Aw, pauvre George. The only person giving him credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden is Sarah Palin. His widdle feewings are hurt:
The source explains, "[Bush] doesn't feel personally snubbed and appreciates the invitation, but Obama's claiming all the credit and a lot of other people deserve some of it... Obama gave no credit whatsoever to the intelligence infrastructure the Bush administration set up that is being hailed from the left and right as setting in motion the operation that got Bin Laden. It rubbed Bush the wrong way."
Uppity Negro taking all the credit! This from the guy who "wasn't concerned" about bin Laden's whereabouts after we let him get away in Tora Bora. What a douche.
Ok, ok. Yes the president was born in Hawaii, but, he was an illegitimate child born to a con man.
"We obtained that information through waterboarding. So for those who say that waterboarding doesn't work, we got vital information, which directly led us to bin Laden." - Rep Peter King (R-Stupidity) who seems to be saying the Bush bastards had a direct link to bin Laden eight years ago and either didn't know it or didn't bother to figure it out Link
Indeed, one former senior Air Force interrogator from the Iraq war, who has written two books under the pseudonym Matthew Alexander, told the Daily News last night he believes that the waterboarding of top bin Laden aides in the early 2000s may have actually slowed down the search by a couple of years.
Alexander — author of the recent Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist — said that waterboarding bin Laden aide Khalid Sheikh Mohammed phony leads about the terrorist's courier, and a second al-Qaeda higher-up gave agents a fake name. "That led to the CIA wasting time and resources," he said.
Of course. And, to my knowledge, no intelligence officials have spoken up publicly and said that waterboarding or harsh interrogation methods actually yielded any serious information about Bin Laden or anything else.
For every idiot still clinging on to the memory of George W. Bush and whatever role they imagine he had in the death of Osama bin Laden, Andrew Sullivan has a message for you.
What's staggering to me is how the right insisted, immediately after Obama's inauguration, that all responsibility in the war on terror was now his, just as responsibility for the debt was now his, and the near-depression was now his. Any errors, even minor ones, were plastered on his face.
But more than two years later, the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden is primarily George W. Bush's doing.
Unfuckingbelievable. Except, of course, it isn't.
And leave it to another Brit to get it just right. Matthew Norman of The Independent:
But Obama did more than quell the screechings of the wingnuts, chat-show rabble-rousers, the Birthers and those we should term the Placentas (the After-Birthers who have now progressed to post-certificate conspiracy theories to question his legitimacy). He reminded the world why it fell in love with him in the first place.
People have criticised him for being "professorial" as well as arrogant. They will do so no longer. He pondered for months, studied the research, weighed up the evidence, and reached the right conclusion. This is one cool, tough prof, and the lesson he has taught by example won't quickly be unlearnt.
If that sounds childishly simple, it defeated the simpleton Bush and his brutish cabal as they confused two-bit fake patriotism with American self-interest, and indiscriminate crusader cruelty with military wisdom. Let no one hear attempts to share Obama's credit with Dubya without revulsion. He failed pitifully in this, as in almost every thing else, and even if waterboarding a key al-Qa'ida operative helped to identify the courier, it cannot begin to justify holding boys of 14 and senile 89-year-olds at Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo remains open. Obama hasn't honoured on every promise, nor will. He is not the Messiah, although if the Kool Aid truck has redelivered at last, make mine an octuple. For tempering vengeance with mercy, by refusing to reckon countless civilian lives a price worth paying to safeguard himself, he deserves to sleep easy in his bed, and leave all the sweaty 3am angst to Donald Trump and the other malevolent midgets who will never trouble him again.
Indy tells Trump "You're Fired!" "This Memorial Day weekend, the starting grid of the 100th Indianapolis 500 will be missing one star driver: Donald Trump, who walked away from his gig as honorary pace car driver following withering criticism of his planned participation. ... The Indianapolis Star reports that Trump has abandoned his scheduled appearance in the Chevy Camaro that will pace the race on May 29. ... Anti-Trump activists on Facebook and a group of Baptist ministers in Indianapolis had been hounding race organizers as Trump's stature as birther and then Obama college record questioner-in-chief rose. ... On Thursday, Trump gave in to the pressure and abandoned his ride around the famous 2.5 mile oval, citing scheduling problems."
Oil prices drop at fastest rate in two years amid rapid sell-off
I'm sure lower prices will immediately be reflected at the pump. Oh wait. That only happens when the price of oil goes up.
We feel sorry for the SNL writers after that debate. Wow. Waterboarding gets a standing O, withdrawal from Afghanistan gets stony silence. This country is so fucked...
While the GOP pursues an all-abortion-all-the-time agenda and ignores jobs and the economy, Democrats offer Made in America incentives. "In the GOP plan there is no mention of important key issues as infrastructure investment, Buy America, or tackling unbalanced trade with China. In fact China is not even mentioned ONCE in the plan. ... Hearing the GOP talk about job creation is like watching reruns on late night T.V. Nothing new, nothing exciting, just the same old plot, cut taxes, reduce regulations and cut the budget and of course, stop Unions and increase FREE TRADE. ... Unlike the Republican's regressive plan, Democrats have a "Make it in America" Agenda. This agenda takes on the very foundational problem in our country. The Democrat's plan creates a committee, like many other industrial countries have called National Manufacturing Strategy Act (Rep. Lipinski, H.R. 1366):Directs the president to work with industry, labor leaders, and other stakeholders to develop a national strategy to increase manufacturing. ... It also takes on China's currency manipulation, Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (Reps. Levin and Tim Ryan, H.R. 639) which is imperative in regards to our exporting companies."
What is 'America', anyway?
Why did America's young people "take it to the streets" on May 1st? Were they angry about all the illegal wars? Were they frustrated because undocumented immigrants pay more taxes than our largest corporations? Perhaps all the young, patriotic Americans protested in the streets because we have "less than five percent of the world's population, but almost a quarter of the world's prisoners"? Or because "the richest one percent of Americans now take home almost twenty-four percent of income," just like in a Banana Republic? Don't be silly! America's young people emerged from their condos to celebrate Death. Too bad Leni Riefenstahl wasn't there with her Flip Cam. Speaking of Nazis, do you know who else died on May First? Hitler! Unfortunately we weren't able to shoot Adolf Hilter in the head and then dump him in the ocean, for Justice — but most of the high-ranking Nazi monsters were still tried and convicted in a court of law. We probably would have killed every member of the Nazi High Command immediately without a proper trial, if they had committed the unconscionable act of murdering 3,000 people. READ MORE »
The new unemployment report released by the Labor Department this morning finds that 244,000 jobs were added last month, the third straight solid month of job growth. But, the unemployment rate ticked up to 9 percent. Jobs gains for February and March were also revised upwards.
The Associated Press reports that CEO pay at the nation's largest companies actually now exceeds that of pre-recession levels. The "typical pay package for the head of a company in the Standard & Poor's 500 was $9 million in 2010."
Oral Snatch thinks the tax system is unfair because it doesn't tax poor people enough.
And here's another one of my douchebag reps saying that people need to stop demonizing oil companies.
Republicon Trent Franks says Obama is too concerned with exploiting the death of bin Laden for political reasons to do what's necessary to protect this country.
Can't get a cab when you're in the womb
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