In the war on terror, there is talk and there is action.
Under George W. Bush, we heard a lot of talk. Under Barack Obama, we’ve seen a lot of action.
Sure, George Bush and Dick Cheney talked tough. But what did we get? More terrorist attacks on Americans. An illegal war in Iraq that only stirred up more hatred against the United States. A network of secret prisons and the presidentially-approved use of torture – which, again, only stirred up more terrorism.
President Obama, by contrast, never talked like a Texas sheriff. Never bragged about “We’re gonna bring ‘em back, dead of alive. He just went out and did it.
Obama gave the CIA orders to make the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden their first priority. Once his whereabouts were discovered, he held five meetings of the National Security Council to review plans for the attack. He gave the final greenlight on Sunday morning – and he talked about it for the first time Sunday night, only after the mission was accomplished.
Osama bin Laden has been hunted down and killed. It’s a great day for America, a great day for the world, a great job by the CIA and the Navy Seals.
And a great job by President Obama.
That’s my parting shot for today.