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A Nice Way to Put It

Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?

— Question on an al Qaeda application form that was among the papers seized by American military members during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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GOP’s Blankley: Bush Deserves Credit for bin Laden Kill under Obama, Just As JFK Got Credit for Moon Landing on Nixon’s Watch

When asked on KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center” last week whether Pres. Obama should get credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, the show’s resident conservative, Tony Blankley, said this:

My view — I wrote this actually in the Washington Times in a clever, I thought, article — that we give Jack Kennedy credit for going to the moon even though Nixon was president at the moment that it happened, because he was continuing Kennedy’s policies. And we should give George W. [Bush] a lot of credit for instituting a lot of the structures on the war against terror that includes the interrogation processes and all the rest — the black sites. And give Obama the credit that Nixon got on going to the moon — which is, he continued wise policies effectively.

Poor Richard Nixon. He just doesn’t get enough credit. And poor right wingers, they are the biggest victims on the planet, or so they say.

Of course, Blankley’s comparison falls apart when exposed to air. After declaring that the United States would go to the moon “in this generation,” JFK did not then lose the moon — as Bush lost bin Laden at Tora Bora — nor did JFK, after losing the moon, close NASA, as Bush did, analogously, when he closed the CIA’s bin Laden unit in 2005, around the time bin Laden was building the compound in Pakistan where he lived in undisturbed comfort for the rest of Bush’s term in office.

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Poetic Justice

Trial by Bullet

President Obama addressed a grateful nation
Telling us about the end of an abomination.
They could have caught him
If they really wanted bin Laden,
But it was always meant to be an assassination.



So far Republicans have not called the killing of Bin Laden, “that ‘Job Killing’ killing of #obl.” #Intel #Industry #Complex #unity

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