are blasting Obama for using the words “I”, “me”, and “my” and failing to give George W. Bush his due last night.

I wanted everyone to know that civility is a one-way street in this country today.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:13 pm

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
1:14 pm

Sad how many CONs blog here everyday and bash the Prez, but the min. he does anything good or right, they cannot still bring themselves to give credit where credit is due. Had there been any issues or innocent ppl killed or Navy Seals killed or injured, the RIGHT would blame the Prez from here to Tim Buck Two. Neverthelesss CONs, us liberals still love you, still love America and even without you giving credit to the Prez, we know either way, you’re happy of the outcome.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:14 pm

Osama…..You’ll get me when you pry this AK-47 from my cold dead hands.
Navy SEALs…OK.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
1:14 pm

USMC — “Looks like you are getting under Joe’s skin. Joe should relax a little. He missed your point completely.”

I’m pretty relaxed, except for the 6 coffee beans I just nibbled on. ;)

It’s just that I’ve *been* through this before. The hippies just don’t understand, and they need someone to explain to them how it works. The problem is that a lot of veterans and veteran friends kind of lose their cool when confronted with upset hippies.

It takes some effort to keep your cool and talk to them, but if you’re not confrontational back at them, they usually chill out in a few minutes. The slower ones among them may need a little repetition to catch on, but if you’re patient, calm, non-threatening and persistent, they’ll pick up on what you’re saying.

Little-known fact: hippies are actually *fascinated* by veterans who are sympathetic to their point of view, or who are at least willing to listen to them patiently. You can win their attention that way, which allows you to explain the whys and wherefores of military action that they just don’t know.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:15 pm

Organizing Now, Democrats Expect Tough Bid in 2012
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/organizing-now-democrats-expect-tough-bid-in-2012/

Republicans, with justification, shouted “hypocrisy” last week after former White House aides opened a campaign organization using the sort of anonymous donors condemned by President Obama.

But they also understood it as a compliment. That’s because, in another springtime full of political disappointment, Democratic strategists have begun concluding that Mr. Obama faces a tougher-than-anticipated re-election fight.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
1:17 pm

SoCo: As far as Nigeria, I’ve personally interviewed people who’d dispute your opinion on that. The unrest in Nigeria isn’t Nigeria alone. Even the fruit-of-the-loom bomber had connections with Yemen.

Nigeria’s Muslim community is less than 30% and concentrated mostly in the hills of Nigeria. Their terrorist tactics are not religious in context but POLITICAL — trying to get a piece of the monetary pie.

The Fruit of hte Loom guy was always, (like Osama), interested in religion and showed an early interest in the Radical jihad religion. He was prime for the AQ to use as a mule/true believer. his history teacher, Michael Rimmer.[13] The Telegraph interviewed Rimmer, who said that Abdulmutallab had defended the Taliban during classroom discussions of their social policies, and their destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, (Fruit of the Loom Guy), is the youngest of the 16 children[4] of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, one of the richest men in his caliphate in Kaduna, a state in Nigeria, and a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and former Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Economic Development.[4][5][6] His mother, Aisha, is the second of his father’s two wives. Abdulmutallab condemned his father’s banking profession as “immoral” and “un-Islamic” for charging interest, urging him to quit.

Some postings made by him:

The hair of a woman can easily arouse a man. The Prophet (SAW) advised young men to fast if they can’t get married but it has not been helping me much and I seriously don’t want to wait for years before I get married. But i am only 18 … It would be difficult for me to get married due to social norms of getting to the late 20’s when one has a degree, a job, a house, etc before getting married. So usually my fa[n]tasies are about islamic stuff. The bad part of it is sometimes the fantasies are a bit worldly rather than concentrating in the hereafter.[27]

In a posting on February 20, 2005, he wrote:

Alright, i wont go into too much details about me fantasy, but basically they are jihad fantisies [sic]. I imagine how the great jihad will take place, how the muslims will win insha Allah and rule the whole world, and establish the greatest empire once again!!![28]

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
1:19 pm

Peadawg, Achmed nailed it! :D

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
1:19 pm

“Yes We Can”

“Yes We Did”….Get Osama!

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:21 pm

Ah yes, good ol’ michael moore.

“Michael Moore: Bin Laden ‘won’…”

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:22 pm

The unemployment rate has fallen from its double-digit peak, but remains high at 8.8 percent; the economy grew in the first quarter of this year, but only at a 1.8 percent annualized rate. The most recent New York Times/CBS News poll showed Americans more downbeat about the country’s direction than they have been since the early weeks of Mr. Obama’s administration.

“In a way, Obama’s biggest obstacle to overcome in 2012 is Obama 2008,” said Rachel Gorlin, a Democratic consultant. Voters “just get this overall impression of things being out of control, that change hasn’t happened. It’s going to be one of the toughest runs for an incumbent president and his party in a long time.”

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
1:22 pm

Gale

May 2nd, 2011
1:10 pm

Gale,
You are probably right, other than giving the final order to go, but he, like President Carter, would have borne the brunt of any failure in the raid.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

May 2nd, 2011
1:23 pm

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,”Thanks For Playing BI+CHES” & “Guess Who Got Osama”
May 2nd, 2011
1:14 pm

“Sad how many CONs blog here everyday and bash the Prez, but the min. he does anything good or right, they cannot still bring themselves to give credit where credit is due.”

I don’t know. What is your count up to?

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 pm

Chalk up a huge “Promise Kept” for the president. He’s really beginning to rack them up.

Pledge to kill Osama bin Laden earns Promise Kept

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/may/02/Obama-kill-bin-laden-campaign-promise-kept/

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 pm

jm

Do you believe that the people think republicans are the answer? Not from what I’ve heard and seen of the house in congress…

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:24 pm

“Bin Laden reportedly dead”

I think Jay can take the “reportedly” out of this. He’s dead as a doornail. :)

carlosgvv

May 2nd, 2011
1:25 pm

Dave R.

It was Gadhafi who ordered the bombing of that airliner which crashed in Lockerbe, Scotland. That caused many deaths and much heartbreak and suffering for the families of the dead. Do you think that qualifies as “harm”, you simple tool?

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:26 pm

Mick 1:24 – I think people are still in the “change” mood until Washington gets it right, and Obama now represents the status quo (ironically).

That said, I have no idea what voters will do in November 2012, too far away. It could be close, or if (unlikely) you get a Trump type nominee on the R side, Obama will do well. We shall see. Cake walk, it won’t be (IMO)….

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
1:26 pm

I guess McCain is relieved now that bin Laden is dead because that means he’s off the hook for promising to chase him to the gates of hell. Oops. Never mind. That was another one of his conditional promises that he would only keep if elected, like his promise to fix the economy,etc. Obama is taking care of that too. Now, if only Georgia’s Republican “leadership” would follow in Obama’s steps and get our unemployment rate down and maybe even fix some of the state’s banking problems. I see we lost two more over the weekend.

Mighty Righty

May 2nd, 2011
1:27 pm

Let the Obama people have their day! They havn’t had anything to brag about for at least two years. Obama is certain to screw something up within a day or two, just be patient.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:27 pm

The Desert Times
Obituaries
The family of Osama Bin Laden announces today the death of their beloved Father, Husband, and Brother. A great man, respected and admired by all. Called home to Allah while defending his faith, he will be missed. He leaves behind an extended family of 20 wives, 45 children, 36 cousins, 5 brothers, and 14 goats. In lieu of flowers, fire 50 rounds into the air.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
1:27 pm

jm

Yes, pretty astute analysis, it’s a divided country and turnout will be the key – as always…

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 pm

“Obama is not ultimately going to win or lose the election based on Osama’s demise, though it will undoubtedly help him…”–jm

Great point jm!
Can you say George Bush senior? He was victorious as CIC during the 1st Gulf War; only to lose re-election.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 pm

The US government needs to start giving people a hand up, not a hand out…..

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 pm

“It was Gadhafi who ordered the bombing of that airliner which crashed in Lockerbe, Scotland. That caused many deaths and much heartbreak and suffering for the families of the dead. Do you think that qualifies as “harm”, you simple tool?”

Got any proof of that accusation, carlos? ‘Cause if he actually did, Reagan would have been all over him like stink on you.

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 pm

I will admit, I like how when blame is being placed on Bush people say “Bush isn’t president anymore, it’s Obama’s policy/tax cut/economy now” but when credit is taken for good results by the Obama team, the same people start trying to give Bush credit. WTF people. Obama is Commander in Chief that gave an order for an operation that succeeded. He DESERVES some credit.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:30 pm

Jay….I am still waiting for that chart showing how dead OBL is.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
1:31 pm

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:28 pm

That’s correct, but Bush Sr. make the mistake of saying “no new taxes” and didn’t keep his promise…

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 pm

Bada Bing 1:30. Chart Below.

X

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 pm

“He DESERVES some credit.”

Hope & Punt ™ said “yes” instead of “no”. That’s the extent of any credit he gets. Nor do I give Bush “credit” for capturing Saddam.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
1:32 pm

normal

I still think it was perot that cost him the election…

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:33 pm

Normal 1:31 – and Obama is trying to keep his promise on not raising taxes on those making under $250k, and in so doing, risking bankrupting our country.

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
1:33 pm

Gadhafi should know his time is limited now. Gadhafi’s son was over there standing on cars and trucks with his AK- talking all kinda mess. HOW’d that work out for him? Gadhafi was over there riding through the city hanging out of the sunroof thinking hes above it all. How’s that working for him? You can only taunt the man with the biggest gun for so long………

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:34 pm

Dave R – I think some credit is deserved. Leadership starts at the top. If Obama would only apply himself to the deficit….. instead, “Hope and Punt” as you say punts on the deficit…..

Casual Observer

May 2nd, 2011
1:35 pm

OK disclaimer; Not a BHO die-hard supporter. I’d say i voted moreso against McCain-Palin (mostly Palin) than I did for BHO. You can say I’m in the middle on most issues as I tend to weigh the logic VS the right or left. With that said;

Kudos to our intel community and our Armed Forces. The Bush (yeah i said it) era policies has paid dividends. The intel gathered from the Gitmo torture (yeah I said it). has gained a positive net result. The current Pres said he would close it but kept it open. It doesn’t matter whether you agreed with the STATED reason why. The current Pres. also had enough Cojones to do it the way it was done. It could have very easily been a no go waiting for a better opportunity or more diplomacy with a Sovereign Nation. At any rate He (BHO) pulled the trigger so to speak. The on/off again buddy buddy relationship with the Pakistani’s by the current Pres has gained net results. It could have also easily turned into a Carter situation. I give him credit for getting the job done period. Our Armed Forces follow orders. Whether a diplomat or a gunslinger is in office. They deserve the credit every day and Twice on Sunday. You folks that sit her and wrangle about left and right are really a disgrace to America. Whether you enjoy or lament the moment at least understand that this is a pivotal moment in our History. We can get back to our political discourse in due time, but right now let us all understand that a small part of Justice has been done.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:36 pm

OBL is dead today
Ed McMann…..Just how dead is he? OHHHOHH

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:36 pm

I am wondering how the ANTI-Capital Punishment folks are feeling about yesterday’s killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Feedback anyone?

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
1:37 pm

With respects to the wicked witch of the east..

But we’ve got to verify it legally, to see…

Mayor:

To see?
Barrister:

If he
Mayor:

If he?
Barrister:

Is morally, ethic’lly…

Father No.1:
Spiritually, physically…

Father No. 2:
Positively, absolutely…

Munchkins:
Undeniably and reliably Dead…

Coroner:
As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined him.
And he’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.

:D

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 pm

USMC – I’m generally against capital punishment because it is usually inequitably enforced, it costs a sh-tload and is therefore a waste of resources, and finally, life in solitary seems worse to me than death.

That said, i think there are circumstances that warrant it. As far as Osama goes, this was a no-brainer, and just awesome. I’m very glad a chapter in the war on terror has been finished, though the book is far from over.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:39 pm

“That’s correct, but Bush Sr. make the mistake of saying “no new taxes” and didn’t keep his promise…”

Yeah Normal, that was my point; that the economic factor (no new taxes) outweighed the military victory as far as re-election was concerned.

Have you seen oil prices, the value of the dollar, unemployment numbers, and the economy in general. Just saying.

Soothsayer

May 2nd, 2011
1:40 pm

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
1:41 pm

Adam: “Obama is Commander in Chief that gave an order for an operation that succeeded. He DESERVES some credit.”

Indeed, and when you consider the enormous guts it took fon Obama’s part to opt for the far riskier “surgical” type of mission – so the death of Obama could be confirmed – rather than simply flattening the compound, and which would have irreversibly branded Obama as Carter II had it gone bad, the significance of his act becomes even greater.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
1:41 pm

USMC

I am anti-capital punishment but this is an international war criminal who declared fatwa against the western world. Although we don’t or won’t know what went down at his compound last night, I presume he was given the opportunity to surrender…and declined. Killing a man in self-defense never ends in the death penalty, so your question is irrelevant.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
1:41 pm

on one hand, we have:

Ah yes, good ol’ michael moore.

and on the other, we have:

Just listened to Limbaugh and Ingraham on the radio.

does the term “glutton for punishment” mean anything to you folks?

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
1:42 pm

usmc

In this case I think there was really no choice, could you imagine a trial with today’s media? Kill on sight, the end…

AngryRedMarsWoman

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 pm

I wonder if they have time to do a quick tweak to the new Black Ops map pack due out tomorrow to add an Abbottabad map. I hope they get Tom Sizemore and Eric Bana to play SEAL Team SIX guys in the movie version. :)

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 pm

“Feedback anyone?”

What difference would it make? He’s dead

Taylor Wooten

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 pm

STILL waiting to see a picture of this dead terrorist…

Lets see the proof.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
1:43 pm

USMC — “I am wondering how the ANTI-Capital Punishment folks are feeling about yesterday’s killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Feedback anyone?”

Sure.

I don’t see it as capital punishment, because OBL never stood trial or anything resembling it.

OBL had to know that if we ever found him, he was either going to be taken prisoner or killed (if he resisted forcefully), and he made his own choice. Had he not resisted, I feel sure that the SEAL team would have scooped him up and evac-ed him ASAP for debriefing and interrogation, and I would have been fine with that, too.

It didn’t have to go down like it did, but OBL knew that and he made his choice. And we didn’t execute him; he died in combat. I’m not exactly sure how you equate that with a state execution.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
1:44 pm

sfd

My FM signal in Gainesville GA is less than adequate. This, along with Boortz and Zoller, is what is available on my drive. Many years ago, I swore off talk radio because of its effect on my blood pressure. Time to renew my vows.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
1:44 pm

Wow Jay, this must be some kind of record number of posts in this amount of time!!

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:45 pm

How Dead Is He?
1…..barely dead
2…..probably dead
3…..close to dead
4…..more dead than alive
5…..a goner
6…..man, he really looks dead
7…..what a mess
8…..extremely dead
9…..visiting Allah
10…. Gloriously Dead

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:45 pm

jm@1:39- Well Said.
But Capital Punishment is not the expense. It’s the ridiculous SYSTEM that has grown and festered to become incredibly expensive.
ex: One bullet should be the only expenditure to carry out Capital Punishment on Brian Nichols, multi-murder, etal.

But I agree with you on the need to really focus on this HOrrible economy. Have you seen oil and the dollar lately? (rhetorical, because I know you of all people have:-)

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:46 pm

Mary Elizabeth

May 2nd, 2011
1:46 pm

Paulo997 @12:15:

“This assassination makes America no better than the so-called terrorist’s we claim to be fighting. The whole operation was crossing Pakistan’s sovereignty”…Have to agree!”
_________________________________________

From the New Testatment:

“Repay no one evil for evil.” Romans 12:17
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

——————————–

All wars deny the above words. It is important that we try to move in the direction of the words by the apostle Paul as we evolve – as a human race. Unfortunately, we have not yet arrived to that level of consciousness as a human race. However, it is important that we try to build bridges instead of destroying them, such as burying Osama bin Laden within the proper time period of Muslim faith, as we hopefully want to move in consciousness toward those words. ( I think I should emphasize here that we are fighting Al Qaeda, not the Muslim religion.)

I have torn feelings. Ultimately, I know that “an eye for an eye” destroys all; yet we must protect ourselves from those who would destroy what America represents to the world – at her best.

I support President Obama’s decision, and I compliment the Navy Seals for implementing his instruction with precision and with the damage of only five lives taken – Osama bin Laden’s and four others’.

In President Obama’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, he addressed his own wrestling with the pull between nonviolence as a tactic – as practiced by MLK Jr. – and his responsibility as Commander-in-Chief to protect and defend our nation. It is worth rereading his words in that speech, which relate to this topic. They are given below:
—————————————
“We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth that we will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations – acting individually or in concert – will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.

I make this statement mindful of what Martin Luther King said in this same ceremony years ago -’Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones.’ As someone who stands here as a direct consequence of Dr. King’s life’s work, I am living testimony to the moral force of non-violence. I know there is nothing weak – nothing passive – nothing naïve – in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King.

But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation, I cannot be guided by their examples alone. I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world. A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al Qaeda’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism – it is a recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of reason.”

Here is the link to the entire Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, delivered by President Obama:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34360743/ns/politics-white_house/

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
1:46 pm

“and when you consider the enormous guts it took fon Obama’s part to opt for the far riskier “surgical” type of mission – so the death of Obama could be confirmed – rather than simply flattening the compound, and which would have irreversibly branded Obama as Carter II had it gone bad, the significance of his act becomes even greater.”

Yeap, like I wrote earlier, from what I read, this mission was extremely dangerous and took alot of planning. Good job to the SEALS and to the leaders that stayed focus on the job.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
1:47 pm

could you imagine a trial

of course I could. We’re supposed to be able to have those, still, here in the United States.

And while I understand the necessity of the SEALS terminating with extreme prejudice and all that, I do wish he had been taken alive, just for the sake of proving that we can indeed try a notorious, mass murdering terrorist, that there’s nothing especially difficult about it.

(I wish a lot of things. I wish, for example, that OBL had been surreptitiously videotaped prior to the raid watching gay Israeli porn and scarfing down a Big Mac while joking about the “goat-herding losers” who’d martyred themselves for him…)

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:49 pm

USMC 1:45 “But I agree with you on the need to really focus on this HOrrible economy.”

Yes indeedy. I’m waiting and praying (ironic, since I don’t pray much) for Mitch Daniels…. I don’t think Obama is up to the job.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
1:49 pm

Joe,

” And we didn’t execute him; he died in combat”

I heard a report this morning that it was “legend” that Bin Laden planned for a bodyguard to shoot him if it ever came to something like this, or it was also thought he carried cyanide tablets, as he said he would never allow Americans to kill him. Could just be rumor, but if it’s true, it makes me think this took him completely off guard.

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
1:50 pm

Actually I think Luckovich should do a cartoon featuring Rush Limbaugh arriving at his radio studio today to find a note with today’s show agenda that reads “Monday’s show: assume pretzel shape”, to which a sour-faced Limbaugh figure says to himself: “you know, sometimes I really HATE my job”.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:51 pm

I do think the SEAL that got to fire “the Osama shot” is probably the happiest person in America right now. The family members of the 3,000 victims of 9-11 plus all other Osama victims are a close second no doubt.

I’d bet (and hope) this gets made into a movie, an interesting story….

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
1:51 pm

This, along with Boortz and Zoller, is what is available on my drive.

ew. The “DUNG” (WDUN)?

I take it you can’t tune in 88.3?

anyway, that’s why God invented mp3 players and podcasts, my friend.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:51 pm

“In this case I think there was really no choice, could you imagine a trial with today’s media? Kill on sight, the end…”–The Mick

Yeah, Mick, I totally agree. I was just curious to here opinions from different points of view.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
1:53 pm

“I do think the SEAL that got to fire “the Osama shot” is probably the happiest person in America right now”

And I hope to God we never ever learn who that person is.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:53 pm

USMC – on the oddball chance they captured the guy alive (I’m guessing that wasn’t a scenario considered in the plan, but who knows), this guy was headed to Guantanamo and nowhere else…

hate or love Guantanamo, it serves a purpose.

Casual Observer

May 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

If I am allowed to speak on behalf of the 9/11 victims and most SANE Americans. Today, I honestly don’t give a isht about how he died. I don’t give a isht about whether he had the opportunity to surrender. I don’t give a isht about whether the pakistani’s had anything or nothing to do with it. I don’t give a isht about who gets the credit for this policy or that policy. I don’t give a isht about conspiracy about what and how DNA testing was done. I don’t give a isht about whether pictures will be released. I don’t give a isht about what kind of burial he received. I don’t give a isht about ANYTHING other that the fact that this Mass Murderer is being consumed by the fishes PERIOD.

Drop the Republican and Democrat act for 1 freaking day to be an AMERICAN.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

“I’d bet (and hope) this gets made into a movie, an interesting story….”-jm

Yes, I was saying earlier that I would like to see a Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott reunion for this film.(Black Hawk Down)

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
1:54 pm

And now, Barbra Walter’s interview of Osama Bin Laden.
Barbra….If you could be any kind of tree, what kind of tree would you be?
OBL….. A dead tree.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:55 pm

Bosch 1:53 – also entirely possible that he’s happy and proud, but potentially unemotional about it. SEALs are a different breed.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
1:56 pm

sd

What’s at 88.3? Something more palatable to my ears?

BTW…Martha Zoller broadcasts out of the building that I work in. Nathan Deal had his congressional office upstairs. The vibe here is a bit less than optimal.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 pm

If Obama becomes a tree in the next life…can we cut him down and print the Bible on him??

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:57 pm

carlosgvv

May 2nd, 2011
1:58 pm

Dave R.

Mustapha Abdel Jalil, former Libyan Justice Minister, told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Gadhafi gave the personal order for the bombing of the airliner. This illustrates two points:

1. Ronald Regan was never quite the Captian America you still think
he was.

2. Before you post here again, please learn to engage brain before
shifting mouth.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
1:58 pm

“hate or love Guantanamo, it serves a purpose.”-jm

Amen, we have extracted enormous amounts of critical information that has been used in similar Vital Missions that have not gotten any publicity; serves a purpose indeed.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 pm

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
1:59 pm

What’s at 88.3? Something more palatable to my ears?

jeez, man… its the gpb / npr affiliate. Morning Edition, All things Considered… you know, rational programming. not-crazy.

Message from Matti

May 2nd, 2011
2:00 pm

Casual Observer @1:54,,

Nicely put! Thank you! I would only add one thing: I don’t give a isht about whatever BS is still going on over there. Our military personnel have achieved their objective and it’s time to bring them ALL home to protect us here. Pack up the gear, gas up the C-130s, and say buh-bye now. Let them fight for their own freedom like the Egyptians did. (It’s the only way they’ll appreciate it.)

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:01 pm

“Bosch 1:53 – also entirely possible that he’s happy and proud, but potentially unemotional about it. SEALs are a different breed.”-jm

Yeah, those guys are cool operators who shy away from “chest pumping” and recognition.
My unit worked with Seal Team 4 in South America, and we all got to know each other. They are professional and well trained; humble.

I Know You Are But What Am I

May 2nd, 2011
2:01 pm

sfd

I figured as much. Do they intersperse programming with lame music? Or is it all talk, all day?

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
2:03 pm

I Know You Are, see also:

http://www.gpb.org/radio/stations

and actually, as these things go, from what I’ve heard, Martha isn’t the worst of the worst. Down there, sure, but not THAT horrible. And at least it’s local programming, as opposed to the nationally syndicated blowhards–you can get on and talk to her and try to talk some sense if you’re interested, one imagines.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
2:04 pm

jm

Getting the shot on bin laden is probably equivalent to hitting a grand slam on a full count, two outs, last at bat in the ninth inning and trailing by three runs.

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
2:05 pm

Do they intersperse programming with lame music?

per their schedule–it’s music from 9am-2pm, then back to Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, ATC…

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:06 pm

USMC 2:01 – just doing their job for America as they see it probably…. god love ‘em for it. afterwards, I bet it merited at minimum a grin though.

Glad no one lost their life. The heli that went down (mechanical), WTF was that about? There might be a mechanic that’s been demoted…

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:09 pm

“Some are concerned that celebratory images from the United States could spur a reflex reaction in the Muslim world, already shaken by a series of recent upheavals, and that the celebrations could be exploited by related terror groups such as the Taliban to spur more anti-Americanism in the region. ”

I can understand the reaction of the kids celebrating last night. Most of them have spent a good chunk of their lives in a post 9-11 world only. That said, while I can understand the celebrations, I don’t know that that was the best judgment. Not to mention risky if they understood the nature of the threat from our enemy. They love crowds….

getalife

May 2nd, 2011
2:10 pm

In one week, our President got the birthers, trump and osama.

He is on a roll.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:10 pm

“Glad no one lost their life. The heli that went down (mechanical), WTF was that about? There might be a mechanic that’s been demoted”-jm

JM,

We used to have an old saying in the Marine Corps because every helicopter that I ever rode in (100’s) ALWAYS leaked, so we used to say “if it isn’t leaking, something’s wrong”
(w/ the helicopter). :-)

So I guess my point is that helicopters go down all of the time due to a variety of reasons:-)

Casual Observer

May 2nd, 2011
2:10 pm

Mattie – Thanks, and I agree to a point but today is not the day the discuss/debate that topic.

I also agree with whoever said I hope we never find out who delivered the Kill Shot. My only hope is that an AMERICAN delivered the kill shot. The rest as I’ve stated above “I don’t really give a isht about”.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:11 pm

“Though bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is not,” CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said in a message to employees. “The terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge him, and we must — and will — remain vigilant and resolute.”

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:13 pm

USMC 2:10 “if it isn’t leaking, something’s wrong” :D

Funny. And a bit depressing.

They’re complex pieces of machinery, no doubt….. but still….

Kamchak

May 2nd, 2011
2:14 pm

If I lived anywhere near Gainesville, my radio would be permanently tuned to WBCX

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:15 pm

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:17 pm

USMC 2:15 “So Effing What!” Amen. If you’re not really on our side in the war on terror, then your sovereignty is going to be subject to violation. And if they don’t like our violating their sovereignty, then they can feel free to declare war against us…. (i’m guessing they don’t like that choice)

definitely some delicate diplomacy going on right now.

larry

May 2nd, 2011
2:18 pm

In one week, our President got the birthers, trump and osama.

He is on a roll.

Next week , Paul Ryan and the rest of the ” get rid of medicare and medicaid and give the wealthy yet another unneeded tax break crowd”.

Musharraf: Bin Laden mission violated Pakistan

Screw Musharraf!!

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
2:19 pm

Barak Obama, you have Gadhafi on the run, embarassed Donald Trump, and have successfully taken out Osama Bin Laden. Where are you going now?………Disney World!!!

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
2:20 pm

“In one week, our President got the birthers, trump and osama.

He is on a roll.”

Now let’s see him cut some spending and create some jobs.

AngryRedMarsWoman

May 2nd, 2011
2:20 pm

“Musharraf: Bin Laden mission violated Pakistan”

He was holed up within spitting distance of their military academy – don’t tell me they didn’t know. They have been playing both sides of this all along – giving us bits of info while still supporting UBL/OBL. Sneaky, lying, untrustworthy – STFU because it appears we can roll into your house under the nose of your guard dogs anytime we want…

godless heathen

May 2nd, 2011
2:21 pm

Sr. WH officials say OBL identity confirmed by DNA testing before President’s announcement last night. So where do you get a DNA test run in just a few hours?

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
2:22 pm

Obama showed that he understands that there are some things for which you don’t worry about world opinion and other for which you should.

AngryRedMarsWoman

May 2nd, 2011
2:23 pm

“So where do you get a DNA test run in just a few hours?”

They actually killed him like a week ago – they just didn’t tell us because they wanted to run the tests to be sure.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:24 pm

godless heathen 2:21 – when you’re the POTUS, you can get almost anything done that you want (other than cutting spending or raising taxes). Ie, anything outside the purview of Congress…..

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:25 pm

“Obama showed that he understands that there are some things for which you don’t worry about world opinion and other for which you should.”

Yeah, maybe Obama is learning the harsh realities of the world and growing into the job as President

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

jm: “I do think the SEAL that got to fire “the Osama shot” is probably the happiest person in America right now.”

I suspect that, during the after-action review, the SEAL team members probably narrowed down the question of who fired the shot/shots to one or maybe two team members. The SEALs themselves probably know who shot OBL, but the rest of us never will.

If it were up to me, I’d give every one of them the Navy Cross or the Medal of Honor.

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Let them run the DNA test on the Maury Povich Show. “Barak Obama, when it comes to the death of OBL, you have the correct body”!

DawgDad

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Nice to see the leftist posters gloat in the accomplishments, the underpinnings of which they do everything possible to prevent or sabotage.

I’m going to give our President a big THANK YOU and job well done on this, based on what I know now. He made the tough decision, he essentially invaded Pakistan, and he got his mission accomplished. His speech last night was right on, all the God and Country stuff right on cue and flawlessly delivered.

Eternal gratitude goes out to our men and women in uniform. Nothing wrong with them acknowledging and reveling in a job and mission well done.

I don’t get the partying in the streets though. I don’t revel in anyone’s death, or in war. 1980 was understandable, we beat the Russians in hockey. This time around we killed a lot of people and most likely the killing isn’t done. This is a deeply satisfying accomplishment, but a very somber one. The victims of bin Laden, past and future, remain in my prayers.

In this we are ALL Americans first and foremost.

Thulsa Doom- Obama as commander in chief?

May 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Has Obama done a good job overall as commander in chief? Even before last night’s success I would say yes. The Libyan response was pretty indecisive and we waffled for a few crucial weeks before committing but otherwise Obama has done pretty well for the following reasons

1- Obama has done well in Afghanistan by doing something down and dirty that Bush never did. He started going after the taliban in Pakistan with drones and missiles. Oddly he gets little or no credit for being more hawkish on the Taliban in Pakistan than Bush. Since an insurgency operating freely from another country has never been defeated I think this aggressive action by Obama has been a wise policy.

2- Iraq- We have our last combat brigades out of there, the Iraqi army is doing well, and the situation seems stabilized. Bush won the war with the decisive surge action but Obama is doing a nice piece of finishing the job.

3- Gitmo and prisoner trials- Obama wisely followed the policies of Bush on everything from Gitmo, prisoner trials, and Iraq and advanced Bush’s Afgh campaign into Pakistan. Overall a very good jo.

While this is Obama’s day of success let’s keep in mind that Bush deserves some accolades as well. It was at Gitmo and with “enhanced interrogation” that the name and nickname of Bin Laden’s trusted courier was learned and the operation last night stems from that vital first bit of information that was gleaned from Gitmo prisoners under Bush.

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

“This is a big f’in deal” Joe Biden

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

Islamic scholars criticize bin Laden’s sea burial
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110502/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_bin_laden_sea_burial

So What!

AngryRedMarsWoman

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

“If it were up to me, I’d give every one of them the Navy Cross or the Medal of Honor.”

And the 72 slutty chicks heretofore mentioned as being much more enjoyable than virgins.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

“also entirely possible that he’s happy and proud, but potentially unemotional about it. SEALs are a different breed.”

Not to mention the fact that he would be a marked man.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
2:29 pm

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:01 pm

SEAL Team Four, Little Creek VA….a great group of guys along with Special Boat Unit 24.

When you’re the baddest boys on the block, it’s easy to be humble…

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:29 pm

But then again, if you are known as “The Dude Who Took Out Bin Laden” who’d be dumb enough to come after you?

godless heathen

May 2nd, 2011
2:30 pm

“godless heathen 2:21 – when you’re the POTUS, you can get almost anything done that you want (other than cutting spending or raising taxes). Ie, anything outside the purview of Congress…..”

I’m just saying, it’s a pretty complex procedure and is going to take a certain amount of time no matter who you are.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:30 pm

DawgDad — “Nice to see the leftist posters gloat in the accomplishments, the underpinnings of which they do everything possible to prevent or sabotage.”

Does that include those of us who are veterans? Especially disabled ones? Because that’d be me.

BMDPD

May 2nd, 2011
2:31 pm

The rumor is true……

Bin Laden does have crabs!

(eating him right now)

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:32 pm

“When you’re the baddest boys on the block, it’s easy to be humble…”

You know it, Normal. They are definitely the baddest boys on the block.

I am glad this phucker was shot in the “grape”; just desserts :-)

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
2:32 pm

Bin Laden does have crabs!

(eating him right now)

ok, I’m stealing that.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:34 pm

“So Effing What!”

Yeah, that would be my reaction to any one from Pakistan complaining about it.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:34 pm

“Does that include those of us who are veterans? Especially disabled ones? Because that’d be me.”

Joe, get that “chip” off your shoulder. It’s okay.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
2:35 pm

Timothy McVeigh, Osama Bin Laden and their ilk are cowards, pure and simple, with no regard for innocent life. I would gladly pee on the graves of both of them, if I could.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:35 pm

Mr. Doom — “While this is Obama’s day of success let’s keep in mind that Bush deserves some accolades as well. It was at Gitmo and with “enhanced interrogation” that the name and nickname of Bin Laden’s trusted courier was learned and the operation last night stems from that vital first bit of information that was gleaned from Gitmo prisoners under Bush.”

As soon as you’re willing to meet us halfway on the ‘recession belongs to Obama now’ rhetoric, I think we’d be willing to meet you halfway on the ‘Bush laid the groundwork to catch OBL’ rhetoric.

Otherwise, if you think that Obama deserves all the blame for the economic situation, then I have no problem giving him all the credit for getting OBL.

Either we can be partisans or Americans. Which would you like?

TaxPayer

May 2nd, 2011
2:36 pm

I think some of the bloggers have their timelines off a wee bit. Obama slapped down Ryan before taking down Trump and bin Laden.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:36 pm

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:37 pm

“Timothy McVeigh, Osama Bin Laden and their ilk are cowards, pure and simple, with no regard for innocent life. I would gladly pee on the graves of both of them, if I could.”-Normal

Pass the Beer!, Normal :-)

Left wing management

May 2nd, 2011
2:37 pm

DawgDad: “I’m going to give our President a big THANK YOU and job well done on this, based on what I know now”

Good on you, DawgDag.

“Nice to see the leftist posters gloat in the accomplishments, the underpinnings of which they do everything possible to prevent or sabotage.”

You’re not entirely off on that point. Some are guilty of this, it’s true. I like to think I’m not one of those, though. But to the extent that it happens, you’re correct to criticize it.

Thulsa, you’re also right that some credit does go to Bush as well.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:37 pm

“Bin Laden does have crabs!”

Or vice versa? :)

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:39 pm

“As soon as you’re willing to meet us halfway on the ‘recession belongs to Obama now’ rhetoric, I think we’d be willing to meet you halfway on the ‘Bush laid the groundwork to catch OBL’ rhetoric.

Otherwise, if you think that Obama deserves all the blame for the economic situation, then I have no problem giving him all the credit for getting OBL.

Either we can be partisans or Americans. Which would you like?”

JOE!! Polite golf clap for that one. Good job.

YEAH DOOM!!

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:39 pm

USMC — “Joe, get that “chip” off your shoulder. It’s okay.”

I don’t appreciate the blanket statements about liberals being anti-military or doing “everything possible to prevent or sabotage” our military accomplishments. And I’m going to call it out — politely — when I see it.

If those of us who are liberals and veterans don’t stand up and identify ourselves, people like DawgDad are going to continue to say crap like that in ignorance. It’s just like I told you earlier — you have to exhibit some patience before they’ll listen to you, and I’m not just talking about hippies.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
2:39 pm

BADA @ 12:51
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That’s just way, way wrong…

DDR

If I were able to allow you to hear some of what I hear at work, you’d leave the wiki alone in a second. Not everything is reported, and not every detail of reported things are reported. Trust me…

could you imagine a trial

of course I could. We’re supposed to be able to have those, still, here in the United States.

And while I understand the necessity of the SEALS terminating with extreme prejudice and all that, I do wish he had been taken alive, just for the sake of proving that we can indeed try a notorious, mass murdering terrorist, that there’s nothing especially difficult about it.

(I wish a lot of things. I wish, for example, that OBL had been surreptitiously videotaped prior to the raid watching gay Israeli porn and scarfing down a Big Mac while joking about the “goat-herding losers” who’d martyred themselves for him…)

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Oh my goodness!!!!

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
2:40 pm

““Bin Laden does have crabs!”

Or vice versa? ”

*cricket* *cricket* – Nice try, Bosch. :)

Dave R.

May 2nd, 2011
2:40 pm

“Mustapha Abdel Jalil, former Libyan Justice Minister, told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Gadhafi gave the personal order for the bombing of the airliner.”

And just WHEN did this happen, carlos? In your mind?

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Sea Hunt 2011

Somewhere in the arabian sea sleeps bin laden, muslims enraged. Excuse me, but what about 3000 innocent people who were many who jumped to thier death, did they have a choice? What about their burials?

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:42 pm

Bosch 2:37 – more like worms,…. depending on the depth of the ocean….

Also, the terrorists would no doubt try to go retrieve their saint. If only they had underwater sonar scanning technology, good computer models, and some high tech equipment. But the ignorant caliphate back-as–wards bast-rds will never find him….

Meanwhile. Air France is retrieving bodies from 20,000 feet down….

:)

Take note, all ye against technological and engineering progress in any form (I’m not talking about social insurance programs)

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:44 pm

Joe@2:39

LIGHTEN UP FRANCES! :-)

(Yes Sir, Sgt Hulka)

DawgDad

May 2nd, 2011
2:45 pm

Joe Mama: Assuming you don’t really understand this, I was referring to the left’s stance on the War in Afghanistan, Gitmo, the military in general, Obama’s statements and votes as a Senator, etc. I honor your service and sacrifices and have no doubt you are a great American.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:46 pm

re USS Carl Vinson (didn’t know this) wow he lived a long time.

The aircraft carrier, named for Democratic Rep. Carl Vinson of Georgia (1883-1981), was first commissioned on March 13, 1982. Vinson served more than 50 years in the House, and during World War II he became known as “the father of the two-ocean navy.”

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 pm

“Somewhere in the arabian sea sleeps bin laden, muslims enraged. Excuse me, but what about 3000 innocent people who were many who jumped to thier death, did they have a choice? What about their burials?”–The Mick

Amen, Mick. A reporter at the White House earlier today asked if an Imam was present for the “at sea” burial for Osama Bin Ladin!
Are you friggin kidding?!?
Was a Catholic Priest present when they destroyed HITLER’s body? Get real People.
The Scumbag MURDERER is DEAD, Nuff said!

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
2:47 pm

more like worms,…. depending on the depth of the ocean….

king crabs like the deep waters. Closer to the equator, the deeper they go.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:48 pm

USMC — “LIGHTEN UP FRANCES!”

Shrug. I find jokes about you funny. Don’t *you* find jokes about you funny?

Some liberals fight back. Deal with it.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
2:49 pm

sfd 2:47 – good point. Well, since he was wrapped in cloth, I’d bet he was something’s dinner relatively quickly. I assume they weighted him down though too…..

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

“Some liberals fight back. Deal with it.”

LOL!!! Joe, what happened to your one cup of coffee a day? Are you really *fightin* back?

Come on *you* are becoming the joke, lighten up, Frances:-)
I am not *fighting* with you.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:53 pm

DawgDad — “Assuming you don’t really understand this, I was referring to the left’s stance on the War in Afghanistan, Gitmo, the military in general”

Okay, I’ll bite. What, exactly, is “the left’s stance” on those things? I left my copy of our Diktat behind during the last Politburo meeting, so maybe you can get me caught back up on those things.

“Obama’s statements and votes as a Senator, etc.”

What’s that got to do with getting OBL?

“I honor your service and sacrifices and have no doubt you are a great American.”

Thank you very much for that. But respectfully, I still find your comments to be unreasoned, unfair and painted with an especially broad brush. There are a lot of liberal veterans, and you do us a disservice, sir, when you say things such as you did earlier.

I love my country as much as any conservative does.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
2:53 pm

“the military in general, Obama’s statements and votes as a Senator”

Like what pray tell?

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
2:55 pm

Getting the shot on bin laden is probably equivalent to hitting a grand slam on a full count, two outs, last at bat in the ninth inning and trailing by three runs.

David Justice, Braves, ‘96 World Series? Am I close?

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
2:56 pm

Wouldn’t it be fitting if they dropped him in the Dead Sea?

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
2:57 pm

USMC — “LOL!!! Joe, what happened to your one cup of coffee a day?”

I didn’t say anything about a cup of coffee. I *did* say something about eating coffee beans, though. Perhaps you have me confused with another poster?

“Are you really *fightin* back?”

Fighting doesn’t always mean violence, Marine. ;)

“Come on *you* are becoming the joke, lighten up, Frances:-)”

I’m light. I’m just going to talk to DawgDad and try to figure out why he thinks some of the things he apparently does. That’s jake with you, right?

“I am not *fighting* with you.”

I wasn’t fighting with *you,* either.

DebbieDoRight

May 2nd, 2011
2:57 pm

SoCo: DDR – If I were able to allow you to hear some of what I hear at work, you’d leave the wiki alone in a second. Not everything is reported, and not every detail of reported things are reported. Trust me…

My husband is even now while we “speak” on the ground in Afghanistan working on things that need a high security clearance. So yeah, I feel ya……..

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
2:59 pm

by the way, most everything I know about king craps I learned from this recent interview:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2011/apr/21/underreported-antarctic-king-crab-invasion/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24{lopate}+%28%24{Leonard+Lopate}%29&utm_content=%24{feed}

…just goes to show there’s always some danged disaster going on somewhere you didn’t know about.

Peadawg

May 2nd, 2011
3:00 pm

“Getting the shot on bin laden is probably equivalent to hitting a grand slam on a full count, two outs, last at bat in the ninth inning and trailing by three runs.”

Or my favorite, “Buck back, third down on the 8, in trouble. Got a block behing him. Gonna throw on the run. Complete to the 25, to the 30. Lindsay Scott, 35, 40! Lindsay Scott, 45, 50, 45, 40. Run, Lindsay! 25, 20, 15, 20, 5! LINDSAY SCOTT! LINDSAY SCOTT! LINDSAY SCOTT!…I can’t believe it. I broke my chair. I came right through a chair. A metal, steel chair with about a five-inch cushion. … Do you know what is gonna happen here tonight and up at St. Simons and Jekyll Island and all those places where all thos Dog people have got these condominiums for four days? Man, is there gonna be some property destroyed tonight.”

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
3:00 pm

“I would gladly pee on the graves of both of them”

I thought that would make a pretty good political ‘toon. Bunch of people around the grave ‘Families of 9-11 Victims” superimposed.

Don’t know who’d run it, though -

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
3:01 pm

It just occurred to me….Too bad Jay can’t use this thread again…he sure has had an easy day today…

stands for decibels

May 2nd, 2011
3:01 pm

craps? oy. c-r-a-b-s…

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
3:02 pm

stands for decibels — “craps? oy. c-r-a-b-s…”

I was gonna ask if you needed some Imodium.

Message from Matti

May 2nd, 2011
3:04 pm

Thulsa Doom- Obama as commander in chief?

May 2nd, 2011
3:06 pm

“As soon as you’re willing to meet us halfway on the ‘recession belongs to Obama now’ rhetoric, I think we’d be willing to meet you halfway on the ‘Bush laid the groundwork to catch OBL’ rhetoric.-Joe Mama

Bosch and Joe Mama,

Well now. I’ve no problem admitting that Obama inherited a bad recession from Bush- nobody denies this. He also inherited 2 wars that do figure into today’s deficits so I’ll cut Obama some slack there. Tarp was started by Bush and finished by Obama so we can partly blame tarp on Bush as well. I’ve no problem acknowledging and admitting any of those things. But that is where it ends.

You cannot spend 4 years complaining about the previous president and blaming the costs of the porkuluss bill on Bush or blaming continuing large deficits on Bush with the exception of the costs of the 2 wars.

My issue with Obama is that his economic policies such as the porkulus, the anti-business climate that permeates his administration, his mounting deficits over and above the cost of the 2 Bush wars, and his boondoggle of a health insurance bill greatly exacerbated and deepened the recession he inherited from Bush.

Look at the previous recessions and the turnaround times for improvement. Reagan inherited near 18 percent interest rates and stagflation from Carter. Does Carter get credit for Reagans’s success thereafter. Um. No. Clinton inherited a very modest recession from Bush 1. Does Bush get half credit for the economic boom that actually started in his last qtr or 2 in office but from which Clinton chiefly benefitted? Um. No. Bush 2 inherited the dot.com bust and a recession from Clinton but then began turning things around and before the recession of 2007 obliterated all his gains he had added something like 3 1/2 million jobs. But when things turned around and the economy was growing in Bush’s middle years did Clinton get credit for that growth? Um. No.

When a new president comes into office his policies generally take a 6-12 month lag time for those policies to be felt in the economy and for businesses to make forecasting decisions based upon projected growth, tax policies, etc.

So while Obama has to wrestle with some vestiges or drag from the Bush era- notably the 2 wars, the accountability of the economy and its progress going forward should rest mostly with Obama. And 2 1/2 years in I see little or no progress as the jobless claims last week and as the inflation numbers are starting to show.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:06 pm

Getting the shot on bin laden

From what I’ve gathered, it was shot(s). Read a story on yahoo that said it was a double-tap to the left side of the dome. During a briefing that was just held, I think they said that OBL was the one who used the woman as a human shield. That would lead me to believe that it was 100% pure, unfiltered, unadulterated CQB. To hell with being like Mike, I wanna be like SEAL Team Six!!!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:07 pm

DDR

I’ll add him to my prayer list. He’s definitely walking on hot sand then….

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:08 pm

Looks like the CIA picked up Bin Laden trail during intense interrogatio nin camps that Obama subsequently closed. So we can thank Bush for this, NOT Obama…

By ADAM GOLDMAN

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

.Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden’s most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information Mohammed’s successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

The news is sure to reignite debate over whether the now-closed interrogation and detention program was successful. Former president George W. Bush authorized the CIA to use the harshest interrogation tactics in U.S. history. President Barack Obama closed the prison system.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:10 pm

So. in summation, to all the libbies…

Too bad, so sad. The good guys won IN SPITE OF Obama…

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
3:11 pm

Doom,

Were any of those recession anywhere NEAR the level of the one inherited by Obama? Um. no.

“the anti-business climate that permeates his administration”

See, it’s easy to say that, but less easy to give specifics. Which I doubt you could.

” and his boondoggle of a health insurance bill greatly exacerbated and deepened the recession he inherited from Bush. ”

Funny thing is that bill hasn’t been fully implemented, so how do you analyze the costs there three years prior that? Can I borrow your crystal ball?

But kudos to you for what you did write about Obama and CIC — did that hurt?

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
3:12 pm

Mr. Doom — “My issue with Obama is that his economic policies such as the porkulus, the anti-business climate that permeates his administration, his mounting deficits over and above the cost of the 2 Bush wars, and his boondoggle of a health insurance bill greatly exacerbated and deepened the recession he inherited from Bush.”

Got it. You’d prefer to remain partisan. Not a problem.

BTW, I think that serious people who have serious points and arguments to advance simply don’t use cutesy terms like “porkulus.” Things like that only serve to convince me that you’re talking from a position of partisanship, not statesmanship.

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:12 pm

Let’s take this opportunity to give those weary of the fight a chance to lay down their arms and return home. The handwriting is on the wall. And why not give those being held at Gitmo on flimsy evidence a chance to do the same if they’ll sign an agreement to cease and desist?

Burial at sea? What were they thinking? Why give the skeptics ammunition? The body should have been turned over to the family. Murderous psychopath that he was, he was still someone’s son and someone’s father.

Now, let’s get on with the orderly dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Agency. We simply can’t afford such inefficient bureauracies and intrusions into our personal lives.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:12 pm

Damn, another partisan. When do we become Americans?

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:14 pm

“And why not give those being held at Gitmo on flimsy evidence a chance to do the same if they’ll sign an agreement to cease and desist?”

Please review my post @ 3:08 and get back to us…

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
3:15 pm

“Nice to see the leftist posters gloat in the accomplishments, the underpinnings of which they do everything possible to prevent or sabotage.” –DawgDad

I think you brought up a great point. NO NOT YOU, JOE mama.
But there are many on the Left who are accurately described by dawdad’s quote.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:15 pm

SoCo – SEAL Team 6. Maybe they can debrief the Gang of 6 on what it takes to get the job done.

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
3:16 pm

“The good guys won IN SPITE OF Obama…”

It appears we have reached the wishful thinking (?) stage

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:16 pm

i wonder what the 3 issues are that the Go6 is hung up on…..

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:17 pm

prayin

“It is the last opportunity,” said retired Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H). “It is really the only opportunity in this cycle.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/54067.html#ixzz1LDy5ISIa

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:17 pm

jm

I say we let the people who planned this operation go to DC and work on the budget. It’s obvious who can get the job done and who can’t.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:18 pm

“It appears we have reached the wishful thinking (?) stage”

No, it appears you haven’t read my post @ 3:08, which is a cut-and-paste from the Associated Press. The information on the two couriers who led us to Bin Laden was gleaned in prison camps set up by Bush, and subsequently closed by Obama.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:19 pm

Doggone,

Conservative don’t do wishful thinking. We just think. You should try it.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
3:20 pm

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:10 pm
So. in summation, to all the libbies…

Too bad, so sad. The good guys won IN SPITE OF Obama…
————————————————————-

If that’s what makes you sleep better….

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
3:21 pm

“No, it appears you haven’t read my post @ 3:08, which is a cut-and-paste from the Associated Press”

Actually…it wasn’t neccessary for me to read it AGAIN

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
3:22 pm

“So we can thank Bush for this, NOT Obama…”

More wisdom from Frank Burns.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
3:23 pm

USMC — “I think you brought up a great point. NO NOT YOU, JOE mama.
But there are many on the Left who are accurately described by dawdad’s quote.”

IMO, there are crazed, poop-flinging howler monkeys on both sides, and both species of crazed, poop-flinging howler monkeys should be talked down from their trees. I think it’s a shame that you’re apparently only able to identify one of the species. It looks like blanket condemnations of ‘the left’ are okay with you, but blanket condemnations of ‘the military’ get you all exercised. Frankly, I think that blanket condemnations in general are a sign of intellectual laziness; they permit the condemner to make an argument without doing any actual thinking.

Frankly, I don’t think there are “many” such as DawgDad described, but I do think you’d like to believe there are.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:23 pm

“If that’s what makes you sleep better….”

No, that’s just a impassionate analysis of the facts. Obama’s policies have restricted our intelligence capabilites (interesting double entendre, no?) but we were able to overcome it.

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

The GOP presidential field just got thinner.

How did we get FY2009 budget deficit:

http://epi.3cdn.net/0974dad8645a9d3216_5tm6bnxqd.pdf

Obama’s stimulus still not completely spent:

http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

“Conservative don’t do wishful thinking”

It wasn’t the “wishful” that I put the question mark beside.

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

harry

You are in denial, so if bush had the info from the torture, why didn’t he get bin laden? Give this president the credit for finishing the job…

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

Can we ship Major Nidal Malik Hasan, Fort Hood Murdering Terrorist, out to the USS Carl Vinson to be fitted for his Lead Boots for an evening dip in the Ocean with his “hero” Osama Bin Ladin?

Don't Forget

May 2nd, 2011
3:24 pm

Yeah Harry we need to give credit where it is due. This day could never have happened if Bush hadn’t blown it at Tora Bora.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:25 pm

Look everybody, AmVet is online! Guess they have Wi-Fi now at Swingin’ Richards…

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:25 pm

You can’t argue with success! Eat your heart out..

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:26 pm

“So we can thank Bush for this, NOT Obama…”

Actually, neither one of them are responsible for this. The people really responsible for this is all those “parasites” that people love to disparage on this website. By “parasites”, I mean government employees. From the obvious military presence Navy SEALS, to the CIA, add in the intel analysts NSA, and you have the recipe for a good bowl of government alphabet soup. If you really want to praise those responsible, thank the “parasitic” class who’s sucking all the money from taxpayers. Bush and Obama are only needed as consignees on the plans after they’re made.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:26 pm

“You are in denial, so if bush had the info from the torture, why didn’t he get bin laden? Give this president the credit for finishing the job…”

Why did it take so long? Read the stories. I do give Obama credit for stepping off the golf course long enough to say “Yes” into the phone.

College football in the state of Georgia

May 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

Peadawg,

That’s pretty sad when your football is so bad that you have to live in the past on a season 31 years ago.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

“Yeah Harry we need to give credit where it is due. This day could never have happened if Bush hadn’t blown it at Tora Bora.”

Well, technically, it could never have happened had Bill Clinton not turned down the chance to have Bin Laden handed over lock. stock, and barrel…

Mick

May 2nd, 2011
3:27 pm

harry

You really are nobody, a real nowhere man…

BADA BING

May 2nd, 2011
3:28 pm

Damn that obama. He has solved the Birth Certificate thing, then he shuts up Trump, now he has done gone and got OBL. I suppose next week the economy is going to improve and unemployment will drop. Then what we talk about on this blog?

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:28 pm

i need caffeine. i was about to zonk out at 11 when I mistakenly flipped to the news. :)

good news it was. but man I lost another couple of hours of sleep. boy it was worth it though…. :)

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:29 pm

“Actually, neither one of them are responsible for this. The people really responsible for this is all those “parasites” that people love to disparage on this website. By “parasites”, I mean government employees. From the obvious military presence Navy SEALS, to the CIA, add in the intel analysts NSA, and you have the recipe for a good bowl of government alphabet soup. If you really want to praise those responsible, thank the “parasitic” class who’s sucking all the money from taxpayers. Bush and Obama are only needed as consignees on the plans after they’re made.”

And ONCE AGAIN, a liberal takes a big deadly swing at a poor defenseless straw man…

I never have heard any conservative lump our military or intelligence community in with the government bureauocracy class, but whatever…

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:30 pm

LWM: so the death of Obama could be confirmed

OOPS! :D Actually it really sucks that the names are THAT close to each other on the keyboard.

getalife: In one week, our President got the birthers, trump and osama.

He is on a roll.

Probability Statistics, as well as historical statistics on this president and when he is on a roll, point to an EXTREME downturn very soon. Unfortunately. I would like him to stay on top of things as well but whether it be man made backlash or Acts of God like hurricanes or tornados, we’re in for some sh*t. Divine Murphy says so.

AngryRedMarsWoman: They actually killed him like a week ago – they just didn’t tell us because they wanted to run the tests to be sure.

No. Not sure if it was mentioned yet but the reason DNA tests take so long is because of being sent to labs and put in a queue. I am sure an exception was made for this one. Oh yeah, and you can bet they wouldn’t be working on a SUnday night otherwise.

USMC: Yeah, maybe Obama is learning the harsh realities of the world and growing into the job as President

Indeed. Not just maybe, definitely. And that’s a good thing.

Thulsa: While this is Obama’s day of success let’s keep in mind that Bush deserves some accolades as well.

Unless we are talking about something different that is related to blame (economy, tax cuts, etc). Then it’s all Obama’s fault. Right?

“As soon as you’re willing to meet us halfway on the ‘recession belongs to Obama now’ rhetoric, I think we’d be willing to meet you halfway on the ‘Bush laid the groundwork to catch OBL’ rhetoric.-Joe Mama

EXACTLY

Thulsa: I’ve no problem admitting that Obama inherited a bad recession from Bush- nobody denies this

Actually, plenty of people deny that.

BOTTOM LINE: Bush started it, Obama finished it. And Trump, YOU’RE FIRED!

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:30 pm

Bada – if the economy improves, Obama will probably be a shoe-in. Nov 2012’s a long ways away.

However, should that come to pass, I’m sure we’ll find something to argue about, don’t worry. Probably his high end suits.

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
3:31 pm

Hi SoCom 3:12

First post, too?

Isn’t it nice to know there are some things in this world you can absolutely count on?

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:31 pm

this week? guessing not. probably next week….


It’s been a tough few weeks inside the closed-door talks involving an unlikely alliance of three Democrats and three Republicans, as the buzzer indicates. As soon as this week, the group—including Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) on the left and Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) on the right—could release a sweeping blueprint aimed at cutting the country’s deficit. That move is likely to ratchet up pressure on President Barack Obama and Congress to do the same.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:31 pm

jm

I was already out, as I was preparing for that 3am alarm. I got a phone call that told me I needed to wake up and catch the news. I kinda thought I was still dreaming at first, but once I sat up in bed, I was speechless. Making a pot of coffee now. :)

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

“had Bill Clinton not turned down the chance to have Bin Laden handed over lock. stock, and barrel”

Eventually…it’s just SAD when the only argument you have is based on a lie. Why do people keep forgetting that when Bin Laden was offered to Clinton, he had NOT ATTACKED us. Or are there really people out there who think Clinton was clarivoyent and chose to ignore what he “knew” of the future?

AmVet

May 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

Poor Frank, a real bad day for con chickenhawks and faketriots…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npqzBtJ2Gco

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:33 pm

:) firsties on page 23….. this could be the longest run for Jay yet.

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
3:33 pm

“I never have heard any conservative lump our military or intelligence community in with the government bureauocracy class, but whatever…”–Harry

No Harry, JAY does it all of the time… Oh wait… you said “conservative” group. I stand corrected. :-)

Carry on!

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:33 pm

So the slacker had his sleeves rolled up behind the scenes. Good for him. Now let’s get on with dealing with the debt ceiling and deficit. Should be an interesting dinner at the WH tonight. Hope everyone is brownbagging it!

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:34 pm

AmVet…did you ever figure out what college you got your degfree from? Real bad day for fauxtellectuals…

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

never have heard any conservative lump our military or intelligence community in with the government bureauocracy class, but whatever…

But are they not government workers? When you disparage one, you disparage them all. Regardless to what “conservative” logic may dictate.

Paul

Damn near as predictable as ‘Ol Faithful. :)

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Prez. O is having, “THE BEST WEEK EVER”..lol

TnGelding

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Come on folks. Let’s all rejoice that justice has been done. Stop being partisan and petty.

Thulsa Doom

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Joe Mama,

On the issue of using the term porkulus rather than stimulus you’re damn right I intended to use a partisan term. I am absolutely a partisan on that particular issue because in my view that was a trillion dollars of just pure waste- a boondoggle. Can you honestly say with a straight face that that money was wisely invested and not wasted? Look around you. Do you really see a trillion dollars worth of improvement such as completed new infrastructure projects, new green jobs, completed shovel ready projects, etc. Seriously? After a trillion dollars was spent can anyone really look around and see anything tangible that the money was spent on? I can’t.

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Doggone@3:32, excellent point.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Wasn’t it pointed out that the Family Bush and the family Bin Laden have had a long business relationship?

USMC

May 2nd, 2011
3:35 pm

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
3:36 pm

Harry

““If that’s what makes you sleep better….”

No, that’s just a impassionate analysis of the facts. Obama’s policies have restricted our intelligence capabilites (interesting double entendre, no?) but we were able to overcome it.”

and your first post: “during intense interrogatio nin camps that Obama subsequently closed.”

Closing the camps in eastern Europe was irrelevant. It’s the location, not the methods.

Your second post seemed to reference the methods. Pres Obama stopped those methods my means of an Executive Order, not thru legislation. So, he can have them started again, simply by signing another Executive Order. He also left the door open for a successor to do the same, without going thru the laborious process of convincing Congress to modify a law.

All in all, seems like a smart working of the system.

Normal

May 2nd, 2011
3:37 pm

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:33 pm
firsties on page 23….. this could be the longest run for Jay yet.

Jay’s longest was the “Trout Thread”… :D

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:38 pm

Harry: Do you want to see his college transcripts and long form birth certificate too? How about proof he is a vet? Live birth video? No? Then stuff it.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:38 pm

“Why do people keep forgetting that when Bin Laden was offered to Clinton, he had NOT ATTACKED us.”

Doggone…

(chuckle)

Unfortunately for you, there are truth police on this blog. from the LA Times, in 2001…

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize

Sudan offered up the terrorist and data on his network. The then-president and his advisors didn’t respond.

By MANSOOR IJAZ
President Clinton and his national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year.

I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities.

From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National Security Advisor Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger and Sudan’s president and intelligence chief. President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, who wanted terrorism sanctions against Sudan lifted, offered the arrest and extradition of Bin Laden and detailed intelligence data about the global networks constructed by Egypt’s Islamic Jihad, Iran’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas.

Among those in the networks were the two hijackers who piloted commercial airliners into the World Trade Center.

The silence of the Clinton administration in responding to these offers was deafening.

As an American Muslim and a political supporter of Clinton, I feel now, as I argued with Clinton and Berger then, that their counter-terrorism policies fueled the rise of Bin Laden from an ordinary man to a Hydra-like monster.

Realizing the growing problem with Bin Laden, Bashir sent key intelligence officials to the U.S. in February 1996.

The Sudanese offered to arrest Bin Laden and extradite him to Saudi Arabia or, barring that, to “baby-sit” him–monitoring all his activities and associates.

But Saudi officials didn’t want their home-grown terrorist back where he might plot to overthrow them.

In May 1996, the Sudanese capitulated to U.S. pressure and asked Bin Laden to leave, despite their feeling that he could be monitored better in Sudan than elsewhere.

Bin Laden left for Afghanistan, taking with him Ayman Zawahiri, considered by the U.S. to be the chief planner of the Sept. 11 attacks; Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, who traveled frequently to Germany to obtain electronic equipment for Al Qaeda; Wadih El-Hage, Bin Laden’s personal secretary and roving emissary, now serving a life sentence in the U.S. for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya; and Fazul Abdullah Mohammed and Saif Adel, also accused of carrying out the embassy attacks.

Some of these men are now among the FBI’s 22 most-wanted terrorists.

The two men who allegedly piloted the planes into the twin towers, Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi, prayed in the same Hamburg mosque as did Salim and Mamoun Darkazanli, a Syrian trader who managed Salim’s bank accounts and whose assets are frozen.

Important data on each had been compiled by the Sudanese.

But U.S. authorities repeatedly turned the data away, first in February 1996; then again that August, when at my suggestion Sudan’s religious ideologue, Hassan Turabi, wrote directly to Clinton; then again in April 1997, when I persuaded Bashir to invite the FBI to come to Sudan and view the data; and finally in February 1998, when Sudan’s intelligence chief, Gutbi al-Mahdi, wrote directly to the FBI.

Gutbi had shown me some of Sudan’s data during a three-hour meeting in Khartoum in October 1996. When I returned to Washington, I told Berger and his specialist for East Africa, Susan Rice, about the data available. They said they’d get back to me. They never did. Neither did they respond when Bashir made the offer directly. I believe they never had any intention to engage Muslim countries–ally or not. Radical Islam, for the administration, was a convenient national security threat.

And that was not the end of it. In July 2000–three months before the deadly attack on the destroyer Cole in Yemen–I brought the White House another plausible offer to deal with Bin Laden, by then known to be involved in the embassy bombings. A senior counter-terrorism official from one of the United States’ closest Arab allies–an ally whose name I am not free to divulge–approached me with the proposal after telling me he was fed up with the antics and arrogance of U.S. counter-terrorism officials.

The offer, which would have brought Bin Laden to the Arab country as the first step of an extradition process that would eventually deliver him to the U.S., required only that Clinton make a state visit there to personally request Bin Laden’s extradition. But senior Clinton officials sabotaged the offer, letting it get caught up in internal politics within the ruling family–Clintonian diplomacy at its best.

Clinton’s failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger’s assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history.

*

Mansoor Ijaz, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is chairman of a New York-based investment company.

jm

May 2nd, 2011
3:39 pm

Normal 3:37 – gone fishin, I assume?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:39 pm

Doggone

Not to mention that Clinton would not have even been offered OBL had Carter’s & Reagan’s CIA group not help arm him and his boys in their fight against Russia.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:40 pm

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:38 pm

“Harry: Do you want to see his college transcripts and long form birth certificate too? How about proof he is a vet? Live birth video? No? Then stuff it.”

Hey Adam…children aren’t supposed to speak unless spoken to.

Bosch

May 2nd, 2011
3:40 pm

Doom,

Recovery.org is your friend. That’s where you can find how the money was spent — including the one third of the money that was TAX CUTS and helped plug state budgets. If you are going to insist that the “trillion” was spent on tangible things, you are just being dishonest. On purpose.

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

Harry: Then why are you still talking? And what do you have against children? Are you a baby killer?

Paul

May 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

Harry

“I never have heard any conservative lump our military or intelligence community in with the government bureauocracy class, but whatever…”

It appears you are attempting to make the point the military (Department of Defense?) and intelligence community (CIA, NSA, etc etc on thru many more organizations) are not part of the government bureaucratic structure?

Care to explain? If they are not bureaucracies, what are they?

And please…. please….. please…. don’t answer with ‘define bureaucracy.”

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

May 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

Jay’s longest was the “Trout Thread”…

That thread made it to post #2404 before it was shut down by the T-1000 Blog Terminator. :)

Doggone/GA

May 2nd, 2011
3:42 pm

“Not to mention that Clinton would not have even been offered OBL had Carter’s & Reagan’s CIA group not help arm him and his boys in their fight against Russia”

There is that. In a roundabout way it’s one of the many, many reasons I was against the war in Iraq. We are engaged in what MIGHT BE, essentially, arming and training future enemies. Far, FAR better to have left them alone. Same with Afghanistan. I’ve said it before and I will always say it…we should have gone in, got Bin Laden and gotten out. There too…NOW…we may be engaged in arming and training future enemies.

Joe Mama

May 2nd, 2011
3:42 pm

Mr. Doom — “On the issue of using the term porkulus rather than stimulus you’re damn right I intended to use a partisan term. I am absolutely a partisan on that particular issue because in my view that was a trillion dollars of just pure waste- a boondoggle.”

Yeah, look, I said we could probably meet you halfway on one thing if you could meet us halfway on a different thing. What I got back from you was a partisan earful. No thanks.

“Can you honestly say with a straight face that that money was wisely invested and not wasted? Look around you. Do you really see a trillion dollars worth of improvement such as completed new infrastructure projects, new green jobs, completed shovel ready projects, etc. Seriously? After a trillion dollars was spent can anyone really look around and see anything tangible that the money was spent on? I can’t.”

Mr. Doom, if you’d like to change your tune and try to be a moderate and a statesman as opposed to a partisan and an ideologue, let me know as I’ll be around for a while this afternoon. Otherwise, I don’t care to be drawn into your goalpost-moving argument.

Have a nice day, Mr. Doom.

josef nix

May 2nd, 2011
3:43 pm

JAY

“Personally, I think this ought to be viewed as an American success, not a political success. Let’s join in this moment together, as Americans, as we did almost a decade ago when the terror attacks occurred.”

Personally, I agree….

Joe Cool~President Obama Tells Birthers,"Thanks For Playing BI+CHES" & "Guess Who Got Osama"

May 2nd, 2011
3:43 pm

THE SKY MUST BE FALLING:
Rush Limbaugh said President Obama deserved “congratulation” for the death of Osama bin Laden.

“We need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama,” he said on his Monday show. “President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out.”

The effectiveness, he said, came from President Obama’s decision to send a Special Forces team to kill bin Laden–something he said, citing news reports, that none of the president’s military advisers had thought of doing.

“Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the earth…but President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death…it was President Obama single-handedly and alone who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama bin Laden,” he said, adding, “thank God for President Obama.”

Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:43 pm

Doggone: The Founding Fathers started the first U.S. war. Surely then, they are to blame for every military action since then.

Thulsa Doom

May 2nd, 2011
3:45 pm

Southern Comfort,

I don’t think most people think that just because someone works for the federal govt that they are a “parasite” just because they work for the federal govt. I have a brother who is a light colonel in the army, a brother who works for the state of AL, a mother who retired from the state, and a dad who retired from the military and then started his own business. All of them as well as the people I know in the military, FBI, etc. are all hard workers.

I know in the military and the FBI people I’ve known they work a helluva lot harder than a 40 hour week in their salaried jobs. Even the post office and the state tag and DMV offices I watch the employees and from what I see they actually work despite the fact that people just love to hate the DMV. I’ve seen just as much if not more screwing around in the private sector.

The thing that people lament I think is that just by virtue of the laws of organizational behavior state govts are bureaucracies and bureaucracies have a natural tendency to grow for several reasons- too much to get into here.

Big govt creep is really what people like me fear- not the actual work ethic of the people that work for a particular agency. And if govt gets too big you have an entrenched interest of voters who will vote to keep it big no matter whether their jobs are actually still needed or not.

Harry Callahan

May 2nd, 2011
3:45 pm

“Adam

May 2nd, 2011
3:41 pm

“Harry: Then why are you still talking? And what do you have against children? Are you a baby killer?”

Adam&#