Question: Where is the liberal anger over Obama ordering Special Forces to kill and not capture Osama?

I thought that liberals abhorred assassinations. Here is what Obama said in 2008:

'What would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he's engaged in and not to make him into a martyr, and to assure that the United States government is abiding by basic conventions that would strengthen our hand in the broader battle against terrorism.' . . . 'First of all, I think there is an executive order out on Osama bin Laden's head,' Mr Obama said. 'And if I'm president, and we have the opportunity to capture him, we may not be able to capture him alive.' . . .

Where is the push back on not making any attempt to capture Osama? On a practical matter there is the information that could have been obtained from capturing Osama. From Reuters:

The U.S. special forces team that hunted down Osama bin Laden was under orders to kill the al Qaeda mastermind, not capture him, a U.S. national security official told Reuters. . . .

BY the way, couldn't Obama bring himself to say anything nice about Bush and his efforts. Apparently some of the key intelligence information used to get Osama was developed under the Bush administration. Obama only mentions Bush once in passing and it has nothing to do with acknowledging his efforts.

I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

I would assume that Liberals would only be angry if it were in their best interests for politcal advantage, and not politcal suicide.

Besides, where is the anger from Green Peace over dumping Bin Laden in the ocean? Toxic waste is still toxic waste.

5/02/2011 2:08 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Hmm... looks like "thinking" isn't working for ya.

5/03/2011 7:09 PM  

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