HE DIDN'T BUILD THAT  12:30 pm August 15, 2012

Nation’s Troops Up in Arms That Barack Obama Had Them Kill Osama Bin Laden

by Jesse Berney

good times

Remember swift-boating? Of course you do, now that the media labels every single attack against a political candidate swift-boating, no matter what it’s about or whether it’s true. But once a upon a time (2004, to be exact), swift-boating meant something. Specifically, it meant lying about John Kerry’s military record and trashing him as a traitor for the very things that made him a decent guy.

Now a group of Republican activists concerned nonpartisan citizens want us to know how dangerous President Obama is to our national security because of that time he had our military hunt down and kill our greatest enemy. Wait, what?

A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives.

Leaks! Credit taking! Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which is not an official branch of the United States military, has released a 22-minute-long movie laying out the case that President Obama is America’s new greatest enemy by not keeping the fact that he killed the last one a secret.

The evidence against President Obama is in the film is overwhelming. It shows:

  • Obama leaning back dangerously in a chair, contemplating how to leak vital security information and ensure the deaths of American troops.
  • Footage, presumably hidden from the American people until now, of Obama announcing Osama bin Laden’s death to the American people.
  • A woman whose son died in Iraq in 2006, asserting that he was “redeployed to heaven.” It is unclear what this has to do with President Obama, since he would not be president for three more years, but it is very moving.
  • The nonpartisan Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund helpfully explains how offensive it is that President Obama claims to have “directed” the CIA and military to track down and get bin Laden, despite the fact that that is exactly what we elect a president to do.

    To help them make the case against President Obama, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a nonpartisan organization, hired a former spokesman for President Bush’s director of national intelligence, where he spent his days explaining why the Bush administration had no idea where Osama bin Laden was or what he was doing.

    With all this nonpartisan, issue-based advocacy, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund is coincidentally helping the election efforts of one Mitt Romney, who said in 2007 that he would not go into Pakistan to get bin Laden as then-candidate Obama said he would (and eventually did), making him the top choice of nonpartisan organizations who apparently wish Osama bin Laden were still alive.

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    ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    For these particular troops, it's a fine line between Special Operations and the Special Olympics.

    Callyson August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    And for the makers of this movie, it's Special Education.

    Lascauxcaveman August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    R3t@rd Lib3l!

    nounverb911 August 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    When does it come out that Mittens and Rush actually led the mission?

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    When they finish shooting that ad. It'll be about as honest as any of his other ones.

    Designer_Rants August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    The only thing Barack Hussein Obama ordered the CIA to track down and kill was Welfare-to-Work.

    Mahousu August 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Yeah, in fact Rush was the reason that one helicopter crashed. Overloaded.

    sbj1964 August 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    "The Buck stops here".Barry gave the word,and our troops did what G.W.Bush could not plain,and simple.Take a bow Mr.President.

    metamarcisf August 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Obama deliberately took out bin Laden solely to make GW Bush look bad.

    nounverb911 August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    "My Pet Goat" made Bush look bad.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Outwitted by a children's book. What a genius!

    b[redact]opple August 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    "The"! Not "My"! I read it here!

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    He's just that nefarious. Piling on a terrible ex-President when he's down…

    I may just have to vote for the truthful, not-delusionally-ambitious single term governor who is targeted by all those scandalous (and true) statements being vomited forth by the Communist-in-Chief.

    YouBetcha August 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Solely to make Dubya look bad (worse)?

    Worth every penny.

    NYNYNYjr August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    "Mr. President, Seal Team 6 has gone rogue. They've turned off all radio communication and they were last seen in Eastern Afghanistan."

    "Oh…my God… Someone get Bin Laden on the phone! He's got to get out of there!"

    ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I've almost cracked Obama's modus operandi:

    1. Lean back dangerously in a chair.
    2. Someone dies
    3. ?
    4. Electoral profit.

    foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Local_Mojo August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Oh yeah, Republicans killed Pat Tillman!

    Snark free.

    GhostBuggy August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Yes, but at least they were completely open about it, and didn't at all try to cover it up or anything. Decent chaps all around.

    ttommyunger August 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    But they gave him The Silver Star, so iss all good, amirite?

    rmjagg August 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    chalk one more up to karl rove and company

    mrpuma2u August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    It was a security risk to say that our troops had killed the greatest security risk to our country? Who do these dumb arsed nimrods think is going to buy that garbage?

    FlownOver August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    All of them, Katie.

    Incitefully_Joe August 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    If only Obama had released the names of covert CIA agents whose spouses had embarrassed him by revealing that the basis of the war of agression he started in the middle east were complete fabrications, these guys would have given him a complete pass, on the security risk front.

    HogeyeGrex August 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Oh, the irony.

    But Obama said something true mean about Romney!

    chicken_thief August 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but so far more than 40% of our fellow 'Merikuns buy this shit day in and day out. If they believe that Granny Dunham was somehow in on the "move birf records from Kenya to Hawaii" plot why wouldn't they swallow this convoluted nonsense?

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Dumb-arsed nimrods, baby! God forbid that the blah did what the macho dumbo from Texas didn't do. Can you imagine if he had been in office in 2000?

    viennawoods13 August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    It goes without saying that if Bin Laden were still alive, these dicks would be asking why Obama hadn't managed to kill him yet.

    chicken_thief August 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Or if OBL was dead and no one passed the word on to them.

    viennawoods13 August 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    OR if they had killed him but Obama didn't take responsibility for it- failure of leadership.

    mrpuma2u August 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Hell they would claim he was hiding Bin Laden in Tony Rezko's old mansion.

    SoBeach August 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    "… a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden…"

    Fine. Remind people that Obama killed bin Laden. That should work out well for you.

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    It is a shame that Kathryn Bigelow's movie, Zero Dark Thirty, won't be out until December, because it would be a great reminder to movie goers as to whom is responsible for getting Osama Bin Laden and the work of the Navy Seals.

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    It was supposed to be released earlier, but then wingnuts started whining it would be unfair to remind voters that Obama got Osama.

    Katydid August 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    And can you please tell me why in the fuck the studio, or the producers, caved in on that? Movies are people too, my friend.

    GunToting[Redacted] August 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    It's that liberal Hollywood bias.

    Wait, what?

    Millennial Malaise August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Was it just the right wingnuts? A film like that, getting released so close to the election just smells like propaganda. Glossy propaganda, but still manipulative as all hell.

    Gratuitous World August 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    al qaeda put a PAC together. How cute!

    nounverb911 August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Pam Geller's running it.

    DaSandman August 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    So now the Kochs are playing dress up as Special Forces studs?

    slithytoves August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Mr President, you did not kill Osama Bin Laden, America did.
    says Ben Smith, former Navy Seal in the film.

    Who is this brave person with the same name as my country?

    nounverb911 August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Ugly Betty?

    noodlesalad August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Maybe he means Amerigo Vespucci, the time-traveling assassin explorer?

    kittensdontlie August 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Rest assured, Amerigo, Abe Vigoda, as well as Osama are all alive and well, living in Florida.

    HistoriCat August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Amerigo Vespucci, the time-traveling assassin explorer

    Sounds as likely as "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter". Who wants to knock together a book and put it up on Amazon? We'll get the big bucks once Hollywood gets word.

    arihaya August 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Amerigo Vespucci was secretly Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    Incitefully_Joe August 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Amercia libel !?!

    BeefHardcake August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I have it on good authority that the leader of the Seal Team Six team on that mission was indeed First Lieutenant Johnny America.

    Generation[redacted] August 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    America, Fuck Yeah!

    Native_of_SL_UT August 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I would think that I would remember doing something like that, but I don't.

    slithytoves August 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I wish I could give you more upfisties for that comment.

    redarmyzombie August 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Why, American Mcgee of course! who, incidentally, happens to be a resident of China…

    dancesw_cougars August 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    He's Mexican, his first name is Jesus, and he's here illegally. That's as much as we know for now…

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Holy fuck on wheat toast! Where do all these lunatics come from? The projection and crazy and hatred is too fucking much. No wonder we're all shooting each other.

    CommieLibunatic August 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I blame the Internet. For better or worse, it gave a voice to anyone who could peck at a keyboard with two upheld index fingers, when before they would just be constrained to unhinged lawn signs and bumper stickers.

    Mittens Howell, III August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    It was only a matter of time before the high level anal leakage began.

    MacRaith August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    To be fair, Romney has flip-flopped and is now saying that going after bin Laden was his idea all along, so how dare Obama take credit for it?

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Retroactivity is such a useful tactic. It pays and pays, or will pay, or paid already.

    FlownOver August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Technically, in the Romney Verb Conjugation System, it will have been paying.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Katydid August 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Or will have paid, my favorite tense, even if I don't know what it's called. Why am I sure one or more Wonketeers will know what the tense is called? (My favorite tense name is pluperfect, even if I don't know what that is.)

    LetUsBray August 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Future perfect, yes?

    sudsmckenzie August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Smear Team 6.

    Jus_Wonderin August 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Squeal Team 6.

    timbo71351 August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Those fucking people. I'm certain if the SEALS had killed Osama in 2003, these same folks would have been concerned about W making a big to-do over it.

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    There'd be a monument on the mall already.

    nmmagyar August 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    And for reasons that would only make sense to them, it would be named the Ronald Regan SEAL Team 6 Memorial

    ChillBill August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Bin Laden is still dead though, right? And it didn't happen during the Bush years, correct? Next, please…

    nounverb911 August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    He's playing poker with Breitbart.

    sudsmckenzie August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    He was redeployed with Breitbart.

    ChillBill August 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Is that Layne Staley (your avatar) from Biden's favorite band, Alice In Chains?

    sudsmckenzie August 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    YES, … and I think Vinegar Joe likes Alice in Unchained or Unshakled or something.

    One_who_wanders August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    If you think Bin Laden should still be alive in Pakistan vote Romney – yeah this sounds like a big winner.

    An_Outhouse August 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    There is no way I'm not stealing that to 'share' with my relatives on Facebook.

    gullywompr August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    This has Alan West's fingerprints all over it.

    noodlesalad August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks to the Obama administration, Al-Qaeda now knows we have helicopters and soldiers who can jump out of them with guns and kill you. What's next, we'll tell them about the submarines? When will the leaks stop? Ack, I just done it myself! Well, at least I didn't say anything about the nukes. Oh, damn!

    MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I read on the internet that the US has nuclear weapons it can drop on cities all around the world. Shit's getting real.

    nonbeliever7 August 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Just don't mention the invisibility cloak or the trained killer goats.

    sewollef August 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Or the drones, don't mention.. aww, fuck it.

    CommieLibunatic August 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    You mean the ones that totally lack encryption on their video feeds?

    redarmyzombie August 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Oh, of COURSE, why am I not surprised….

    finallyhappy August 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    The goats can just kill you with those scary devil eyes

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    King Arthur: Cut down a tree with a herring? It can't be done.
    [the Knights of Ni scream and cover their ears]
    Knight 1: Don't say that word!
    King Arthur: What word?
    Knight 1: I cannot tell! Suffice to say, is one of the words the Knights of Ni cannot hear!
    King Arthur: How can we not say the word if you don't tell us what it is?
    [the Knights of Ni scream again]
    Knight 1: He said it again!

    noodlesalad August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Exactly! Wait! I said it! I said it! Ooh! I said it again!

    Mumbletypeg August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    You can't stop the stoopid. Much as I wish we could take "Stop" out of "Stoopids" and clobber them over their febrile, air-filled heads with it.

    not that Dewey August 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Then it would just be "oids".

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Needz more "hemorrh"

    not that Dewey August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Curiously strong!

    elviouslyqueer August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Honestly, a clown car at the circus has more credibility than these morons.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    And a solid 30% will vote along with them, no matter what.

    USA USA USA

    kissawookiee August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I swear to god, Obama could charge into a burning building, carry one of these guys out with one arm while punching Nazi zombies to death with his other arm, perform CPR on him and bring him back to life and gently place him in a limo filled with gold bars and disease-free hookers that will drive him to his new 60,000 sq ft condo on a topless beach with twenty car elevators filled with Maybachs, and the guy would only say EEWWW THE KENYAN GAY-KISSED ME I'D RATHER BE DEAD.

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    That scenario sounds very soshalist.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    ♪ He kissed me in a way that I've never been kissed before,
    he kissed me in a way that I wanna be kissed forever more. ♬

    BeefHardcake August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    This would make the best. action movie. ever.

    WhatTheHolyHeck August 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Black black black black blackitty black black black black black blackamundo black black blacker than blackish blackness of black.

    mrpuma2u August 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Maybachs? Can a brothah get a Pantera or maybe a hemicuda?

    Slim_Pickins August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    They should remember the stare.

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden
    And being Blah, he wasn't ALLOWED to spike the football, fer fuck's sake. Remember?

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    But Dubya was allowed to jump out of a navy jet onto an aircraft carrier in a jumpsuit showing off his package with a "Mission Accomplished" sign behind him and high-fiving a bunch of Air Force dudes. Why? Because he's white!

    Hammiepants August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Oh, but if Dubya had removed his head from his rectum long enough to stop clearing brush down in Crawford to take out the dude responsible for many American deaths and subsequently stood with a cucumber down the crotch of his flight suit on the deck of an aircraft carrier to proclaim "mission accomplished", the 'Tards on the right would be claiming him as America's greatest hero, a cross between Superman, Peyton Manning and Trace Adkins.

    Mittens Howell, III August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    If Mittens had been commander in Chief:

    "It's Bin Laden!! Kill him!"

    "Hang on, no, give him a high level ambassadorship!"

    "I never said that!! Make him VP"

    "Wait, Wait! darnitt! Kill him, I mean, Tax Cuts!! Tax cuts for everyone!!"

    iburl August 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    "I give you the next President of the United States, Osama Bin Laden!"

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    "No, make that tax cuts only for those making over $1M / year!"

    ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    These fuckwits don't realize who they're messing with. Obama lets a lot of crap from Republicans slide, but when he detects a hint of swift boating, it's on.

    IonaTrailer August 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    "I got this , people"

    HogeyeGrex August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Drone attack time?

    And by that I mean he's going to put Biden on it.

    FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I find it HILARIOUS that they think their base has the attention span for a 22 minute movie about ANYTHING. All you had to do was say he's still black, and he's still in charge, freak-out commence.

    prommie August 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    The sherrif is near.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    We joke about starting a pool, but it would be fun to actually do it. If the Editrix loved us more there'd at least be a thread for entering our guess for the date and time of the first nationally televised (webcast?) Ni-CLANG!

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Well of course Obama betrayed America by actually getting Osama bin Laden; he was supposed to remain free as a boogeyman for the right-wing to use to scare people into voting Republican, as well as supporting violating the Constitution and endless wars to "keep America safe".

    Killing him means Real Patriots have to find a new enemy to fear-monger with!

    MacRaith August 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    They've already found one. There's this Kenyan guy living in Washington, can't think of his name off the top of my head, Hussein something…

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Killing him means Real Patriots have to find a new enemy to fear-monger with!
    Oh, Soros, I believe they found that enemy on Jan 20, 2009.

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Uh, no, I'm talking the boogeyman, what the USSR used to be for them, and later bin Laden; a foreign enemy to try and scare all the American people. Not the fear-mongering they do just among the wingnuts; this is completely different.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    What could be more boogeyman-y than History's Greatest Monster?

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    The USSR is currently that for Romney. His "team" lives in dread fear of the "Soviets".

    sewollef August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I"m not sure Romney knows what decade we're in…

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    And we've still got wingnuts ranting about communists who want to destroy America, failing to realize that they no longer exist.

    GeorgiaBurning August 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    just for fun, prank him with email from some .su domain name

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Uhhh, I think that would be Iran or Syria, depending on the time of day……

    redarmyzombie August 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Do you remember when these fuckwits were saying we needed another thousand dead americans, for exactly the reasons you mentioned?

    FlownOver August 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Do we have any drones that aren't busy at the moment?

    MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Gawd people, it's not like President Obama is the Commander in Chief or something.

    Lionel[redacted]Esq August 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    If he had worn a flight suit when he announced bin Laden's death, they would have been OK with it.

    Mittens Howell, III August 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    One thing unites all Republicans, they had over 6 years to kill Bin Laden and pussed out. Fuck you and fuck your lies.

    HogeyeGrex August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    We could have had him at Tora Bora, but that would have interfered with Georgie's Mesopotamian Adventure, so they let him go. Fuckwits.

    Isyaignert August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    GWB and his cabal are so much more than fukwits – they're war criminals who should be hanging in The Hague.

    Have I told you lately how much I fukkin' hate these people?

    vulpes82 August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    This is great news… FOR JOHN MCCAIN!

    badseeds August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Needs moar Chuck Norris, Joey Bishop, George Kennedy, and Lainie Kazan.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Personally, I feel it needs a generous dose moar STFU.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Yeah, uh, I'm sure it's really really helpful to Mitt Romney's election chances for the nation to be reminded that Bin Laden is dead, and Obama OK'd the mission. Carry on.

    timbo71351 August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I really wish the assholes who finance shit like this would actually do something useful with their money, like donate it to a soup kitchen or a Boy Scout troop. Hell, just set it on fire. At least that wouldn't further lower the level of political discourse.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    They're patriots.

    Quit talkin' like some egghead traitor. Your time is coming, fancy boy.

    An_Outhouse August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    As long as they spend it, it stimulates the economy.

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    If you are going to set the money on fire, the way the Joker did in "The Dark Knight", then send it to me 'cause I have a few bills to pay, a new car I'd like to get, some tech toys I want to buy……..

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I'd rather someone throw money to the crowds at a giant parade like the Joker did in the best Batman movie ever made.

    viennawoods13 August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Well, best until Kim Basinger starts screaming… and never stops, it seems. Geez, woman, grow a pair!

    Fred_Wertham_Jr August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I used to think that these assholes ain't got nuthin. I was wrong. These assholes got less than nuthin.

    vulpes82 August 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Seriously, though, this is rather pathetic. Kerry getting swiftboated was one thing, since most people still don't know what a damn swiftboat is and it was all in the jungles of Vietnam, but OBAMA GOT BIN LADEN! All out in the open! In fact, these same jackasses were complaining that he didn't release photos of the corpse and march into Mecca with his head on a spike! Gargle bargle!

    FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Mitt has too much in common with OBL to properly deal with him in action. I mean, they are both incredibly wealthy sons of fundamentalists with a huge number of wives and children, he knows where this dude was coming from – these guys gotta stick together, ya know?

    ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    OBL paid his taxes, though.

    Oblios_Cap August 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    When, oh when, will the Golden Age of Bill & Ted ever begin? I imagine the GOP will be outlawed.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    No, that level of paranoia (no snark here) will be compassionately and effectively treated with pharmaceuticals and talk therapy.

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    They're apparently making a third movie now, with a fifty-year-old Bill and Ted, so we may soon see the answer to that question.

    Be excellent to each other; and party on, dudes!

    FlownOver August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Requiescat in pace, Rufus.

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    And RIP to the leader of the future's Three Most Important People In The World.

    doloras August 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YA

    StarsUponThars August 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Donald Trump's sons are just mad they didn't get to pose with bin Laden's corpse.

    sewollef August 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Donald Trump has children…? oh, dear fucking god.

    What poor unfortunate woman had to drugged and blindfolded to procreate with him?

    StarsUponThars August 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    here's the link to a photo of Satan's spawn posing with a hacked-off elephant tail. Note the conspicuously clean knife blade and clothing.
    http://www.eonline.com/news/300535/donald-trump-s

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    "Waiter, I ordered my elephant tail rare; this is medium-well!"

    valthemus August 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    So the Wonkette Style Guide says "swift-boating" is to be written thusly, with a hyphen? It's important to get this nailed down 'cause I have a feeling we're going to be using it A LOT in the next few months.

    DonnyKerabotsos August 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The President should respond to this attack on the deck of an aircraft carrier in front of a Mission Accomplished banner.

    An_Outhouse August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    and it turns out they didn't dump Bin Laden's body at sea because its right here! (cut to closeup, pause for 10 seconds, end of ad)

    Katydid August 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    The important question is, will Barry put a codpiece in his pants, or, being blah, is he naturally endowed?" Women want to know.

    BoroPrimorac August 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    He should've used Bin Laden's head as a basketball and dunked it.

    Generation[redacted] August 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    ""Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did."

    So, yeah, I'll take a lot of credit for that!

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    We elected the CiC who was sitting in the big chair at the time OSL was kilt.

    Well done, us!

    freakishlywrong August 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    "You didn't kill that ".

    RedneckMuslin August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    And if you are America then Obama is too. Hence Obama also killed Osama and THAT"S WHAT HE SAID!

    finallyhappy August 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I thought she did a good job in Ugly Betty and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but I really don't think she killed Osama

    Maman August 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah! Fake shit my dad is going to give me grief about!!! Just what I needed right now.

    foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Maybe you could send him a copy of the Reuters article linked above.

    Oh, and linked here, too, for ease of access- why not?: http://in.reuters.com/article/2007/08/04/idINIndi

    Chow Yun Flat August 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Damn. I know the presidency ages a person quickly but the Reuters article in the link has a picture of the President from 2007 that could be his significantly younger brother.

    Who the fuck would want that job?

    MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Can you imagine how disgusting the 04 W reelection campaign would've been if he stopped clearing brush long enough to kill OBL? The mummified remains would be propped up at every single campaign event and W would finish each speech with "God Bless America, and I killed Osama Bin Laden".

    SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    And if anyone criticized Bush for taking too much credit, they would be an America-hating traitor; but it's uncivil and somehow unpatriotic for Obama to ever mention that he actually got bin Laden while campaigning.

    HogeyeGrex August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Fuck, he'd still be dragging that corpse around like a threadbare stuffed animal.

    Though to be fair, had he actually done anything resembling actually fighting real terrorists rather than invading completely uninvolved countries and tanking the economy, he might not have to hide out and sulk and might have even retained a small measure of relevance. Hell, they might have even given him a spot to speak at the convention this year.

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    That thing would be on exhibit at the Presidential Library and every Repub rube would be taking their picture with it.

    JustPixelz August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Bush would not have sent the SEALs to kill or capture bin Laden. He would have asked our ally Pakistan to arrest him. Or sent 5-6 cruise missiles. He would not have had the balls to take the risks Obama did.

    But Dubya can take credit for all the other dead people under his watch. From the 9/11 attacks ("bin Laden determined to attack in U.S.") to Iraq to Katrina.

    Wilcoxyz August 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Our military would be much safer it Obama had apologized to Osama instead. And if Valerie Plame sent a basket of mini muffins.

    Blueb4sinrise August 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    OT

    India's first Playboy model Sherlyn Chopra
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-191761

    bbl.

    ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Just image what India has been hiding from us up until now. There is more female beauty on that subcontinent than most of the world combined. It's selfish, is what it is.

    outragedcitizen August 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Ok, I guess I have to explain the GOPbagger mind set to you once again – A black man is not allowed to take credit for anything good except in basketball and sometimes football but mostly basketball because you know… he ain't white.

    Isyaignert August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Half of Obama is white. When bigots like my fundie "Christian" mom say they'd never vote for a blah man – I just say, well, then vote for the white half of him.

    Katydid August 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Which half is black? Because, what I'm wondering is, you know…oh, hell, never mind.

    Chow Yun Flat August 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    "I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours… I don't think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort," Romney told reporters on the campaign trail. (from 2007)

    If there is video of Romney making that statement the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund will wish they hadn't poked this particular hornet's nest.

    miss_grundy August 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    If we had real journalists in the United States, this film would be torn apart using footage of what really went on at the time and these idiots would look like the stupid morons that they are. It's a shame we no longer have Edward R. Murrow, Cronkite, Brinkley or Huntley around, because they would make mincemeat out of these clowns.

    viennawoods13 August 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Jon and Stephen do a better job than the rest of them put together.

    SayItWithWookies August 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    What horrible thing is our usurper president going to take credit for next? Rescuing General Motors and Chrysler, implementing a national healthcare bill that liberals have been trying to pass for almost a hundred years, passing a fair pay bill, getting rid of Muammar Qaddafi — good lord, let's get a rich entitled sissy in office now before the tyranny continues.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    The gheys seem to like a couple of the things that occurred under his watch too.

    Get the Kenyan out of my Amercia NOW !!!!1!!

    Pithaughn August 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    And, we can now carry in National Parks.

    proudgrampa August 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Wouldn't it be funny if the news broke that the Mormon church has posthumously baptized Osama?

    Just sayin'.

    Blueb4sinrise August 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I read somewhere that the Mormon church has posthumously baptized Osama.

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    This isn't the same thing as burial at sea, right? I can't ever keep their unique religious practices straight.

    Blueb4sinrise August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Fuck if I know. Probably some freshwater-only sect somewhere.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Chicago School of Economics?

    smitallica August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, because if Bush had actually killed Bin Laden, he wouldn't have worn his beard as a merkin or anything. Probably never would've even mentioned it.

    rickmaci August 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    More bile vomited up by the ADCD crowd (Anybody But the Colored Dude). We all should be so grateful to the Supreme Court for it's role in insuring that the first amendment would be used to it's full potential by allowing unlimited amounts of money to be spent for political campaigns putting racist screed on television. Thanks Tony Scalihole.

    barto August 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    "where he spent his days explaining why the Bush administration had no idea where Osama bin Laden was or what he was doing"

    See? It was all a very clever and elaborate ruse to hide the fact that they knew exactly where OBL was, down to what porn he was watching at any moment. This is HOW TO AVOID LEAKS, people! How do you think they avoided all those leaks about the WMD, hnmnmmmm????

    bikerlaureate August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Handy.

    I have no idea who my next employer will be, so there's zero chance of accidentally blabbing their identity here…

    ahnc August 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    If Bush took out Osama bin Laden, the celebration from the right would have elevated him above Ronald Reagan.

    Isyaignert August 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    'cept GeeDub would never have taken OBL out – the 'cons need a boogie man to get their evil deeds done and they need to keep us skerrrrd. Obama is their boogie man now.

    ahnc August 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I miss the days of Bush's facial injuries.

    nonbeliever7 August 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Brilliant! Come November, Mitt's going to win the completely delusional 46% of the vote.

    MinAgain August 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Can it really be considered a leak, if it's announced in a press conference?

    widestanceromance August 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    FACT: the party that never shuts up about a strong defense let the worst terrorist attack on American soil happen and did nothing substantive to capture the man responsible for it, and had more people killed in 2 unfunded and botched wars accomplishing nothing. NEVER FORGET.

    FACT: the party the above-mentioned party trashes as weak actually brought the man responsible for it down, with no casualties. NEVER FORGET.

    Now, GOP, ball that up and shove it down your own damn throats. NEVER FORGET HOW BAD THAT TASTES.

    GeorgiaBurning August 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Obama ordered the death of the leader of an armed, faith-based movement that condones murder and wants to radically change a government. That cuts too close to home for some.

    pinkocommi August 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Are these people who criticize Obama for taking credit for the death of Osama bin Ladin the same people who criticize him for saying, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that"?

    Stand back. My head is going to explode.

    An_Outhouse August 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Is this from Will Farrell's new movie?

    BlueStateLibel August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Yes, by all means, campaign on Obama nailing Osama, that will definitely ensure Mittens gets elected (not enough eye rolls in the Universe for this one).

    chicken_thief August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    *Warning: No Snark*

    I have an issue with organizations using military names like that. Unless everyone of them sumbitches was actually in Special Forces then don't use the name. If they were in SF, why they supporting that draft dodging motherfucker, Mittens? (The only man whose head would have to be scaled down to fit on Rushmore.)

    RadioBowels August 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    chicken_thief would cut the chickenhawks.

    ttommyunger August 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Sadly, there are more than a few Obama-Haters in the SO Community, past and present. So many of them are recruited from Bug Tussel Alabama and they just don't have any use for the Blah's. You can take a boy out of the country, but……

    Steverino247 August 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Snark off

    The toads behind this have absolutely no military leadership training and here's why: "The Commander is responsible for all his men do or fail to do." While not literally beaten into the head of every American military leader in modern times, it might as well be. Patton did not relieve Bastogne, troops under his command did. MacArthur did not liberate Manila, troops under his command did. Jimmy Carter was characterized as weak because the Iranian hostage rescue failed. The failure was his responsibility even though he was not there. Truman didn't nuke Japan twice but he gave the orders to do so and is responsible. W gave the orders for the invasion of Iraq and is responsible for every bit of it. Obama, knowing all of this, gave the orders (note the plural) which ultimately resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. He is responsible and gets the credit. It is the way leadership works. If your order results in success, you get the credit. If your order results in failure, you get the blame. Had the D-Day landings failed, Ike would never have been President. Let us hope real military leaders beat this ad campaign like a red-headed bastard step-child.

    johnnyzhivago August 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Given the fact that Bin Laden was set up by the US in the first place you COULD argue that Nobama had a hit on one our own agents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Isyaignert August 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    "Nobama" – really?

    HempDogbane August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Obama is being bin Ladened by the bin Laden Boosters for Truth !

    Steverino247 August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    By the way, I do not advocate the beating of red-headed bastard step-children.

    Snark on.

    Chichikovovich August 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I remember back in the waning days of the Bush presidency, the talking point out of Republican talking point central was "But you have to admit Bush kept us safe." [Usual context: Fox news blatherers granting that it had become clear that Bush's presidency was a humiliating catastrophe both in fact and in public relations, and so the push to reframe Bush as a Democrat was on. But this one last gasp remained.] I heard that a thousand times if I heard it once. It was the coordinated sound-bite of the month. Apparently "keeping safe" in Fox News language means "only had one act of war on American soil causing 3000 casualties (more or less) occur on his watch, unlike every post-Civil War president before Bush, who had zero."

    Since that was a pretty pathetically low bar even for Fox, I just ignored the constant "Bush kept us safe" patter.

    But I take it back. It actually does look pretty impressive now that I know they meant Bush was actually manning the submarines, actually patrolling the borders, actually involved both flying the choppers for covert actions and leading them himself on the ground.

    not that Dewey August 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I think you misheard. They actually said "Bush got us strafed", which is slightly more accurate.

    sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    You know who else kept us safe?

    Safer than the last guy, even…

    midnighttoker69 August 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Yeah, Mr. Hussein Nobama … you didn't kill that.

    CommieLibunatic August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Oh, fuck you guys. There isn't really anything else to say on the matter. Have a graphical emote to go with it, for good measure.

    EDIT: Fuck the army guys, not the Wonkeratti. You guys are great, like my WoW guild but with a lot more buttsex jokes.

    mavenmaven August 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Paul Ryan killed Obama. Or at least he looks like an actor who might play a Navy Seal commando in a movie.

    TootsStansbury August 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I have strained my upfisting finger in these here comments. My upfinger if you will.

    Lionel[redacted]Esq August 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Haven't you all figured it out yet? Obama killed bin Laden only so he can take over Al Qaeda and use it in his plan to destroy America. It is all clear now!

    rmjagg August 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    god knows they milked 9/11 to holy death …

    ttommyunger August 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I'm reserving judgement until I hear from Osama bin Laden; no, wait!

    LetUsBray August 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    And if the mission had gone wrong as the mission ordered by Carter to rescue the embassy hostages in Iran did, I'm sure this crowd would never, ever say, "You didn't fail to get bin Laden; America did".

    Thunderclees August 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Leaks are unacceptable, except when they're about Valerie Plame.

    SigDeFlyinMonky August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Look people, George W. kept the country safe for seven months and 22 days. By my reckoning this means that as of today Obama is over four times as successful as our last oval office resident.

    BZ1 August 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Fool me once, shame on me, … oh, WTF, not again …

    tigernole August 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    At the end of all of Romney's campaign ads will follow:

    "Hi I'm Mitt Romney, I'm a white guy and I approve this ad"

    american__mutt August 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    the comments on the fox nation article… damn.

    labman57 August 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Bin Laden was taken out on Obama's watch, and it galls conservatives that they cannot attack the POTUS for being weak against foreign terrorist threats.

    Had this accomplishment been made when Bush was still President, Rove, Sununu, and other right wing blowhards would be singing his praises and hailing him as a genius for his military leadership and clandestine operation decision-making.

    Incitefully_Joe August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    It's possible his CPU clock was not Y2K compliant.

    Katydid August 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Did you see the new Romney/Ryan 2012 bumper sticker?

    It reads: "010100 1010111 0100011"

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