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.
Where and how do some of you guys find these websites? Maybe they are generic conservative websites, but I hope not, because the comments section is downright disgusting. I mean, really scary and abhorrent. How did you come across this site Navy?
I should have said universal background checks, including private transactions and at guns shows (that is a little redundant but you get the picture). Also, it is funny that we are told by the NRA and gun advocates that we cant compare the US to other country's gun control laws because of our unique culture preventing those policies from working as effectively... then turn around and use other countries as comparisons for why common sense policies are going to lead to total confiscation of their guns. If the public rejects further gun control, they will let it be known on election day. The slippery slope arguement is simple fear mongering. Are we culturally the same or culturally different than Canada and Australia? I wish they would make up their mind.