Sunday, May 6, 2012
Actually, this year I'm more fired up then when Barack Obama was running for the office of President of the United States in 2008. Why? Because the Republican party continues to find candidates that are just not worthy to become President. If the President can't get it right on foreign policy, then how can he survive. Case in point, last year just 1 year ago last week, President Obama ordered the strike of Osama Bin Laden's compound located in Afghanistan. It was a tough decision to make. The President's advisers gave him advice. Most of them told the President that there may be just a 50/50 chance that Osama bin Laden was in the compound. They suggested that the President not take the chance and put Navy Seals in harms way. It was a mission that would make or break the President. If Obama did go into Afghanistan to kill Bin Laden, he best sure know that he is there and either capture or kill him. If he wasn't there, it could have been the end of the President's career. Most likely if Obama did not find or kill Osama bin Laden, he wouldn't be running for President again today. But President Obama made a clear decision on his own. He didn't confide in his wife, or his advisers to make the final decision. As commander and chief, President Obama made the decision on his own to seek out and kill Osama bin Laden.
The mission was a success. Osama bin Laden was found in the compound, along with some of his family, who were either also captured or killed. It was testament to the determination of President Barack Obama that he was for real, and that he wasn't afraid to do what was right. Millions of people celebrated around the world, and the families of 911 who lost loved ones in the twin towers that fell because of the evil, radical mastermind of Osama bin Laden finally had justice. It was the right thing to do. President Obama makes the hard decisions. He put an end to a 9 year war instigated and started by the President #43, Republican George W. Bush. Obama just returned from Afghanistan meeting with the troops to promise to them that the war in Afghanistan would be done by 2016 and that all troops would be removed from that country by that time. President Obama constantly makes bold and very calculated decisions about foreign policy. He has an impeccable record in that regard.
During the election, his opponents, namely John McCain and Sara Palin stated many times that Obama didn't have what it takes to know foreign policy and to make bold decisions. They painted him as a weak person on foreign policy. They said that he was just too green to acquire the office of President, and that John McCain was better suited for the job.
They were proved wrong time and time again.