Thingish Things

Can of Worms

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 05•11

The Obama Administration is beginning to get  pounded for its handling of the communications surrounding the elimination of Osama bin Laden.  It’s not so much happening here as it is overseas.  The Telegraph has an excoriating piece today saying that the White House is in jeopardy of ruining a perfectly good operation:

‘President Obama is coming dangerously close to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory,” The Telegraph writes. “Somehow, he and his Press Secretary have created the impression that Operation Geronimo was carried out by the Keystone Kops rather than an elite unit of Navy SEALs. In fact, the only amateurs in this unfolding story are in the White House.”

Others are questioning details of the raid, here, here, here, and just about everywhere else.

What is most unfortunate is that the Obama Administration did not need to give any details of the raid.  It could have simply said: “OBL was killed tonight in a raid by US forces.  Here is the photo. We do not provide details of our military operations.  End of story.”

This is genuinely painful to watch. Here is President Obama’s biggest victory.  Are they really going to blow this?

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  1. Your Friend says:

    Bronx Cheer!! The only people saying this are the ones vying for political gain. Total nonsense. Not suprising, but still nonsense. You do recall 2006? GWB took heat for the execution of Sadaam. No difference.

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