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Posted Monday, May 2, 2011, at 7:33 AM

Need I say more? He has finally paid for his murderous deeds. In Pakistan? Of course, the President made sure that he pointed out that Pakistan cooperated to take him down so that we wouldn't blame them. I find Pakistan highly suspect as I always have.

As expected, Obama was quick to take full credit, although I guess any President would. However, we all know that Bush started this fight and the hunt for that monster. Despite all the protest against him, Bush did whatever it took to keep the heat on finding this man and his followers. Obama should have given credit where credit is due. If Obama had gotten his way, the ability to seek out and destroy our enemies would have disappeared. If Bin Laden had been captured, he would have been treated like a citizen, He would have been given a lawyer and even a civilian trial. He would have been given rights and we would have taken care of him for life in our prisons.

Bush made a promise to the American people that we would get the ones who killed our people. He promised that they would pay for their evil. And it has finally happened. He is dead! People all over the world are rejoicing. The people who have lost their loved ones on 9-11 and all the days since will celebrate that justice has been served.

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I don't know what speech you guys were watching last night, but the Obama I saw gave credit to Bush, the military, his advisors, AND himself.

I do suspect something fishy in Pakistan. But for now I will simply celebrate this victory.

-- Posted by lilmissmelmo on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 9:51 AM

The hunting and killing of Osama Bin Laden started with Bush and ended with Obama and you spelled Bin Laden's name wrong !

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 12:16 PM

Usama Bin Laden, isn't that correct?

-- Posted by CuriousParents on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 12:29 PM

If Obama would have started it and Bush finished it you would have given Bush all the credit. Obama gave credit where credit was the military personnel who carried out the mission. His only claim was signing the order which is his JOB as acting COMMANDER IN CHIEF. If Bush really wanted to catch Bin Laden (rather than pad the pockets of his big oil and defense contractor constituents) he would have sent Cheney over, armed with only a shotgun, and told him to picture him as a quail...or Harry Whittington :)

-- Posted by Ecouter on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 12:47 PM

Homer my error wasn't a title of a blog...

And I wasn't criticizing, only pointing it out so she could correct it. I don't have her email addy so this was the only way I could tell her....

Quit trying to make something bigger out of it !

Earlier on my blog someone pointed out to me that Gay's should be Gays in the title of my blog and so I changed it without a big deal....

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 1:15 PM

Sorry but I don't get it. Dancing in the streets? Singing songs and waving flags? The most patriotic that someone has felt? Running around like the idiots in the middle east do? Really? Talk about a non event. Great we brought him to justice. But was he controlling al-Qaeda and now they are crippled? No. Was he out there killing troops? No. Did he have a phone? No. He was so marginalized as to not matter other than as a figurehead. Whats the gain other than to make him atone for whatever role he played in 9/11? I can't get my head around the over emotional response. On a laundry list of getting our arms around terrorism this is way down the list. Well boy howdy, bring the troops home and close Gitmo, we got ourselves another "Mission accomplished".

-- Posted by CountryDweller on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 1:52 PM

The dirtbag is dead. Must be Bush's fault.

-- Posted by skeeter on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 6:54 PM

I recall the first shots we fired at OBL were fired back during the Clinton administration. Anyone else?

-- Posted by DaveThompson on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 6:55 PM

Yep spelled correctly, but who cares! Osama-Obama, potato-patato, tomato-tamato. He's dead. Am I dancing in the streets? No. Did I get excited? No. Did I feel anything remotely similar to joy or happiness? No. Maybe somethings wrong with me, but I didn't feel anything close to the joyous celebrations that I viewed on TV. I'm happy for them who feel that way, but I didn't feel any of that. I wish that I had. What I did feel was wary of the news and not the least bit comfortable with where he was all this time. A mansion in Pakistan and those people didn't know he was there? How do you hide the most wanted man in the world inside a well-known mansion without anyone knowing? This is a fishy as it gets. What if they had this monster for quite awhile, feeding him rich foods and drink probably on our dime. He was fed like the fatted calf, just waiting for the right moment for him to be used to the appropriate advantage. I can see it happening, used like a pawn. Of course, most will say that I am cynical and seeing conspiracies where none exist. I'm just playing devils advocate here. It is all smelling like skunk to me.

Then again, I'm probably way off. I did feel alot of pride for the work of the military. I'm sure as soon as they were given the location and mission, they were prepared beyond belife and for that, I say this Justice Done is for you military brave.

-- Posted by kimkovac on Mon, May 2, 2011, at 9:03 PM

He was there 6 years! UBL was "hiding" for 6 years in a compound miles away from military and intelligence. WTH! How How How, with all that is good in this world, can we actually believe that the Pakistan gov't didn't know that he was there? How can we believe that this wasn't a turkey being kept undercover until the government needed him to rally the support of the people. Obama needed this to get more support where none was. 6 years people!

-- Posted by kimkovac on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 6:51 AM





-- Posted by lamont on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 1:06 PM

Think President Reagan's name is spelled wrong above. Might want to get on that MsM.

-- Posted by skeeter on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 2:38 PM

Kim here's an interview given by Republican Mike Rogers this morning. If you don't believe Democrats maybe you will believe him

Skeeter Thanks for the heads up I missed that word, however I wasn't really looking for words in comments as much as I look for them in story titles

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 3:43 PM

I regularly read the news and have glanced at the television from time to time over the last 12 years. From what I can tell, different sites spell it both ways, some with a U and others with an O. And, IMHO, the people who should get the credit are the ones out there wearing the American uniform and doing the job. Just because you get to make the announcement of what the American soldiers accomplished, doesn't necessarily make you the hero.

-- Posted by CuriousParents on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 6:21 PM

I read a lot of British Newspapers online and they spell it OSAMA.......

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 8:29 PM

Actually, I have always spelled it Osama but since the death was being reported, I noticed that it was spelled Usama so I went with it. Interesting that it causes such petty concern. Can we just get past that and stop insulting me over something that doesn't matter. The real concern should be how crazy this whole kill mission has become. Really strange!

They killed him, unarmed! Really? The most wanted man in the world and he didn't have a gun? When have we ever seen the man when he wasn't holding a gun or had one close by? And even more interesting is that when the raid began, a helicopter crashes and they are able to enter the "mansion" where there were no guards protecting him and make it to the third floor without alerting Osama-Usama that there was serious danger? How can that be? You would think that the moment the heliocopter crashed, the noise alone would have caused panic and the most wanted terrorist would have grabbed his gun at the ready!

Then even more strange, they bag and tag him; sending his body out to sea within a day or so??? Huh? Why bury him so quick? The more the media reports this mission, the more it becomes inconsistent. And I don't think that the Seals are at fault. They got their orders and carried out the mission successfully. My suspicions are at the whole "reporting" and validity of what happened. I think the White House would have been smarter to shut up about it. That's just my opinion.

-- Posted by kimkovac on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 6:47 AM

Doesnt change anything. His head came at the price of 47,000 wounded or dead americans and for what? So we can all celebrate the fact that the man who supposedly masterminded 9/11 (which he never claimed responsibility for) is dead?? Just does not seem worth it to me. Having a hard time seeing the justification to even be in Afghanistan, Iraq, or now Libya! Terrorism will continue, killing in Iraq will continue, and our loved ones and friends will continue to fight with pride in order to obtain a very foggy goal.

-- Posted by bloodyknuckles on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 8:29 AM

This is much the same as a person stepping on one ant or cricket and thousands more swarming to take the place of the squished one. While his death is warranted, the next one is waiting in the wings.

Fanaticism gives people strength and confidence. Give people a cause and there will be someone that draws strength from it and takes it too far.

As for Afghanistan, it has continually been the object of invasion. The Russians were just one of the more recent offenders. It has never been left to simply exist on its own. Our presence does not help that to be. It is simply perpetuating this cycle of invasion or foreign occupation. Yes, the Taliban is despicable but they have to learn on their own.

-- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 9:08 AM

Its not going to change anything. Will the TSA stop enhanced pat-downs? NO. Will the American People still be watched by its own government? YES. The terrorist won a long time ago.

-- Posted by shockwave on Wed, May 4, 2011, at 11:03 AM

THE photos of abu ghaib came out in 2006.This president attempted to have additional photo's ( 2009 )censored and was rebucked for it.Now I WOULD SAY THAT HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT US THEN AND NOW.


-- Posted by lamont on Thu, May 5, 2011, at 4:41 PM

MtnHomer, prisoners in Abu Ghraib were held and abused by Americans during a period of time that prison was under American control. So who the heck would you blame first?

-- Posted by DaveThompson on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 4:17 PM

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