Why does President Obama take so much credit for killing bin Laden?

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Bin Laden, Obama, War on terror | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Why does President Obama take so much credit for killing bin Laden?”

  1. TeaPartyDem said at 9:20 pm on May 3rd, 2012:

    Answer: The fragile and weak among us must take credit from others because they cannot achieve on their own.
    I love how Obama takes credit for positive things where he has questionable/negligible involvement but denies any asociation with the waterfall of failures where he and his administration are directly responsible.
    My new attack Democratic line is this; if you remove deceit and distortion from the Dem message, they have absolutely nothing to say.

  2. Excellent! said at 11:08 pm on May 3rd, 2012:

    best commentary in a long time and so true..

  3. Bob English said at 11:19 pm on May 3rd, 2012:

    Tea Party Dem…you have is backwards. Some people only want to hang the bad around his neck and give him not one bit of credit for the good accomplishments of the Obama administration. Clearly foreign policy is going to be a positive for the President and the old Republican line about the Dems being soft on terrorism is finished as far as the 2012 election goes.

    By the way, when and how is Obama taking too much credit for this??? The beginning of the video is clearly distorting what he actually said since it only takes snipets of sentences.

    The link is to an unedited (and not a misleading distorted video) video of when the President announced when Bin Laden had been killed. He takes no credit himself and gives credit to the troops and others that took part in the opperation.


    What would the R’s be saying if Obama said what “W” said about Bin Laden in 2002 (“I dont know where he is and I dont care”) or if he said what Romney said in 2008 about not launching an unannounced opperation in Pakistan to get Bin Laden????

  4. Sancho Panza said at 7:41 am on May 4th, 2012:

    @”The link is to an unedited (and not a misleading distorted video) video of when the President announced when Bin Laden had been killed. He takes no credit himself and gives credit to the troops and others that took part in the opperation.”
    The original announcement was fine, and it is not in the “Spike” ad. But the damning clips are from post-operation statements, and they make incontrovertibly clear just how egotistical and politicized Obama has made the operation.

  5. Bob English said at 8:37 am on May 4th, 2012:

    How about someone posts an UNEDITED interview or speech where they think the President is taking too much credit. It can’t be an obvious distortion of what he said with 2 or 3 word clip or one sentence that does not include his full remarks were he is praising others that took part.

    Note that if the opperation did not work, I am sure the President would be getting the full blame.

  6. It Doesn't Matter said at 8:51 am on May 4th, 2012:

    If Karl Rove thinks Obama is going to beat Romney, we is screwed…


    OH WAIT…wasn’t Rove (Jeb & GW Bush Team, Establishment et al) pushing Romney as the ONLY one that can beat Obama?

    It all goes back to that stinking rotten feeling lurking around that the GOP Establishment NEVER believed Obama can be beaten; that this Romney’s candidacy was/is all about Congressional Races and holding a few points to hold on to seats.

    Hence, comments like the ones from a certain Deputy Political Director of the NJ State Republican Party.

    If Romney does indeed lose, there will be hell to pay for the Republican Establishment.

  7. TeaPartyDem said at 10:04 pm on May 4th, 2012:

    Mr. English, this administration has a basketful of foreign policy failures offset only by the “GO” order with Bin Laden. If you look at a continent by continent appraisal of where we were 3-4 years ago vs. where we are today the end result is dismal:
    EUROPE: We shelved the missle defense system when former Soviet Block nations literally put their survival on the line for backing the system under Bush.
    Why isn’t Ukraine in NATO already?
    Forget the major gaffe of Obama/Medeved?
    Russia is vigorously pursuing their interests and harming our interests purposely. BHO fiddles.
    AFRICA; The travesty of justice in both Libya and Egypt are unparrelled setbacks.
    The Congo continues to burn.
    Somalia is lawless
    Sudan is heating up again;
    WEST ASIA: Obma said we went into Libya because citizens were in potential jeporady. Meanwhile in Syria, an Iranian supported state, over 10,000 have been actually slaughtered by the gov’t. Obama can’t get the UN to do anything.
    Lebanon is suffocating under Hezbollah, and previously, Syrian regulars.
    Iran laughs at us because when their citizens were in the streets over fraudelent elections (Obama seems to like those) he ignored them. Their nuclear ambition continues unabatted.
    WEST ASIA: N. Korea continues their odd, hostile behavior. In fairness to Obama here, the Bush’s or Clinton did not do much better.
    If I were Taiwan, I would be spending sleepless nights.
    WESTERN HEMISPHERE; No only has Obama embraced the tyrants Chavez and the Castro’s he actually supported the Marxist coup in Honduras.
    Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are falling under the influence of Marxist Chavez without so much as the US lifting a finger.
    Columbia, one of our few allies has been hung out to dry.
    On top of all this Obama is sheparding the dismantling of the American military. Don’t forget, the “fix is in” super committee failure may lead to another trillion taken out of the military budget. BHO yawns.
    Summing up, BHO still earns an “F” in the foreign policy arena, Bin Laden notwithstanding.

  8. Sancho Panza said at 11:15 am on May 5th, 2012:

    He’s lacking other accomplishments to boast.
    Gotta work with what you got.

  9. Bob English said at 7:30 am on May 6th, 2012:

    Tea Party Dem-All important ongoing issues and world hotspots you listed and I agree with you in retrospect on a couple that I would have liked to be hadled diferently but on things like Libya and Egypt, the President chose the best option. Don’t forget people like Palin wanted to send American troops to Egypt to defend the regime and others like Gingrich were flip-flopping their positions on Libya every 24 hours.

    In early April, a Washington Post/ABC News Poll found that 53 percent of Americans trusted Obama over Romney to handle international affairs. Only 36 percent trusted Romney more. That shows you that even a large number of people that would prefer Romney for President still trust Obama more when it comes to foreign affairs.

    On a list of 12 matters that a president would deal with, Obama enjoyed a larger advantage only on one other question, the handling of women’s issues. And on coping with terrorism, the topic on which Republicans once enjoyed a near-monopoly, Obama led Romney by seven points.

    Bask to the original post….I see that the total number of unedited examples (post a non edited link to an interview or speech) people have given of the Presdient taking too much credit for killing bin Laden would be a grand total of Zero