President Obama built his campaign based on hatred of the policies of former President George W. Bush, the same policies that made it possible for him to take credit for killing Osama bin Laden. Thursday he will visit Ground Zero to capitalize.
“Thursday, President Obama will mark the death of Osama Bin Laden by visiting the site where the Twin Towers were toppled, the White House has advised reporters. ….”
Let’s hope he credits the brave warriors who actually carried out the operation. We all know he won’t credit the man who came before him. I wonder if he’ll mention the proper Islamic burial we gave to that evil slob who killed so many Americans.
Update: There’s a good piece at Human Events that’s worth reading in its entirety, but also a brief lesson in recent history.
Just like bin Laden was a top priority for this Administration, he initially was for the previous one as well. Ironically, as the Bush Administration kept closing in on Osama, a free press kept revealing information helping him avoid capture. After the press revealed cell phones were being monitored, he stopped using them; after the press revealed the terrain behind bin Laden in the periodic videos he released was being studied by geologists for clues as to location, Osama used blankets as a backdrop; etc.
But, for a President quick to blame various woes of his term on the policies of his predecessor, President Obama failed to give credit to President Bush where credit is due. For it was intelligence gleaned by the Bush Administration after 9/11 that provided the initial thread leading to Osama’s whereabouts. The much maligned interrogation techniques used, resulted in a name being surrendered. It would still take years of detective work but, eventually, a pair of brothers—trusted couriers for Osama—were identified….
Update: President Obama invited former President George W. Bush to visit Ground Zero on with him on Thursday. Bush declined. Can’t say I blame him. Obama doesn’t have a very good track record of being gracious when inviting Republicans to public events.
Update 2: The Mad Jewess linked (thanks!) and reminds us that Obama has never visited Ground Zero as President, and he is in favor of the Ground Zero mosque.