I know I repeat myself often, but thats because in the face of zombie lies and cliches like Gingrich's BS debate line about Obama keeping our enemies safe...one HAS to throw the punch right back and keep em flying.
Osama Bin Laden - 9/11 mastermind, leader of Al Qaeda, $25 Million bounty on his head, remained fugitive throughout entire Bush administration - dead from bullets to the head & chest inside his comfy compound in nuclear-armed Pakistan.
Muammar Gaddafi - Libyan dictator, nuclear proliferator, mastermind of second worst terror attack on American civilians in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, made into de facto US ally during Bush administration - regime toppled in US-backed uprising...beaten to death with his own shoes after US Predator drone disables his escape convoy.
Dulmatin - Most Wanted Bombmaker on Earth, built the devices which killed 202 people including Americans at Bali nightclub in 2002, $10 million bounty on his head - killed by Indonesian police aided by US intelligence.
Abu Ayyub Al Masri & Abu Omar al Baghdadi - Top two Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq, Al-Masri was Zarqawi's replacement, Baghdadi was Zarqawi's superior - killed by US Army Apache gunships in joint US-Iraqi raid in 2010.
Saleh Ali Nabhan - senior Al Qaeda leader in East Africa. Participant in the 1998 Embassy bombings and mastermind of 2002 attacks on Israeli tourists in Mombasa - killed by machine gun fire from Navy SEAL helicopter gunships in Somalia in mission ordered by President Obama in September 2009.
Ilyas Kashmiri, Baitullah Mehsud, Abu Attiyah Allah, Tahir Yuldashev, Abu Hafs al Shahri, Qari Zafar, Shaikh Said al-Masri, Jalolov, Saleh al Somali - All among the senior Al Qaeda & Taliban leaders killed by President Obama's expanded drone strike strategy inside Pakistan.
Pirate hijackers of the Maersk Alabama - attacked US-flagged tanker carrying food aid, kidnapped captain of the ship holding him for days - killed on President Obama's orders by Navy SEAL snipers aboard the destroyer USS Bainbridge
Somali bandit gang - kidnapped American demining activist Jessica Buchanan and her Danish colleague for ransom - killed in the course of successful Navy SEAL rescue operation ordered by, you guessed it, President Obama.
Iran - nuclear proliferator, state sponsor of terror - faces harsh, crippling sanctions in its history as imposed or negotiated by President Obama, uranium enrichment program greatly damaged courtesy of Stuxnet intelligence operation ordered by President Obama, and recently saw one of its most sophisticated missile development bases completely destroyed in mysterious circumstances that seem beyond the capabilities of a few Israeli spies with sticky bombs.
North Korea - To its South faced with a US-ROK alliance that has never been stronger, and the most aggressive enforcement yet of an Arms Embargo as US navy ships and intelligence assets track & intercept suspected North Korean arms shipments to rogue regimes like Iran, Syria, Burma.
Ratko Mladic - fugitive anti-American Serb general responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, fought NATO forces in the 1990s - finally arrested and extradited to the Hague (along with other Serb fugitives) after diplomatic pressure from the Obama White House.
Bashar al Assad - state sponsor of terror, most immediate & longstanding enemy of Israel - regime possibly on brink of collapse courtesy of growing protests & open rebellion to his brutal rule & sanctions levied by the world with the Obama White House in the lead.
And on, and on, and on, and on...
Sorry Republicans, but Not. This. Year. This President has done more to kick wholesale ass of our actual dyed-in-the-wool enemies than any President since FDR. And he does it in such precise, carefully orchestrated and decisive fashion as to make Tom Clancy cream in his pants. Not one American soldier died from hostile fire in the Bin Laden raid, the Awlaki operation, the entire Libyan campaign, or any of the missions hunting terrorists or rescuing hostages in Somalia.
We gave you your shot after 9/11...you ended up letting Bin Laden go at Tora Bora and instead bogged us down in a trillion dollar war fighting nameless Iraqi teenagers who had nothing to do with knocking the towers down.
Maybe the day will come that someone has to deal with Iran or Syria with more than just sanctions and diplomacy and covert ops...but if that day comes I'll take the President who buried Gaddafi in the Desert & Bin Laden in the Ocean instead of the party who thinks we still ought to be stuck in Baghdad.