In 2001, when the Military had identified the al Queda leader in Tora Bora and waiting for a go ahead. They couldn't get permission from the Republican administration to move to take him out. Was this one of the many misjudgments of the then members of this hawkish Executive team ? Or maybe, it was intentional ?
On msnbc"s the Last Word with Lawrence O"Donnell he ran a tape recently, that was from a March 13th 2002 with George W. Bush at a White House press conference. George in a grammar schoolish like defensive tone was saying in general that he wasn't thinking about Osama bin Laden, wasn't concerned were he was, that his effectiveness was marginalized and didn't care about getting him. Also that bin Laden was probably hiding in a cave somewhere, on the run. Not in a Command and control structure and didn't pose a real threat anymore. But now we know that Osama was in Command of his group and communicating through couriers.
Ironically, there was a man found in a cave and not in a position of command and control anymore. His name was Suddam Hussein...
In 2003, Intelligence was coming out that Iraq had possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction. Which now is commonly known as Not to be true. There must have been some waning support and sufficient opposition to hesitate to directly proceed to attack this Muslim country, at this point in time. Suddenly, splashed all over the news media, reports that Hussein had purchased yellow cake from Nigeria which is a necessary ingredient to successfully construct a Nuclear Bomb. This turn out to be a completely fabricated story by the Bush and co. pro war staffers.
Even though there was other intelligence that the Iraqi dictator had No know ties to Osama, al Queda or even the Taliban. Seemingly not giving serious consideration to this conflicting information. VP Cheney had cause to: ' scare the hell out the country '. By saying: this was a "slam dunk" that Saddam had WMD. And that Iraq was a Emanate Threat to neighboring countries and ultimately to the United States.
The GOP White House, now confident that they had produce enough justification and stimulated sufficient public support to start a war in a country, that didn't have any link at all, to the terrorists responsible for the 911 attacks in the USA.
It has been widely reported, that in 2005, that W. had directed the CIA to stop searching for Osama bin Laden. And this makes perfect sense. Because they had captured their SUBSTITUTE terrorist LEADER: Saddam Hussein. Also, Richard Cheney must have considered this a successful engagement when his former company Halliburton was receiving countless Billions of Dollars of taxpayers money to erect an oil infrastructure and performing many other very profitable services. With the public completely unaware, their actual goal was obtained and this must have been what they were reflecting to on the sign hanging behind Bush which read: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ... Fortunately this 'Snow Job' is quickly melting as a continual stream of facts are coming to light..
Even with the approval of co/leaders Bush & Cheney, for the internationally illegal torture techniques, most notably Waterboarding. Whether it produced any vital intelligence, yet they had no intention of catching him and actually discontinued efforts to look for Osama bin Laden, then how on earth does the Bush administration deserve any recognition. The only chance they had of discovering the terrorist leader, was if our US security agencies inadvertently spotted him strolling around somewhere in Pakistan. But this would be virtually impossible because bin Laden was never known to leave his secured compound in Abbottabad. This is why the Credit their Administration truly deserve is ZERO...
With the Republicans occupying the White House and controlling all of Congress. They must have became to comfortable with their politically strong position. It seems that the GOP, who stress a strong work ethic had become considerably lazy. Having a false sense of being secure that their ' bill of goods 'would win over and Historians would eventually look more favorably on their controversial participation in the past events when a final draft was recorded.
There seems to be a clear contradiction from the self proclaimed Tough on Terror political group, who were dominated by semi-conservative affiliates at the time. With a Strong possibility of failure in a attempt to finding and/or eliminating the number 1 wanted man in the world. The politicians, who are many times refereed to as: The Party of NO. No legislation, No compromise etc. and now there should be added a new label, The party with No Guts...
Unless, their attacking the working classes, the sick, the poor and elderly's quality of life. Who's only real weapon of defense is a vote every so many years. Then the Republicans become brave soldiers fighting in another unjust battle.
President Obama, who in reality gave the order to go and get the most famous terrorist in the world which led to a successful conclusion. Then Soon after visited Ground Zero, the Navy Seals and attended similar related events. Which should have been considered a normal function of his job. But members of the FOX NEWS media outlets were complaining that Barrack was spiking the football. Accusing him of over celebrating and Grandstanding.
" Let's just say W. Bush had gotten bin Laden". Could you just imagine Glenn Beck,with his distorted interpretation of what the Bible is really trying to say. Announcing: Christian George Bush has destroyed the Islamic Beast, Osama bin Laden. Then predicting: This is absolute proof that the Tribulation time period which was written in the Book of Revelation, has started ...
Going back to 90's when Newt Gingrich was speaker of the House, wanted the evil federal government, to purchase Ronald Reagan's house in California with tax revenues. Funny thing was Reagan's home was on the top of a pedestal of land and you couldn't just drive up to it. You had to take a Helicopter. And as many of the believers in the policies of the past President, they considered him to be of a Godly status. After buying the residence, Newt wanted to make into a National Monument. This fatally flawed proposal never became law.
Knowing this, with the erupting fanfare of Religious Right. That Bush, one their own, has removed greatest terrorist the world. Truly he is the reincarnated savior of the Rich. This could serve as proof, to them, that it actually is the Wealthy who are the chosen people. Demanding that a statue be erected in George's likeness in Washington DC. This could mark the beginning of the thousand year reign, under a iron rod, subject to the strict laws Republicanism.
Many will remember, If you weren't a supporter of the War in Iraq the conservatives were saying you were not a Patriot, some kind of traitor. That all Americans must support the sitting President in time of war.
Shortly before the Unbelievable Accomplishment of May 1st 2011. Barrack Obama released his long form birth certificate hoping to satisfy the growing number of doubters that he was actually born the United States. This is a requirement to legally hold the office of the President.
For the sake of argument, what if Mr. Obama wasn't born in Hawaii or any other state in the USA. Let's go deeper into the quality of this man. When President Obama first enter office he directed the CIA to make it their top priority to find Osama bin Laden. After a couple of years of intense investigation they were finally getting a lock on the terrorists' location.
On Saturday the day before the historic event the President was thumping Donald Trump, who had the highest media coverage of all the birther's With his normal cool, calm, intelligent demeanor, Obama was jokingly minimizing the importance of the decisions Donald had to make on his TV show. Barrack also said, he had more important things to think about. Little did anybody know what monumental event was in the back of his mind when he was saying this.
The next day, Sunday the President, with enormous courage, decided what military procedure the Navy Seals were to follow. Then gave the green light for the helicopters to leave Afghanistan to accomplish there military objective. Knowing that Failure could be political suicide...
The conservatives continually Talk the Talk..Preach themselves to be the party that's strong on Defense. Justifying Massive spending because their fighting the War on Terror. They also have Sarah Palin speaking : Lock and Load and insists that she is a true Patriot. When Barrack Obama did what GOP leaders were afraid to pursue. They had to claim it was because they originally extracted the nickname of a al Queda courier by torturing a terrorist detainee and Bush should get some the Credit. Then Dick's delusional statements , that the intelligence collecting structure put in place by them, produced a treasure trove of valuable information.' Just check the CIA archives. So they should get as much as all the Credit. All talk...No Truth.
Walk the Walk... When the infamous terrorist was surrounded in Tora Bora.. No Walk. When every source of information, known by the GOP White House, that was coming out placing Osama in Afghanistan or Pakistan. We had ' A Walk ' But to the wrong place which was of course, Iraq..
We still have people that don't believe the President was born into citizenship of this country. Even if he wasn't, we now know one thing for sure... Because he had the "Gonads " to go after the man who posed the most dangerous threats to our National Security. He has proven, not by his words but by his actions that he is a genuine Patriot of the United States of America.... and After 8 Years of incompetence. We all should Thank God, that we are finally blessed with a honest, smart and very capable Commander in Chief.....