Biden dishes on bin Laden decision
January 27th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

Biden dishes on bin Laden decision

By Adam Levine, CNN

The mission to get Osama bin Laden seems to be the raid that keeps on giving for the Obama White House.  Whether it is a mention at the top and bottom of the State of the Union address or a highlight in a campaign speech, the president frequently refers to the mission as evidence of his leadership and foreign policy strength.

Vice President Joe Biden jumped on the Obama leadership bandwagon Friday when he revealed that he cautioned the president against signing off on the raid on bin Laden's hideaway. Despite his reservations, Biden said the president made the decision all alone.

Speaking to a meeting of congressional Democrats in Maryland, Biden shared a few new details about the tense decision-making process preceding the president's approval for the daring Pakistan raid by special operations forces.

Biden said that for a four-to-six week period in early 2011 only six people knew that bin Laden might be hiding in the military town of Abbottabad, Pakistan. When enough information finally surfaced, the president convened his national security staff on April 28.

“The president, he went around the table, with all the senior people, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he said, 'I have to make a decision, what is your opinion?' He started with the national security adviser, the secretary of state, and he ended with me. Every single person in that room hedged their bet, except (then-CIA Director) Leon Panetta. Leon said go," Biden recalled.

Biden told the president, "My suggestion is don't go," saying there were more details that had to be checked to ascertain if bin Laden was indeed in the compound.

"You end up having to make decisions based on the moon, will there be enough light. And we had to make a decision,” Biden said.

According to the vice president, Obama left that meeting and said he would make the decision.

"The next morning he came down to the diplomatic entrance, getting in a helicopter I believe to go to Michigan; I'm not positive (about) that. He turned to (national security adviser) Tom Donilon and said 'Go,' " Biden said.

In fact, Obama was leaving for Alabama the morning of April 29, not Michigan. CNN previously reported that Obama gave the order at 8:20 a.m. ET.  Obama boarded the helicopter at 8:30 a.m. ET, according to the White House schedule that day.

John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, told reporters last May how the inner circle "debated across the board," so the president could ensure "at the end that he had the views of all the principals."

"He goes around the room, and he wants to hear people’s views. And so you have a circumstantial intelligence case. And so people will see that either there is insufficient circumstantial evidence to go forward with something like this, which involves a unilateral operation in another country to go after somebody you believe is Osama bin Laden - and there were differences of views that were discussed. That’s what the president wanted to know," Brennan said.

The vice president isn’t the only who had second thoughts about pulling the trigger. Robert Gates, then the defense secretary, has also admitted he had reservations about the raid.


Filed under: Al Qaeda • CIA • Gates • Military • Most Wanted • Osama bin Laden • Panetta • Terrorism
soundoff (556 Responses)
  1. Tom

    I should appear to even the most rank amateur political student the stage was set by many people prior to Obama coming along. Obama simply did his job by completing the final task. For doing ones duty, the performance usually merits a C. To go above the call of duty one earns a B. For duty above and beyond the call of duty...one then merits an A.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Rags

      I guess that merits Bush a Z.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
    • Brian Olson

      Most rank amateur politicians, unlike you, can actually write a coherent sentence or even a paragraph. GW obviously schooled you.

      January 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  2. James

    Mitt Romney is fear-mongering and Too anxious to go to war with Iran!

    January 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  3. Mark p

    I really commend the brave Navy Seals who went on the mission to get Bin Laden.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  4. Greg

    We had 8 sorry @$$ years of a terrible president Bush. I don't ever ever want to go back to those policies again.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:35 am | Reply
  5. brad

    We have the best president right now for the job. He is not arrogant and brash in his decision making process like Bush/Cheney were. He has thoughtful consideration in making decision which is an important quality in a president.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
  6. q

    Bush got America into 2 wars costed lives and money. And could not catch Bin Laden in his whole presidency and make America less safe. He is the worst president ever.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
  7. Ralph

    Bush is a fucking loser. Worst president in history.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
  8. me

    Obama the best and Bush the worst prez.

    January 28, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  9. Bill

    No you go fuck yourself tiny little bagwipe.

    January 28, 2012 at 6:25 am | Reply
  10. Bill

    Ok folks some REAL facts:

    1. Bush secured our country and the national debt he ran up was so he could protect America.
    2. Bin Laden DID take credit for 9-11.
    3. Obama did make a difficult decision, but he is still the worst President ever.
    4. Bin Laden had a great hand in our economical collapse, but it took a long time to materialize.
    5. Iraq did have WMD. They were chemical weapons, ask all the vets with Gulf War Syndrome.
    6. Bush setup the Seal/ CIA intelligence network, Obama just had to execute once Osama was located.
    7. Biden is just using this whole thing as a campaign boost, sounds like it will work by all the idiots here who think otherwise.
    8. We did not blow up our own towers in NYC!
    9. Iran is enriching Uranium to 20%. The most you need is 2% for medical and fuel rods. They are estimated to have a weapon in 1 year. They need to be taken out now!
    10. We did not fail in Iraq or Afghanistan! Iran is the major supplier of hate and weapons to a number of countries, getting rid of Iran will be a huge positive impact to the area.

    Many of you posting here really need to read more, your facts are distorted or wrong altogether.

    January 28, 2012 at 3:01 am | Reply
    • mommy

      tell the story to ur mommy or meemaw

      January 28, 2012 at 3:19 am | Reply
      • Bill

        Go f**ck yourself. c**t

        January 28, 2012 at 6:18 am |
      • Mike

        very classy dude, that Bill is... his response shows some real intelligence and character!

        January 28, 2012 at 8:58 am |
    • Guest

      One word for you sir – meds!

      January 28, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
    • morvin

      Bill, you need another layer of foil over your head.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Rags

      Hey Bill. Hear me out: Your posting here tells me you really need to read more, your facts are distorted or wrong, way wrong altogether.

      Now, that having been said, I strongly sugget you call your Dr. and get a refill on a stronger dosage of your meds then crawl back under your very small rock and go to sleep for a generation or more. When (if) you wake up, the world will be a much better place because you weren't here.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Mark

      Iran is possibly making nuclear weapons. The USA has nuclear weapons and has used them. The USA feels the need to poke it's nose into every country's business provided the result benefits Americans. Most recent wars have been a result of American hostility. Who is to be feared?

      When the Chinese were killing Tibetans, why did the 'heroic' Americans not help Tibet? How about Rwanda/Syria/Sierra Leone?

      January 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Alexander Adderly

      1. Bush ran up the National Debt astronomically by waging war on Iraq. Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction when we attacked them. The Bush administration admitted this, after they found no such weapons (nuclear, chemical or biological). After no WMD were found, we nevertheless stayed in Iraq for 7 years - an occupation that cost America hundreds of billions of dollars. We attacked a country that did not attack us. This had never been done before in our history. Ironically, attacking Iraq destabilized the country and actually provided a new haven for Al Qaeda, which had not been in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign. Also, the diversion of resources to Iraq, allowed a ressurgence of The Taliban in Afghanistan. So one could rationally argue that the war in Iraq has actually made the U.S.A. less safe.

      2. Bin Laden took credit for 9-11, but he was not one of the perpetrators. The person who actually planned 9-11 got a trial. The assasination of Bin Laden was illegal on several levels. Not only did we violate the sovereignty of another nation, but we murdered a man without him being found guilty in an international court of law of any crime. Obama also assasinated an American citizen living in Yemen, whose also did not receive a trial. This is an outrageous precedent! No one should be able to be judge, jury and executioner - especially when the "criminal" has either not been allowed the chance to answer charges, or evidence against them been produced at a trial. The United States under George W. Bush and Barrack Obama has spit in the face of International Law and ignored our own consitution. I don't see anything honorable about gunning down an unarmed man in his home, in front of his family, and then throwing his body into the ocean.

      3. How good or bad a president is, is of course, subjective. One thing is certain, however - no previous president has faced a Congress that has been so obstructionist. The Republican majority in Congress is so obstructionist, that they will block legistlation and executive appointments, even if the nation suffers as a result. Republicans have admitted that they will block anything that Obama tries to do. Many have opposed legislation that they themselves have proposed, if Obama happens to support it. You cannot judge a president or an administration when the Congress has aggressively blocked the implementation of any policy that the president or the administration puts forth. In fact, it's quite obvious that the Congressional Republicans want to prevnt the implementation of any policy precisely so that they can criticize the administration for not implementing any policy.
      This is criminal and unpatriotic.

      4. No one has ever explained to me why the U.S. has the right to have nuclear weapons, but other countries do not have that right. Given that the U.S. is the only country that has used nuclear weapons against a civilian population, has recently shown a blatant disregard for international law, and has recently preemtively attacked a country that did not attack it - it would seem that the country that should not be allowed to have nuclear weapons is the U.S.. Iran has good reason to want Nuclear weapons, given that threatening stance that the U.S. has taken towards it. Every Republican Candidate for president, except Ron Paul, has advocated war against Iran. It would seem that it perfectly reasonable for Iran to try to create a deterrant against a U.S. attack. Every country should have the right to defend itself and to create a deterrant against an agressive, bellicose enemy.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Reply
      • Mark

        Alexander, I agree with your points. Enemy countries who have nuclear weapons pose a risk to the USA so, of course the USA wants to reduce this risk. The same goes for countries who see the USA as an enemy; when the USA has shown a willingness to go to war, even at the cost of following international laws, if I were a country like Iran, I would probably want better weapons as well.

        For what it is worth, I would like to see a reduction in weapons and an increase in acceptance of cultural and religious differences.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  11. Derrique Stuckey

    I was wrong. I just got a call that confirmed to me that Obama did in fact engineer the death of Bin Laden. Praise be to our most public and most popular president. Time will tell. This man has done wonders for the USA. God Bless President Obama... and thank you mr president for ridding us of the blight of 911.

    January 28, 2012 at 3:01 am | Reply
    • Derrique Stuckey

      Oh, gee! That's MY name attached to this ridiculous post! How incredibly witty and difficult it must have been to steal my user name, considering all you would have to do is type it in. Liberals aren't very bright. Have fun posting with that, because I've already said my piece, and I have live, outside the walls of these forums. I understand you libs are getting a free ride in life, and if that's enough to ignore inconsistencies, then that's on you. Instead of thinking of yourselves all the time, why don't you consider doing what's right for everyone? I know that's asking a lot, but it's your choice. Read "Seal Team Geronimo" before you gripe at anyone. If you still want to whine after that, that's your prerogative. Have a good morning.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:09 am | Reply
      • Flatsguide

        You are assuming that they can read, Derrique. What usually happens is their self appointed leaders thell them what to think and do.

        January 28, 2012 at 6:24 am |
    • StanCalif

      Thank you President Obama! Bush wouldn't do it, but you did!

      January 28, 2012 at 8:49 am | Reply
  12. Maltese Falcon

    There is no excuse for fear. The only real thing to do in that case is to kill or be killed. These ayrabs will stop at nothing. We HAVE to nuke them or they will nuke us. Kill or be killed, just like Charlton Heston in the Bible. As a matter of fact, I would think that death is too good for these sub-humans. Why don't we just exterminate them?

    January 28, 2012 at 2:53 am | Reply
    • mosinnagant

      Yeah a country with an alleged program to create one primitive nuke is going to attack a country with tens of thousands of modern nukes. Get real.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:07 am | Reply
  13. Derrique Stuckey

    What a bunch of baloney. According to Chuck Pfarrer's (the acting 'Seal Team Six' commander on the raid–now retired) book, "Seal Target Geronimo", this isn't how it happened, at all. His account is much more believable of our indecisive, riding-the-fence president. When asked to make a decision, Obama was hesitant, because he was afraid of mission failure. Although the president told them to proceed, he made it perfectly clear that should they fail, he would deny his hand in everything. Needless to say, Obama spent that time on the golf course, until he received confirmation of 'success'. Should the mission have failed, he had an alibi: he was golfing, so there was no way he could have given such an order. Needless to say, 'Geronimo', the target, may not have actually been Bin Laden. Before he was shot, the women surrounding him were trying to yell, "No! This isn't who you're looking for!" This could very well indicate that Osama had actually died years ago (which is more believable, considering his medical condition), and we fell for a decoy. This could also explain why the body 'disappeared' so quickly: to avoid any embarrassment, on our part. Although the Bin Laden complex, according to the 'wives' was built 7 years prior, Obama seemed to dish out some Google Earth images of no complex having existed, prior to his presidency. This implied that it was there all along, and even Obama didn't know it was there. He got lucky, thanks to the ongoing efforts of the U.S. military to locate Bin Laden. In spite of the vast consistencies between President Obama and the folks who were actually there, Obama is trying to push a movie through, which documents his side of the story. Ironically, he wants to release it this year, just before the election. Coming for the same guy who refused us pictures of the dead 'Bin Laden', for fear of causing an uproar, he's quite content on releasing a movie about it. Yes, there's a lot that doesn't add up, and I would suggest reading that book, before anyone presumes to just take the word of a Chicago politicians. Common sense aside, you owe it to yourselves. =)

    January 28, 2012 at 2:38 am | Reply
    • BC

      Yeah, uh, Elvis did it. Don't do drugs man.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:50 am | Reply
      • Derrique Stuckey

        Hey, I didn't write it. Read the book, if you're not too fearful of it ruining your wet dreams about Obama.

        January 28, 2012 at 2:53 am |
      • mosinnagant

        You forgot to tell him to put his tinfoil hat on and watch out for the black helicopters.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:05 am |
    • The Rock

      Shut the fuck up you stupid windbag.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:56 am | Reply
      • Derrique Stuckey

        *YAWN*...is that it? You guys aren't even trying anymore. Why don't you read the book first, and then come back and criticize me? That would be the sensible thing to do, anyway.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:00 am |
      • mosinnagant

        Something tells me he doesn't have the reading skills to read a book that consists of more than pictures.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:04 am |
    • Steve On Maui

      And .. we should believe everything printed in a book.

      1. Was Mr. Geronimo in the WH room? I don't think so. But according to you, he "knows" what President Obama was thinking and saying and had an "alibi" ready. You believe this? How did Mr. Geronimo know this? He was thousands of miles away. A Fact.
      2. So, the women said: "That's Not Him". Of course, you want them to say: "Kill Him. We Hate Him". That's what you and Mr. Geronimo want. But that's not what they said, and it's stupid to think they would say anything other than that.
      3. Please. We've already beat-up the issue of "was it him" and plenty of politicians, etc. have seen the pictures. Read the article about how DNA evidence was collected by a bogus vaccination campaign to prove who was in the compound.

      Believe what you want so desperately to belive. It's your right. But like most "Pubs" out there - keep the facts from getting people away from what you want so badly to believe. It was the gutsiest decision any president has ever made, with enormous consequences if it had failed.

      He was on a golf course - and he knew what was going on - the decision was with him, as is the presidency. By the way - Mr Fact - Here is one: Bush spent 947 days or half days at his terrorism compound near Waco, Texas. President Obama has not spent 78 days on vacation. He has a ways to go. Look something up, Mr. Geronimo. Look at facts. We have thing called "google". Give it a whirl. You just might scare yourself - and learn something.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • Jayvee

      What have you been smoking? It is clear you live in a Gingrichian,hate-filled fantasy world where the mind is perpetually deluded.Is this what the cool cat in the White House does to fellows like you?

      January 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      Derrigue – The US military officially condemns this book as a fabrication.

      January 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  14. atlantian

    i do not support obama! but who the hell are we repubs supposed to support? a bunch of polititians that act like they are in the 9th grade! hell no, we're going to be stuck with the messiah for 4 more years......

    January 28, 2012 at 2:37 am | Reply
  15. mosinnagant

    WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS!

    Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

    In the same period of time, Israel, a self-declared Jewish state, attacked Iraq in 1981, bombing the power station at Osirik, claiming it was a clandestine weapons factory. Subsequent examination of the ruins following the 2003 invasion proved Israel had lied. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. This led to the Massacres at Sabra and Shatilla. In February 2003 Israel staged incursions into Gaza and Nablus. In September 2007 Israel bombed Syria, again insisting they were destroying a clandestine weapons laboratory. Again there was no evidence to support Israel's claims. In 2006, Israel attacked Lebanon, killing 1200, mostly civilians, several UN observers, and littering the landscape with land mines on their way out. In February 2008 Israel again raided Gaza, killing over 100. HAMAS agreed to a cease fire and kept it for 6 months until November 4, when Israel again attacked without warning, killing 6 HAMAS members, and launching operation CAST LEAD. 1300 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel lost 13 soldiers. Violations of international law included the use of White Phosphorus incendiary bombs against civilians and non-military targets. The United Nations investigated, but Israel refused to cooperate. In May 2010, Israel attacked an international aid flotilla bringing food and medical supplies to Gaza in international waters. 9 people were murdered including an American from New York.

    In the same period of time, the United States, officially a secular nation but predominantly Christian, attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009), Haiti (2010), etc. etc. etc. etc.

    So, who is the danger to world peace?

    January 28, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
    • mosinnagant

      To all those that think war with Iran is a good idea.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:13 am | Reply
    • That_guy

      First i would check some of the facts, as far as "attacks go" the US attacked Haiti? if attack you mean US troops in country for aid, but I personally believe the US has been involved in conflicts they shouldnt have been in, but avoided those they should have been involved in......Iran "should NOT be attacked", unless they attack first...and so what if they want nukes? many other countries have them.....including Israel. My boss is from Israel, and chooses not to return there, because after X amount of days, he has to become active in military again...while I have worked for him, he has shown me the tactics, he was taught to kidnap people....i dont know if just his unit, or all, but that sounds like terrorist actions to me...mainly unless any country hurts another country, we shouldnt impose sanctions etc.....or intimidate...."Give Peace A Chance"-John Lennon

      January 28, 2012 at 2:41 am | Reply
    • ConfucianScholar

      Stop spewing lies. You are a fool and a coward.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
      • mosinnagant

        The foolish and cowardly are the ones that want to invade another country that has done NOTHING to us and sit in their lazyboys and watch on TV with beer and pizza in hand the massacre of innocent people as if it is a football game or something.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:02 am |
  16. mosinnagant

    What I am having trouble figuring out here is how Bin Laden who it was well known had renal failure before 9/11 survived all these years when almost everyone with renal failure dies within a couple years even with the best of medical care (which Bin Laden couldn't have been getting hiding out in caves). Furthermore no dialysis equipment was found where he was allegedly killed. Must be a medical miracle. Also it must just be a coincidence that his body was dumped into the sea so there is no physical evidence whatsoever that Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. Very strange.

    January 28, 2012 at 2:01 am | Reply
    • rapidron

      My grandfather had renal failure and he lived for 10 years and wasn't a figurehead for any large funded group. Touche mister, there's your info.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:17 am | Reply
      • mosinnagant

        Your grandfather likely had access to modern medical care which likely consisted of dialysis or a kidney transplant. Neither of those would have been viable treatments for Bin Laden if he was hiding out in caves all these years as we are told. Furthermore as I previously stated there was no dialysis equipment found at the "compound" where Bin Laden was allegedly killed. All we have to go on is the government's word. You people act as though the government has never and is incapable of lying to us.

        January 28, 2012 at 2:48 am |
    • Derrique Stuckey

      How, indeed? According to Chuck Pfarrer, the acting commander of the mission (now retired), we may have fallen for a decoy, who took the real Bin Laden's place after his death. This could explain why even Osama's own family didn't know about it and why the body 'disappeared' so quickly. He's written a book, "Seal Target Geronimo", which seems to contradict most of what President Obama has fed us. This makes much more sense, considering we're supposed to believe that Obama, a walking blunder, got Bin Laden? It never added up, and perhaps now we can understand why. I would suggest picking a copy of the book up. It makes a lot more sense than Obama's version of the story, which seems to be more geared at snagging ratings and votes.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:46 am | Reply
  17. 1rooster

    After reading some of these comments, it's amazing what pure hatred can do to a human being. HATRED consumes you and you don't realize it. Instead of telling you to go to hell, I am going to pray for you.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
    • John C Finley

      To: 1rooster
      I agree with you totally. I am probably one of the few readers who have served this country. The Vietnam War was not a war to be proud of. Too many lies, but it was during the time when Russia was promising to bury us, and North Vietnam was their client state. I stood up for this country, but not with hate. During WWII we hated the Germans and Japanese and our reactions to them were not always good. What we did to Japanese Americans was atrocious. But for that matter both the SS and Japanese acted that way also.
      All this hateful speech by a number of you, regardless of what side you are on is just as bad of whatever you blame the other side. It seems like almost all of you need to get a fact check going on your so called "facts'. I am a Republican who respects our president and rather likes his pragmatic approach. And here we are already hip deep in this "Season of Lies" by anonymous parties, who don't want us to know how many millions they are spending for their personal favorite candidates. And YES, this article is about hyping our presidents re-election campaign. But I am going to base my vote on my beliefs and our Constitution, rather than long lived prejudices. The Constitution is a "Liberal" document. It is not a document of Kings, dictators, the aristocracy or a theocracy. It set up a form of representative government to insure the rights all, not just a few, where the ultimate power comes from the people. It is not a one party government however it is elected. So please take your hatreds elsewhere and love this country. Fix it where it needs to be fixed and support it.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
      • CWR

        And I am a democrat who served his country. Your comments are refreshingly intelligent, sir, bravo… I love my country no matter who is currently in charge. The man is right folks, drop the hate… try loving and respecting one another… you just might wind up loving and respecting yourselves a little more…

        January 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  18. me

    Did Osama bin Laden ever actually exist in the first place? In order to be dead, you had to be alive at some point.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
    • Derrique Stuckey

      He was very much alive during the Clinton administration, because he was the one who let him get away. He was rumored to have died from kidney failure, during the Bush administration, and he was replaced by a decoy. Although not an ally of ours, Iran even seems to confirm this. This would also explain how this decoy could have stayed in Pakistan, unnoticed: because it wasn't actually Bin Laden.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:52 am | Reply
    • John C Finley

      And of course "me", Neil Armstrong and others never landed on the moon. And all those videos that Osama bin Laden made claiming responsibility for 911 and bombings elsewhere were also made on a back set somewhere in Chicago or outside of London (too many paparazzi in Hollywood)

      January 28, 2012 at 2:55 am | Reply
  19. Maltese Falcon

    I completely agree that we should attack Iran as soon as possible. KIll all those turbaned monkeys. They may be good for cowfood, nothing more. Moooooo!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:14 am | Reply
    • me

      You're evil. Mass murder is never acceptable.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
      • what?

        How can Mass murder be acceptable? How can you even suggest such a thing? And who ever gave you the stupid name of "Me" ? I mean this is nuts. You just cannot go off like that and suggest death every time you get upset.

        January 28, 2012 at 1:35 am |
      • evil

        Wow, how did you know my name? You sound like an evil guy. I might like hanging around with you. Why don't we go out and mess up some turbans?

        January 28, 2012 at 1:38 am |
      • me

        "Me" is what "Myself" and "I" call me. We have multiple personality disorder. No we don't. Well, we sort of do.

        January 28, 2012 at 1:38 am |
    • mosinnagant

      Too much fluoride in your drinking water?

      January 28, 2012 at 1:53 am | Reply
    • mike

      the world really wishes your dad pulled out.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply
  20. Mamoud

    Thee Younknighted srtates has no rite to keel Osama the grate. None at all. Thee monkee przident weel pay deerly for his mitske! I hate heem. Hee iss a dog. Woof Woof

    January 28, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply
    • Jim

      Shut the fuck up you little terrorist. Don't think that you are safe behind that little screen of yours. Nothing could be further from the truth.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply
      • John C Finley

        Please ignore the little idiot. He probably is a 9 year old from Texas whose parents think it is cute that he gets so much fun poking fun at so called 'liberals'

        I spent eight years of my life in Cuero, Nordheim, Victoria, Harlingen and San Antonio in the 1950s. I also played Evony II on Facebook where the same underage and over-allowanced members did a good job taking a fairly good game and turning it into a unintelligent brawl.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:02 am |
  21. David

    This says less to me about Obama's leadership and more about the fact that Biden is a moron for opposing a solid chance to get the world's most wanted terrorist.

    January 28, 2012 at 1:08 am | Reply
    • Maltese Falcon

      and now you want to start a war with Iran? Are you nuts or just delusional?. They will absolutely kill us all!

      January 28, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
  22. mipolitic

    well we are all thankful to team 6 and the pres, but if iran gets a nuke and strikes israel , bush and cheney will be in the books of history as angles compared to obama . now i agree that bush and cheney did not do us right. or any good

    January 28, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • mosinnagant

      Yeah Iran with one (alleged) primitive nuke is going to attack Israel with 400 high tech nukes.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:55 am | Reply
      • rapidron

        hahaha nice one.

        January 28, 2012 at 2:19 am |
  23. Mike Donohoe

    You are right about everything except for one thing. We didn't go into Iraq to get the so-called WMD which were never there and not to get the oil. We went into Iraq to keep their oil from flooding the "open market". Saddam was under The U.N. oil embargo. He couldn't sell his oil except for humanitarium reasons. He had started to flood the black market with oil. The price of oil was getting ready to "free fall". This would have been a monetary disaster for the oil companies, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. Bush senor was the top consultant for the royal families for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc. Bush senor had Cheney and his puppet son go invade Iraq to take Saddam so that he, Saddam, couldn't flood the oil market with his oil. This is why we have the high oil prices that we have now. It's the law of "suppl and demand". Saddam knew that the only way he could get back for loosing the first Gulf War was to make the bottom fall out of the oil market. This would make the whole commodity market collapse. We would have great deflation. Bush and his chronies would had loosed their pants also. All of our soldiers gave the altimate sacrifice for these idiots. Bush and Cheney should have been impeached and charged with war crimes.

    January 28, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • mipolitic

      ok since they never bombed the oil feilds and went into iraq instead , than that would mean someone was still selling the oil on the blackmarket , so who was it. where did the money go??

      January 28, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
      • Novelbud

        There are many factors why oil prices are high.

        Russia sells nuclear technology to Iran to keep tensions and oil prices high. China likes to keep our Navy obligated to safeguard the Arabian sea. America spends tons of money, Iran threatens the supply, Russia and China threaten a UN veto on more sanctions, and oil prices remain high while America bleeds money.

        Next time one fills a tank of gas with Lukoil, Russia benefits.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:57 am |
  24. Ted Striker

    Well done Mr. President !

    January 28, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
  25. Maltese Falcon

    Wow, now you people are going to war with Iran. What a bunch of nuts.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • DougO

      There are just "too many people" for the planet. Like a disease. War is an "antibiotic" for the planet. We can stop war once the population is down to a degree that we become unaware that there are "others" out there someplace. Like bogeymen in the night. If you can't find the other tribe then "no war".

      January 28, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
    • mipolitic

      well it is much better to be live nuts than dead fools.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
    • Ted Striker

      Well done Mr. President, you and your team deserve much more credit for competent administration and decision making than have been given so far.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
  26. STILLWAITINGONCHANGE

    Okay Obama gave credit to Bush and seal team6 for the capture and death of Osama on CNN when it happened. NOW that Obama is campaigning for re-election, he is now trying to take credit for Osama??? Really?? He must think Americans are so dumb that we forgot what he said on CNN??? Now Biden is now making statements to boost Obama campaign by lying to our faces? Alzheimer's is obviously a HUGE problem in Washington these days.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
    • dzerres

      Obama never gave Bush direct credit because there was none. Bush squandered one opportunity after another. Bush even said, "I don't spend much time thinking about him" and "now watch this drive". Cheney was out there claim all kinds of pre-credit but nobody except T-baggers bought that baloney. Give credit where credit is due: special ops (instead of attacking an entire country like Bush did twice) and a firm Presidential decision. Worked twice on those Somali pirates too. Facts, boys.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
  27. max

    all you folks who dont give obama any credit. what is the matter with you? you dont need to vote for him to admit he made a tough call.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • DougO

      Really, it was a "tough call"? Maybe slightly difficult for a moron. But a "tough call"?

      January 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
      • max

        he sent that seal team into a situation where they couldve been killed or captured. yes, i call that a tough call. of course a moron might think thats easy.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
    • mipolitic

      yes pres obama made a tough call . thank you seal team six. now there is over 220 post here and i am going to make a tough call too. show us the pics of bin ladin dead.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • DougO

        You want photos of a mutilated dead body? And you apparently support Obozo by your praise of the "tough call". Both things should be noted as to the personality type that supports Obozo. Apparently his word that Bin Laden is not good enough for you. So what is this you support someone whose word is not good enough even for you? You libs are just too f^!king much.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:09 am |
      • dzerres

        It's not enough that Al Queda themselves said Bin Laden is dead. What is the problem with you T-baggers? You believe the world is 6,000 years old based on no evidence but Obama's birth certificate and Bin Laden's death you don't believe.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:21 am |
      • mosinnagant

        Yeah because Al CIA DUh I mean Al Qaeda says it's true it must be so.

        January 28, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • DougO

      Max youre beyond any hope of redemption. There must be a sign on your head reading "vacancy". Do you really believe that was the topic of discussion at the "meet" where the decision was made? If so, please, keep the gene pool clean and don't procreate.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
  28. DougO

    Does anyone seriously believe Biden? I don't believe for one second that this big mouth fool knew anything for weeks and kept his mouth shut. But we will probably find out soon enough as apparently this "court jester" having been given permission to speak will soon insert his foot into his mouth and come out with some other scenario about the "go ahead" and the circumstances surrounding it. As for obama getting credit for making a "gutsy call", pleeaazzee, did he have any other choice?

    January 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply
    • Jamie

      Uh yeah, President Obama had a choice to not go ahead with the mission, if he or his advisers deemed it too risky based on the available intelligence (or lack thereof). Isn't that a no brainer?

      You bet it was gutsy – if the mission was botched like during the Iran hostage crisis, he would have been blamed.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:28 am | Reply
  29. vinceParee

    Why does Obama get any credit for this? He knows nothing about intelligence gathering or military tactics. he really did not PERSONALLY do anything. Why do you people believe that McCain would not have given the green light for this mission once the intillgence found Bin Laden. Any president would have gave the go-ahead once they knew where he was.

    Secondly, you people want to give Obama credit for anything good that happens but no blame for the bad stuff like the economy. That is Bush's fault but Bin-Laden Obama takes all creidt for, even though the entire aparatus to combat terroists was put into place after 9-11 and eventually evolved and got better at their mission. This has nothing to do with Obama.

    Get a grip/

    January 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
    • Jo Jo

      If you can't give Obama credit for ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden
      then you can't give Osama bin Laden any credit for 9/11 for ordering the planes to crash into the towers.

      It's the way the world works. The CEO of a company does not physically make the product. His decisions are executed by the employees but the CEO gets all the credit and pay.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      Your precious Mr. Bush also at one point said " I don't know where bin Laden is and I really don't care.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply
    • Shayna2

      It was Obama that ordered more drone attacks in 2 yrs than Bushie did in 8 yrs. He was the one who had to make Osama a priority as Commander-in-Chief. People like you won't give Obama credit for anything. The bailout of GM & Chrysler has been a wild success & is almost paid off. YOU need to get a grip.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • STILLWAITINGONCHANGE

      EXACTLY right VinceParee!!!!!!! Obama is nothing but a liar who talks so sweetly. Fact is he has been on the take since he took office. Bank bail out – SCAM Home refi – SCAM Auto industry – SCAM . WAKE UP AMERICAN Obama has been getting kick backs for all of these. It was also Bush who put seal team 6 to find Osama. YEAH and Obama even admitted calling Bush before the capture on CNN. Does anyone remember that...I do>

      January 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
      • Jo Jo

        You political donations. And I'm sure Romney is not receiving any money from anyone to try and get some influence.

        Not sure what your ranting has anything to do with what we're talking about here. But you're coming across as CRAZY.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
      • XVET

        Wow guy, get a clue, really. Where do you get your info from, Mars? Honestly everything you said was wrong. Tell you what, prove to me where you get your info from and let me check it out OK? Or are you just full of crappy? I think the later so prove me wrong, please, or shut up. TKS

        January 28, 2012 at 12:08 am |
    • Luigi

      Vince, how about making an argument using comments from the article? Did you read the article?

      Any President? If Biden was President, apparently he wouldn't have. He's a "heartbeat" away. Would you please read the article?

      January 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • John Donkey

      I guess if the raid ended in disaster you wouldn't have placed any blame on Obama and it wouldn't have been Jimmy Carter and Operation Eagle Claw all over again. . .

      January 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      Good questions –
      Here's why:
      What do you expect the President to do, run around the world himself collecting intelligence? That’s why we have a CIA, right? Secondly, O did not have great confirmed intelligence and there was in fact a 50/50 chance of failure, fact. Yet I would have gone for it and he did. He totally has my respect, question is; would you have that kind of guts? I don’t think so or you would have never written this thread, would you?
      The economy issue was started by W and by the time the Big O got into office the path had been laid and was unchangeable except by an expert that he didn’t have. Sure, he could have stopped it but he was a young, naive president that relied on his advisors that had the same philosophy as W. O just carried on policies that were already in place by W. Are their issues coming? Perhaps, ok, yes…at least I hope not…

      January 28, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
    • Lauren

      Because it is Obama's policy to make more use of Special Forces and put more focus in using raids like this to accomplish something that Bush/Cheney would have used a major military operation for. (that has been well-established by numerous officials and former officials.) Bush/Cheney would never have planned or tried this type of operation.

      Why do people not realize that? Do we need to get Rachel Maddow to explain that?

      January 28, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
      • John C Finley

        Bush or Cheney would not thought that there was any monetary gain out of a surgical strike. Bechtel, Haliburton and Kellogg Brown Root would have made a dime out of any such action. If Osama bin Laden had needed dialysis, it would not have been as easy as it was in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Someone mentioned that they didn't find any dialysis equipment in his fortress home, where did that information come from.
        bin Laden never was a fighter, he had trouble firing an AK-47 which is one of the easiest and most reliable assault weapons that has ever been produced. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was one of the military leaders of Al-Qaeda not bin Laden, who was the money man.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:22 am |
  30. anon

    lol at all the sleeping fools of this country that believe all this non sense. No worries, the earth is shifting into 5D as we speek and most of you will go away as you are clearly not ready.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
    • Luigi

      Which nonsense? Nonsense that Obama got on an airplane? I'm sure you have a point but what is it?

      January 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  31. Jo Jo

    I like George W. Bush. But he really did drop the ball on bin Laden. He became way too distracted by Iraq.

    Obama has been surprising and very lethal on the assault against the Taliban. He's been methodical and has paved the way the war on terror should be fought. Small, tight and aggressive.

    I can't wait to find out one day who these brave men are in Seal Team 6. Maybe one day.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • mipolitic

      just to repeat what you posted " small tight and agressive " does not do it against iranian nuke sites . this is what i am considering as the problem with obamas opps

      January 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
      • Jo Jo

        Iran is an entire different animal. We're not dealing with a small organization. We're dealing with one of the largest middle eastern countries with a vibrant population and a democratically elected government. Have to be much more careful. Americans will not stand for another war with a country.

        Have to try sanctions. Obama is doing a good job getting Europe involved and issuing sanctions. The people of Iran almost over threw the government. We have to apply serious diplomatic pressure first. War is the last option.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
      • Reasonable1

        Bush completely dropped the ball on Iran. He did nothing other than just calling them a part of "axis of evil". His lack of action on Iran and wrong focus on Iraq resulted in the current Iran problem. Bush did nothing useful other than lip service about the Iran problem for 8 years meanwhile Iran kept working on nukes.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
      • XVET

        Sanctions are working and iran is suitably scared as they should be. Maybe they will wake up and get it, hopefully.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:12 am |
    • John "Aids-Man" Holmes

      "Small, tight and aggressive" – like the boys you cornhole while praying for war.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Reply
      • Jo Jo

        Praying for war? I don't know anyone who does that.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
      • John "Aids-Man" Holmes

        Why, Jo Jo, the warvangelicals pray for Armageddon on a daily basis. They can't wait for their rapture.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
      • Maltese Falcon

        Iran already overthrew their own government. But it was the CIA puppet government. Unless Mr Ahmadinejad is really a CIA agent, replacing him with a CIA stooge will probably just wind up with another mistake.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
      • Maltese Falcon

        Almost eveybody in the Pentagon prays for war. They're nuts.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
    • Maltese Falcon

      Boy, are you deluded. Or are you just on the night shift at the Propaganda Department.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
      • Jo Jo

        Not sure what you mean.

        Starting from Osama down there have been over 20 Al-Quaeda and Taliban leaders killed under Obama.

        I like results regardless of party.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
      • Maltese Falcon

        Kool. You'd like to kill a lot of people over there. Anybody in a funny hat and a beard. Too bad you future depends on selling them Amerikan-made Chevrolets. Jive turkey well, well, well, well.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
      • Jo Jo

        I don't want to kill the people over there. I would love it if Iran would cooperate. I don't like their leaders.
        I'm all for avoiding war at all costs. War should be the last option but it should always be an option.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm |
    • mipolitic

      well perhaps sanctions will break the iranian goal of acquiring nukes, at least this is what you think, well in that case we are doomed . i think i will get sun glasses for the flash. north korea is a kitten along side iran and north korea has been under sanctions for years

      January 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply
      • Maltese Falcon

        Iran has no intention of building a nuclear bomb.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
      • Jo Jo

        How do you know? Do you work in the Iranian government?

        January 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
  32. DavidW0909

    This article speaks to the intestinal fortitude of those in the Obama Administration. I didn't vote for Obama but I consider the decision to go get that SOB very brave and I was impressed with the President and I still am. President Obama has not shyed away from using America's Military and he should be given credit where credit is due. I was not real understanding with both appointments to the posts Leon Panetta has held but despite those misgivings he also has impressed me with his job performance. I knew Biden was a limp noodle, this only confirms that. Anyway you slice it, we had to risk it, we had to get Bin Laden, even if it meant sending Seal Team 6 into the Pakistani Presidential Palace.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • Jamie

      Thank goodness for individuals like you who have the integrity to acknowledge what is undeniable in this situation – it was a helluva gutsy decision – that's exactly why everyone around the table (except for Panetta) apparently hedged their bets, lol!

      Anyone who thinks President Obama is weak is easily fooled.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:42 am | Reply
    • Jamie

      Also, well done SEAL Team 6 – best of the best!

      January 28, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
  33. mel

    Great job Seal Team 6.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  34. Reggie

    Bush's failure becomes Obama's triumph.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Miss Demeanor

      Bush also caused the problem in the first place... he decided to 'trust' the Pakistanis to catch Bin Laden after he was surrounded at Tora Bora. The decision to not commit US more troops to capture Bin Laden at that point was made at the top. Bush had poor judgement. He was too impulsive. I didn't vote for Obama but he does deserve credit for thinking about the consequences before he acts. The Iraq war was completely unnecessary. How many lives and billions did Bush waste???

      January 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  35. mipolitic

    yes seal team six brought down bin laden , and pres obama gave the order, great , we are all thankfull for that , but iran is seeking to destroy israel and the usa while it is building a nuke. north korea is a puppy along side iranian mad men. my concern is, will obama face off with a real military and remove such an evil threat or will obama continue to stall through sanctions that will not be enforcable for months. taking out guy in small pocket is not the backbone required to face the evil threat of iran.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      I guess you do not pay attention to current events do you? Clearly he will do what must be done since the big O has acted more presidential than any president since R regan. Say what you like but the O has guts!

      January 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
      • mipolitic

        yes i do watch current events, and we are all watching russia telling obama to stay the hell out of syria . do not get me wrong ,i am not in any way pushing a republican. i also am a vet and i no what to look for in a leader .

        January 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
    • ChadMN

      Obama has said time and time again that US is forever a friend of Israel and will do whatever it takes to protect it. Iran (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) is smart enough not to test the US-Israel's friendship. Ahmadinejad will not be in power long...Iranian people will kick him out in a few years maybe sooner...Did you follow the news lately that one of top Iranian nuclear scientists was assassinated...?

      January 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • John "Aids-Man" Holmes

      Soon, America will have to do battle with a worthy adversary. As the casualties soar, the draft will be re-instated. Then we'll hear all the chickenhawks squeal when their name is called.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Reply
      • zoltastic

        Hey Johnny Wad. Are you draft eligible. Have any 12 to 15 year old sons? What "chickenshits are you referring to? You sound like the typical bubblegum warrior with nothing to lose except your credibility by making such jack ass comments.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
      • XVET

        What adversary? Martians? Go back to dream land maroon. We have the best military on the planet, end of story and proven time and time again. This you would have known if you had the ballls to face us on the battle field, clearly guts is not part of your make up is it? Just braggin about what you don't have, LOL, you have aleetle ickey diicky don't you whimpie?

        January 28, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • XVET

      Iran is a total joke, their navy is a joke, their army is a joke, their air force is a joke; they showed a missile being launched from one of their subs; oops, turned out it was a Chinese missile not Iranian. Have you seen their pipsqueak navy? Sorry folks they are a total joke and have nothing, absolutely nothing to back up anything they say; that is why we say and do nothing. Why club the silly little dog for barking?

      January 28, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
  36. paul

    Wonderful call by the president definitely a difficult decision. I commend the white house and the navy seals.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
  37. jj

    Great decision and call.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  38. Ken

    Boy, I dont care what people think about the politics etc. There is no denying this is just plain freaking awesome (and by freaking I mean in the non-euphemistic sense) . I still just get pumped up hearing about it. We finally got that sam_ich.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  39. Harry

    Bush and his administration did not want to get Bin Laden and gave up. Obama caught Bin Laden half way through his first term. What a joke. Bush will go down as the worst prez in history. And these guys running for the GOP side are just as bad. They know nothing about foreign policy or protecting the country. If a repub was prez OBL would still be in his run down place trying to plan attacks.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  40. Dale

    This is the real Mission Accomplished.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  41. drew p

    Great call by the Obama adminstration and our brave navy seals.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  42. Refa

    Bush mislead America into two wars and was a sorry @$$ president.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Taher saam

      WE HAD NO SAFETY HERE AT HOME IF IT WAS NOT FOR BUSH DESTROYING ALQEDA
      , AND TALIBAN . I WISH HE WOULDN'T TRUST IRAQI INTELLECTUALS , AND CORRUPTED PEOPLE TO REMOVE SADDAM THE DICTATOR THAT THEY DESERVED IN IRAQ!

      January 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        What are you smoking? W didn't destroy anything! Al Qaeda and the Taliban are both strong, just not as strong as when W was president but they are still a very real threat even if diminished by the Big O. The Big O has taken more decisive action against them than W ever did and has certainly removed more terrorist leaders than his predecessor by far...Do you ever read the news?

        January 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  43. clark

    I think it was the right decision at the right time. Great job by the Navy Seals.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  44. Wendy

    Bush was the worst president in history. And these other guys are just as bad or worse. Please!!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
    • Maltese Falcon

      I agree with your opinion 100%.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  45. BSEA

    I agree BUSH should be jailed for the damBAMA is killing us all....Romney can create jobs...OBama is not even a seasoned senator...he has NO EXPERIENCE AT ALL...to all those Obama lovers, how do you like the economy TODAY

    January 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
    • mxv

      .. and who created this mess? We went from a surplus to a deficit before you say GO!

      January 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • ChadMN

      @BSEA
      How did you like the economy when Bush was running the country? Did you hear Romney said to let the General Motors fail, but thanks to Obama, GM is now thriving and #1 auto makers once again, otherwise there would have been millions who would be out of jobs. How do you like paying over 30% of TAX and Romney pays only 13.9%? Obama's been trying his best for the country, to grow the econony and to create jobs despite all oppositions from Rethug like you.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • JW

      I'm not a full supporter of him, but I like it a heck of a lot better than prior to his presidency.
      Do you honestly think it's worse?

      With that said, should he end up running against Gingrich I would easily vote for Obama.
      I'm split if it's Romney.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • car1944

      All I can say to you is this. Does it matter that President Obama walked into a mess created by your right wing party, including President Bush? Does it matter to you that President Obama did not create and cause the Housing bubble to burst? Does it matter to you that the new President (Barak Obama) came in and immediately put a stop to our slid into a depression with his "Stimulus Plan"? Does it matter to you that this new President pushed to save two of America's giant car industries? Does it matter to you that President Obama pushed for and got the Affordable Health Care Law passed?
      No need to respond my friend, I already know that none of the above facts matter to you. You are a zombie with no brain or a Teapublicant lemming without an ounce of vision.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      I hate talking to idiots, clearly the economy is far better than it was when the Big O took over, do you have no memory? Things are far better now that W & his frogs are gone, you can't see that? There seems to be something broken in your mind/brain. I think you need to do some research since you are clearly out of touch with reality.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      It's a hell of a lot better than in the two years of the Bush admin.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  46. Bill

    Good job Mr. President and the Navy Seals who went in.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  47. BSEA

    Too many people are voting for COLOR and totally overlooking character and ability.......OBAMA is going to be obliterated...if he loved this country the way he loves himself then he would NOT SEEK a 2nd TERM....at the end of the day he knows just how pathetic he is

    January 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • ChadMN

      You're dreaming big time...and keep on dreaming...fool...and when you wake up you're still a fool.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      BS I would ask you what it's like to be an idiot but frankly with you as an example I really don't want to know. Your problem is, is that your so stoopid you don't even know how dumb you are, sad.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Reply
  48. jay

    You righties are morons your prez Bush did nothing. He made the country less safe and created a disaster in America. You need to stop watching Faux News.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • babygirl

      So right!!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  49. Grist

    The description of how the decision is made is exactly how a good President does it. Get opinions from people with different views and then make the tough decision. Unlike Bush, according to many sources, Obama wants a diversity of opinion. If everyone simply has the same opinion or says what they think the President wants them to say, then the President really does not need advisers.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  50. nate

    Bush dropped the ball on Bin Laden, created two wars and got America into a near depression. Obama caught Bin Laden in two and half years and got other terrorists. Bush spent his whole presidency talking tough cowboy stuff and did not show any results. Obama should say Mission Accomplished, but he doesn't have the kind of ego of Bush or Cheney. I commend the Obama Administration for making the call and the brave Navy Seals who went on the mission.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  51. BSEA

    THE POINT.....OBama has no biz taking credit, for 8 years prior to his arrival we were tracking OSAMA...so he finds him and sees a pic of him and says go get him.....SO WHAT.....

    OBAMA is a loser President he is a fool in the oval office and he and he alone is destroying this country.....

    January 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
    • ChadMN

      @BSEA
      A fool is when you're looking at yourself in the mirror.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      You should really keep you typing to yourself since everyone but you sees just how dumb you really are. I guess your mom dropped you on your head as a kid and then kicked you because she realized how stoopid you are. What a maroon!

      January 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • STILLWAITINGONCHANGE

      AMEN BSEA......Obama is a fool who thinks he can talk his way into and out of everything. WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  52. carl

    Great decision by the president to get Bin Laden. Dubya's dumbass gave up on getting terrorists.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  53. OrangeW3dge

    Can't just say Mission Accomplished, because the last guy that said it Lied. Then just say "good job" and move on.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • babygirl

      Who was the other guy?

      January 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  54. mipolitic

    no matter what obama does, if iran gets a nuke and attacks israel , bush and cheney will go down in the books of history as angles compared obama. bush and cheney did harm to many including many american families that had to pay the price with their love ones lives.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
    • funked

      It was a "Wag the Dog war" no questions, Bush was all about his Families revenge .... obviously!

      January 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      So what exactly did they do? Stop Iran? They didn't do a thing and frankly I wouldn't trust them to do anything but I do trust Obama because he has the guts to do the right thing for this country even though idiots like you are to dumb to see it. Do yourself and the rest of us a favor and don't think, you simply do not have the right equipment...

      January 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  55. funked

    Sad to see EXTREMISTS paint him as a 'foreigner who stole an election" When EVERYTHING I see him do tries to help our Place in the World & invest in Our Friends & in Ourselves, he is one of the most Patriotic "America First" Presidents we have ever had. The repubs signed a "PACT" with ONLY REPUBS & TEA PARTY to ;NEVER RAISE TAXES NO MATTER WHAT....THERE IS YOU ENEMY, Putting Party & Politics above the needs of an ENTIRE NATION....THAT is also called T R E A S O N !!!!!

    January 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  56. w

    Talk Radio Idiots. It is not hard to point out people that do not have a original opinion of there own. You so desperately want to look intelligent but all you are is a robot repeating what you have heard on the radio. What a sad life you must have to live thru a radio.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
    • funked

      Sounds like the AVERAGE REPUB?TEA nut..... FOX NEWS ANYONE.....

      THEY are all jokes, being played with the promise one day they will get a decoder ring

      ..... My Household makes >150k...I STILL SEE NO RING!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
      • palmer

        Lemmings are facists

        January 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  57. Darrin Mccoy

    It's best to use Seal teams not divisions.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
  58. irishspy

    Facts are facts Obama made the decision and carried through the mission. He could have easily said no to that mission and none of us would have never knew of it. He put his whole political career on the line. I doubt if Bush would have risked that or his cronies. Go back to the Bush years and when Collin Powell quit that was a direct message that Bush was screwed up and the GOP was being run by the rich oil men. Bushes big blow off about Weapons of mass destruction was a bold face lie. During Bush years the national debt ceiling was raised 7 times with the excuse of winning a war???. Obama was elected because people were fed up with the GOP and Bush blowing smoke up our A_ -. Bin Laden is now playing cards with Hitler,Stalin and the rest of the human waste in hell thanks to Obama and his inner circle and the military leaders he trusted. So as I watch the GOP debates and the bunch of candidates that are from Pee Wee's Play house hack each other over how the hid their$$$ millions from paying taxes and how it is ok to cheat on their wives and be kicked out of congress and not address our national problems except to blame Obama. I even had to agree with Fidel Castro that the GOP is a mess. It will be interesting to see how the GOP tries to debate Obama and not make bigger fools out of themselves. But the must have all of the answers in their book Peter in the rabbit hutch. Please do not forget Dick Channey do you want more of that? Well the GOP plans on having a colonial on the moon in 8 years I hope they do not screw that up. lol. Save the USA vote OBAMA in 2012

    January 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • MATTY13

      You said Bush so many times. I know you would like for him to be President again, but get over it. Bush ain't the President anymore.

      January 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • babygirl

      I am so glad that there are people like you who dish the facts just the way the are. There are many gullible ones who trade speculations for blueprints. I wish that all will listen to you and chose the man who is right for the job. No matter what those FOX-loving rattle snakes say or do, Obama stands "out" when compared with all GOP candidates.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply
  59. Albert

    Say all you want Obama wins again!!!

    January 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  60. Deuce

    Two difficult decision well made: killing Bin Laden and treading carefully in Libya.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  61. sevr4b

    So... Biden is a pussy....

    January 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • zombie kid

      u is what you eat.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  62. Ken

    WTF are you talking about. This Bin Laden guy was responsible for so many american deaths.How dare you question why, how and when. You may not like or agree with our President for whatever your reasons are, but this was long overdue. My only question is how much longer do we have to wait for his partner in crime to meet the same fate. Good Job President Obama for making that decision and a bigger thank you to our men and women of our armed services that made this possible. This is what I call made in the USA, now deal with it. P.S if you don't like our President vote him out of office, that's the American way

    January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • unbelivingpatriot

      You just bought all that Terrorism/Al Qeada BS hook line and sinker. Bin Laden was never a threat until America until his CIA handlers lost control of him, he is 100% a manufactured enemy that denied every being involved in 9/11. If he was a charismatic leader of a group determined to destroy America don't you think he would have openly declared that 9/11 was his doing – take all the responsibility and the Glory – but no he denied many times.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        Sounds like a ME moron with no clue to the truth, well here it is: OBL declared war on the US in 1998 and I howled with laughter but then he read a Tom Clancy novel and had a plan that worked, great. OBL expressed his thanks to Allah when he heard on the radio the NY twin towers fell and was gratified that his revenge for the twin Lebanese towers that fell 20 years before was exacted. Revenge is great eh? So how many deaths has this act of his can be laid at his doorstep?

        January 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
    • jeff

      Bin Laden was a CIA asset. They trained him and others covertly during the Soviet/Afghanistan war. LOOK IT UP. 911 was an INSIDE JOB and they used Bin Laden as the patsy. WAKE UP KEN.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
      • Dustin

        What ever you want to say it wasn't binladen or it was. This group of people did it or that group, he was accused for killing thousands of people. If he didn't do it he wouldn't have continued making video tapes teasing Americans that he's still here. Regardless he wasn't a good man and caused allot of pain to people. Doesn't matter if he did it or not the world would be a little bit better with out him.

        January 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
      • XVET

        Jeff – yes he was a cia asset like so many back then and now frankly. You are part of the "we blew it up our selves" group. Don't think so. OBL was no patsy he was the real deal and now he's dead. Yea!

        January 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
    • William dodge

      im proud to be American now thanks Mr Pesident 2012,I'm a white man votining for a black man with a lot courage

      January 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
      • al reds

        He's half white and half kenyan.

        January 27, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • XVET

        And all guts!

        January 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  63. Vietnam Veteran Marine

    Gutsy call no matter who is in the White House. Wish they had brought this maggot back, stripped him naked, and dragged his ass through the streets of NYC and D.C. behind an Abrahms tank.Maximum humiliation for all Jihadist scum. This coward was descended from 5000 years of camel dung and did not deserve ANY respectful funeral.

    ooohraaah Seal Team 6.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • A-Pissin'-on-the-dead-kinda-guy

      You
      are
      so
      full
      of
      shit.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        It's just too bad we couldn't have pissed on his decapitated head, it certainly would have made me feel better.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
    • Chuck

      "Wish they had brought this maggot back, stripped him naked, and dragged his ass through the streets of NYC and D.C. behind an Abrahms tank.Maximum humiliation..."

      Ah... but we wouldn't have actually been able to do any of those things. We are, after all, a civilized nation. So, killing him during the raid and burying him at sea was the best plan.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Yep !!!! You are sure right about that, Bin Laden have become Sharks meat for dinner. The Sharks will eat him up and S*** !!!! him out of there BUTT !!! And then Bin Ladden will sink down to the bottom of the sea. He doesn't deserve a proper gravestone nor a graveyard. Bin Ladden is a scum bag and a murdering criminal.

        January 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  64. jack

    Man, that took some guts, to go against the majority of your team. Kennedy did the same thing, going against military brass during the cuban missile crisis when the U2 was shot down. Way too much stress for me, I'm glad we got a smart guy running things now.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  65. Steve H

    Funny Bush has gotten zero credit for reviving the American intelligence agencies that sad Bill depleted...the only real presidential thing Obama Bin Laden has done he can thank worthless (according to the liberal left idiots) W for! How is that for your change!

    January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
    • Lans

      Are you an American or a republican?. Is there something in you that finds it hard to give credit where credit is due. Hate is never a good think.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • bear0402

      This is the same Junior W that invaded Iraq and led to the death of over 2,000 Service members, correct?

      January 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
    • ChadMN

      @Steve H
      You show your ignorance well. G.W. and chicken hawk Cheney took us to war in Irag and what did we get – over 4000 US soldiers killed and hundred of thousands of innocent iragi civilian casualties, and basically let Bin Laden go from Tora Bora mountain (after he and his men were cornered). For eight full years, G.W. and Cheney couldn't find Bin Laden. It took less than four years for Obama to find and kill Bin Laden. Please open your eyes and you'll see many Obama's accomplishments despite all Republicans' oppositions...

      January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
    • unbelivingpatriot

      Yeah give credit where it is due, Daddy Bush created Bin laden, then baby Bush gave idiots like you a reason to hate Muslims and turned Bin laden into your own person Emmanuel Goldstien and then Obama comes along and finishes the fantasy by declaring Bin Laden dea.

      It wasnt the "best plan" to bury him at see but when you don't have a body you have to make up some kind of story about what happened to Bin landed body!

      the entire charade is BS, many countries have used terrorism and false flag operations to scare the population into war and stir the desire to die for your country in idiots like the uber warriors posting on here !

      it is a sad and pathetic nation we live in today!

      January 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
      • DDM

        'make up some kind of story' ?? Then what are the Pakis so pizzed off that their dear Osama who was under their protection is dead?

        January 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • XVET

        Nobody's going to buy your ME BS since we are not as stupid or as uneducated as your people but keep spouting your drivel so that all can identify you for what you really are, an idiot.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
    • w

      You are a complete Talk Radio listening idiot. It is not hard to point out people that do not have a original opinion of there own. You so desperately want to look intelligent but all you are is a robot repeating what you have heard on the radio. What a sad life you must have to live thru a radio. Ditto

      January 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
    • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

      What intelligence !!! Bush had or left behind for Obama to capture Bin Laden. If anything President Bush had no intelligence for Bin Ladens capture he was to Dumb !!! to have intelligence, that's why it took Obama to finish his job, Bush had no intentions to capture Bin Laden because if he really wanted him, it could have been done a long time ago, him and his family were in cahoots with the Laden Family because of their oil riches and the Bush Family is in the Oil Business. When we first invaded Afghanistan we had the chance to capture him in the mountains but he let him get away instead, also Bush took us to another war to Iraq because his intelligence claims that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction so we invaded that country as well and come to find out Iraq never had Weapons of Mass Destruction that was a bulls*** !!! War started for the Big Oil intrest because Iraq has big oil fields in that country and Bush sacrificed our Men and women soldiers to fight for what ???? We lost thousands of our American Soldiers for his Oil Crony friends intrest not because Sadaam was a threat to us it was all about the intrest of Big Oil Business and it also cost are country Economy as well. So if anything Obama deserves the credit for Bin Laddens capture and his intelligence Bush wasn't smart enough if he wanted to catch him Obama said that his Number #1 priority was to capture Obama on his top priority list during his campaign before becoming president and that he did accomplish not Bush. So how's that for a Left wing opinion I would trust Obamas intelligence than to trust Bush he was a worhtless president for this country he has created more enemies around the world towards our country and are country has lost respect because of him, now Obama has to try to regain that respect back for our country. So for all you Right Wingers !!! who don't respect us too Bad !!! if you can't accept the truth then that's your problem. Go Obama 2012 !!!

      January 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Reply
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        For all you Right wingers who's sees capture Obama on my post you all know what I mean Bin Ladden is the word. But if your going to be an Idiot to believe my miss spelled word than go ahead and believe what I typed. It just make you look like an idiot to respond to my miss spelled word. At least I caught my mistake so there you go. It aint going to hurt me non.

        January 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • Mike Donohoe

        You are right about everything except for one thing. We didn't go into Iraq to get the so-called WMD which were never there and not to get the oil. We went into Iraq to keep their oil from flooding the "open market". Saddam was under The U.N. oil embargo. He couldn't sell his oil except for humanitarium reasons. He had started to flood the black market with oil. The price of oil was getting ready to "free fall". This would have been a monetary disaster for the oil companies, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. Bush senor was the top consultant for the royal families for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc. Bush senor had Cheney and his puppet son go invade Iraq to take Saddam so that he, Saddam, couldn't flood the oil market with his oil. This is why we have the high oil prices that we have now. It's the law of "suppl and demand". Saddam knew that the only way he could get back for loosing the first Gulf War was to make the bottom fall out of the oil market. This would make the whole commodity market collapse. We would have great deflation. Bush and his chronies would had loosed their pants also. All of our soldiers gave the altimate sacrifice for these idiots. Bush and Cheney should have been impeached and charged with war crimes.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:19 am |
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Well there you go Mike Donohue, I Knew there was a reason why Bush sent us there, it wasn't because Saddam was a threat to our country it was the intrest of Big Oil Business and he sacrificed American soldiers lives for the Big Oil Cronies it was Bush fathers agenda and he completed his fathers agenda by sending a lot of American families Sons and Daughters to complete his dad agenda. Maybe he should of sent his two daughters in the war and let him know what it feels like to loose a love one for his American interest and yes I agree he should have been impeached by the federal government it was wrong what he did and he and the Republican party don't take responsibility for their actions this War in Iraq was one of the problems why are economy was shot to the curb. To invade Afghanistan to get Bin Laden that's one thing I can agree with but to start another war for Big Oil interest totally wrong and unjust and he had put are American troops in harms way. When his time comes the good lord will put him on judgement for all the wrong that he put on the American people to fight his wars and Bailing out the Big Banks and giving out tax breaks to all the big business which is stealing to me and a good majority of Americans would probably agree because some of them are suffering already from this Destruction he has caused, and the good lord knows himself that was wrong.

        January 28, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  66. Gokhan Cukurova

    I am glad the SOB is dead. I see no law for mass murderer. Of course I wish he was captured alive and brought home, but that would be decade long courts etc. They did not want him captured alive. Don't be fool ppl.
    I am also glad, the person who is our president, rep. or democrat had the right instinct, made the right decision. If it was not, the whole world would make fun of it.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
    • unbelivingpatriot

      Yeah or alternately we have actually discovered e truth, they didnt "bury him at sea" to protect the people from a long drawn out court case but to prevent the truth about all of it from coming out. He was nothing but a CIA asset for decades, how can now imagine him to be what they claim he was ? Oh thats right the CIA never lies!

      January 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        You may be a patriot but not an American one, you clearly hate America. Glad your hero got killed and his body is now with the fish, soon perhaps your will be as well...

        January 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
  67. Erik Murphy

    Hey, did your copy-editors go to sleep? "evidence of the his leadership" -jeez!

    January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  68. sparky

    Well, he didn't sit and read My Pet Goat

    January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • bear0402

      He didn't give a speech of "you are either with us or against us" that Hitler would have been proud of either.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  69. mipolitic

    well thaks for the insight joe . now here is what i am seeing, there is a blazing fire and the fire truck is parked in the garage while the pres is using a garden hose on the blaze that is about to over take the firetruck that is parked in the garage. come on joe taking out pockets of bad guys is not facing the blazing fire of iranian nukes. the pres is concerned about re-election and iran is runnig to nukes. the policy whether foreign or domestic is all conducted in a way that will not interfere with re-election. everyone sees it

    January 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      Dude – either share whatever it is you're on or stop ranting as that was about as confusticating as it gets, good rant though. Should we send out the rubber ducky people to collect you and give you a toy?

      January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
      • bear0402

        He's edumakated.

        January 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • Jonathan

      Ever heard of grammar? Such a confusing rant you posted. What was the point? I still don't get it. What about a fire truck?

      January 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      What?

      January 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • unbelivingpatriot

      iranian nukes are just the next WMD's – they don't exist, have never existed, they could easily buy a nike on the blackmarket but they don't. You are a fool to buy into the next warmongering BS from the whitehouse, it doesnt matter which party is in power wars are always base on lies.

      Doubt me : read "War is a Racket" by Marine Corp. general Butler.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        Oh so now you want to whine about iran & nukes? Well yeah gosh that's a secret. since you are so clever I guess I don't have to share with you what's coming next now do I? Jeez, what a maroon...A clue though, what do you think would happen if Iran did something stupid? Your guess is as good as mine, right?

        January 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  70. ddblah

    What happened to "argument stops at the boarder"?

    Such a simple and clear case still causes so many violent objections? It really speaks volume home poisonous the US politics has become. You guys simply have absolute no sense of fairness.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      Fairness? Whaatzaat anyway? Sorry friend but fairness left with Capitan Kangaroo, which was or course a while ago, sorry...

      January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  71. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    First degree murder.....terrorist or not, his murder was against international law. Unarmed and shot dead and buried at sea unlike Islamics are buried!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • bob w

      Go pound sand.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • Dashdash

      no... he was armed and the seals were under heavy fire, not against international law (Most wanted man internationally), and buried at sea instead of portraying his body to the public to show respect towards the islamic people...

      January 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
      • sam

        you are replying to a non issue giving more credence

        January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • Ac=D

      Osama broke international law and committed roughly 3,000 1st degree murders on september 11th. Honestly, unarmed or not he was deemed #1 on the U.S' most wanted list and was labeled as "Kill or Capture". He also resisted the SEAL's demands and reached for a gun, at which point they shot him. The way he killed 3,000 civilians honestly doesnt deserve a proper burial. Hes rotting in hell either way.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Reply
      • Independent

        That works for me.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
      • nifty

        You are assuming that OSama is Guilty via the media's reports. There is question of whether He took responsibility or not. Just like WMD's we assume that those calling the shots are speaking the truth. We all bought into it and we were wrong. Anger and hate directed towards people with out due process is a dangerous thing.
        So when they come for you, Will all laugh and point fingers and say you deserve what you get. 9/11 was a very suffisticated attack that Questions if they even had the capability of pulling it off. Are we going to compare it to the shoe bomber or the underware bomber. They have hardly shown the abilities since then of doing anything.
        And IRAN, they haven't been able to build a refinery since 1979, to convert their own oil to gas, what makes you think they can build a nuke. Iran has been a strategic objective of the us since we lost it's control with the over throw of the SHAH. Hinse the build up and financing of Saddam to go to war for us, we funded and allowed for him to build WMD then..........

        January 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • unbelivingpatriot

        Yeah just regurgitate that CIA propaganda all day long!
        You are a fool that will believe any story told without a second thought, why should anyone listen to you ?
        We can't prove the Bin laden did it or not, the lying US government can't even prove they killed him

        January 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
      • jeff

        Bin Laden was a CIA asset. They trained him and others covertly during the Soviet/Afghanistan war. LOOK IT UP. 911 was an INSIDE JOB and they used Bin Laden as the patsy. WAKE UP

        January 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
      • shadyman

        everyone on here talks as if they were there when that shitbag was killed..were you??? do u all know he was reaching for a gun when the seals killed him? let me also take a guess, ur all gonna say, OUR PRESIDENT KILLED OSAMA! just like the newspapers say..well, HE didnt. the brave NAVY SEALS DID WHILE SLOWBAMA was sitting in the white house.

        January 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Bin Laden had no chance to come out alive whether he surrendered or was unarmed it was already into play to take him out by every Seal Team 6 member he was a terrorist and the Seals don't deal with Terrorist they take them out. That's what their trained to do no self pitty or mercy for Terrorist. If I were a Seal Team 6 I would have taken him out too.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • ddblah

      Well, I can tell this.

      If I had the opportunity to execute the order, I would do it myself! Call me a murder!

      January 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Ac=D

      Osama broke international law and committed roughly 3,000 1st degree murders on september 11th. Honestly, unarmed or not he was deemed #1 on the U.S' most wanted list and was labeled as "Kill or Capture". He also resisted the SEAL's demands and reached for a gun, at which point they shot him. The way he killed 3,000 civilians honestly doesnt deserve a proper burial. Hes rotting down under either way.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Rags

      BS, you coward.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • True

      the whole sticking to islamic burial is a lie... even if your on a ship you are suppose to head to land to perform the burial according to islamic belief...

      it was more of a insult and so his burial wouldnt be a shrine... which has fired back upon calling the Arabian sea. Which is now being called "The Sea of Martyrs" or " The Martyr's Sea"

      January 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • XVET

        Great! Lets fill it with more...

        January 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • Jon

      Ah Texas. We meet again.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      OBL was not a true islamist, haven't you heard? He hijacked their religion or so some say yet I have a different point of view. He wasn't unarmed (he had an AK47) he chose not to fire (chicken) and in fact tried to surrender, then he put one of his wives in front of him for protection (didn't work). I guess you were uh, unaware of those reported facts eh? His body is where it belongs (with the fish) with the rest of the Mafioso assassins and traitors, yes? He was a coward to the end, which describes Islam in total; clearly, I have no respect for this trash.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Reply
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Yep !!! Bin Laden sure was a coward what a wuss !!! He had to use his wife for a shield and he calls him self a Martyer what a piece of Sh** !!! he is. If he had an AK47 next to him he should of picked it up and died like a real Martyer with a fight but Bin Laden wouldn't have a chance with a fight because the Seals would have used the Double Tap shot on him and it would have killed him so fast that he wouldn't now what hit him. One bullet in the brain and one in the chest by his heart Boom !!! Boom !!! Tango Down !!! he would have already been laid out before he reached the trigger that's how fast these guys are their quick and they are sharp shooters from Assault Rifles to hand pistols and Sniper Rifles that's why they were sent in before any other Special Forces group there the Best of the Best. OOOOH !!!! Raw go Seal Team 6.

        January 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
    • notperfectbutnotamurderer

      Many flights out of the US to any Islamic country of your choice. Bon voyage!

      January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • sparky

      go fvck yourself D1ckhead Sr

      January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
    • 010511

      Sir, Mr. Bin Laden declared war upon the US, the west and Israel in a February 23, 1998 Fatwa. On May 1, 2011 his war ended at his front door. I would hardly argue foul play or breaking international law with this one.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
    • jack

      yeah, and?

      January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
    • bud

      tell that to the families of 9-11...where do you live anyway...we'll send the Seals to pay you a visit...dumbass

      January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Jack must be a Jihadest. Lol !!!

        January 28, 2012 at 12:01 am |
    • northern brothers

      well at least they didnt invade whole country, kill thousands of civilians, destroy countless families, wasted hundreds of billions of dollars and so on, just to get one man

      January 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Reply
    • Lans

      I now know that hate also makes you a certifiable idiot. I wish you could have been sent to arrest him. Give you his location, and a pair of 'cuffs, and send you to say what would surely would be memorable words 'Osama, you're under arrest'. Your hate for this president is so obvious that I can almost taste it. What will you do when he wins another term, and Democrats take the House and Senate. I have a suggestion, move to Saudi Arabia, because you're obviously a huge defender of their citizens rights, and BTW, take your wife, mother or sisters with you.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        I got no problem with Obama, I'm for him. I've got a problem with Terrorist who has no heart or mercy towards humanity Bin Laden got what he deserves. If me and you were to walk across his path in Pakistan he would probably put a bullet to your head and he would chop my head off in front of public TV for sure, just because were Americans. So we had to take him out, what's that saying what comes around goes around and Bin Laden had his time coming to him.

        January 28, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  72. soul2squeez

    they should let Chris Kyle go take care of our little friend in Iran.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Lans

      I agree. He should invade Iran, then Pakistan, however, I suggest that you be sent, and if you wish take all your conservative radio talk show hosts with you. Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to kill Ahmadinajad. I don't care if I've spelled his name incorrectly, that just shows how much respect I have for the man.

      January 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  73. BEAR JEW

    Kudos. Its one of his few successes...the rest of his FP stinks.

    January 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • ddblah

      JEW: Glad you finally give credit. Well, IMHO, he did a pretty good job in other areas too, despite the right wing propaganda. They have been extremely hostile to him even before he took office, essentially treats him as an enemy of the state.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
      • funked

        Sad to paint him as a 'foreigner who stole an election" When EVERYTHING I see him do tries to help our Place in the World & invest in Our Friends & in Ourselves, he is one of the most Patriotic "America First" Presidents we have ever had. The repubs signed a "PACT" with ONLY REPUBS & TEA PARTY to ;NEVER RAISE TAXES NO MATTER WHAT....THERE IS YOU ENEMY, Putting Party & Politics above the needs of an ENTIRE NATION....THAT is also called T R E A S O N !!!!!

        January 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  74. A

    It's funny how some of the Republican immediately jumped to get Bush credit focr OBLs capture! It's burns thier ass to see Obama succeed!

    However, They would have won themself an election simply based on that one signle achievement.Anyone remember, how Bush won the election on being the president by not allowing Al Queda any attack on US soil from 2001 to 2004?

    January 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • jon

      Worst thing about all this is that when Bill Clinton was in Osama bombed the trade centers but it failed. So really, if Bill Clinton would have went after him maybe 911 wouldn't have happened.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
      • Mj

        Actually Jon, Osama did not bomb the wtc in 93. It was Ramzi Yousef working with his own crew as a sort of 'lone wolf' terrorist. While he is related to Khalid sheikh Mohammad, the planner of 9/11, he had no connections with Bin Laden around that time and is currently in ADMAX, America's highest security prison.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
      • XVET

        American people are fickle, Clinton sent over a couple of missiles to Afghanistan and hit a training center but he wisely knew the American people wouldn’t support more so he did what he could. He and I both wish he could have done more and he wanted to but couldn't. Bin Laden knew what would happen if Clinton were in office so he waited for the idiot W. Good decision since he got another 8 years of life...

        January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
      • Rags

        If, If, If. 'nuff said!

        January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • XVET

      No, actually they stole it and two people who stacked the deck were jailed in OH. But hey! Who cares about facts? Right.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
    • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

      Ha !! Ha !!! Ha !!! Lol !!! That's certainly true, that's why they make every bad comment about him because they hate seeing him accomplish the things he said he would do, like catching Bin Laden it just burns the right wingers for him to accomplish anything. That's why they Obstruct his agenda he's trying to complete, so what do they do, they point the finger at him to make him look bad in front of America but America is starting to open there eyes and seeing what the right wingers are trying to do. And that is taking are human rights away and they think it's right and it's wrong unjustly wrong. They have so much hate in there hearts they don't want us to have a good life. They would rather see the working class on the streets. But when Obama wins the election there asshole is going to really burn.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
  75. South Texas

    Pres. Obama and his Team should get all of the credit on killing Osama since the only thing Pres. Bush did is dreamed of it. He's so ignorant as Rick Perry is that both don't know their right hand from their left hand. Both Bush and Perry are professional b.s...

    January 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • alex

      Bush COMPLETELY dropped the ball on Osama by invading iraq. His priority was to get his hands on the Iraqi oil so that his friends at Halliburton, Exxon, etc, could get more corporate welfare.. If Bush didnt invade Iraq, we would have got bin laden a lot time ago and we wouldnt be in this mess... 3 TRILLION wasted. And the Republicans have the nerve to talk about Spending!!!! Jokers!!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
      • usmc1

        Alex you are coming off stupid

        January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
      • Dude

        Osama Bin Laden was cornered in a cave in Tora Bora. The cave was nothing like the sophisticated bunker we were led to believe it was. He was literally writing out his will and using a satellite phone to call followers and apologize for destroying the jihadist movement. The war was won.

        Then Bush began pulling out the finest military on earth to pre-stage them for Iraq. He outsourced the battle to members of the "Northern Alliance", the anti-Taliban Afghani resistance. They signed a truce with forces in Tora Bora so they could "gather their men and surrender", without consulting the US. And Bin Laden walked out and made his way to Pakistan.

        We could have kept the pressure on him there, killed Bin Laden with his top leadership and captured the rest in 2002. Bin Laden's escape would never have become the recruiting coup that rebuilt al-Qaeda. Afghanistan could have been rebuilt with minimal resistance. For 1/10 the cost of fighting the insurgency Afghanistan would have been a stable democracy and America would have been there only as trainers and civilian construction contractors by 2004.

        Thanks Bush!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
      • XVET

        No USMC he's coming off smart and correct. It is you who needs to do some study to find out how badly you were misinformed. Trust me, if you do that you will get angry yet take it from one who knows, if your going to make statements you should be able to back them up and if you do research you will find you have been duped like I was...This is for your good, I have already been there.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
      • Independent

        alex is right on the money!! let's not forget the cost in blood, of course this is to painfull for the "otherside" to handle.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
      • Rags

        @: usmc1 "Alex you are coming off stupid" Actually, usmc1, Alex is correct and you know it.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • shut_up

      obamas right hand is holding a mirror and his left hand is adjusting the teleprompter so shut up!!!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
      • alex

        is that all you have you red neck, hill billie???? Go make babies with you sister!!!! or better mother!!!!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
      • ChadMN

        @shut_up
        And you're an idiot...

        January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • XVET

      Alex and Dude are absolutely correct.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Reply
    • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

      Amen !!! I've seen some of his State of the Union Address and he has no intelligence when he talks, at least Obama has better sense when he's talking in fact it burns !!! the right wingers to see him talking on TV because they know he speaks the truth about what's right or wrong. Right wingers view is to get rich by taking from the working middle class as long as their pockets is getting full. If the middle class can't swim than that's just to bad and they talk about the working class just wants to stay home and get a hand out. That is just a bunch of crock of sh** !!! If anything it's the Big Business that are getting the free hand out on the working class backs and they know this, they refuse to see the truth of working family values. The values they know is to Burn the working class to get rich. There not hard workers like they say to be.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
  76. alex

    Shows how DESPERATE the Republicans are... Killing Osama was one of the greatest achievement of the president.
    Yet it is Bush who should get the credit. What a Joke...EVERYTHING bush and his cronies touched, blew up in their faces...

    January 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
    • thatrix

      Agreed.... we were attacked under Bush's watch.
      Bush was warned about Al Qaeda when he took office. Bush decided not to do anything until after we were attacked.
      Good job to Obama for his hard work and diligence. Bush should get a kick in the nuts.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
      • dc

        I guess you forgot Bill Clinton had a chance to get him.......

        January 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
      • dc

        Bush joined.... Clinton ran...... Which one is the draft dodger? I joined the Air Force – what did you do?

        January 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
      • XVET

        DC – read my above posting for some education, Clinton did. Yeah W "served" for six months, took the space of a real pilot and then left for his fathers campaign befor ehis training was over, what a guy! That action screwed the U.S. out of a real pilot that could have helped in the war, good job both you and he, yetches.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
      • Kevin

        Bush joined! my a@%ss, Bush used his privelege to stay state side in the National Guard, and then failed to fulfil his service obligation. When you are born with a blue blood silver spoon in your mouth, that is what you can do.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
      • Dude

        Bush used daddy's influence to get a cushy job in the air guard. Basically, Fed Ex in uniform. In the order of possible deployment to Vietnam, Bush's unit was two steps ahead of mine and I was in the Boy Scouts. Then he refused to take a physical that involved a drug test and was grounded. Many months of his service record are blank.

        Bill Clinton overcame the death of his father, before he was born, and a step father with alcohol and gambling problems to become a Rhodes Scholar. He used a college deferment to avoid being drafted and studied at the University of Oxford.

        Bush got into Yale because his daddy went there and that is a near guarantee of acceptance. Despite the advantage of being a Congressman's son (no one will give an F to a Congressman's son) he barely held a C average. With a business degree from Harvard, Bush lost money in the oil industry.

        What I am saying is, "yes Bush is a veteran and Clinton is not."

        January 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
      • XVET

        The good news is we know W can read since he was reading "My Pet Goat" at the time of the first attacks. When the second attack happened he flew/ran to the deepest hole in Nebraska, what courage. Kinda makes you proud of a heroic president like that doesn’t it? What a great example, what a leader, what panache! The good news is that we have others in his same party lining up to do what W did; sadly they will not make it as president, boo hoo...

        January 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        Ha !!! Ha !!! Ha !!! Lmao !!! Me and every American that is suffering would love to kick him in the nuts. Line up all the Bush brothers including his dad and let the entire America kick them in the nuts I'm for that.

        January 28, 2012 at 2:05 am |
      • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

        That's right !!! Thatrix !!! I saw an article on that. That Basterd Bush Jr. never fought a War in his life it was his father that went to war during World War 2 his father was the one that kept little baby Bush Jr out war to fight in the Vietnam War I think President Bush Jr was a chicken sh** !!! to fight in the Vietnam War so his daddy had the power from him getting drafted, what a wuss G.W.B is I know this for a fact because it was on an article and I saw it on a TV News program years ago and I bet if you were to google search this info it would tell you the same thing. And G.W.B had the nerve to show off landing that Military fighting plain on deck of that Air Craft Carrier what a joke !!!! if anything he should have never had the permission to fly that plain on board he doesn't deserve the honors to fly that plain to see him show off like that. That's a disgrace to are Military he disrespect are Military and are troops by treating them like numbers. And all he can say to these Soldiers families was your Husband,Son,or Daughter was a great soldier in and have served well for are country. Well those words aren't going to bring them back and he sent them to Iraq for Interest of the Oil Cronies not because Saddam was a threat what a joke president he was then he had the nerve to announce mission is accomplish on that ship when all that time it was all a lie. DC your a joke and your President G.W.B. is joke as well. Woo Woop Dee Doo so you joined the Air force big wow !!!

        January 28, 2012 at 2:58 am |
  77. ME

    Considering how Presidents get pilloried for anything that is based on faulty intelligence, I'm not surprised this was not an easy decision. If, despite all of Saddam's years of intransigence and evidence suggesting he was hiding something, the opposition can claim that it wasn't an Intelligence Failure but a deliberate con - as in, Bush somehow KNEW that Saddam was bluffing - how would it be spun if Obama had said "Go" for a Raid that turned out to be a hit on a house of innocents?

    January 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      Yup, if every day was filled with candy and nuts everyday would be Christmas, right? As it happened it worked out well for our President. That equates to two BIG wins for State of the Union addresses in a row, right?

      January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  78. billy jester

    OBAMA IS THE MAN!!!!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  79. bbrooker

    What? No trolls saying that the decision to kill Bin Laden on that date was already pre-determined by Bush back when he was in office and so Obama shouldn't get any credit for it??

    January 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
    • Jon Kennedy

      He absolutely deserves credit for it. He hung his neck out to get him. America won that day regardless of who the President was. You all need to learn some respect for the Office of the United States President even if you didn't vote for the person in it. I know I didn't, but I am mature enough to know that he made the right call that day. I don't like some of his policies, but that is part of our system.

      Get it together America.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
      • usmc1

        As soon as he shows some respect for our troops, I will show some to him.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
      • J. G.

        well said!!!!!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
      • J. G.

        I agree with JK, ppl should respect the president regardles what is your political view. He is an elected official, and I serve my contry in the world greates AF.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
      • nooneowesyouanything

        Are you saying I should respect anyone in the White House, Congress and the Senate? Very few are worthy of respect and in my opinion the one in the white house should get the least respect! Are you saying you are Proud of our current government? They cant even put together a budget, or enforce the current border laws, or reduce spending when it is perfectly clean everything will collapse around us. What did the Anointed One ask for yesterday another S1.2 T
        So what are you proud of?

        January 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
      • XVET

        usmc, which I now doubt. O has shown considerable respect for our troops yet all you do is whine, did someone misplace your pacifier?

        January 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
      • Doc

        Very well said JK. Thank you.

        January 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

      Shut the hell up BBrooker you are so definatly dreamen. Bush never ever had any plans or any smart intelligence to go after Bin Ladden. You just can't stand the fact that he accomplish his goal by having Bin Ladden terminated it took Obama to get Bush job done and you refuse to except it. Well guess what !!! except it !!! because it's reality. Obama deserves way more credit and respect than that bastard Bush. To Bad !!! Get over it. You Hypocrite.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:38 am | Reply
  80. nooneowesyouanything

    I don't get it! How can O-but-hole continue to get any credit for making some big decision? How tough of a decision was it to say, Sure we got a good chance to kill Bin Laden, why not? We do drone strikes all the time. All he did was ride the coat tails of Bush who set up the whole operation to hunt down Bin Laden. O-but-hole didn't even set up the process all he did was say...Daaaaaa OK! Big Deal! Did you see the picture of him cowering in the corner like a 3rd grader when the live stream was being watched? How of earth can anyone support this P O S unless you on welfare, food stamps, here illegally, in union or work for the government.....oh that is the other half of the issue!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • bbrooker

      White, middle class, never been on food stamps, and a very proud Obama supporter. How does Obama still get credit for this you ask?? Because it was a MAJOR decision to get the #1 terrorist in the world, and also a follow up on his campaign promise. OBAMA 2012!!

      January 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
      • alex

        Same here – White, Middle class, and a small business owner from Texas!!! I live about 10 mins from Bush.
        Usually an independent, but after seeing how the republicans behave, Im disgusted. The ONLY republican i will vote for is Ron Pual.. but since he is too Sane for the republican party, i have no choice but to vote for Obama

        January 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
      • shut_up

        WhY ThE LaRgE CaPs???? you will vote for him because your a stinking demorat.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
      • gwhayduke

        @shut_up

        "You’re" incapable of utilizing proper grammar and punctuation. Which makes "your" comment that much more humorous... and idiotic. Keep trying though. Practice makes permanent! Mind as wide as a bumper sticker!

        January 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
      • nooneowesyouanything

        NO! Absolutely NOT! It was not a big decision to kill Bin Ladin. All the ground work was in place and he did not even set it up. He was in the right place at the right time.

        Why is everyone making it to be anything but what a 3rd grader would do if given the same information. Are you kidding me! It was a great thing it happened but it was nothing less than a no brainer to say ....OK. You think you couldn't have made the same decision??? Why are you Dims glorifing this joker! He is the luckiest man on the planet. Read Dreams of My Father, you'll see what I mean,

        January 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • A-Pissin'-on-the-dead-kinda-guy

      Really burns your ass that your chicken-hawk, draft-dodger hero, Dubya, was inept and incompetent. Doesn't it?

      January 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
      • PraiseTheLard

        Don't forget that over 62 million people voted for Bush...

        January 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • alex

      It is clear you are ignorant in regards to the issues of national sovereignty. The country who's sovereignty we were invading has multiple nuclear weapons.. How can you say that it wasn't a difficult decision?? Moron...

      January 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Doc

      O-but-hole? Ha. That's a new one. Also, unless you're white and/or extremely rich how could you NOT vote for him? You're probably just a racist P O S. Shut up, you worthless piece of trash.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
      • usmc1

        Way to pull the race card again, original

        January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Kyle

      You realize it would have been political suicide if he sent US troops into an "allies" country without informing them, and then didn't get bin Laden, right? This was a classic case of the end justifying the means. If he does that, and doesn't get bin Laden, the backlash would've been enormous.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
    • B Obama

      nooneowesyouanything nice try George!

      January 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • Mark

      @nooneowesyouanything

      you're a moron. You should learn how things work first before you start making comments. It was a big decision in the fact of the international political ramifications it could cause and our tenuous relationship with Pakistan had the mission been a failure.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • ESchuyler

      If you want to defile the office of president ......maybe you should start to learn respect for our ideals. President Bush never was able to get Osama Bin Laden.....why ? who knows....maybe the intelligence community was still gathering details to get him. .... but it didn't happen under the Bush presidency. Show some respect for the planning and decision made by the current president to get this criminal ...... instead of acting like a child who shows no respect..... If you think President Obama is so bad think of how you talk about our President. This is clearly un-AMERICAN.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      The big O has far more brains and guts than your p-"W'hiped hero ever did, which is a fact proven over and over again, yet brianless chunks like you put him down. Just goes to show that Ron White is right, you can't fix stupid! I feel sorry for you since you clearly are incapable of originating a single thought but like a parrot express the idioms of morons like Rush and Bill O. I wish you weren't damaged and I wish you had the ability to think for yourself, you must live a pathetic life.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • SantorumPalin

      You're an idiot.....it took huge cojones to fly into sovereign territory and kill OBL.Pakistan was pissed because we didn't notify them he was there (yeah right). But if we'd flown in there and killed a bunch of innocent people, we would have been f*cked...not only in the eyes of Pakistan, but the whole world.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • rmtaks

      Calling the president of your country "O-but-hole." You're the one who resembles a 3rd grader.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • OOOOH !!! Raw !!!! Seal Team 6

      Bush is to dumb to have intelligence, and for sure this mission wasn't plan by his intelligence gathering. Stop the crying and quit being in denial because it's reality Obama got the job done. If it were so Bush intelligence that got Bin Laden killed then why didn't he used his intelligence years ago to have him killed. Get over it !!! You can keep denying the truth but he deserves all the credit. Bunch of hypocrites.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:56 am | Reply
  81. C4rdinalREd

    CNN Please get an editor/ proofreader. I'm beginning to think english is a second language at CNN.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  82. Nathan

    The President has more guts than you EVER will. Yeah, YOU.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  83. ORLY

    so they just recently decided to 'get bin ladin'? is that their excuse for not getting him all these years?

    January 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  84. Tooth 'n' Set Sail

    Lucky he didn't listen to JB.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  85. oneSTARman

    The ONLY Civilian Aircraft Flying on 911 After the ATTACK were the Ones Flying the Bin Laden Family back to Saudi Arabia after meeting with the BUSH Family (Look it Up) – AFTER that the NEXT Flight must have been the CIA flying OSAMA to a Hotel in Islamabad

    January 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  86. S. Verscay

    I think Bin Laden should have been brought to US alive. Don't forget people in White House are like us, they get giddy
    with their power.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • Jon Kennedy

      Look Gang, we can all second guess the decisions and policies just like we all could have coached a better sporting event. Obama got him, Bush got him, who gives a damn who the President was, because it was America that won that day. I'm a Republican and more than likely will not vote for Obama. However, the campaign is long so we will see. The internet tough guy mob is right...Obama can't bank his campaign on this. Bush put a lot of the infrastructure in place that was used in this mission and given the chance he would have done the same. That said, the victory in taking out Osama is huge, but it will be the decisions that Obama has made outside of that and will continue to make in the next few months that will define his Administration. I'm not wild about the healthcare kill and I think the trade agreement with Korea is rubbish, but they are steps in the right direction.

      I think that too many people who hear negativity about Osama assume that the comment maker is racist and that is silly. I'm frustrated with him and his policies. I'm frustrated that he is not doing anything to stop the polarized stances that the two parties are taking in the country now. More and more people are becoming radical Republicans and Democrats daily and the media is fueling it. As a result, we spend a lot of time online or face to face firing off witty political blurbs at each other and accomplish nothing. I'm so tired of the media and our political parties ramping things up to be out of control. We are the most powerful country in the world and if we don't slow down and start to figure some things out together we won't be. That said, it doesn't matter who the President was that day or what party he was affiliated with........that day America won. That day...the world won. Obama just so happened to be the one to give the word. Congrats to him he made a good decision and will go down in history for it. He deserves it.

      History is full of people that made tough calls. Obama is America's President, so regardless of his political beliefs you all need to wise up and watch your words. Stop demonizing the man like they did George Bush. You don't like him? That's fine. Don't vote for him in November, but you all need to drastically change the tone by which you talk about him. Apparently, a lot of my fellow Republicans have lost the concept of respective. In 2008, the Democrats did the same thing and returning the favor accomplishes nothing.

      Enjoy the win America....we got him.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
      • ChadMN

        "...we spend a lot of time online or face to face firing off witty political blurbs at each other and accomplish nothing..." @Jon Kennedy, you're WRONG...I'm not just spending a lot of time online, I'll exercise my vote in November and give Obama another chance to protect our country and make more correct decisions to grow the economy and jobs (despite all the oppositions he's encountered from the Republican members of Congress) as he's been doing so well, but don't get enough credit from people like you....

        January 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
      • XVET

        I see what you’re saying but you are mistaken. Bush had his chance at Tora Bora and blew it; furthermore, everyone in the world knows it except for the GOP faithful who turns a blind eye to reality whenever it suits their cause. Fact is Bush screwed up everything for a massive short-term profit for his friends and ripped off Americans at the same time. He had a golden chance to subdue the Middle East/Iran/Syria but he wasted that opportunity. You sound like you're reasonable but truly you’re full of BS.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
      • bayou2

        You should speak to Mitch, Joe, Hannaty, Rush, Sarah, Ann and a lot more about the divide.

        January 28, 2012 at 3:41 am |
  87. ruth

    does anyone really care about osama bin laden anymore? I mean really...I am with ron paul...stay out of other countries business and to the 535 idiots in Washington,you want a war ,you go!!!!....this is like communism is coming ,lets all go to vietnam to stop it from coming here....what a crock that war was......seems Washington still does not get it....how long are we going to have to listen to this ,you would swear they went and got him....another 10 year war, thousands wounded,thousands have died at the hands of Washington ...another generation lost and their lives and families in grief..I did not see one congressman or senator sign up to go!!!!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Gabe

      Agree with you =) It seems the white house has no idea what americans really need. We don't care about other countries. Lets fix ours. Ron Paul 2012

      January 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Reply
    • XVET

      Biden's son went but I guess you missed that, eh?

      January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  88. Phil

    Headline: OBAMA CURE'S CANCER
    Republicans: He should have focused on AIDS, which is a bigger threat.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • Jeremy

      This made my day!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • DAC

      @ PHIL ... priceless!!!

      January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  89. Andy Shick

    He gave the wrong state to which Obama was going? Even I knew he was leaving for Alabama (it was to survey to tornado damage).

    January 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  90. Gabe

    Where is the proof ? I'm sorry but i don't believe the government anymore

    January 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Phil

      Prove you are not a robot.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Ron

      Even Al Qaeda has confirmed he is dead and threatened revenge. If you don't believe that he is, you are way deep in hate for Obama.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
  91. ChadMN

    To all the haters out there, no matter what the President does/did, it will never satisfy you...so the heck with you, he still has all the support from his base. Go Obama/Biden 2012.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • Johnny

      That's funny. By that same token, no matter what questionable things O does, you will always see him through rose-colored glasses. Coming from as biased an individual as yourself, your comment is no more reliable than from someone who categorically dislikes Obama.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
      • ChadMN

        Are you questioning that Bin Laden was not killed by our SEAL team? Are you not giving the President credit for giving the OK order to our SEAL team to go into Pakistan to kill Bin Laden? Are you saying Bin Laden's death is quesitonable?

        January 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • XVET

        By your same token no matter what he does is right, is it? Fact is, in spite of his imperfections I would take the Big O over any of your idiots since they are all as brainless as you. O will win for another four years and everyone knows it whether you like it or not...

        January 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
      • DemAZ

        JOHNNY- As one who voted for our President, allow me to enlighten you with some critical candor what he HAS done that's upset me:
        – Signed the Congress' renewed Patriot Act, putting all our Rights of Privacy at risk (really pizzed me off!)
        – Has balked & failed to push harder for the DREAM Act
        – Delayed his authorization of Attorney General to pursue justice for the 2008 Crash until just now
        – Caved on the Tax custs for the Top 1% last Fall (but he'd just lost the Midterm elections, so...)
        – DIdn't address the toxic loans still surrounding the Housing crisis
        – Still no Immigration Reform Bill brought to Congress (even though it's COngress who should write it)
        – Extra long "learning curve" toward the art of Negotiating. Very, very frustrating

        Probably a couple others that escape me, but my point is there are plenty of things that anger me about Obama's policies. However, a reasonable person needs to weigh all that his Administration DID get accomplished in three short years! And it is because of the balance we all need to consider, I elect to give this man another 4 years... primarily because our previous President screwed things up during his entire EIGHT years.

        It's likely you won't accept the above rationale, and that's OK, dude. I was merely trying to point out that there are Millions like me who (likely) view it the same way. Hope you have a healthy & happy 2012.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  92. SantorumPalin

    I don't think Obama has been given enough credit for his accomplishments and the areas that he has fallen short have been typically due to partisan politics with the sole goal of trying to make him fail (so that he can be ousted in 2012). He really stuck his neck out on the Osama Bin Laden decision and, more recently on the Somalia rescue. If those had failed like the Iran hostage rescue mission, he really would be in a world of hurt. Our economy is slowly on the mend....Japan's banking crisis took 10 YEARS to clean up (and they weren't entrenched in 2 wars). Give the guy a break.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • NNC

      Thanks!!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • ChadMN

      @SantorumPalin...well put...that's why Obama deserves one more term. Go Obama/Biden 2012!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • Michael

      Well said!

      January 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  93. Guest

    @sharky... Why do you buy into the BS that people are spewing... Hopefully you have a brain of your own and can form your own opinion. Obama will win in 2012 and once again people will not want to work with him cause he is BLACK.. and for now other reason want him out of office.. That is truly sad.. What about what is best of the country. Please use YOUR brain in the future and not someone else's sound bite. Peace.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • Lee

      Good response.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  94. Phil

    I may actually vote for Obama because of his decision. G.W. would have said 'GO' without consulting his cabinet.
    http://www.7habitsblog.com

    January 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  95. Harry Merkin

    biden is full of it,,,,,,,,,,,, bin laden been dead for 10 maybe 11 years from a problem of his blood. any thing else is all hype for getting votes.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Gabe

      Agree with you....Fox reported Bin Laden was dead back in 2002. and with no proof there is no case

      January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Reply
      • thatrix

        Can you give a citation? Bin Laden has never been reported dead before the SEAL team took him out.
        You're an idiot anyway for thinking that Fox is actually news.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
      • max

        Oh yeah...remember when Bush said he is not concerned with Bin Laden...that's when he took him out. Your dumbness is showing JACK HOLE!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
    • ChadMN

      @Harry Merkin
      No, you're full of it. Where the heck you get the news from-Faux News?

      January 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
      • Gabe

        Show us the proof....He killed gaddafi and we watched on CNN. No proof, no Case

        January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
      • Harry Merkin

        no,, u show me the body first.

        January 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
      • ChadMN

        @Harry Merkin
        "no,, u show me the body first."

        Please go ask all the Republican members of Congress who saw pictures of dead Bin Laden – Go ask Senator John McCain...

        January 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
      • max

        @ChadMN....I like that intelligence you're schooling those two bubble brains with..."Go ask senator McCain"....booyah!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
      • unbelivingpatriot

        yeha McCain is a trustworthy guy that would lie about military issues when instructed too!
        I would beleieve Mcstain about as much as Newt.

        Lets get some honesty in DC, vote Ron Paul 2012

        January 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • Greg

      Umm. It seems we are forgetting a simple little fact which lays this outrageous conspiracy theory to rest: Al Qaeda acknowledged the success of the SEAL strike which killed Osama bin Ladin and has vowed revenge.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
      • max

        Now that's serious logic....very smart!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
      • unbelivingpatriot

        really, how about a source, bin laden personally denied having anything to do with 9/11 but you wont believe that one anything said by Al Qiada until it serves to support you propaganda!

        January 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • XVET

      Wow! You are smoking potent stuff! Guess you believe the holocaust was a fabrication as well? You're a good islamist but like your belief system it is totally wrong, as usual.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • Independent

      Are you ok?

      January 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  96. Manny

    Good Call

    January 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  97. Ishtar12

    Give people a chance to forget about Bin Laden plz If you keep bringing him up for no reason nobody will ever forget about him and move on even if he is dead!

    January 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  98. sharky

    Sorry no, Obama was not the only one to get Osama and IF he is basing his foreign policy on just that, good grief. Killing Osama means nothing at all in the long run to help this country. If he wants to run his campaign on killing Bin Laden have fun, it is a horrible topic to keep using as a basis to win.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • comm0nsense

      sharky, would saving the US auto industry, the healthcare reform, saving our economy from a disaster be better topics for you? I bet you are a republican who is frustrated that your candidates can't hold a candle to Obama. FYI, the killing of Osama is an important step in our fight against those that killed thousands of civilians on 9/11. Osama was the head, and after years of hiding, our brilliant, decisive command in chief got him. You just can't stand that fact even though you and your family are better of without evil Osama.

      Obama 2012

      January 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
      • Was a REPUB

        I would say that @Damo and @comm0nsens have it right. People envy other people when they do something someone else didn't or coulltn't.. Let's not forget about why we lost over 4700 lives fighting a WAR in IRAQ that was predicated upon false information and the mere fact that Saddam tried to Kill G HW Bush.. W daddy which was the only reason why we attached IRAQ in the first place.. Still to this day nobody is asking where are all the WMD's Saddam had... Cause he didn't have any. GWB should be brought up on war crimes.. ... and yes I am no an independent voter and will be voter for OBAMA 2012.

        January 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
      • Duane - St. Pete FLA

        Obama was able to "pull the trigger" because Bush had put into place.....drones, S.F.ect....Obama made a gusty call and it paid off....he should have thanked Bush as well. He did not save the auto industry or healthcare.....both should not have been done. Goverments job is NOT to save businesses that make poor business dealings...or to get involved in the private sector with healthcare (which will be struck down). Obama has done nothing to help with the job problem (cash for clunkers???really?) ANYONE BUT OBAMA IN 2012!!!!!

        January 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
      • thatrix

        Sorry Duane you're way off.
        The terrorist attacks took place under Bush's watch. He was warned several times by Clinton that Al Qaeda should be his number one priority. Bush put Al Qaeda on the back burner and only implemented security measures after we were attacked. As far as putting assets in place such as Special Forces.. they were around for a long time before Bush.
        So please go and do some research before posting such ignorance.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
      • Jeramiah

        Duane – St. Pete FLA Obama has done nothing to help with the job problem. He did not save the auto industry or healthcare.....both should not have been done.

        The fact that he did save the auto industry saved jobs. If he did not safe the auto industry there would be millions more without jobs.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
      • max

        @Duane....get a grip. We know where you're coming from....don't expect much from you in terms of logic. Bush didn't know sh#t about what he was getting into...no exit policy, sectarian violence amongst Kurds, Sunnis and Shites...he had no idea who these people were in the first place...."we're just gonna ride in take out Sadam and the Iraqi's will greet us with open arms"...stupid simpleton!!! After a few years he plain gave up on getting Bin Laden. But we know your kind will not give credit to straight up intelligence. You are not equipped.
        Never see the day when people like you would be dissatisfied with success...GM is number one in the WORLD terms of car manefacturing/sales in the WORLD now thanks to BO! You are just mad because you can't give his kind any credit. I know honey...just take some alkaselzer....or prune juice and let it go.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
    • Damo

      I'm going to take a shot in the dark here... I'm guessing you're upset that a Democrat made the correct decision on a very tough call that could have easily destroyed his presidency had things gone wrong, resulting in the death of the man responsible for the single greatest loss of American lives in a terrorist attack in history – a man whose ability to elude justice had been a black cloud hanging over America for years.

      Is that about right?

      January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • shut_up

        they sent the seal team to borrow the body from bush as bush got osama years ago.

        January 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
      • thatrix

        Bush allowed Osama to escape in the first place.
        Instead of sending assets to block his escape into pakistan, he sent CIA operatives with bags of money to pay the locals to fight for us.
        On the way into the battle, the locals referred to Osama as a "god". When our SF combat teams leading the locals had Osama cornered, the locals turned their weapons on our SF operators and allowed Osama to escape. That is a fact.

        January 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
      • max

        @shut_up....leave the grown up discussions and go play with your little buddies outside. Your imaturity is showing indeed. Come back when you fill out your big boy pants!!!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Phil

      Obama's decision to move the focus from Iraq to Afghanistan was the major contributing factor to the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

      Also, Obama was fighting a loosing battle before he came into office. You have to at least acknowledge that Obama inherited a sinking economy in 2008.

      http://www.7habitsblog.com

      January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • paol

        Phil......losing not loosing

        January 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • TonyInNYC

      Clearly President Obama isn't basing his foreign policy just on getting Osama bin Laden. The president's foreign policy is comprehensive and complex; however, getting Osama bin Laden is the little piece of it that the average voter can easily understand.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
      • shut_up

        obamas brain is complex and the size of an amoeba. how can you spell obama without amoeba.

        January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
      • paol

        shut_up.........really? It is clear who is in possession of an amoebic brain.

        January 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
      • shut_up

        paol, shouldnt it be payola? what kind of goofy name is paol? your mammy didnt like you?

        January 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • Duane - St. Pete FLA

      if you look back you will see that Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and many other countries all were saying the same thing Bush was saying about Iraq. Please dont ignore the truth cause it hurts........

      January 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
      • Frank Tillery

        True, but George W. Bush was the President at the time and as he so eloquently described himself, "the decider"

        January 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • max

        Yeah...the decider who couldn't plan an exit strategy...Oh and don't forget his advisor Mitch Daniels predicting the cost would be $50billion....only it costed $800billion!

        January 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
      • Surthurfurd

        Shame on them for having believed the misleading "evidence" trumped up by the Bush Administration. They should have known to not trust the President. - The logic of a Neo Con.

        January 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
    • XVET

      It's far better that your idiot hero W who couldn't do anything right AND blew his chance to get OBL. What losers you and W are, losers.

      January 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • ddblah

      I know. It really hurts to give credit to the other side. Well, you can spin whatever the way you want, the credit will go to credit due.

      January 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Reply
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