The Czar will not mince words here. Bin-Lâdin is dead, and Obama got him.
We have already seen comments on pro-liberal blogs that the tea baggers are going to deny this is a victory for the President, but as always, they could not be more wrong.
President Obama said he would get Osama Bin-Lâdin when he was elected. Not arrest him. Not chase him. Not tie up his funds. But kill him.
This weekend, he made good on that promise.
Yes, tailwaggers will point out that this happened during a re-election campaign, when his polls were at their lowest, when we still lack a budget, and when gas prices were still climbing. All of this is true, and yes, killing Bin-Lâdin will help the Presidents polls, and distract from the lack of a budget and high gas prices.
But you know what? Obama got him. He signed the worst executive order there is to sign (authorizing the death of a person), he stood up, told the military to go, and he got it right.
Although we should thank and indeed are grateful to men and women of the intelligence community and military who performed well, the President deserves credit.
President Bush properly commended the intelligence community, military, and the President for a job well done.
President Clinton, distressingly, wrote a rambling paragraph about the event, but failed to mention that he had Bin-Lâdin in the crosshairs numerous times but failed to do anything. Tragically, one of the first things newly-inaugurated President Bush learned from the outgoing Clinton team was to be careful about this Bin-Lâdin guy, although we had by that point lost track of him after a couple of bungled assassination attempts. Nice.
But Bin-Lâdin is dead, and the nation should be grateful, even if there is a presidential campaign going.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.