SOUTH FLORIDA, November 4, 2012 ― President Barack Obama is starting to turn into Chevy Chase. The former Saturday Night Live star and fellow liberal took humor by storm in 1975. While his Gerald Ford impersonations were remembered most, the real “news” was that week after week, Americans were reminded that Spanish dictator for life “Francisco Franco is still dead.”
Like Chevy Chase, President Obama is a not ready for prime time player who attempts to make people laugh. Ask Obama about global terrorism, and he replies that “Osama bin Laden is dead.”
This is a true statement, although Obama’s actual role has been overstated and his predecessor’s contribution understated.
What is not true is Obama’s claim that “al Qaeda has been decimated.” He repeated this falsehood again in Green Bay, Wisconsin a couple of days ago.
President George W. Bush did take down Saddam Hussein. It was, as his critics noted, “his war” in Iraq. Bush was raked over the coals for appearing in front of a sign that read “mission accomplished.” Yet Iraq was a success. President Obama was able to leave Iraq because he “inherited” a stable situation from President Bush.
The purpose we were told of leaving Iraq was to focus on “the good war” in Afghanistan. Yet Obama seems to confuse saying things with doing things. He says al Qaeda is decimated. The debacle in Benghazi, Libya, indicates otherwise.
Osama bin Laden is dead. So is Ambassador Chris Stevens. So is Navy SEAL Glen Doherty. So is Navy Seal Tyron Woods. So is Information Management Officer Sean Smith.
President Obama states that his actions took down bin Laden. Well his inactions got Stevens and a pair of brave SEALs killed. Killed is actually the wrong word. They were murdered. They were murdered by terrorists, yet terrorists is not the right word. They were murdered by Radical Islamists. Yet even calling them Radical Islamists is not specific enough: The four Americans were murdered by al Qaeda.
On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, al Qaeda is far from decimated. In fact, for the first time since President Bush routed them in late 2001, al Qaeda is winning.
They won on September 11th of 2012. It was not a permanent victory. They did not win the war. Yet they won their most significant battle since the original attacks eleven years earlier.
This is one of many reasons Obama should not be allowed anywhere near the nuclear football. He would probably spike it and blow up innocents in the grand style of Chevy Chase or his future Saturday Night Live bumbler “MacGruber.”
Yes, Francisco Franco and Osama bin Laden are dead. Yet al Qaeda is very much alive, and much healthier than General Motors.
When George W. Bush rid the word of Saddam Hussein, he also took out the entire apparatus. The bad guys in Iraq are a shell of what they were, perhaps never to return.
That is “mission accomplished,” not bragging about taking out one man but allowing his apparatus to harm us all with zero consequences.
Yes, bin Laden is dead. So is our Ambassador, a pair of brave SEALs, and a fourth innocent patriot whose only mistake in a life of noble service was trusting the competency and ethics of President Obama and his equally incompetent and ethically challenged subordinates.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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