The trigger-men risked everything
I got into a HEATED debate this weekend with 2 liberal friends over who should get the credit for the killing of bin Laden. Of course they were doing somersaults while heaping all of the praise on Obama and they were literally shocked that I wouldn’t agree with them.
We must have argued for 30 minutes – raised our voices at each other and everything. (Granted we were on an overnight trip, so plenty of booze had been flowing all evening.) They were talking about how much balls it took for him to make that decision. And I commented that it didn’t take any balls at all – his safety was never at risk. “What if he was wrong?”, they asked. “Big friggen deal – all he’s risking is the chance that he might not get re-elected.”
The trigger-men risked everything, and should be handsomely rewarded. The CIA guys (who probably waterboarded people for intel) deserve tons of credit as well, and don’t forget all of the support personnel that said mission required. As a former Grunt myself, maybe I just took it a little personally that the 1st person these guys wanted to give credit to was our beloved (cough) CIC. Or maybe part of me does dislike Obummer enough that I’d refuse to give him credit even if he deserved it. I just couldn’t help but be more than a bit taken aback by the way they were slobbing the knob of Obama without even giving a thought to the boots on the ground.
Am I wrong, or is this really the way our liberal neighbors view things?