Clintonian courage and the downside of being found out later to have failed to act on OBL-whereabouts intel
The pre-May Day, ‘Barack killed bin Laden’, Obama campaign ad appearance by former President Bill Clinton almost convinces me that Hillary will replace Biden on the 2012 Democratic Party ticket. Why else would the man who slayed Ross Perot twice and an al-Qaeda night watchman in Afghanistan state the following for the man that called him a racist during the 2008 South Carolina Democratic Primary?:
“He had to decide. And that’s what you hire a president to do. You hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it,” Clinton said in the video, which sought to contrast Obama with his Republican foe Mitt Romney. “Suppose the Navy SEALs had gone in there, and it hadn’t been bin Laden,” Clinton said in the one-and-a-half minute video. “Suppose they’d been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him. But he reasoned, I cannot in good conscience do nothing. He took the harder and more honorable path.”
Would that President Clinton had made similar and harder, ‘honorable path’ decisions on the fate of the man who declared war on America in 1998, but the ad featuring the husband of President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State wasn’t content to merely praise Obama, as it also contained a four-year old quote from Mitt Romney as doubting the merits of searching for bin Laden:
“It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” Romney was quoted as saying in a news report included on a CNN program when he was a Republican candidate four years ago.
It wasn’t Mitt Romney that voted twice to cut off funding for combat troops in the Afghan theatre when they were about the business of gathering the intel that eventually led to Obama’s only great moment of his presidency. No, it was then-Senator Obama (D-Il) and then-Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) that opposed swabbing the noses of high-level al-Qaedaofficials, including the mastermind of 911, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (pictured). We now know that critical information on OBL’s location was learned from the persons whose noses were swabbed, and which persons, incredibly, continue to live despite having been water-boarded.
This conservative’s heart bleeds with Rush’s for the victims of the Democratic Party’s race-based policies.
I often ask blacks that I meet and get to know that still cling to the notion that most whites are racists; that most of Blacks problems are due to racist whites; and that they have a right to be liked by all white people…to join us. Join whites that walk out of the house everyday to a world that doesn’t like them very much either. Join us in the human race to try and build a good life of prosperity that is only possible if government shrinks from its control of our lives.
This former Democrat was won over to Rush while still a Democrat and still nearly ten years away from my eventual 2000 conservative epiphany due initially to his utter refutation of the notion that conservatives are racists. He epitomizes not only the perfect example of MLK’s content of character dream, but also the utterly Christian concept of how precious is each individual.
Couldn’t resist posting an example of the Wonder of Rush:
Conservative Republican policies work best for the poor, middle class and Liberty-based happiness pursuits for all
An exchange with a close friend, self-described as a “bleeding heart” who is “sure” President Barack Obama will be re-elected, inspired the eponymous section of this column discussed further below, but first let’s address concerns of conservatives who delivered the historic 2010 GOP mid-term election landslide that may be disillusioned by the emergence of Mitt Romney as the likely nominee of the Republican Party after the failures of Cain, Bachmann and Perry to continue the tea partier takeover.
A properly blindfolded Lady Justice wouldn’t know if a corpus delicti looks like President Barack Obama’s imaginary son and wouldn’t weigh empathy in the scales of justice.
Unless one accepts the default assumption of “Civil Rights” industrialists, including the Attorney General-dubbed “anti-race cowards” law firm of Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, Lee & Nzinga, that White America (including so-called “white Hispanics”) circa. A.D. 2012 is a monolithic Jim Crow or that George Zimmerman’s heart, mind and soul is uniquely readable; there is no reason to suspect that the shooting of Trayvon Martin had anything to do with racism.
Rather than accept “Reverend” Jesse Jackson’s conclusion that “Blacks are under attack” in America and proceed to heed Cheif Magistrate Obama’s admonsihon to “search our souls”, why not first listen to the 911 tape, which reveals the following:
We’ve had some break-ins in my neighborhood and there’s a real suspicious guy. It’s Retreat View Circle. The best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle.
This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about. [00:25]
OK, is he White, Black, or Hispanic?
He looks black.
Did you see what he was wearing?
Yeah, a dark hoodie like a gray hoodie. He wore jeans or sweat pants and white tennis shoes. He’s here now … he’s just staring. [00:42]
Apparently the 6’2″ teen wasn’t singing in the rain and, like Gene Kelly, apparently wasn’t up to no good either; but most folks reserve leisurely strolls for non-stormy weather. All things being equal, including skin pigmentation, walks in the rain sans umbrellas can be seen as “suspicious” on some level.
We can’t read the hearts of John Does, Trayvons or Zimmermans, but what we do know is that the race of the unarmed man was only brought up by the 911 dispatcher, not the armed neighborhood watch volunteer who ended up injured about his face and head, but alive, after his confrontation that he claims ended with an exercise in the right of self defense.
A mixed race Trayvon Martin is killed by a mixed race, and so far uncharged, George Zimmerman, and We the People are admonished to search our souls since the deceased looks like President Obama’s imaginary son.
Souls are searched.
Souls in Florida impanel a grand jury to determine if sufficient evidence exists to bring charges against a broken nosed-Zimmerman for the homicide and a U.S. Justice Department investigation is commenced to determine if Martin’s civil rights were violated.
Problem solved? Not according to the souls of New Black Panthers, certain non-Pastoral “Reverends”, and the director of “Do the Right Thing”.
New Black Panthers (only recently granted the right to wield billy clubs outside polling places on Election Days when Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s attorney general, dropped voter intimidation charges against them) post kidnapping bounties for Zimmerman, aided and abetted by inaccurate Spike Lee tweets that force an unrelated elderly couple to flee their home, as Revs. (without portfolio) Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton claim “blacks are under attack” and call for an escalation of civil disobedience, respectively; and the nation’s Chief Magistrate says…nothing.