Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:09 PM
pretty sure the world, including the bad guys, was gonna know we killed bin Laden at his house and took stuff.
I laugh at the people who downplay Obamas decision, at the time there was like a 50-60 percent chance it was him, but he said when he was running for President he'd go into Pakistan to get him if need be, and he did.
If it turned out to be wrong, every single Obama hater on this board would have laid into him, Republicans would have reminded us about Carter and the Iranian hostage rescue attempt, etc. Hindsight is 20/20 - when he assumed office, he made capturing/killing bin Laden more of a priority then his predecessor, the whole torture thing proved to be not instrumental in getting bin Laden compared to other methods, basically, Obama did it right and everyone else did it wrong, which is why you all whine about....going into Pakistan, like we don't do it all the time perusing terrorist bands.
If Osama was hiding in Toronto I'd be OK with rappelling down the CN Tower to get to him - of course we'd let Canada know what we were doing because theres a good chance we can trust that government - didn't have that option with Pakistan and that, not because we are dicks, is why we didn't warn them first. Politically Pakistan had no real choice but to hem and haw for the sake of their citizens, but the government - long ago - accepted the possibility, even the probability, that bin Laden was in their country and that the US would go after him if that was the case.
Just watched Zero Dark Thirty a couple of weeks ago, great movie and as non political as can be.