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Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm not political, but...

So I'm watching "Last Cake Standing" last night while playing around on the computer.  Yes, I have no trouble multi-tasking.  It had been a good night, reality TV-wise; I caved and watched "The Amazing Race" and cheered LOUDLY when the Goth couple left and then on the cake show, the chef I liked the least went home.

I was feeling pretty good, happy even and somewhere around 10:30 I was on Facebook when all hell seemed to break loose.  Osama Bin Laden was dead.  I wasn't sure if I was reading all of the messages right so I turned on Fox News and there was Geraldo, laughing and cheering as he read the report.  A little unprofessional but we'll let that one slide.  

So I tune in for a bit and then start surfing the other news channels (to find a "real" news anchor who wasn't bouncing in their seat) and make sure that what was being said was true.  It appeared to be.  The story broke that this mission had happened a week ago and NOW they have confirmation that it was, indeed, Osama Bin Laden.  GREAT!  Three cheers for our military!  Three cheers for USA!

And then there was this morning...

According to the news this morning, this all happened YESTERDAY and in that short time, we got DNA confirmation AND buried him at sea per HIS religion!  I'm sorry, but this all just seems a little too...weird to me.  For several reasons.  First, when the hell did this happen?  Last week?  Yesterday?  As far as I had ever heard, DNA testing was not like a pregnancy test.  You have to WAIT for the results - for more than a day.  

NEXT up that really burned me, perhaps more than anything, was that we showed this man respect by following his religious beliefs and burying him within 24 hours!  Really???  Because, if memory servers, there were over 2,000 people on September 11th that didn't wish to be buried in a pile of rubble in the remains of the Twin Towers!  Why did our government allow this to happen?  Why was a known TERRORIST granted this decency?

AND, while we're at it...Mr. Obama?  You had NOTHING to do with this!  You were not scoping out the area.  You did not FIND this location yourself.  You may have given the order but do NOT take credit away from our troops who did all of the work and what a coincidence that you happen to have this happen (and take all of the credit) just as your re-election campaign starts and most of the country is not finding favor with you.  

Interesting...

Are we going to see Bin Laden's body?  I mean, we saw Elvis in the casket, we saw John Lennon in the morgue, we've seen JFK's autopsy photos, and Sadaam after the hanging, why haven't any pictures been released of Bin Laden's body just so that we can cheer a little louder?  

It all seems a little weird to me and just more proof that even while we as a country are celebrating this morning, that our government's behavior is just a little off...

7 comments:

Stephen said...

Here's how I understand it, they killed him sometime last week, and just got confirmation last night, I assume that is probably the DNA test, in which case he would be dead for a lot longer then 24hrs, we just buried him 24hrs after people found out so that America could avoid the hate storm of not doing it fast enough

Roo said...

I SO agree with you Stace. Even obama said in his address last night that obl had been killed just the day before, yet we keep hearing reports that he was killed a week ago. If that is true than they did not follow the 24 hour courtesy.

I'm glad obl is gone, but I can't help but see the political positioning here. Coincidence that this all broke during The Apprentice? Take that Trump! Hmmmm. Not to mention the good feelings this has give people about obama, as you say with his re-election campaign kicking off.

On a lighter note, a friend quoted her 15-year old son... "I hope bin laden didn't have any horcruxes" (thank you Harry Potter!)

Jamie said...

We've been debating that here in my work at Disney Hotels, the lack of evidence is very fishy.

Irene said...

Hi Stace,

While I understand your concerns, I do think that Obama was not even beginning to take credit away from the troops. I believe any President would have been saying basically all the same things as Obama has. It is an amazing moment that seems to have bonded and unified Americans everywhere. I am just so grateful this terrorist is gone--and I thank our troops, and yes, Pres. Obama too. I agree with Stephen that the burial at sea was done to avoid backlash and was not done out of respect for Bin Laden what-so-ever.

Ruth said...

Brian Ross was on The View yesterday and said the burial at sea was to avoid the possibility of him having a martyr's shrine other extremists could go to. Makes sense to me.

I got a little giggle there at Roo's HP reference--saw DH1 last night, it was AWESOME!! Can't wait for part 2!

Grampy said...

Well Stace I am with you. The whole thing seems a little fishy to me.He should not have been afforded any dignity. He should have been an example to the Arab World.We should also have some pictures. Well lets see what happens next.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

It's incredibly disappointing to see so many people so angry that the president had anything to do with this mission. Did he go out there and kill Bin Laden himself? No, just like George W. Bush didn't capture Saddam, yet all I heard on the news was what a great job he did. I didn't see any instance in which Obama took credit away from the troops for this mission, so it's hard to understand where you are coming fromm with that. The president is the Commander in Chief, and without his order, it wouldn't have happened. To say that he had nothing to do with it is silly and short sighted.