Bin Laden documents: The plotting continued
May 3rd, 2012
04:16 PM ET

Bin Laden documents: The plotting continued

By Mike Mount

Osama bin Laden ordered suicide squads to be created in Pakistan and Afghanistan for the sole reason of tracking down President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus, who was then the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a letter written by bin Laden in May of 2010.

Read: Security Clearance's coverage of the Osama bin Laden documents

The letter, released by West Point's Combating Terrorism Center, published some of the documents captured in the bin Laden raid last May. A review of the letters released publicly Thursday offer insight into the top leader's thinking and planning as he remained hidden from global view but still tried to have a hand in directing his organization, al Qaeda.

The al Qaeda leader asked his lieutenants to identify people in both countries who could keep an eye out for Obama and Petraeus and conduct suicide operations against them as they traveled in either country.

"I asked Shaykh Sa'id, Allah have mercy on his soul, to task brother Ilyas to prepare two groups - one in Pakistan and the other in the Bagram area of Afghanistan - with the mission of anticipating and spotting the visits of Obama or Petraeus to Afghanistan or Pakistan to target the aircraft of either one of them," bin Laden wrote.

He then gave a brief civics lesson on why they should not target Vice President Joe Biden: because he was in the direct chain of command and "Biden is totally unprepared for that post (the presidency), which will lead the U.S. into a crisis," he wrote.

He also said the suicide teams were not to target then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; or the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, Adm. Mike Mullen; or Richard Holbrook, who was the special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Bin Laden's reasoning for targeting only Petraeus and Obama was that they were the heads of state and of operations in Afghanistan, and without them, the path of the war would be altered.

While the plots against Petraeus and Obama seemed to be the most direct plans against U.S. targets, the letters also communicated al Qaeda's understanding of the its limitations and focus on smaller tactics that would chip away at U.S. power, ultimately crippling the U.S. and achieving the mujahedeen goal of creating an Islamic state.

Bin Laden also directed that suicide bombers not work by themselves but in pairs so one could focus on the work and the other could handle the stresses associated with setting up assassination plots.

"A minimum of two brothers should be sent for suicide operations; they should not send a single suicide brother. We have experienced this in many operations where the percentage of success was very low, due to the psychological effects that overcome the brother in such cases," bin Laden wrote.

In the order, bin Laden referenced the April 2010 suicide attack on the British ambassador in Yemen. "Regardless of the heroism of the brother and his steadfastness, the psychological factors that affect the person in such cases necessitate the presence of a companion that will support and bolster him."

In an undated letter believed to have been written by bin Laden, though it isn't signed, bin Laden simply but directly likened the U.S. to a tree and its allies and cooperating Muslim countries as the branches of the tree. He explained that al Qaeda and its affiliates made up the saw that would slowly cut down the tree, after which its branches would die.

"Our abilities and resources, however, are limited, thus we cannot do the job quickly enough. The only option we are left with is to slowly cut that tree down by using a saw. Our intention is to saw the trunk of that tree, and never to stop until that tree falls down."

"We want to saw the trunk until the wicked tree is down. God willing, once the tree is down, its branches will die thereof. You saw what happened to the Russians in Afghanistan, when the mujahedeen focused on sawing the trunk of their wicked tree. Their tree fell down, then its branches died out, from South Yemen to Eastern Europe."

In at least two of the documents, he emphasized that while in combat, mujahedeen fighters should only focus on destroying U.S. targets.

Bin Laden went on to try and explain by citing a hypothetical example: When fighters ambush a NATO convoy, they should, if possible, focus only on the trucks with U.S. troops inside and ignore the ones carrying Afghans or other nationalities.

Bin Laden said that his forces must also understand their limitations and "preserve their strength" to fight against Americans or American interests and only attack U.S. allies in the field if there are no other options.

In what seems to be a page out of corporate strategy, he warned al Qaeda branches to be more organized in terms knowing which group is operating in what country when planning to attack Americans.

"Avoid targeting conflicts between the al Qaeda branches, each mujahedeen group must be certain that it is the only al Qaeda group operating in a country where it intends to target Americans."

And in the May 2010 letter, he wrote to an operative to start coordinating with the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan so al Qaeda could offer them assistance and the benefit of al Qaeda's own success operating within the United States.

"Tell them that we started planning work inside America many years ago, and gained experience in that field, and we and they are brothers so we should not fall into the error that hurts the Muslims and benefits the enemy, due to lack of coordination between us," he said in the letter.

But bin Laden also suggested tactics that focused on American targets in other countries that may not be obvious targets, but he did not discuss specifics.

"You may find it suitable to target Americans in South Africa, because it is located outside the Islamic Maghreb. Also, South Africa is not covered by the brothers who are located outside that region. The same can be said about other African countries."

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  1. Giorgos

    A Wise Decision, strategically, of waardhiwtl of Western Forces in a well-dignified way with Transition of Capabilities & Training of Afghans' Own Law-Enforcement Forces & Police within 18 Months means up till a Deadline of July 2011 i.e. Highly Appreciating by a Sensible-Majority' especially of United State, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and as a whole by all judicious Eastern & Westerns globally; to the Great-Statesman' President Barack Obama & Dynamic Obama Administration, and democratic majority of good-judgments' as well.Stability in Afghanistan & Pakistan, and so on Peace for sustainable development in the region is one of the strategically National-interests of United State & allies thereof.In fact, 90% stability within the region is dependable on waardhiwtl of Western Forces from Afghanistan.Rest of the 10% stability by making insecure-hide-out' (instead of a safe-heaven' for militants) will have to be restored by Peoples, their Leadership, and the Governments of the respective countries of the region, with all essentially unrevealed' global support without any horrific-blunder' off the Road-of-Recovery' i.e. now wisely-decided' , however, for a short-term 0f Transitional period of One & a half year i.e. a sustainable' increments in deployment of more 30,000 US & allied forces in Afghanistan For Development' works by involvement of currently isolated 50% Majority of Pashtoons' for Good-Governance' of Afghanistan impact full for long-term Peace). Because, rest of 50% of Afghan Population comprises of those minorities of Uzbuks' who have relationships since earlier period of Communist-USSR's Uzbakistan' as well as Tajiks' having original belongings with Tajikistan', and so on different other minorities like Persians' having affiliations with Iran, etc. The said 50% assorted nationalities are, regrettably, at current major Part-of-Afghan Government', having intensions for Westerns to remain isolated on Eastern-Globe, as I myself personally listened a deep-rooted leftist; very joyfully passed a comment that: Now AMERICA remained alone & isolated in the entire World . Obviously, that was really shocking to me as a political-expert' and as a responsible citizen' having strong-concerns with national-interest' of Pakistan so on that of United States because of our national affiliations since early Foundation of Pakistan-Government just from First Prime Minister-Liaquat Ali Khan.That's why, with all clarity of thoughts; we, the majority of peace-loving Pakistanis and our Patriotic Pakistan Government officials strongly believes, so stands on the fact that the dead-left & leftists are still alive strategically. And, earlier Friends-of-Leftists especially of our region are still playing their Negative-role' to reap all benefits opportunistically both from left-&-right, according to their unreliable Foreign-Policy, with a Malevolence-Craze' to be become not only a regional but one of a global Power. To become powerful is certainly a personal & national-right, so no anyone is to be bothered for but if it is with Sin-Approach' of a irresponsible-history' then it becomes a matter-of serious-concern'.In fact, OUR FRIENDS & OUR ENEMIES ARE COMMON, AND FURTHERMORE OUR ENEMIES AND ‘SUPPORTERS’ OF OUR ENEMIES ARE WELL-KNOWN. Let we synchronize' our commonly Shared' Strategies to deal with.Miserably, our common Enemies factually searched-out providing a complete artillery & armillary as well as their intelligence-agencies' involvement in support of misleading extremists of a tiny minority of local & international criminals in Afghanistan & Pakistan. That's why Pakistan Government & Armed Forces patriotically decided with highest responsibility to eliminate all of such elements who are Part-of-Problems' whether in FATA or elsewhere, in the best favor of strategically most important Stable Pakistan & allied national, regional, inter-regional & global interests, inter-related within our region for sustainable international development for All.

    July 1, 2012 at 2:59 am | Reply
  2. Sмeta Westerwelle

    What can I say. I see no point in continuing. He is very old. Maybe something I owe to him, but in five him to me very hard. I performed my job. Without loss. Join NATO by registering on the site. I think it will not work. I largely disagree with the policy unit. it is flawed and outdated. But the main reason is a sufficient number of victims in all operations, waste of money, irresponsible leaders. We have more control. If you become a loyal, even for the failure I will also take Responsibility. How then to determine the cause. I have several times tried to talk to for interest with the employees. I'm not convinced. I have not felt the government. What the woman picked up the phone, then a man. I did not understand the values ​​of the control of NATO. why do they need? We must decide. If we have similar cases have occurred, I myself made a decision on the resignation of officials. Then think of what. Old-old president of Germany. He should retire. Its hard to take seriously. I do not accept this. Merkel does not know the science of war. With whom to collaborate. Here the problem. it is in Syria to be a civil war. A new radar and strategic weapons, but if we now develop a new generation of weapons, will complicate the crisis in America. Good relations with neighbors will not give a chance to continue the promotion of NATO's border areas. Let's stop and pause. Maybe we are complex, but a compromise might be, if Merkel will go ahead and I guarantee intercession for the post status. Think about it.

    May 20, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
  3. kenny

    Even Osama knew Biden is a dumbass.

    May 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  4. RAHMAN JAMIU OLAMIDE.

    ONLY ONE ADVERSE TO YOU, IS THAT U.S. & NATOS SHOULD LEAVE ARAB STATE ALONE.

    May 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • Dave NY USA

      Nice English, Akmed!

      May 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
      • :)

        And what would you expect from someone for whom English is not their first language, fuck-face?

        May 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  5. Dave NY USA

    Obarry has done more damage to the US than any outside terrorist ever dreamed of doing.

    May 5, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  6. peacelovespeace

    SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR EXHIBITS REPEATED PATTERNS
    OF AVOIDING "EXTENDED PROTECTION" OF PRESIDENT FROM
    "JIHADISTS" & AL QUEDA

    ...Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has exhibited REPEATED pattern of
    "failing" to adequately protect the President that we can see from
    media photos of the President arriving in Colombia as he exits Air
    Force One within “arms reach” of "white-uniformed" Colombian troops
    forming an "honor guard" at the stair base of Air Force One. SEE:

    http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/03/bin-laden-documents-plotting/ :

    ""But bin Laden also suggested tactics that focused on American

    targets in other countries that may not be obvious targets, but he

    did not discuss specifics.""
    ...This group of Colombian troops forming the "honor guard" to greet
    President Obama was not adequately investigated by the U.S. Secret
    Service to determine if there were any “Jihadist” Colombian troops
    (terrorists) within their ranks. Colombia is infested with Middle East
    people with Jihadist sympathies and Middle East surnames within the
    ranks of the Colombian Military.
    ... (1) Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan did NOT adequately check
    and eliminate the possibility of assassination from these groups in
    the Colombian military within gunshot range of the President of the
    United States. . . .WHY ! ?
    ... (2) Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan did NOT adequately check
    and eliminate the possibility of assassination from these groups in
    other foreign military troop formations within gunshot range of the
    President of the United States while he visited other foreign nations
    before his Colombia visit... WHY ?
    ...(3) Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan likely did NOT adequately
    check and eliminate the possibility of assassination from these
    Jihadist groups posing as Muslims within the ranksd of the U.S. Secret
    Service, perhaps to prove to Director Mark Sullivan's satisfaction
    that the U.S. Secret Service is “NOT PREJUDICED” against Muslims,
    thereby proving (proving to Sullivan) that the higher goal is: “ “the
    U.S. Secret Service is “NOT PREJUDICED” against Muslims”” as more
    important than protecting the President of the United States from
    Jihadists posing as Muslims within the U.S. Secret Service. These
    conditions are far more important issues than Secret Service members
    hiring prostitutes for sexual affairs.
    ...(4) Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is a danger to the
    President of the United States. If his “patterns of repeatedly and
    deliberately exposing the President to Jihadists in the ranks of
    foreign milkitary units” proves to be true, Secret Service Director
    Mark Sullivan should be removed from his position and appropriately
    prosecuted in court.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  7. unchained

    Reblogged this on Word blogpile and commented:
    Bin Ladin, look at the mild featured face on a ideological killer.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  8. JayBee

    They took our jobs.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • JayBee

      South Park offers the most accurate representation of Conservatives-"They took our Jerbs."

      May 4, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  9. Jo

    It's very funny to me that an article on documents of Osamma Bin Hidin turned into a political debate, when the story has nothing to do with politics HAHAHAHAHA wow funny

    May 4, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply
  10. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Government Insider Says George W. Bush Planned and Authorized the 9/11 Attacks...

    Stanley Hilton was a senior adviser to Sen Bob Dole and he has represented hundreds of families of 9/11 victims!

    Go to http://www.rense.com/general57/aale.htm for full details

    Better properly vet and know the character and personality of your republican candidates before you cast your vote! Just remember its your future and your children's future at stake!

    May 4, 2012 at 7:24 am | Reply
  11. Poule Doux

    Pity. Ted Nugent and Osama would have loved to compare notes.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  12. Greenspam

    Remember folks, President Obama authorized USA to help NATO to strike down Libyan President Gadafi and the operation only cost USA $1B... and Republicans were upset and demanded to know why in the beginning of that operation!

    May 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  13. J. E. Hoover

    THAT PROVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bin Laden was a Republican!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  14. bugmetoo

    And leave us with that idiot Joe Biden as president? I didn't realize Osama could be so cruel.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  15. anne

    I find it funny that if they had succeeded in killing Mr. Obama, all the racists that want him dead anyway would probably have been up in arms about "them A-rabs killin' our president"

    May 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • HurtfulTruth

      Not likely.....THOSE people would be TOO HAPPY with the result, since THAT'S more important to THEM than the well being of the country, which they see as "belonging EXCLUSIVELY" to people who think exactly like they do.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
    • LOLOL

      hahaha, i think their complaint would be dem a-rabs got him before us. i thought the same thing when i read that though :-)

      May 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
      • JayBee

        dey took our jobs.

        May 4, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  16. Bayousara

    Thanks to the media, articles like this only serve to encourage al Qaeda.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  17. Greenspam

    The enemy of your enemy is your friend. Today Republicans declare bin Laden as an honorary Republican.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  18. ObamaRocks

    GOD BLESS ISRAEL/THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/PRES. OBAMA!!! ~I'm grateful to be living in a country that protects others, as well as their own. All this other hateful rhetoric is SHAMEFUL!!!

    May 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Tanker

      You are on rocks..

      May 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
      • ObamaRocks

        @Tanker...You can "kickrocks" with your comment! ~Also, find a new name...tanker?!?! LOL, LOL!!!

        May 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
  19. Luke,AZ

    Bin Laden's operatives in America are planning future attacks, the FBI needs to interrogate Hannity, Limbaugh and Gingrich to determine their links to Al Qaeda.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • Tanker

      Gingrich is one extreme person. He is def an American if not a rebel "confederate". I would say the president obama would have more of a link. Even if it's just being a target, there is a link.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
    • Severely Moderate

      Hannity, Limbaugh and Nugent must be al queda moles,

      May 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  20. the real deal

    get a life loser brain washed fools what will you be saying in nov no intelligent life hear leftist loser your times almost up

    May 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Reality Checker

      Have you heard about that great invention called punctuation? Did you go to school at all? It's VERY difficult to take someone seriously when they sound like a drunken idiot.

      President Obama killed Bin Laden. You got a problem with that?

      May 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
      • NudeTruth

        Really Obama killed Usama? I was under the impression Navy S.E.A.L.s did that but maybe it's just a load of horse cr@p and Usama was really killed by Obama single-handedly. He used all those days playing golf to get inside Usama's head and know exactly where he was. No body, no evidenc,e just the word of the US Gov and the nutty O-bots that will swallow and turd Obama gives them to eat.

        May 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
      • Reality Checker

        It was the President who sent the Navy Seals into Pakistan to kill Bin Laden. Unlike Bush's posturing on the deck of an aircraft carrier in a flight suit, President Obama made it happen.

        And you may want to reconsider calling the Navy Seals turds. You got a problem with Navy Seals. take it up with them.

        Oh and your paranoia is showing.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
      • Greenspam

        @NudeTruth: the person who pulled the trigger does not necessarily get all the credit. Do you know how much intelligence need to gather and how much other resources are needed to ensure operational success? After you have located the enemy and figure out their protective structure, then and only then, you can send in the military elite team for a quick strike.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
    • anne

      Cheese and rice, I have never read a sentence that made less sense than this one. I hope you are not representative of what the republicans are becoming, although Palin is republican and she didn't make a lot more sense...

      May 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Reply
    • Marinedad05

      @Nakedtruth:

      If we follow your logic, then Reagan (as Conservatives claim) was not responsible for the surplus, and GW Bush did not start those wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..and so on, and so forth.

      No, dumbo, President Obama was not there physically in Pakistan to kill Osama, but the civilized world knows he gave the order as Commander in Chief.

      Now, go and hide under that rock called Ignorance.

      May 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
  21. babooph

    All the US presidents are now so insulated-the endless films of Adolph going in an open car ,through foreign nations,all windows open along the route & endless crowds along too amaze me. Rifles in those days could hit a coin at 250yards,but no shots taken....

    May 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
    • mdamone

      Sorry to point this out, but do you actually know how many plots/attempts there were on Hitler's life? Check it out – there were many. All foiled before they could be pulled off, or failed due to strange happenstance. A bomb that should have killed him according to blast experts, but somehow didn't even hurt him. Bombs in bottles loaded on his personal airplane that somehow did not go off. More....

      Read up.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
      • Greenspam

        Incorrect, Hitler was physically injured by the bomb. Also, documents released in the last 20 years detailed that various secret service agencies in UK and USA thought that leaving Hitler in control was actually better for them. Hitler was basically an irrational leader making irrational military decisions, that could only help the allies.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  22. Shah-zayum

    I really wish editors or whoever is sending this information out to the WORLD just took a moment to spell check and grammar check this info. Jeeeeeeesh.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Reality Checker

      No spell check please. Wouldn't want to cover up the intelligence and education level of those who are posting.

      Don't let the racist hate mongers come across as anything other than what they truly are.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
      • Reality Checker

        My mistake. You're talking about the article itself. I thought you were referring to posters calling the President a "lier".

        May 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  23. the real deal

    obamas going to win thats the funnyist thing i ever heard hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah shut up retard

    May 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Reality Checker

      Hurry up and finish that six-pack will you!

      Of course Obama is wrong, doesn't matter what he does. He killed Bin Laden, you gotta problem with dat? Are you anti-'murican?

      May 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Drew

      ill bet my house against your trailer that Obama will easily defeat mittens. Repubes are afraid of mittens cause he's a Mormon They will hold their nose and vote. Again. And lose, again

      May 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
      • Tanker

        I'll take that bet, although once I win you can keep you're double wide. I'm taking your welfare check(my tax) back each time you get one. I don't really like mittens but mittens is better than president Osama.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • runner305

      "funnyist" ??? It figures, you Republicans want to diminish or entirely eliminate the Department of Education.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
      • Tanker

        Funny that bin laden thinks your dem. Vp Biden is to stupid to target. If you vote for Obama after -whispering to the Chinese president about flexibility after he wins-,-bowing to a saudi king when he is the most powerful man in the world-,- doesn't have a hand on his heart during the national anthem-. Who are you to talk about anti-American when you voted for one. Retard.

        May 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
      • HurtfulTruth

        You IGNORANT A$$!!! He was speaking to the RUSSIAN President and BUSH wa seen KISSING the SAME SAUDI KING!!

        That study showing conservatives as being MORE UNINFORMED than people who DON'T watch ANY news sources, is ringing true with YOU!!

        May 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  24. Drew

    Sorry, the repubes

    May 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  25. Paul

    Thank goodness they didn't get Gen. Petraeus. Too bad about the other one.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  26. the real deal

    seriously you are truly a idiot you cant fix stupid stop blaming bush for everything that retard in office is the biggest failure america has ever seen and in nov we the people who truely luv this country wil take it back you a socialist loving pig and everyone knows it

    May 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • Drew

      Typical repube. Can't spell.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
      • Marinedad05

        Hehe...imagine what will happen when they actually are able to get rid of history, science, anthropology, ...and education in general.

        May 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
    • Reality Checker

      Have another beer. It won't help your distorted thinking and paranoia, but at some point you'll pass out.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  27. Drew

    The best part is republicunts know that Obama is goin to win. America has grown up and tired of the repubs

    May 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  28. obamasuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks

    here is the big election year pump up about what a great job Obama has done...makes me want to barf. Obama will be remembered by historians as a failure...a fool and a lier.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Reality Checker

      Have another beer bubba.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • runner305

      Why don't you barf all over yourself, you pathetic excuse of a person. Meanwhile, Obama's got more important things to do...like continue to be President for another term.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  29. Guitar!

    Ever wonder the followers of these extremist 'Leaders' don't ever question 'why' the head boys themselves don't go on suicide missions if it's such a noble thing to do, and will get them all those virgins in heaven?? Puppets/Pawns!

    May 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
    • Jo

      So tru. Osamma Bin Hidin is following after His Savior Mohammed. Mohammed never fought in any of those wars he created his Minions did his Murdering for him. Here's something you should read. "The Truth About The Koran, The Ultimate Truth."

      May 4, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply
  30. Darrell

    It amazes me, reading all of these posts, how unbelievable it is, that everyone is bashing conservatives, and republicans.
    Everyone here is missing the point. The point is, Obama added 5 trillion to our debt, and you really don't know what 5 trillion really is. If we don't get fiscal responsibility in this country, there wont be anything left to fight about. When you finally understand that this country is really being ruined by the Democratic party, it will be too late. And when you get it, your pension, savings, and your life will be gone, wasted. that's when i think you will get it......it will be too late.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Issac

      Israel is the most endangered, we need aid NOW!!

      DIDN’T YOU READ?? THEY ARE TAKING MONEY FROM IRAN!!!

      PUT BOOTS IN IRAN AND PROTECT ISRAEL NOW!!!

      Israel comes first.

      If the Arab race has to be destroyed to prevent another Jewish slaughter, so be it.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
      • An Arab

        INDEED , It is about a Jewish slaughter .. !

        June 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • Seriously?

      EVERYDAY you or one of your people is on here perpetuating crap. Obama DIDN'T add $5 trillion to the debt. Obama put Bush's "off the books" wars back on the books.$1.3 trillion Obama added to the debt were spent on Bush's watch. But where Bush brushed them aside and hid the cost, Obama did the honest thing and put them back on the books – DURING HIS FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE. On top of that, the Bush tax cuts, the ones Republicans refuse to scrap, is adding to the debt every single day. You might as well stop with your stupid story. No one is buying it.

      May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
      • george

        You're right about that. The problem is, you can't educate the stupid people. They've been brainwashed by FAUX and AM radio news

        May 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
      • Jakester

        Think of all the jobs Bush created to fight the war. He spent less on war than Obama probablly spent on the American Recovery Act and $8000 road signs. Noyhing like blowing a bunch of money that has no long term return. Should have created manufacturing jobs. Don't you worry, Obama will make you a cul-de-sac so you can drive around looking for a job, after he balances the budget in 2010. Keep believing in the gullible tales of Obama! He will tell you what you want to hear.

        May 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
      • liberal

        Don't forget Cheney's response, when asked about the endless deficits W was creating:

        "Ronald Reagan proofed that deficits don't matter."

        That was the Republican mantra. Any Republican who is now blaming Obama for deficits is a total hypocrite!

        May 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
      • Greenspam

        The War on terrorst costs about $500,000,000 a day, or about $15B a month, about $180B a year. And all of it was OFF BUDGET under Bush.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
      • Marinedad05

        @ Jakester

        Right!

        We need to start a war with some country like Somalia or Timbuktu, and we need to draft & load up people like you to war.

        Most of you guys are all talk and no action.

        May 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
    • rmtaks

      None of you were concerned about it when Bush was in office and there was a soaring economy that could have easily paid down the deficit. Now that Obama wants to use a "new deal" style approach of investing and infrastructure building, you are screaming about debt. Why now? The debt had nothing to do with the economic meltdown. It's nothing but a red herring and I'm sick of hearing about it. Save your speech for the next time republicans have the majority and maybe I'll buy it.

      May 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      We undoubtedly do need fiscal responsibility, which would include completing the job of getting us out of two wars, which Bush started but couldn't pay for, and the debt from which he made worse by cutting taxes when we most needed revenue. What we are doing now is recovering from an economic disaster which nearly all Americans are able to see was rooted in deregulation and was made much much worse by Bush and his insistence that we should go into heavy deficit spending to support a meaningless and utterly useless war in Iraq. Almost all of us supported the war in Afghanistan when it was first declared. And we could have finished the job years ago if Bush had not doubled down to finish the job his Daddy started in Iraq – which had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 or with al Qaeda. Our war debt would be HALF what it ended up being if we had not been lied to by Bush and if he had, instead of cutting taxes, left them in place to help pay for the wars he started. What Obama has done in the past four years is to pull off a nearly miraculous pull back from the brink of economic collapse. The fact that you can't see that and that you refuse to believe independent economic experts who uniformly agree that the economy is recovering (no thanks to the Republicans in Congress) just proves that your hatred for Obama has nothing to do with logic.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  31. Everett Wallace

    Well barak yall can't get no one. Come and get me if you can, I am welllllll equipped to handle any and everything you all try to bring so comon lets dance youuuuuu and I'm not talkin about the waltz either.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • carlos

      stop smoking that thing

      May 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
      • Everett Wallace

        thats the problem I ain't got none cubberd is bare.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Clinton

      Everett, you sound really stupid... If you're challenging the President to kill you... first i'd ask... why would he do that... second i'd ask... what have you done ?

      May 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
      • Everett Wallace

        I have seen the unseen GOD. GOD THE FATHER and this has been going on since 2005. How can you know and still deny.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
      • Everett Wallace

        calling someone stupid is not nice little child.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • cipherbyte

      Sounds like a call for the Secret Service to come visit you.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
      • Everett Wallace

        no need I have Fighter Jets around and watching my every move 24/7

        May 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
      • Everett Wallace

        besides the SEcret Service works for ME.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
      • :)

        Just like Stalinist Russia. Is that the America you want to live in, cipher?

        May 5, 2012 at 12:14 am |
    • duke_88

      how bout we just have the guys with straight-jackets come get you...

      May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
      • Everett Wallace

        Been there done that.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • Reality Checker

      Have another beer.

      May 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
      • Everett Wallace

        ain't got no beer, now thats a problem.

        May 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
      • Lewis Black's Doppleganger

        YOU TELL 'EM, EVERETT!

        YOU TELL 'EM TO GO FUCK THEMSELVES!!!!

        May 5, 2012 at 12:20 am |
  32. Phattee

    Al Qaeda, like the GOP base, is a group of radicals that self-segregates on the basis of their extreme religious ideology, and now we find that, like the GOP base, they too aspired to destroy Obama.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  33. a disgrace

    doing everything they could to get the disgrace obama elected was the worse thing terrorists could ever due to america.obama's failure was their greatest victory!

    May 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • Issac

      Like I said, if Obama shows more support for Israeli postions, he will be allowed to win.

      The more Muslims he can destroy, the more Israel will look kindly in his re-election.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  34. CitizenJP

    I will not be surprised if some dummies from Fox News and and bubbas elsewhere still continue to believe that President Obama is on the side of Al Qaeda. No matter, what you do, some people are destined to be dummies for ever and will not change their position. Some examples below:
    – Some middle and poor economic class people do not seem to realize that President Obama's policies are already benefitting them and will continue to benefit them. They still continue to get brainwashed by guns and religion propagandas of the rich or the pimps of the rich.
    – Some dummies continue to believe that the President was not born in America.

    But then I am proud to be living in a country where one can choose to be a dummy of one's own volition.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
    • jon

      I agree. There sure is no shortage of dummies around. (The Republicans actually count on that.) I also think
      bin Laden was one of them (dummies that is – not Republicans.)

      May 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      CitizenJP – Completely agree... It's sad that despite the grave threat that terrorists pose against our nation and the great stresses we have as a Nation right now, particularly with the economy, The Republican Party and their supporters, particularly Fox News and it's affiliates, continue to preach a message of hate and intolerance towards the President and the Democrats.... When we have villains out there as evil as Bin Laden trying to take down our Nation and the economic crisis at home, you would think A Party would put aside it's misgivings towards the other party and try to work towards strengthening our country... but unfortunately it's become more and more clear by the minute that the Republican Party is More concerned with their Politics and advancing their party than they are in advancing the United States of America... What a shameful bunch... I'm so angry at them even as an Independent, i can't see myself voting for a Republican ever again... They've turned their backs on this Country and have shown themselves to be completely self serving.... The extreme right wing of the Republican party in my opinion, are traitors to the United States.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Reply
    • Vijay

      I totally agree 100 % that is GOP and Fox News.. Yesterday I was Shaun Hannity show, he was telling that Obama lied a lot. He was telling GW Bush was not lie'r. He was telling that Mitt will be President. The only show I like in fox is Greta. At least she is better. I cannot take Shaun, Bill, Rush and so on... I don't know why Mr. Romney is not denouncing Ted and Rush? Remember in 2008, when Frah Khan, Rev Wright told about something bad. Immediately Obama denounced them. Also he denounced Hilary Rosen comment.

      Obama will win coming election (100 %) , house and senate seats will be occupied by Dems this fall.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • HurtfulTruth

      Well Said!!

      May 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  35. Issac

    America is lacking in its duty to protect Israel.

    BOOTS NEED TO BE PUT IN IRAN!!

    ISRAEL FACES IMMEDIATE EXISTENTIAL THREATS FROM IRAN AND GAZA!!

    READ THE DOCUMENTS OF BIN LADEN, ISRAEL IS IN DANGER.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  36. dman

    LOL-don't type when you are high. You make no sense. Who's head would you like a bullet in? Spreken ze english?

    May 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  37. Lenny

    Oh, Biden. Not even Al Qaeda respects you.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • jake

      I'll take old Joe over Powder Puff Palin anyday

      May 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  38. Lee

    Funny, republican propagandists on Fox "news" and hate radio had been screaming for years that Obama was on bin Laden's side somehow... lol
    However, in terms of politically benefiting each other, it was the dummy before.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  39. lol

    And he in the end the Americans put a bullet through is head. pwnt.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply

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