There are so many insightful writers commenting on Obama today. Here are three that brought a smile to my face this morning .
- The first one is LA Times writer Andrew Malcolm (who knew?) commenting on the debacle the Obama White House has made of Osama’s capture and kill. Let’s put this under best headline of the day!
Osama bin Laden’s death: Clarifying the Obama administration’s cnofsuoin and missteaks
Here, gleaned since Sunday from a variety of sources, including Obama press secretary Jay Carney, is what we now know certainly might have maybe happened over in Pakistan:
[…] Still, a “significant firefight” erupted that was so significant not one American was injured. One helicopter crashed, no, made a hard landing; it was a mechanical failure.
One compound resident pointed out Osama. Three compound residents died in the firefight. One man used a woman as a human shield. She was an Osama wife. They both died. She was only shot in the leg running toward a SEAL. She didn’t die. Another woman did on another floor. There was no human shield. The Osama son initially identified as shot and killed may have been the other one.
The goal was to capture Osama or kill him if necessary. The plan was to kill Osama all along. He was encountered in a bedroom. He was given a brief opportunity to surrender. He didn’t. Blam! He died instantly from gunshots to the chest and head, including a large one in the forehead over the eye. He was unarmed. But he resisted. You don’t need a gun to resist.
- Chickaboomer is a daily read of mine. She can be very funny. On more than one occasion I’ve thought, “damn I wish I’d said that!”
Best Obama/Osama pic of the day
- Finally, Colony14Net, known for the Obama Timeline, made me laugh out loud. This is a site not normally known for snarkiness and sarcasm, however, Don Fredrick is spot on about political correctness, the Osama code word, and PETA.
This is from The Chief Goes on the Warpath :
Apparently the United States Senate has nothing better to do than waste taxpayer dollars on nonsense:
ABCNews.com reported, “The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes…
These inappropriate uses of Native American icons and cultures are prevalent throughout our society, and the impacts to Native and non-Native children are devastating. We intend to open the forum to talk about them.”
Representatives of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will be present to voice their opposition to the use of the term Navy “SEALs.”
The hearing will include testimony from one of Osama bin Laden’s wives, who was heard screaming, “Who were those masked men?”
Appearing before the committee for censure will be residents of Abbottabad, Pakistan who, upon hearing the approaching Apache helicopters, exclaimed, “We are being attacked by the Indians!”
Committee chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI) has asked that all members refrain from wearing Arrow shirts.
It is unclear whether “Chief” counsel Tuell will apologize for her offensive title.