Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ever Wonder How The Taking Out Of Osama Would Have Been Viewed By The Self Appointed American "Conscious" If Bush Were In Office?

America is entering a new political season, which is kind of funny when you think about it because in this age of "might-makes-right" there really isn't an end, or beginning, to political seasons. So suffice it to say that we are in the political season of the white hatted savior occupying the White House as opposed to the last season of the black hatted villain.

With this reality before us the question is often posed, can you imagine the outcry if the villain had done what this savior is doing? We really don't have to imagine though. We only need look outside of our sphere of might-makes-right politics to the socialist continent the savior seeks to follow as he leads us glibly down the road to serfdom, a glittering Jewell of which is Great Briton.

When an associate director of the Henry Jackson Society said on a BBC program, "question Time" that he felt elated at the news of bin Laden's death, he was booed and heckled. Another panelist was applauded when she said she was "depressed" because it "demeans a democracy and a president who has shown himself to be the Ugly American. He's degraded American democracy, which had already degraded itself through torture and rendition". More cheers erupted when a former Liberal Party leader said "I cannot rejoice on the killing of any man. I belong to a country that is founded on the principle of exercise of due process of law".

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams had these compassionate words to say: "I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave a very uncomfortable feeling because it doesn't look as if justice is seen to be done". Two lawyers in two publications, the Guardian and the Daily Beast, spoke out against human rights abuses perpetrated on bin Laden. And then there is, of coarse, the letter to the conservative-leaning Daily Telegraph warning that such inappropriate actions "by people who should have known better" (read white hatted savior) were going to wake up those dreaded sleeping cells.

So wonder no more.

6 comments:

Jon said...

I was thinking of the same thing the other day. I read that Obama and his team believed there was a 50-50 chance that Bin Laden would be in that compound if they sent in the SEAL team. They felt those odds were sufficient, they executed the operation and I think they made the right call. But what if Bush had done the same? I would bet cold, hard cash that the media would have hypothesized incessantly about the odds. The pressing topic would no doubt have been, "But what if Bush had been wrong?" because even then I don't think the media could stomach to portray Bush as a good guy or a hero.

And I think we all know first-hand the ability of the media to create "news" out of their own unfounded speculations.

4simpsons said...

Exactly.

Liberal-speak: Waterboarding = really, really bad. Shooting unarmed man in the face = really, really good.

christian soldier said...

lsft a comment at -To Clarify-
loved the post-

as to "other countries' and MSM criticizing our BEST for taking out the murdering slug-let's ignore them! BTW- bin ladin was not un-armed--and had armed people around him--

Carol-CS

Z said...

I've written that I think we could be taken to the World Court for 'our treatment' of bin Laden.
His son is now complaining about how we disposed of his body.
Have ALL of them forgotten how bin Laden disposed of 3000 bodies on 9/11?
Pakistan's whining about our intrusion on their SOVERIEGNTY...think that would have happened were Bush in office?

Maybe we should have picked up Bin Laden and dropped him and 300 Terror suspects in an unnamed country and let everybody worry who got him? :-) Sort of a TERRORIST WHERE'S WALDO...

Timmy Jimmy said...

Good post. I'm still not hailing or bashing the event at all. I don't think it brings the "peace" or "closure" for the victims of 9/11 families, or anyone else. It's simply justice. Should OBL been taken and tried? Yes, that would have been the just action and the action that I believe would have taken place had Bush been in office. Remember, Saddam Hussein actually had a gun in his hand when he was captured, the Marines didn't gun him down. So had Bush been in office, I don't think OBL would have been shot, but arrested, tried and then put to death.

BHO is operating on different principles.

Dan said...

Am I imagining things, or did some comments disappear from here?