Monday, May 2, 2011


“President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb as they always do. They wanted to drop missiles and drop bombs and a number of totally destructive techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the Special Forces. No one else thought of that. President Obama. Not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6 or any Special Forces.”

Okay, yeah, he mentions Bush a few times, and more than once says "Obama" instead of "Osama." (Not as badly as this Fox Station, though.) He implies (there will be more who say the same) that it was because of Gitmo (and, by inference, torture) that we got the intel, instead of acknowledging that capture and interrogation could have taken place anywhere. But his singular praise of Obama -- "thank God for Obama," he said -- is unexpected and praiseworthy.

[Or not: some say he's being sarcastic. I didn't think so, although, at least as of this writing, it struck me that I hadn't seen his description of Obama's role anywhere else. Is he feinting with damn praise?]

[Update: Okay, yeah, he's the asshole he always was. Sorry. For a moment there I guess I attributed, at long last, ability, in the face of an unarguably positive achievement, to go beyond hackery. What was I thinking?]


Anonymous said...

Pure grandstanding sarcasm. "Only Osama, er, Obama alone could think to send in Special Forces. Only man in the room, Blah Blah Blah. Give me a high five for listening through all 8 minutes of that video bs.


Sid Schwab said...

Okay, you got it.

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