-By Warner Todd Huston
The particular operation that finally got this murderous monster, Osamma bin Ladden, has been ongoing for four years. It started at the end of Bush’s term in office. It has finished with dedication under President Barack Obama.
Barack Obama was perfectly correct to send his Seal Team from Afghanistan and to avoid telling the Pakistani government that this operation was in the offing. Barack Obama deserves great credit for not bowing to Muslim entireties in Pakistan to keep them fully informed about our operations.
After all, the reason the hunt for bin Ladden has taken this long is not because Clinton or Bush were failures, but because every single time we told the Pakistani government that we were close to bin Ladden, the Pakistanis informed bin Ladden that we were on his tail and allowed him to get away.
The Pakistanis cannot be trusted in any way. Period. Obama was quite right to realize this. We must also realize that this successful operation was based on intelligence. This was a great operation led by the CIA (and that can’t be said of many of their efforts!). Without intelligence we could not have won this battle. Those that claim that intelligence gained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are obviously wrong as worn can be.
Regardless of the rest of Barack Obama’s failures, the end of Osamma bin Ladden is a great event for the president and he deserve to bask in this success.
Finally, we must be grateful to the Seal Team that so ably slipped into that compound to eliminate this cretin but we should be on extra alert because this operation will really stir the Islamic crazies and will leave a leadership hole in al Qaeda that many minor terror figures will rush to try to fill.
My only qualm with the president’s actions was to bury Osamma at sea. This murderer should have been put on display in our nation’s capitol. Obeying the Muslim practice of buying Osamma within 24 hours was a foolish move. Why should we care about their backwards practices?
In any case, this has been a good day for America and a good day for the war against radical Islam.
(Note: I have been on the movie set from 4AM to 6PM so that is why I’ve gone the whole day without posting. I was unable to do so. It figures something major like this happens when I am completely unable to write.)