Making Obama Macho: Campaign Touts Killing of Bin Laden

It seems like an impossible task, but the Obama campaign is trying to make the man-boy president look like a tough guy.

The occasion is the one-year anniversary of the killing of bin Laden.

Leading the charge is President Bill Clinton, who narrates an attack ad aimed at Mitt Romney, in which the Obama camp suggests that Romney just doesn't have the kind of guts needed to take out Osama bin Laden.

Clinton's script talks a lot about how hard it is to make the decision to pull the trigger on a foreign enemy, how it all rests on his shoulders, how horrible it would have been if bin Laden weren't really there in his compound, etc.

Using Clinton was the only way to go with this particular ad. Really, what other Democrat has any credibility when it comes to talking about dealing with American enemies? While in office, Clinton had a penchant for bombarding foreign targets whenever questions over his affair grew too burdensome, but at least with Clinton you believe the guy would have no qualms about lighting up a country that got too annoying.

You can't help but wonder about the truth of that story about the Obama camp making death threats to Clinton's family. Is this ad just the Obama campaign trotting out the trophy? You can almost imagine some White House handler saying, "If you do not wish to cooperate, you would do well to consider your daughter."

Obama on the other hand had next to no involvement in the actual operation that killed bin Laden. It was all made possible by the hard work of underlings, and ultimately the responsibility was on the heads of those underlings.

A White House memo recently reported on revealed that the entire operation was under the control of Admiral McRaven. From the memo: "The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. "

In other words, if anything went wrong, it was going to be McRaven's fault.

A barrage of ads, commercials and TV specials, such as "The Road We've Traveled," narrated by Tom Hanks (and starring Joe Biden as Wilson), are working hard to make President Obama into John Wayne.

The focus is understandable. The killing of bin Laden is one of the few truly presidential images in Obama's career, which for the most part consists of TV show appearances, golfing and exotic vacations.

The reality is the White House itself was unclear on what the mission was, instructing McRaven only to "get" bin Laden.

If the Democrats want us to elect a tough-guy president, maybe we should be looking at Admiral McRaven instead of Obama.



  • DCGideon

    Proof of bin Laden's death
    The word of the government - credibility:near 0
    The word of al Qaeda = credibility: near 0
    Photographic evidence of bin Laden's death: 0
    DNA evidence of bin Laden's death: 0 equals

    Evidence for bin Laden's death: 0

    Conclusion: Unverifiable story of bin Laden's death nothing more than PR for the Obamanator

    • stan t

      There are many people that believe that the 911 attack was done by bush and cheny to get iraq oil.
      There are many people that think this.
      I unlike DEGedeon done believe in conspricy theories.
      Bush got a memo from the inteligence agancy tiltle Ben laden detimed to attack US interest. Bush then did nothing about it.

      I think Bush got us into two loosing wars, borrow 5 or 10 trillion to pay for it and ruin the economy just to show he was a war leader. Unfortunally a failed war lead.

      • Beatrix17

        You've left your brain out in the sun too long.

      • Socialist_Troll

        Troll Alert!

      • Joshua0853

        I think the fact that we have none of Iraq's oil today kind of shoots a few holes in that there theory, dontcha think?! The "many people" of whom you speak?...friends of yours?!

        I'm sure that there memo had dates, times, places, and methodology all laid out for GW to be able to take some action...sure...had to be.

        If Bush RUINED the economy, pray tell... what do we call what Obama has done? Do we invent another word to describe it? [RUIIIIIIIINNNNED] After all, it's now MUCH worse, and Obama's had almost 4 years to do something about it.

        • InvisibleHandInMyPants

          Reading comprehension fail. Stan said nada about oil. You did. Gawd people stay on topic!

        • philipsquires

          Stan T said: " There are many people that believe that the 911 attack was done by bush and cheny to get iraq oil." Talk about reading comprehension fail. Did you even read what stan wrote?

  • stan t

    bush ben laden dead or alive.

    bush Obama
    alive dead

    good job obama

    • Socialist_Troll

      Troll Alert!

      • stan

        your just upset because i am right

  • Screeminmeeme

    The instant I heard about Bin Laden's death I knew it would be exploited shamelessly by Obama and his Hollywood chums who are now in the process producing a propaganda movie made about be released around election time. I can only imagine how it will portray the Prez.

    He'll do ANYTHING to keep his job.

    • InvisibleHandInMyPants

      At least President muslim usurper Obama is patriotic enough to kill the man who killed 3,000 innocent Americans. You seem to be supporting OBL's cause. The American Taliban. Thats you.

      • Screeminmeeme

        1.Idiot. I was talking about EXPLOITING the death..not the fact that he ordered it.
        2. There's not a patriotic bone in Obama's body. He could care less about's all about HIM and what he has to do to get re-elected.
        3. Honest to don't have 2 neurons to rub together.

        • InvisibleHandInMyPants

          See you tried to pivot but it was weak.

          gwb killed hundreds of thousand of innocent Iraquis and 4,500 of our men and women in the military. Get back to me when Obama does something 1/10th that disgusting.

          You dont understand the finer points of debate, but lets not bother with nuance.

          You post here because you are a racist who has been connecting disparate conspiracy theory dots for years. You have concluded something about our President that pleases you. You are ill.

          Heaven knows gwb never ever expolited the wars in the ME. He never ever exploited 911. He never ever expolited the fear in this country to enable his torture teams. Nevah.

        • Screeminmeeme

          1. ROFL! Newsflash! My daring to disagree with Obama's agenda and policies does not make me a racist. On the conclusions are based on a complilation of Obama's own words gleaned from speeches, newspaper articles, interviews, and books since 2006.

          After first seeing him on the Oprah show years ago, my initial impression of him was that he was an affable, well-spoken, intelligent young man with a concern for those less fortunate among us. I knew he would be a rising star in the Dem party so I decided to find out what I could about him, but what I learned motivated me to vigorously oppose him ever since.

          The facts about him are as obvious as that UN logo on your bicep. He has been immersed and saturated in marxism since his youth and is seriously committed to that evil ideology. An examination of his own writings and interviews reveals a compulsive liar, willing to say whatever is expedient. His whoppers concerning the hateful Rev Wright and the terrorist, Bill Ayers, are laughable and pathetic.

          He is a mix of marxism, Chicago thuggery, delusions of grandeur, toxic relationships, with questionable characters, sexual confusion, daddy issues, narcissism and is seriously detached from reality. And..he is patently anti-American.

          On the other hand, you have chosen to ignore these facts and are supporting a charletan, a poser who his fawning sycophants tend to deify......but then again....your willfull blindness is characteristic of the left and symptomatic of one who simply refuses to confront the truth.

          Tell us....what is it like to be a brain-numbed zombie who lives in an illusory Rodney-King-can't-we-all-just-get-along eutopia, who echoes the party-line?

          2. What GW did is not germain to this discussion.

          3. The ''torture'' you refer to is what got us the information that led to Bin Laden. That ''torture'' you refer to is what has saved countless bleeding heart liberals like yourself from terrorist attacks. It's the ''torture'' that Obama sanctimoniously decried and ordered halted. Why? BECAUSE it WAS SUCCESSFUL and Obama does NOT want America to win the war on terror. In his world, it's okay to kill terrorists with drones, rather than to take them prisoner and extract possibly valuable information from them. Go figure.

          4. This is not a debate room, but if it were, you'd be hard pressed to argue the resolution: Obama's marxist agenda to forever change America is a good thing.

  • auhunter

    I would be willing to bet that Mr. Sotero/Obama/? knew nothing about the mission until it was over. Only on TV is the President aware of every mission that goes on especially those of high risk on high value targets. The reason, too much chance of a leak somewhere along the Chain of Command, especially when the information gets in the hands of civilians/politicians.

    • Luis Stecca

      Your'e right... David Patraeus, Leon "the commie" Panetta and Hillary Klintoon put that mission together... Barry was hanging out under the war room table, licking Valerie Jarret's toes

  • Beatrix17

    OBL was a propagandist, not a soldier. He only got 22 people to follow him, and even one of those didn't show up.

    But OBL caused a great deal of damage to our country, and Bush set up the apparatus to capture him. It looks as though as long as Bush was in office, OBL continued to hide in caves, but once Obama became President, OBL felt safe enough to hide in town where one of his underlings was spotted, leading to the
    couragous act of the Seals in entering his compound and killing him. Panetta said he was the one who said the Seals should go in, and then Obama gave the order.

    Not exactly the stuff of Eisenhower and D-Day.

    • InvisibleHandInMyPants

      Wow. Just wow.
      It was bush who actually did in OBL.
      You have zero grasp on reality.
      Why not, just this once, give credit to the President?
      I gave bush some credit for a few acts.
      Why do you hate America?
      Why do you hate?

  • Terry Black

    Was Breitbart’s Coroner Poisoned to Death?
    April 29, 2012
    This is getting ridiculous.

    From Joe Kovacs at WND:
    Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate.
    Read full report at WND here

    News Clip:

    • InvisibleHandInMyPants

      There is sooo much going on that you rw clowns know nothing of. You wont realise until its too late. Once President Obama is reelected, perhaps before, the "change" will come and you wont like it. I will. Continue your paranoia. Its quite becoming.

    • InvisibleHandInMyPants

      The coroners assistant was killed because he discovered the real reason behind breitbrats death. Poison Obama blow darts. breitbrat was a fat, obnoxious carnival barker grifter. He made money by whipping you rabid rabble into a frenzy. He used you. He was a failure. He has no legacy. The world is much better off without him. Im hoping the conspiracy to kill breitbrat isnt uncovered though. We all know who it leads to...

  • Screeminmeeme

    The irony is that Obama opposed the techniques used to extract the information that ultimately led to Osama bin Laden. And yet the boasting Obama is acting like he repelled from the helicopter with knife in teeth and personally killed the guy. He's pathetic. And a tiny little man with delusions of grandeur.