I’ve been watching the so called “liberal press” this week, and I’m amazed by the hypocrisy welling up regarding the president’s campaign.
On one hand several pundits were saying Barack Obama wasn’t saying enough about his record. It is as if he were trying to avoid having his record exposed. In the next breath the same pundits made disparaging comments regarding Obama taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Excuse me, but killing bin Laden is part of Obama’s record. If the mission had failed, the buck would have stopped in the Oval Office. No one would have said, “Special Forces really screwed this up.” The president would have taken full responsibility. To say the president should not take responsibility for the raid because it was solely a success for Special Forces denies the role the president plays in this war.
I am not a supporter of this war. It is a war that cannot be won. It is not a war between countries. It is a war against thought and actions that come from those evil thoughts. Guns and bombs will not destroy thoughts.
However, we should give credit where credit is due. The president ordered the raid against bin Laden, and it was a success: bin Laden is dead. The president has the right to claim a role in this action. He even has the responsibility to do just that.