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“Good News … I Guess”

June 18th, 2014

Conservatives are now officially chronic hypocrites. Obama announced the capture of the ringleader in the attack on Benghazi. Considering how Republicans have been raging about how important it is to catch these people, you’d think that they would at least show a modicum of interest.

Remember, however, that these are the same people who actually complained when Obama took out Osama bin Laden, something that would have earned George W. Bush apotheosis, had he even been interested in catching the man. They rather pointedly thanked everybody except Obama, and grouched about how every detail of the operation was somehow handled the wrong way.

So, when Obama nabbed Ahmed Abu Khattala, conservatives concluded:

  • The capture was timed to sell Hillary Clinton’s book;
  • The capture was timed to distract from the IRS scandal;
  • The capture was timed to best benefit Obama politically;
  • Obama should have caught him earlier;
  • Obama should have caught more terrorists;
  • Obama is going to Mirandize the guy (which Bush/Cheney did all the time);
  • Obama is going to try him instead of putting him in Guantanamo;
  • Obama was bad for allegedly going golfing when the guy was captured; and
  • it’s not significant, who cares?

You know that the movement has gone way too far around the bend when they get really excited about things that hurt America, and really turned off by anything that is good for the country.

Update: One can only imagine how they will react to reports that the Benghazi attack was, in fact, spurred by the anti-Islamic Internet video.

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  1. kensensei
    June 18th, 2014 at 12:37 | #1

    So annoying to read blogs stating “Capturing Bin Laden had nothing to do with Obama; it was Seal Team Six…” JEEZ! What a bunch of whiners.

    Of course, if the Bin Laden raid had failed, the Right would STILL blame Seal Team Six, right? Oh, yeah, that would happen.

    Now they’re pulling the same liberal-presidents-don’t-get-credit-for-military-successes crapola with this newest, well-earned victory against the Benghazi attackers. The fact that our hero Dubbya was completely inept at catching Bin Laden and other terrorists does not enter the political equation. It’s simply a matter of Obama stealing credit for something the military did completely on its own…

    I can’t wait to hear John McCain come out and say he knew it was an anti-Muslim video all along…

    On a lighter note, now Hillary has counterpoint to Benghazi accusations in 2016 presidential debates. Hillary: “Well, who are YOU to complain about Benghazi anyhow? Did you ever capture a single suspect in your own embassy attacks? Pardon me for succeeding where you all failed time and again.”


  2. Luis
    June 23rd, 2014 at 09:32 | #2

    Of course, if the Bin Laden raid had failed, the Right would STILL blame Seal Team Six, right? Oh, yeah, that would happen.
    That’s precisely the point: of course, the soldiers get credit no matter what; but since presidents lead the mission and get 100% of the blame if things go wrong, they also share in the credit. Not to mention that presidents usually get credit or blame for just being there, like when the economy gets better or worse and they had no part in it.

    Had Bush presided over the bin Laden operation, or even if bin Laden had been found accidentally, Bush would have been the hero of the decade, and not one of those Fox News asswipes would have said a single damned word about SEAL Team Six. This is pure Obama Derangement Syndrome. Obama could run into a burning building to save a hundred nuns and orphans, but Fox would give credit only to the nuns and orphans and would blast Obama for waiting too long—and then would run a series of shows speculating on how he probably started the fire in the first place to get publicity.

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