Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Give credit where credit is due

My latest letter to the Plain Dealer (as of May 4, it has yet to be published written on May 3rd and finally published on May 8):

The birthers, schoolers, and others who are blinded by their hatred of President Obama never cease to amaze or appall. Shown the President’s long form birth certificate, they trumpet that it’s a fake. With Osama Bin Laden finally killed, something the Bush administration failed to do, they now state that the President approved the operation on purely political grounds.

President Obama put his presidency on the line when he approved Operation Geronimo. If this operation had been a failure, like Operation Eagle Claw was in 1980, the President would have received all the blame and surely been defeated in 2012. Though our Navy SEALs and intelligence operatives deserve the bulk of the credit for Operation Geronimo’s success, President Obama deserves kudos for making the right decision at the right time.

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