Sunday, May 08, 2011

Don Surber: Obama lied, Osama died

Don Surbur:
Democratic Senator Barack Obama on Osama bin Laden: “as president, [I would] order a trial that observed international standards of due process.”

Well, the Navy SEALs captured Laden and killed same.

As I said on the night this was announced: “He’s dead. Good. No trial.”

But Barack Obama in 2007 insisted on a trial, didn’t he?

Where is the trial?

Where is the outrage from the left?

But thank God President Obama is doing what President Bush would have done — just kill the SOB.

No trial.

Still there is a danger.

On the campaign trail, Obama staked a trial for Laden as the high moral ground based on the fundamental principles of America.

Why just shooting the bastard would be unAmerican — at least according to candidate Obama.

Once again, our president has shown he has no morals — no scruples — no principles.

There are few things more dangerous than giving power to such a person.

President Obama’s full quote in July 2007 was, as preserved by National Review Online: “The first thing I’d support is his capture, which is something this administration has proved incapable of achieving. I would then, as president, order a trial that observed international standards of due process. At that point, do I think that somebody who killed 3,000 Americans qualifies as someone who has perpetrated heinous crimes, and would qualify for the death penalty. Then yes.”

Good for capturing Laden.

But Obama was elected in part on the promise of that trial. President Obama needs to explain that.

No one in the press will press that, which is why we blog.

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