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Was sending in the SEALs to get bin Laden a "Tough Decision"?

Poll closed Aug 11, 2012.
  1. 1.) NO!... Any President would have done the same thing.

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  2. YES!... Toughest Decision of Obama's Presidency.

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  3. Who?

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  4. Or did he?

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  1. mal
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    ...a "Tough Decision"?...

    That seems to be the Liberal Line right now. If anyone Believes that ANY American President wouldn't have sent in a Team if they had the EXACT same Intel that Barry was given, then they are either REALLY Stupid or Painfully Dishonest.

    But hey... I won't be Surprised to see either show up in this Thread. :lol:

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    Had Bush had the chance and made the decision, he'd get the credit.

    Obama had the chance and made the decision, so he gets the credit.

    A great deal of energy is being exerted by the GOP trying to minimize this event, but that's the way it goes.

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    A Great Deal of Energy is being Exerted by Barry to Maximize this Event on the backs of those who Risked their Lives all to Raise Money for the Fall. :thup:

    :)

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    Bush had the chance to seek out and destroy but he wanted a war. You Rs should let this one go, Obama looks all good and you look like you're pissed that it happened.
     
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    The way I see it, Obama was like the kid on the baseball field who did little to organise the 'team', but the ball fell into his hand while he was chatting to a team mate, so to speak. And he took the credit for everyone else's hard work and let the applause drown-out any scepticsim over what critical part he played in the events leading-up to his team's (America) victory.
     
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    Actually, it was a tough call.

    Some people just wanted to bomb the compound. No risk to American servicemen, but no way to ensure you got Bin Laden and always a risk you might kill bystanders in the same area.

    And there was always the risk that it could turn into another Desert One, where machines malfunctioned and there were horrible casualties... (In fact, one blackhawk did crash.)

    If this had gone the other way- massive casualties and Bin Laden got away again, the GOP would never have let Obama hear the end of it.

    So, yeah, Gutsy call.
     
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    Bullshit. :lol:
     
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    He and his campaign have decisions to make, how to use the event to his political advantage without overdoing it. The Right also has to be careful - if they whine and moan every time he brings up a historic event, it could hurt them too.

    We'll see what the rest of the electorate thinks of it.

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    Obama keeps bringing it up... And he looks VERY SMALL doing it for Reelection. :thup:

    :)

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    Bush sent SEALs in on MANY Missions and would have done the same here. The need to Capture him Alive was of GREAT Importance and had Bush "Executed" him using SEALs, the Left would have Obsessed on the "Mistake" and the Media would have fed the "is he really dead" bullshit.

    Not with the guy they Voted for though. :thup:

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