An American victory, not an Obama victory

By Chrissy Satterfield

Yes, let the joyous news be spread, the wicked old witch at last is dead! He may not have been an actual witch, but he was the wicked old man of the east. Our Navy SEALs have killed Osama. Finally Obama can take credit for something he didn’t actually do himself. Wait, he’s been doing that all along … never mind, business as usual.

Let me first congratulate all of our service men and women who have been working tirelessly for the past 10 years trying to find this crazy man. We all appreciate you and your sacrifice. All of your efforts have led to this moment, and everyone should greet you with a high five and a “Good job on getting Osama!” You have served your country well.

As for Obama, I’m actually shocked that he is trying to take credit for this. I watched his speech Sunday night, and he has some nerve. “Shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qaida.” Yeah, because it wasn’t a priority before?! He is insinuating that this wasn’t already our No. 1 concern. Apparently Obama thinks our CIA has been sitting on their hands for 10 years.

Sure, he gave props to our service men and women as he should, but during his speech you could see that little smirk. He loves the fact that this happened so close to 2012 when he should just be happy that it happened at all. He shouldn’t care where the credit goes. Osama is dead, and that is a victory. But I wouldn’t put it past the White House to conceal when Osama actually died. Perhaps his body has been in the basement for months, and they waited until re-election time for the unveiling. I’m not big on conspiracy theories, but if the corruption fits. …

I saw a post on Facebook the other day that had a picture of Obama waving. The caption said, “Sorry it took so long to get you my birth certificate, I was too busy killing Osama.” First of all, we shouldn’t have to ask for your birth certificate; you should provide it anyway. Second, you didn’t actually kill bin Laden; our military did – the same military you weren’t going to pay just two weeks ago. And third, our military has been working on this operation longer than you’ve been in office. Ipso facto other people gathered the intelligence and did all of the leg work while you golfed your way to a par four. You didn’t kill Osama; you gave the order to pull the trigger. It doesn’t take a genius to say, “Take the shot.”

And how did we arrive at bin Laden’s door? Do you think we held hands with our enemies? Did we take them to Starbucks and try to understand them? No way! We waterboarded and “tortured” to get answers. It’s effective and gets us the information we need to take out bad guys like Osama. Terrorists are cutting the heads off our soldiers. Waterboarding should be considered a luxury for terrorist scum compared to the alternative.

My dose of honesty: It doesn’t matter who was in office at the time, I’m thrilled that we finally got bin Laden. But this was an American victory, not an Obama victory. Unfortunately his fans won’t understand that come 2012. They’ll say it was because of Obama that we killed bin Laden, and he’ll probably get re-elected. On the bright side, the man responsible for 9/11 is no longer a threat to our country. I know tomorrow someone else will take his place, but for now let us enjoy our bin Laden-free world and leave tomorrow’s worries for another day.