While I agree with you about Daily Kos, you are basically saying because of their history of bias they no longer get the benefit of the doubt from you. If only there was something else in our society that you could apply this same logic to
Racism also entails systemic power and/or a society's dominate culture. Saying there are black people that are prejudice against white people doesn't address racism in this country, just certain prejudices.
Yeah, sorry unless you think the whole thing is a hoax (which it clearly wasn't) there was no "context" or "additional facts" that would justify 4 or 5 trucks parked in a circle on a black person's lawn, loaded with confederate flags, and yelling racial epithets at them.
They admitted to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution that they used racial slurs. More info and more facts are always good. They claim that someone from the party threw a rock at one of the truck and caused it to get a flat tire. The family says they acted unprovoked. But, even if you believe the trucker's story (which IMO is dubious at best) parking in a circle on a black person's lawn, with a bunch of confederate flags, and yelling racial slurs is not okay in any context.
The video in itself, even without context, is despicable. Parking your trucks around in a circle with multiple confederate flags while yelling the n-word at black people is in no way acceptable You dont have to be jumping to conclusions to know that 4 or 5 trucks filled with confederate flags trolling black people is an abhorrent act. And Daily Kos was not the first to report the story
Everything that I have read about the mission says that they were authorized to kill Bin Laden. Most have said it was a kill mission, a few have said it was kill or capture. I have not read anything that has said their directive was to take him alive. Also they recovered 10 computer hard drives, 100 thumb drives, a dozen cell phones, and all the documents in the compound. Perhaps not much actionable intelligence was recovered from those, but they did remove electronics and files from the compound. They also had the time to zip tie all the survivors and moved them to the courtyard and load the damaged helicopter up with explosives and blew it up after cleaning everything out of it. Also, Obama didnt just have to "give the go ahead". There were several logistics he had to go over and approve. They werent 100% sure he was even there and many (including Joe Biden and the defense secretary) were advocating for a bombing mission using drones. Because of collateral damage estimates that said a bombing would have likely killed at least a dozen civilians outside the compound and the fact that they wouldnt be able to verify if they killed Bin Laden or not, Obama overruled them in favor of a helicopter raid. Obama also was tasked with the decision of alerting the Pakistani government of their intentions and/or asking for their help, but made the decision to execute the raid unilaterally because he didnt trust them. There was a lot more going on than Obama just walking in and giving a thumbs up like the Roman Emporer at the Coliseum deciding a gladiators fate..
Could have just stopped at "killed Bin Laden" Bin Laden killed = success No matter how you try to spin it I do agree that any president would have more than likely made the same call. But any president didn't. Obama did.