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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama ordered Cheney's assassination squad to murder Osama bin Laden in cold blood, based on intelligence gathered through a combination of illegal torture of unlawfully detained civilians and warrantless wiretapping of private communications.

Anything I left out?  Why are the Democrats celebrating?  Doesn't this make Obama a war criminal, just like Bush?  What am I missing here?

(Don't get me wrong.  I'm as pleased as anyone that Osama has assumed room temperature.  I just want to make sure that I don't say the wrong thing if Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi shows up on TV wearing an "I ♥ Waterboarding" t-shirt.)
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Why are they celebrating? ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Why are they celebrating?

Because they can stand there and reap the rewards that were made possible from all those things they denounced and claim that it is due not to those methods but their ideological purity that they were able to achieve these results.

What else would you expect from people who are unable to differentiate coincidence from causality?

MichaelYou left ou... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Michael

You left out the part about KSM being in one of the illegal prison camps in Eastern Europe. You want to be 100% factual.

Michael,You've pre... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

Michael,

You've pretty well covered it.

The only thing you may have overlooked is that the rules are applied differently depending whether a democrat or a republican is concerned. For example, using the same set of facts you wrote above, to the lefty mind:

President Bush is a war criminal for undertaking these actions.

President Obama is a hero for undertaking these actions

retired military beat me to... (Below threshold)

retired military beat me to it, but toss in "CIA-operated" to the secret prisons in eastern Europe.

J.

Excellent summation Michael... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Excellent summation Michael.
Good point Kenny.

I especially like the reference to Cheney's assassination squads. Wonder what Hersh has to say now?

Actually, no, I don't.

Actually Michael you also ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Actually Michael you also forgot that this was an illegal action due to the fact we invaded a sovereign country without UN approval and without congressional approval thus making Obama a war criminal.

You're leaving out the 9/11... (Below threshold)

You're leaving out the 9/11 "Truthers", who primarily come from the left side of the aisle.

If 9/11 was all Bush's fault and doing, then didn't Obama just have an innocent man killed?

Where is the "Truther" outrage?

One small point. Osama has ... (Below threshold)
SicSemperTyrannus:

One small point. Osama has by now assumed sea water temperature!

Obama's half-black. He als... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Obama's half-black. He also has a (D) beside his name on election ballots. Bush on the other hand is white. And Bush had an (R) by his name on election ballots. Ipso facto, Obama = exhaulted hero, whereas Bush = stupid, evil war criminal. QED.

Once you accept the fact that leftism is an organic brain malfunction these sort of logic discrepencies and hypocrisies make a lot of sense.

You left out the fact that ... (Below threshold)
PatBattle:

You left out the fact that these guys were captured in Iraq, that illegal war for oil (and revenge for GHWB)...

Well done, Michael. As I co... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Well done, Michael. As I commented yesterday, there's credit enough to go around. Bush set the process in motion, Obama followed it through. Both are to be commended.

If 9/11 was all Bush's fault and doing, then didn't Obama just have an innocent man killed?

Good point. Excellent point.

Wish Barry would attack the... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Wish Barry would attack the jobless problem with such audacious gravitas.




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