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BIN LADEN: Manner of death doesn’t matter

Letter by Peg Davidson, Olympia on Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm with 21 Comments »
August 30, 2012 2:32 pm

Re: “SEAL’s book differs from official account” (TNT, 8-30).

After all the Americans Osama bin Laden killed, or had killed, how can the manner of his demise matter to us? Why should he simply have been detained? He waged war on us, and in war people are shot – on purpose.

The controversy escapes me. I suppose it is important only to the media that wish to create news and certain Republicans who wish to denounce the Obama administration for whatever they can find, real or imagined.

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  1. Frankenchrist says:

    Usama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive thanks to President Obama.

  2. itwasntmethistime says:

    You’re right Peg. Nobody cares. Just someone trying to stir the pot to sell papers.

  3. averageJose says:

    I have no idea what you’re talking about Peg.

  4. averageJose says:

    General Motors is alive?

  5. Alive after how many billions? Make sure to include tax savings. While you are at it, be sure to include cost to bond holders and jobs lost through govt picking winners.

    That union investment in BHOs 2008 campaign really paid off. Some hope and change.

    How long did he sit on actionable intel? How long did his trusted advisors tell him to wait? How long was his nap when he was told it was the 11th hour?

  6. SwordofPerseus says:

    In America we used to have justice, we used to have law and order. Not any more, America is gone, replace by an Oligarchy while most of you slept. There has NEVER been a single shred of evidence against Bin Laden, not one indictment. Hell he was not even on the FBI most wanted list for 9/11. In fact there is no evidence what so ever that he had anything to do with 9/11. Look it up.

    Conc – do you have a point based in reality or are you going reprint FOX talking points? Your description sounds like a Reagan event. You really should get some help, up your Thorazine or something.

  7. http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/16/news/companies/gm_bailout/index.htm

    One of the few companies that did not go belly up after taking obamabucks.

    $60bil bailout for auto manufactures. Union kickbacks and bond holder screwed. Billions more in lost tax revenues (ironically GM still spends millions lobbying DC).

    That is reality.

    SoP, attack the data. Oh, you cannot. No evidence against UBL? LOL!!!!!!

  8. bobcat1a says:

    If Bush had been president for this, the teapublicans would be petitioning the Vatican to declare him a living saint. Of course, if Bush had been president, we would still be waiting for Condie to tell him about the intelligence report.

  9. CT -how long are you going to confuse that failed punk Bush2 with Obama. Bush is the one that failed not Obama.

  10. averageJose says:

    In light of the pre-emptively awarded Nobel Peace Prize to Obama the 9:12 comment is ridiculas at best.

  11. scott0962 says:

    So the book’s author has annoyed the White House by publishing an eyewitness account that differs in some details from the version released by the White House. So what? Not many people will lose any sleep or change their vote over whether the SEALs had orders to capture him if they could or to shoot him on sight.

    It’s far more important whether or not the book reveals details of how our special forces personnel operate that could endanger them in future missions, that’s why our ex-military personnel are supposed to submit material based on their experiences to the Pentagon for review prior to publication.

  12. averageJose says:

    It’ll be interesting to contrast and compare the outrage from the book to the whitehouse leaking of sensative information.

  13. Ya’ll miss the salient point on the “No Easy Day” article.

    Read it again then ponder on the paragraph that gives ultimate life and death decision power in a war zone to ” . . . administration lawyer . . .”

    Since when do we send “political officers” with our strike teams?

    Stop quibbling about what R’s and D’s want and pay attention to what our government is doing!

  14. more interesting will be when tidy rights stop telling lies and working only to deny Obama a second term.

  15. Valleychic says:

    I’m looking forward to reading the book and learning what the real truth is behind the operation rather than what the Obama administration wants us to believe. From Vietnam through every other military operation since then, the administration in power has made the military pawns in their political fights to gain power. The military will wreak havoc upon this former seal for releasing confidential information–but the Obama white house has been doing it for several years. And to think, that our Senators and Representatives have access to Top Secret information but yet have never been vetted as much as that Seal has been in order to have held the same clearances.

  16. reformedliberal says:

    Nobody cares. Obama will be de-elected regardless.

  17. I’m looking forward to reading the book and learning what the real truth

    Hardly the “real truth” – at best it is the perspective of one individual who participated and then ignored basic security protocols for clearing the publication of what could be sensitive materials that affect our National Security.

    Gotta love how anyone who doubts the official version of 9/11 or the Kennedy assassination is considered a conspiracy nut yet – when it comes to possibly attacking the sitting President – the official version is, of course, considered suspect.

  18. LeePHilI says:

    The difference between the two accounts of the shooting is minimal. The government doesn’t like the idea of a SEAL being exposed in this day and age of terrorists and their random attacks for vengence.

    The rest of this is more of the same – Republicans targeting Obama for false reasons.

  19. averageJose says:

    Somebody attacked the president?

  20. took14theteam says:

    “Hardly the “real truth” – at best it is the perspective of one individual who participated and then ignored basic security protocols for clearing the publication of what could be sensitive materials that affect our National Security.”

    I am sure Sumone was “outraged” at this, WikiLeaks, and will provide proof that he was concerned about WikiLeaks.

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