You ask me, [Obama] should have put that mother-f*!cker on ice and defrosted his ass Nov. 1.
l that mattered that day was the mission. No one thought about politics. No one thought about themselves. One of the young men involved in the raid later told me that he didn’t deserve credit for the mission. It only succeeded, he said, because every single member of that unit did their job – the pilot who landed the helicopter that spun out of control; the translator who kept others from entering the compound; the troops who separated the women and children from the fight; the SEALs who charged up the stairs. More than that, the mission only succeeded because every member of that unit trusted each other – because you can’t charge up those stairs, into darkness and danger, unless you know that there’s someone behind you, watching your back.
President Obama, describing to SEAL Team operation that killed Osama bin Laden, as presented during the State of the Union address Tuesday evening. (via producermatthew
Bin Laden’s writings discuss his strategic goal of carrying out attacks that would prevent President Obama from being re-elected, though he also wrote that “the alternative could be worse,” a U.S. counterterror official said.
What has happened on Sunday, I think, reconfirms that we can focus on al-Qaeda, focus on the threats to our homeland, train Afghans in a way that allows them to stabilize their country. But we don’t need to have a perpetual footprint of the size that we have now.
We don’t need to spike the football.