The killing of Osama is part of Obama's broader successful foreign policy.
His use of drones has drastically reduced the number of American servicemen
deaths and increased America's offensive against terrorists. His winding
down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is also curbing America's military
costs. Romney and the GOP describe Obama's outreach to foreign
countries as his "apology tour," but relations with our allies are
significantly stronger today than they were in the Bush years simply because
we're willing to take into account our allies' perspectives (instead
of insulting them with name calling, e.g. Rumsfeld's "Old Europe"
description). Instead of a "bull in the china shop"
approach, Obama has taken a more strategic, nuanced view of the world, and it
has facilitated the "Arab spring" where uprisings against dictators are
taking place across the Mideast that play into America's favor. Let's face it, what brought this nation to the Great Recession were
Bush's two-pronged strategy of cutting taxes beyond reason AND instigating
two wars with no war tax or plan to pay for them. Ending the wars responsibly
is part of Obama's overall economic plan.
Now this is a nice, reasoned analysis that makes sense. (And yes, it happens to
agree with my position on the subject.) But I think more than anything, it
provides a rational and calm explanation of facts and suggests a logical
conclusion, without hyperbole and without name calling. I say let's have
more of this type of letter, regardless of which side of the aisle it promotes.
Bravo to Mr. King.
Did you know there was a memo in case things went wrong. It is my understanding
that the sec of the navy would take the blame if things went horribly wrong. Did
you see the pix of the pres sitting in his golf shirt watching things unfold,
and had to be dragged off of the golf course. Ths rest look like they belong
there in a senior position. He looks like a visitor in the corner. The man had
delayed the decision for a year. He kept wanting more proof putting our men and
women in danger. Yah, he made the call after a year and then spiked the
Many religions include the patriotic tenet that as Americans, we are subject to
Presidents and elections. Many Utahns are poor sports who act like
little spoiled children because their guy didn't win. President Obama won
the election with more popular votes than any President in history. The Obama
win came without questions of legitimacy, unlike the elections of his
predecessor. Utahns in general give Obama's predecessor high-marks, yet in
a very unpatriotic manner, Utahns in general only criticize and dismiss all that
my wonderful president does. In my opinion, there are a lot of hypocrite
sore-losers in Utah.Go Obama! Another term won't be enough to
fix the messes left but we'll continue on the right track.
Great letter. It's good to combat the mindless hatred that many
here in Utah and AM radio have towards the President.
Ex Pat from Salt Lake City, read embarassed Utahn's comments. Talk about
well fit shoes.
Ex Pat, can you share with us the sources for your statements? Thanks.
Excellent letter.Many who are perfectly happy to blame Democrat John
Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs fiasco and Democrat Jimmy Carter for the failed
Iranian hostage rescue are entirely unwilling to give Democrat Barack Obama
credit for getting Bin Laden.
Bush obviously took his eye off the mark which means he really did not have his
heart in getting the bad guy. If someone else does it should'nt he get
Excellent, well reasoned letter. Kudos!
Ex Pat said "Did you see the pix of the pres sitting in his golf shirt
watching things unfold, and had to be dragged off of the golf course."It was Sunday afternoon. What should he have been wearing? And YES, a
couple of hours later he was in a suit announcing bin Laden's death to the
nation. Again, what should have been wearing?And please provide
references to your claims of conspiracy or stop making them.
Obama is significantly better than Bush.
Yes, someone needed to reverse the expensive war after cutting taxes. President
Obama stabilized the world, PResident Bush destabilized the world.
Of course, we have no real evidence that bin Laden was taken out as described.
No body was ever shown (not even photos) before it was supposedly dumped into
the deep where it could never be verified.Considering how truthful
Obama has been about so many things -- among others, forging a birth
certificate, then telling us that it is authentic -- I have no credible evidence
that the event described in this article ever took place.So who
cares whether, or how, he takes credit for something that, as likely as not, he
merely trumped up to gain voter support?
sigf,,, you ought to read your posts. They are very funny. A bit of advice,,
Turn the channel ,both on your television and your talk radio programs. Your
brain is turning to mush.1- No real evidence of Bin Ladins killing, 2 Forgeing a
birth certificate. Wake up.