Originally Posted by BigRedChief
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.
Don't be ridiculous. The BL decision was the least politically dangerous one he could make. If he doesn't order the strike and the intel leaked that we were pretty sure they had him tracked to 1 building it would be Obama's biggest disaster. That was a no brainer. Anyone would have made it. Ron Paul would have made it.
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
I'll give you the Israel one.
The rest were pretty much Bush policies. Other than Obama continuing those policies is proof Bush did an excellent job of protecting the country, the only political fallout would be with his own base.
And since Obama's base has proven to be nothing more than livestock being led around with rings in their nose I fail to see much political danger.
There is nothing you've posted that proves Obama would ever order an independent mission big enough to strike Iran's nuclear capability. He doesn't have it in him. He's probably afraid Putin would kick his ass.