I remember during the ‘08 campaign how so many claimed that Barack Obama was devoid of leadership, especially as it related to national security. The frequent characterization was, “He is inexperienced.” Many claimed he could never be trusted to handle that 3 AM phone call. But at some point over the past few hours a phone call came in and the word was that the US military, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, caused the demise of US nemesis Osama Bin Laden.
What will the Right have to say about this President now? I have no doubt they will praise the military and marginalize the leadership of the President, but they have always believed and claimed he would never be able to capture the illusive Al-Qaida leader. I remember John McCain who said this in respect to capturing Osama Bin Laden:
I understand and I have the knowledge and the background and the experience to make the right judgments (to capture Bin Laden). Senator Obama does not…Obama doesn't know how -- how the world works nor how the military works.http://in.reuters.com/...
Congratulations Mr. President and the men and women of the US military who assisted you in this effort.