I’ve been waiting until I felt it was appropriate to chime in on the death of Osama bin Laden. I wanted to have all of the facts straight before commenting and as the week since his death has passed many interesting things have been brought to the public’s attention. According to the U.S. government, since 2001 the U.S. has given Pakistan $5.4 billion and to which 70% of it has been misused. The Pakistani government has consistently maintained that Pakistan had no knowledge of bin Laden’s whereabouts. But, how could they not? He was living in a million dollar compound larger than the neighboring homes with a 15 foot high surrounding wall down the street from Pakistan’s equivalent of America’s West Point. And please people, stop calling bin Laden’s compound a “mansion.” We’ve all seen the pictures. It looks like a Fraternity House. The compound is shaped like a large box with very few windows, trash strewn all over the place, used furniture from the 1970’s, and no internet (which is a shocker since even hell has Dial-Up Internet).

The Pakistani military’s best and brightest were just down the street less than a mile away from bin Laden’s compound. Expensive SUV’s rarely seen in that part of the country with tinted windows would come and go to and from bin Laden’s compound late in the evening. How could the Pakistani police not notice this odd behavior? When a tinted Escalade with 20” rims rolls through the burbs everyone notices, but Pakistani citizens and their police didn’t wonder what the same were doing in Abbottabodd. I call bullshit and don’t think we should be helping this country anymore if they are going to lie to our face and smile while doing it. Pakistan will soon be the fourth largest country in the world behind China, U.S., and India and this should be of great concern if we are funding a country of people who we cannot trust.

Some members of the media are even finding it hard to pronounce Osama bin Laden’s name. This week I heard on the news more times than I can count Osama’s name being mistakenly replaced with Obama. What does a guy have to do before people in this country recognize they are not the same person nor do they believe in the same religious fundamentalism? When the media report on white people like Jim Belushi, people don’t accidentally say “Tim” Belushi, so what gives?

The one similarity that Obama and Osama apparently do have is they both liked the devil’s lettuce. Obama is famously photographed smoking a joint in his younger years during college, and apparently a raid of Osama’s compound found that he was growing marijuana in his garden. Apparently, Osama liked to roll up a “Fatwa” too…

All in all, it took nearly 10 years for the U.S. military to find Osama bin Laden, but the deed is done. Now the question is who deserves the credit? I believe it was a job accomplished with the hands and minds of many Americans from day 1 of the search to bin Laden’s final moment. Some people do deserve more credit than others however, and people who believe Barack Obama does not deserve credit for this successful campaign need to do us all a favor and remove their head from their ass before making such an argument. I do not say that he deserves all the credit, but the vast majority of it and for people like Dick Cheney to say it was the work of George W. Bush’s administration is absurd. I mean should I say I deserve credit for something I didn’t do too?

George W. Bush played a 7 year game of Hide and Go seek with Osama bin Laden and lost. During George W. Bush’s administration, billions of dollars that came from hard working Americans was spent on a war in Afghanistan and a war in a country that had nothing to do with Osama bin Laden’s attacks on the U.S., suspected terrorists were tortured and illegally held in Guantanamo Bay, traveling in the U.S. by plane was altered drastically where civil liberties of Americans are constantly violated under the guise of safety and security, but Osama bin Laden was never caught.  However, just two years into Barack Obama’s presidency a brilliantly devised plan to catch and kill Osama bin Laden was orchestrated successfully with no errors or mistakes. And now people don’t want to give Obama credit? I mean, what does the guy have to do to prove he is on our side and should get most of the credit? First, he is forced to show his birth certificate to prove he is American and then he kills the world’s most wanted Islamic terrorist. To most people that would suffice, but the percentage of Americans who disagree can go jump off a bridge and save us all the trouble of paying for you to have “Obama-care”.  I’ll take my money spent on health care for Americans over it being spent on wars in the wrong countries any day of the week and you should too.


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