Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Exploiting Military Exploits?

Dear Madame L,

I see that Pres. Obama has released a campaign video in which he takes credit for the raid that killed terrorist Osama Bin Laden, and I think that's low. I agree with former Sen. John McCain, who said it was a "pathetic political act of self-congratulation."

What do you think about it?


Just Wondering

Dear Wondering,

Madame L wonders about the political climate in which someone like Sen. John McCain, failed presidential candidate and self-proclaimed self-righteously right-about-everything critic of the current administration, can get away with saying nonsense like that.

Madame L notes that Pres. Obama DID authorize the SEAL raid that got rid of that terrorist menace. 

Madame L notes that former Pres. George W. Bush took credit for a war victory that didn't even happen (in 2003, in his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech).

Madame L notes that, in addition, Bush's surrogates never stopped praising him for such "victories" as serving a dinner for U.S. troops at the Baghdad airport in 2003. 

Madame L would like to ask YOU, Dear Wondering Reader, why it's okay for the former (Republican) president to make a big deal about victories that never even happened, but not for the current (Democratic) president to point out that he has rid the world of a real menace?

Sincerely, Wondering, and Bothered That Someone Has Even Asked Such a Question,

Madame L

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