Three Things Obama Got Right

I listened to the Daily Show interview with Howard Wasdin about the seal team 6 operation that killed Bin Laden, and thought that Wasdin’s summary of what Obama got right was spot on.

Wasdin described himself as a republican (which is a funny way to display objectivity) but was clear in complimenting Obama on making three correct decisions:

  1. Not telling Pakistan about the operation
  2. Burying Bin Laden at sea
  3. Not releasing the pictures

I’m sure this was planned thoroughly ahead of time, but these are still very difficult decisions, and I have to say that I’m proud of our president in a way that I haven’t been in a while. Often, with politicians, their every move reeks of political calculation: what will play well in the short term media cycle. Perhaps I’m naive, but these three decisions do not appear to me to be political calculations, and that is a damn good thing.

I have to say that I’m not sure I would have the balls to make either of these three decisions. Hats off, Mr. President.

0 thoughts on “Three Things Obama Got Right

  1. Lex Post author

    Wow, awesome link, Ron Paul again shines.

    I disagree with you about the trial being quick and simple though. First, the evidence is actually is slim. The only thing we have is him saying over and over and over “I did it”. But given that it’s in his interest to claim this attack, a proof would need to be mounted that he did it outside of his “confessions”. Perhaps, I’m wrong on that, but more than that I’m sure his trial would be extremely closely watched in the Middle East and any slip up would becomes instant propaganda for the extremists.

    1. Lex Post author

      I see legal evidence as being slim, but common sense evidence being overwhelming. It really boils down to the supreme court definition of pornography: “I know it when I see it”. So what worries me is that his trial would be prolonged to a point where it would cause harm to people that become victims of protest in the Middle East.

    2. Lex Post author

      By the way, how do I comment on your Tumblr blog. Some very good posts there. Do I have to register with Tumblr?


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