Obama is an 'also,' not a primary player in this...
I agree with the perspective into which Dick Cheney puts all the players.Â In their proper order, and according to their actual importance.Â Intelligence being named first of all.
Note, without the military intelligence professionals (aka: Joint Task Force Gitmo) which many - including Obama- have for some time nowÂ subjected to calumny of the worst sort, this day would not have happened.Â
The situation brings to mind something similar:
I don't know if theÂ former vice presidentÂ meant it the way I understood it, but here's how Cheney phrased it ... "I also want to congratulate President Obama and the members of his national security team."Â Â
Obama is an 'also,' not a primary player in this (except for being in the right place at the right time).Â
He also kept after Osama ... all the while,Â btw,Â complaining and deriding (to put it mildly) Â the methods that had been used to get the intel that will allow him to take credit for what the special forces accomplished with that intel.
So let's be realistic, Obama gets the credit of course because he's the one in the OvalÂ Office at the moment.Â But I thinkÂ if Obama been in charge at the critical time, Â the particular apple of intelligence that eventually led us to Bin Laden would never even have been 'picked', becauseÂ Obama never would have plantedÂ any tree or pulled any suckersÂ from the trees atÂ Gitmo in the first place.
BUUUT, then there is this,Â Â
Â And this,
And, while the aboveÂ are no doubt part of my outlook on this,Â there is this from a fellow Gather member, with which I also agree.