Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Guest Post: - The Most Gutsiest President

Today's guest post comes to us from fellow blogger, political commentator and avid tweeter, Ms. Chan.  So please engage our guest in the comments below.

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"One of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory." This was John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President, describing President Obama's decision to launch the raid which resulted in the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden.

I want to rewind to the evening of November 4, 2008; President Obama used a line in his acceptance speech which represented the events of the evening and its certainly applicable today. 

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.” 

For all the people on both sides of the political spectrum who doubted the strength of this President or questioned his leadership or courage; May 1, 2011 was your answer. 


Its time for America to wake up from the two and half year amnesia/sleep! I want to remind you where we have come from. March 13, 2002 at the podium of the White House Briefing Room, President George W. Bush said, 

“ I don’t know where he is. I just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest.” 


President Bush sent US Forces into Afghanistan in October 2001, citing a goal of finding Osama Bin Laden and dismantling Al-Qaeda. He put innocent mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters in harms way, only to announce five months later that he didn’t know or care about Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts. President Bush never had any intention of catching Bin Laden. America WAKE UP!

There are spin-doctors trying to credit George Bush for this victory. I am here to tell you that is complete Bullshit! I am sick and tired of Republicans and critics not giving this President his proper dues. Republicans want to cite Guantanamo Bay as the source for the intel and ultimate capture. To better their conscience and give them reason to sleep at night, they are still looking for justifications for the human rights violation known as waterboarding. In actuality, the Obama Administration received productive intel minus the waterboarding or “enhanced interrogation.” 

Enough is enough! President Obama has courage, guts and common sense.  This is what happens when you put the smart guy in the White House. President Obama redirected his course of action and used a smart strategy to get the job done. Keyword Pakistan. 

Liberals and Progressives have been begging the President to grow a backbone.  Well he didn’t need it to grow, it was always there. President Obama is wise beyond his years and knows how to pick his battles wisely. We need to get behind this President and support him, protect him from his critics, help him get his message across and most of all hold him accountable. 2012 is approaching quickly. We need to re-elect this President and galvanize to elect a congress that will support him and help him continue to move his agenda along.

Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to find Osama Bin Laden, kill him and dismantle Al-Qaeda. Promise kept and delivered. We still have much work to do on terrorism and we cannot let our guards down or think that there are no forces wishing Americans harm. There are over three thousand families who have some form of closure or comfort now. Barack Obama completed in two-years what George Bush couldn’t complete in eight-years. President Obama deserves credit as do the men and women of our armed forces who have risked and lost their lives over the last ten-years.


Questions:
If you doubted President Obama, does Osama Bin Laden’s Capture and Death, change your mind?
Should this force us to revisit prosecuting George Bush and his administration for war crimes?
How will this help President Obama’s 2012 re-election?
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