Jonah Goldberg explains perfectly how the Obama Administration understands the true meaning of bin Laden’s death:
After hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, who among us didn’t joyfully shout, “Yes! This is a huge triumph for wind and solar energy!” Or “Wahoo! Now we can get immigration reform passed!” Personally, I would like to thank every member of SEAL Team 6 for taking such huge risks for high-speed rail and streamlining the bureaucratic regulations governing salmon fishing.
If you’re confused, it’s only because you haven’t heard the White House explain the true significance of bin Laden’s death.
According to an article in the Washington Post headlined “Bin Laden raid fits into Obama’s ‘big things’ message,” the White House believes taking out the world’s most wanted terrorist is a boon for the entire Obama agenda.
If all of this weren’t so hilarious, it would be infuriating. Can you imagine if President Bush had said that the success of the surge in Iraq proved we really needed to privatize Social Security after all? What if John McCain had won in 2008 and ordered the killing of bin Laden? Would Senator Obama have rallied around his former opponent’s agenda?
By all means, Obama deserves his fair share of credit for taking out bin Laden, though calling it one of the “most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory,” as Obama adviser John Brennan did, strains credulity almost as much as it rakes the ears of grammarians.
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