Someone please tell me this woman will be retiring or maybe a Republican will be able to mount a serious challenge in 2012? Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a different point of view concerning capturing or killing Osama bin Ladin in 2006. Today, it’s “the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida.”
Shortly before the November election, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi spoke about the American effort to capture or kill bin Laden. “Even if he is caught tomorrow, it’s five years too late,” she said. “He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But in fact, the damage that he has done is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.”
By releasing the following statement this morning, she’s taking advantage of the situation and in my opinion changing her tune as the wind blows.
The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. It is a testament to the professionalism of our dedicated national security professionals that no American lives were lost in this operation.
To be fair to Pelosi, she certainly did not state we are now safer with bin Ladin dead, but why is this the most significant development if the damage was already done and we’re not any safer?