Obama Talks Osama While Truth Walks

May 3, 2012

Immage: Zimbio.com

President Obama’s been putting forth a lot of talk lately about killing Osama bin Laden but for all his words, his actions still don’t walk the walk.

There is no doubt, the President deserves due credit for “giving the go” on the mission but if you were a banker you wouldn’t want to extend a large line of credit with only the President’s words as collateral.

Going back on his previous words of “we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” and “we don’t need to spike the football” from a year ago may be the current topic of discussion but it is certainly not the first time Mr. Obama’s actions have strayed from his words.

At a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Monday, the President went so far to use what is normally a non-partisan event to take a swipe at his defacto Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Responding to a question form Christi Parsons regarding the bin Laden anniversary and Romney saying he too would have made the call (Obama’s campaign has released an ad using a 2007 out of context statement to imply that Romney would not have “given the go” on the bin Laden raid.) the President quipped that: “I hardly think that you’ve seen any excessive celebration taking place here.” and then took his swipe:

“I assume that people meant what they said when they said it.  That’s been at least my practice.  I said that I’d go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did.

If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they’d do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain it.”

Take a moment and let those words sink in.

Take a moment and apply them to Obama himself.

In his inaugural address a little over three years ago Obama told the American people:

“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.”

In Tucson after the Gifford’s tragedy the President opined:

If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost. Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle………

……..I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us.

Now take a moment and look at this administration and its behavior over the past thirty nine months.

Whether it be shutting out C-Span and shoving Obamacare through Congress, allowing Eric Holder to ignore Fast and Furious, using the EPA and the DOE to strangle American energy and industry, or stealing more money from future generations than any President in history to protect political allies, this President’s actions have been anything BUT unifying.

From “the Cambridge police acted stupidly” to directly attacking the Supreme Court in a State of the Union Address, to his constant class warfare, to “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” this President has used nothing BUT the words of “politics and point scoring and pettiness”.

When the American people elected you Mr. President, they “assumed” at the time that you “meant” what you said. Why then does Politifact.com have a list over four pages long of nothing but your broken promises?

There is no honest, objective analysis that doesn’t show that the actions of this President have been the complete opposite of his oh so lofty (and now empty) words.

And Mr. President, regarding your “saying one thing and doing another” and that you’d “go ahead and let them explain it” remark?

Please find a mirror, we’re tired of waiting.

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3 Responses to Obama Talks Osama While Truth Walks

  1. anson burlingame on May 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    OK, Democrats,

    Let’s talk about tough decisions, decisions that could cost thousands of American lives and result in abject failure, decisions that had very obscure potentional outcomes.

    I am talking about the SURGE in Iraq.

    We were flat out getting beat in a war. Our “green zone” strategy wherein our massive firepower and technology were keep “safe” in heavily protected “forts”. Troops would periodically “sally forth” to retake streets, already taken then lost again.

    We could have tucked tail and run as proposed by now President Obama. But President Bush did not do so. Instead he doubled down and SURGED the troops behind the only effective military leader we have seen in a couple of decades, since Colin Powell in the early 90’s.

    That SURGE effectively ended the war in Iraq. All that followed was merely wrapping it up. When we left, we left behind the only democracy in the Arab world and it is still there for now. We left behind a former “enemy” that is now at least neutral in terms of western interests in the Arab world.

    Compare that kind of decision making to agreeing to let about 40 men get into 4 helos to fight for about an hour and then come home.


  2. Geoff Caldwell on May 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

    This is the same President who back in 2009 gave the Taliban a Thanksgiving reprieve http://www.examiner.com/article/a-taliban-thanksgiving-as-obama-again-delays-decision-on-afghanistan?no_cache=1336050438 and even now over two years later is still screwing with the military by pulling out prematurely just as the Taliban summer offensive starts. All the work done and life lost is in danger of being in vain because there are now not enough troops to complete the Eastern strategy that was critical to the overall success when the surge was planned in 2009.
    The man is more than a disgrace to the office, he is in fact a danger to the country and every man and woman wearing the uniform.

  3. anson burlingame on May 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    And there Geoff and I will disagree.

    I believe we should LEAVE Afganistan NOW. We had our chance to SURGE in 2009. Look what we did. We “sort of surged” and when the commander on the ground and his staff, spoke out to a reporter while drining beer, he the commander got fired, immediately.

    OK, commanders cannot challenge a President, drinking beer in front of a reporter, which NO commander should do, or otherwise.

    BUT then the President has the gall to say “There is nothing wrong with our strategy”. He said that in 2009 while today we are getting our asses handed to us in Afghanistan with the Taliban, civil unrest, soldier pushed beyond their ability to be soldiers in the American tradition.

    If our STRATEGY, the strategy promoted by the President was so good why are all the bsd things happening in Afghanistan, TODAY.

    Imagine this. When the Marines go on trial for peeing on corpses or the Army segereant goes on trial for crazy actions, or even the “crazy major” goes on trial, what if the President stood and said, “It was my fault. I pushed our all volunteer forces beyond what they could be expected to do”.

    Carter ordered the armed forces into a mission beyond their capacity to carry out and it was a public disaster. What has Obama done given recent events in Afghanistn.

    And yet he has the gall to stand and say look how well I did to send in 40 men in 4 helos for a very limited firefight.


    OK, Mr. all wise President. Now tell us your plan for Iran, or why the Muslim Brotherhood, a terroist organization has taken control of the government in Egypt, on YOUR watch, Mr. President



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