Originally Posted by qabbaan
The guy asleep under the overpass by my house would have said to shoot Osama or some teenage Somali pirate
The Bin Laden decision wasnt an easy one.
We only had 50% confidence that Bin Laden was there. We were invading another countries space. Attacking in their West Point town. Some powerful Generals family or friends could have got caught in the crossfire. Some little girl could have got killed. A helicopter could have been shot down or crash and its Carter all over. They get into a full fledged fire fight on the way out. And they dont even get evidence that Bin Laden is dead.
It revisionist history to think all Republicans would have doen the same thing. McCain and all the Republicans were calling Obama a nutcase for calling on using drones to attack Al-Quaeda inside of Pakistan without Pakistani permission Including Romney.
He is unbalanced, the Pakistani's are our friends.
Stopping the trial in NY for Zewbai cost him politically.
Not closing Gitmo cost him politically
Keeping renedition cost him politically
Pushing to keep the Patriotic act cost him politically
Increasing the defense budget instead of cutting the budget cost him politically
Not withdrawing from Afghanistan immediately cost him politically
Not letting Israel dictate an Iran line in the sand cost him politically
Using a drone to kill an American citzen who hadnt been convicted of being a terriost twice cost him politically
Using drones to kill terriosts in other countries that he knows will cause colleteral damage cost him politically
Continues the NSA wiretaps of Americans