Obama Backtracks on Bin Laden

Hat Tip to William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.

Remember Barack Obama’s famous attack on John McCain, that McCain wasn’t willing to go to the cave where Osama bin Laden was hiding: “John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell – but he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.” (http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/28/1302744.aspx)

Or during the October 7, 2008 debate: “We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al-Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.” (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/12/binladen.hunt/index.html)

No more. Now, all we have to do is contain bin Laden to his cave, you know, the one McCain wouldn’t go to:

Barack Obama last night suggested that removing Osama bin Laden from the battlefield was no longer essential and that America’s security goals could be achieved by merely keeping al-Qaeda “on the run”.

“My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him,” he said. “But if we have so tightened the noose that he’s in a cave somewhere and can’t even communicate with his operatives then we will meet our goal of protecting America.”
(http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5520116.ece)

For the last eight years, George Bush did a pretty good job keeping Bin Laden confined to that cave, and America safe.

Now, Obamessiah plans on keeping him there, instead of going after him. Wow. I’m shocked. Why put out any effort when you can take credit for what real leaders have already acomplished?

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