Monday, May 02, 2011

Credit where it's due

My friends will hate me for this, but here goes...

Osama Bin Laden is dead. Yes, the cocksucker is dead. I'm thankful to President Obama for the method in which Osama Bin Laden was dispatched. We've been waiting for this day for a long time, and I was never sure I'd see it.

Barack Obama could have taken the easy way out and allowed the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan to be leveled by Predator drone missiles and a few JDAMs dropped from B2 bombers, but he made the right choice in authorizing a special operations team to go in and do it "by hand". So, yeah, I'm giving Obama some props for this.

Yeah, I know...it's not like Obama himself went in with guns blazing and blew Bin Laden away. That shit happens only in the cheesiest of movies. But once the military and intelligence community pinpointed OBL's location, Obama would have been presented with a menu of options for how to deal with him. The selections at the top of the list would have included air strike or insertion of a special ops team to take him out. Reportedly, Obama wanted incontrovertible evidence that we'd gotten the bastard and opted for door number two.

The decision was a risky one not just operationally but politically, and could very well have ended up being yet another event to compare Obama to Jimmy Carter had things gone wrong, but he took the chance anyway. So the man has more balls than I thought.

This is not to say that I'll vote for the man in 2012, but I'm willing to give credit where it's due.

On the critical side...

The administration went to great lengths to stress that Bin Laden's remains were given proper treatment in accordance with Islamic custom and that he was properly buried at sea. My reaction to that is...who the fuck cares? The same bed-wetters who worry about stupid shit like that are the ones who say that OBL and his ideology don't represent Islam. So, again, who the fuck cares if his burial was properly Islamic?

2 comments:

FIREBIRD said...

Obama allowed Bush's policies on terror to continue only because he couldn't politically afford to have another big attack -- he did nothing to get Osama other than approve the attack - and I give him credit for that

As for Bin Laden's burial - they should have run an iron spike from the Twin Towers up his ass, wrapped him in bacon, and stuck it in the dirt at Ground XERO

FIREBIRD said...

Ground ZERO, too! ;-)