Bin Laden Killed: CNN and Democrats go political

A magnificent mission of the four-door Navy SEALs, and it took plenty of guts on the part of this president to pull the trigger on this one. But it certainly didn’t take long for the left stream media to take a shot at President Bush. Make no mistake this is a great accomplishment for the young president. But let’s not forget the groundwork and intelligence was laid by the Bush administration. Still, CNN and Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman couldn’t resist the moment. Video below the fold.

The first video is a clip from last night CNN coverage. Wolf Blitzer is interviewing former Bush administration official Fran Townsend. He gets everything off to a good start by rubbing Townsend’s nose in it. Nice job Wolf. Oh and about the 1 min. mark, notice a comment that bleeds into the on-air broadcast. I’ve listened to this about 10 times and it sure sounds like a CNN producer, who apparently doesn’t know his Mike is feeding into the production, seems to drop a nice expletive deleted on Ms. Townsend.  You tell me. Either way, nice job CNN.


The second video clip is an interview wealth. With Democrat Congressman Gary Ackerman. Ackerman couldn’t resist either. “ This is the mission accomplished moment George Bush only dreamed about.”


This is a great moment for all Americans and freedom loving people around the world that does transcend politics and it speaks volumes about at least some Democrats to turn a great moment into politics.

As for class, listen to Fran Townsend and Peter King here, give Obama his props.


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  1. phil on May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Thank you, President Bush.? Great job!

  2. steve g on May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    How does “go ahead” from Obama make him a brave president?
    He is ‘Commander in Chief’, but not a field commander. I think the field commander gets credit.
    Also, my wife (and I) think the whole story has not been told.? A ‘sea burial’ for Muslims?? They are camel jockeys!? They do not do sea burials.
    Ok, one helicopter out of two breaks down… are we supposed to believe all troops from broken helicopter PLUS all the dead people, stuffed into first Helicopter?? And first helicopter has carry capacity for 3 groups of people, plus ordinance (missiles)?
    -Kudos to our Marines & Navy Seals, but to the story spinners,?? F.

    • GdavidH on May 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

      The SEALs always document and take pictures. Give it time for de-briefing, We will see the photos. If we don’t…. scream propaganda.

  3. RJ on May 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Obama got Osama great job from our great president. He wasn’t scared to go into Pakistan?and kill BinLaden. Thanks to all the US?troopes for a job well done. President Obama will be seen as one of the great leaders of all time. He does everything he says and he?destroys his enemies worldwide. President?Obama rocks!!! Obama 2012 lets see who is tough enough to take him on.???

    • Dimsdale on May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am


    • GdavidH on May 2, 2011 at 10:50 am


    • Lazybum on May 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

      THe Military and CIA did an awesome job. I am glad they were allowed to do the right thing.
      BO gets an attaboy for being a grown-up and for once not voting “Present” by not waiting for someone else to address this or by bombing from 50,000 feet.
      The fact is that he did his job. Period. Do you give your kid a party every time he wipes his ass? No, because that is what he is SUPPOSED to do.
      Apparently BO’s general incompetence is so wide spread that his supporters feel obligated to celebrate him just doing what ANYONE in his office should/would do.

    • MiddleoftheRoad on May 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Lazy, you are totally clueless.? To associate a simple task of wiping ones ass and heaping praise because of that, and celebrating the capture and elimination of one of the most vile persons in our history, are two extremes.? So yeah, it’s good to celebrate this momentous occasion.? You would be un-American if you didn’t.? Get over yourself, deflate your ego, and be an American and celebrate a great US Victory.? Or, you can sulk on the sidelines and whine about this and that because it happened under the watch of a Democratic President.? Oh well.? Get used to it.? He’s coming back in 2012.? Who do the Republicans have?? Palin??? LOL???

    • phil on May 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

      A clock with corroded gears and springs is still right twice a day.? Barry has been right once in two and a half years.? This makes him great???

    • GdavidH on May 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      From an “O”fer to a “1”fer.

  4. Plainvillian on May 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I find the celebrations unseemly.? Historically, Americans have not celebrated a man’s death, even the death of a heinous enemy.? Of course when we have a community organizer in the White House and in an era of instant news, it is no surprise that these demonstrations occur.
    While some would elevate this operation to earthshaking importance, we should remember that this president also had to micromanage and order the shooting of Somali pirates, (and claim credit for same) making both equal in the historical context.? Another sad indication of the stature and quality of our totalitarian narcissist in chief masquerading as a president.

    • Lazybum on May 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

      The celebrations looked like they were bussed in from Wisconsin.
      I’m just sayin’….

  5. GdavidH on May 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    As always when something big is happening I was switching back and forth between FOX, CNN, and BBC.

    CNN was more interested in?”optics” politically. BBC was good. Geraldo was horrible,?a deer in the headlights. Thank God he finally got help from Bret Baer.

  6. Dimsdale on May 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Since the media flying monkeys are making this political vs. national (which, to his credit, ?bama does not seem to be doing)….
    I love the credit being showered on ?bama, whose only real contribution was to not get in the way for once (would that this courtesy could be visited on our economy!), not getting out of Afghanistan as he promised in the campaign, and riding on the coattails of the man he vilified for being in Afghanistan (and Iraq) in the first place.? I remember how he was criticized, by the soldiers, for snubbing them on a politically motivated trip to Afghanistan in July of 2008, the same soldiers responsible for getting this scum.
    If it were up to the Democrats, and then senator ?bama, or we relied on now president ?bama’s promised exit strategy for Afghanistan, would we have been in Afghanistan/Pakistan to even get Osama?? What about the troop surge he was dragged into, kicking and screaming?? Would the delicate relationship with the Pakistanis even exist were it not for Bush?
    Here’s irony, or is it poetic justice for you: the more ?bama becomes like George Bush, the more popular he becomes.

    • GdavidH on May 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

      That is truly ironic. The simple fact is…..If Obama, or any Dem for that matter, were president ten years ago, we would not be in the position militarily or policy-wise to act in this manner.

    • Dimsdale on May 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

      Not to mention that the infamous waterboarding is being hailed as the tool responsible for revealing the name and phone number of the courier that was used to pinpoint OBL.
      Play nice, get nowhere.

  7. Political Entropy on May 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    CNN is clearly an unbiased netwo…HAHAH…I’m sorry…I…I couldn’t even get through that comment without laughing.

    • Dimsdale on May 3, 2011 at 10:26 am

      The new American Pravda.
      Ironically, the current version of Pravda is far more accurate than CNN.

  8. Eric on May 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Shame on Wolf Blitzer… and Gary Ackerman is just a nitwit anyway. ANYONE who understands how the mission was built off of the intel collected from years of groundwork will also understand that the Bush Administration began the work that culminated in the death of this scumbag, Bin Ladin. Typical of the left though, cashing in on the hard work of someone else. What a couple of losers.

  9. Dimsdale on May 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Could the expletive that was uttered have been from Wolfie himself?? Food for thought…

  10. Anne-EH on May 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Justice has been DONE. THANK-YOU USA Navy Seals!

  11. Don Lombardo on May 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Good thing he was killed. If he was taken alive, the ACLU would be kissing his ass right now.

  12. MiddleoftheRoad on May 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Yeah Great job Bush!? Errr.? Wait.? Bush didn’t catch him.? Obama did!!!?

    Is it really that hard for you all to swallow that.? Does it kinda get stuck right in the middle of your throat?? Bush may have laid the groundwork, but he also abandoned it in 2005 when he closed the arm of the gov’t that was set up strictly to catch him.? How about his soundbite when he realized he wasn’t going to get him, “Oh,I”m not that concerned with Osama anymore!!!”.? Yet President Obama said when he campaigned he would hunt him, catch him and kill him!? And he did.? What Bush couldnt’ accomplish in 2,600 days, Obama did in 800+.? So yeah…great job Bush.

    • Dimsdale on May 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      So you are saying that ?bama reopened that “arm of the gov’t” set up strictly to catch him?? Reference please.?? And statements designed to make OBL look insignificant don’t count.
      The actual math is this (using your numbers): it took 3400+ days to catch OBL.? Of that, 23.5% of the time was under ?bama’s watch.?? So give ?bama 23.5% of the credit.
      That would be fair.? Or are we using the liberal version of “fair”?

  13. MiddleoftheRoad on May 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    “How does ?go ahead? from Obama make him a brave president?”

    Are you kidding me?? That was a “gutsy” call to sweep deep into Pakistan, without permission, deploy a dozen or so SEALS and catch/kill Bin Laden.? The pressure on making that call was incredible.? The picture of them all and the looks on their faces in the command room showed just how incredibly anxious those moments were.? It takes alot of guts to send in young Americans to do what they did despite their training.? I can only imagine the public outcry, especially from the right, if he had failed.? But what is most irritating is some of you can’t give him credit for anything.? Even something as substantial as this.? I really think some of you wish he failed.? You and the Rush Limbaugh wannabe’s who can’t give credit where credit is due if it involves a Democrat.? This is bigger then Republican or Democrat.? This is a great time for America.? If you can’t join in the celebration just because it happened under the watch of a Democratic President, you need to take a long look in the mirror and try to figure out what’s really important here.

    • Dimsdale on May 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      I have no problem giving ?bama his due.? Many kudos.? Just don’t neglect the hard work and diplomacy Bush had to accomplish to make this possible. ? Or the interrogation techniques that made this all possible.? I give him credit for realizing (after the fact) that the things Bush did were for the good, despite all the resistance from the left.? I hope I can say that about some of the things ?bama is doing.
      As for “If you can?t join in the celebration just because it happened under the watch of a Democratic President, you need to take a long look in the mirror and try to figure out what?s really important here”, I wish you had been around telling that to the Bush haters for the past 10 years.
      “It takes alot of guts to send in young Americans to do what they did despite their training.”? What does that sentence mean?
      Don’t get too excited about posed pictures in the command room or elsewhere.? They weren’t candid shots.

    • MiddleoftheRoad on May 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Posed pictures?? You really didn’t mean that truthfully. Nahhh.? You can’t be that lost.? That was a picture that will go down in history.? It will be referred to and referenced many years down the road.? That was anxiety, fear, worry, focus, concern, magnified to the max.? He made one gutsy decision.? It was all on his head.? The responsibility that goes along with making that decision is? more then any of us could have handled.? It’s easy to sit here and say the things you do, but do you realize the responsibility that came along with that operation?? Do you even have the slightest hint?? I doubt it.? Not as far as I can tell by that comment.? Posing for the picture???? How utterly stupid that was.? And I?rarely ever use the word stupid.? But that was as?stupid a comment as it gets.

    • Dimsdale on May 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

      I will ignore your tedious ad hominem attacks and cut to the chase:
      a) anyone in front of a camera poses.? Unless they don’t know the camera is there.
      b) ?bama got his due.? Bush got trashed for making many more similar decisions by lefties that “just sat there and said things”.? I remarked on that multiple times.? ?bama himself is proof of that, as his pre presidential campaign criticisms were all rendered moot when he got to sit in the big boy’s chair.? That is why there is still a war in Afghanistan, (was) still a hunt for OBL, and why there is still a Guantanamo to mention but a few things.? All of ?bama’s true successes are extensions of what Bush laid the foundation for.
      c) now deal with the rest of my comments above instead of “forgetting” about them.
      Have a nice day!


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