The airwaves are loaded today with questions and comments both critical and complimentary of President Barack Obama’s handling of the chase, capture, and subsequent killing of Osama Bin Laden. In a free society like America that is expected, encouraged, and healthy.
Permit me to draw your attention to an interesting article written by Glenn Kessler in the ‘morning after’ May 2nd edition of The Washington Post entitled “How much credit does Obama get for Bin Laden’s reported death?”
Many questions remain to be addressed and answered in this highly contentious debate, and I suspect it will linger into the next general election in November 2012. It is obvious to this scribe that our political affiliation will steer each of us in one direction or another, but this is a debate that requires our vigilance for the long-term interest of our National Security.
One hundred years from now it will actually mean very little who gets credit for the elimination of Osama Bin Laden except as a footnote in a tattered history book. On the other hand this debate is a damn serious issue for our consideration today and our nation’s well-being in the near-term. As each day passes the questions and severity of the discussion will no doubt ebb and flow.
When it comes to the next election I doubt that Bin Laden’s departure from this earth will be the decisive issue as to who wins or loses the Presidency. The ECONOMY, and your pocketbook and mine will be the decisive issue, unless this country is the target and victim of another vicious attack. Unless America solves its economic problems there will be no USA, as we know it, and the future will be dimmer than we can currently imagine.
In the meantime the message your Commander would send to the entire world is “DON’T TREAD ON ME”, because the United States of America has a big bite and a massive stick that will hurt like hell if provoked.