@Elwin- The Bush Admin shut down the unit and efforts to bring justice to Bin Laden in 2006. W gets no props for Osama because he doesn’t deserve any.
Full quote is “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement or WHOEVER ELSE IS OUT THERE. Ask them about that.” And by appeasement, I can only assume he means due process. I know we all get raging freedom-ons when someone shouts terrorist, but if you had a problem with Bush merely tapping your phone calls without a warrant, how do you justify extrajudicial assassination of an American citizen (Anwar Aw-Alaki) without so much as presenting a shred of evidence before the American public? Also, I thought we all hated this cowboy bullshit posturing when Bush did it.
The only thing Obama can take credit for is not getting in the way and screwing up efforts President Bush started to hunt down OBL. So, yeah, gratz for not getting in the way. You can’t blame every bad thing Obama has done on Bush and then miraculously take credit for all the good things. It doesn’t work that way, but thanks for playing.
As a Canadian, it is utterly fascinating to watch Americans argue about their president. What’s even more fascinating than the us-and-them religious complex that revolves around your politics, though, is how anyone could miss the awesomeness of this quote. I have no doubt that Obama is doing everything he can for his country. And there is nothing wrong with admitting that, regardless of your preference.