Foreign and Defense Policy, Terrorism

Bush-Obama Continuity Is the Key to Terror War Victories

(Official White House photo)

President Obama’s administration is to be congratulated for the flawless execution of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.  Also, buried in the stories may be yet another sign of the vindication of the Bush administration’s war on terror policies. Anonymous government sources say that the al Qaeda courier who led our intelligence people to bin Laden was a protege of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks who was captured in 2002, subjected to enhanced interrogation methods, and yielded a trove of intelligence on al Qaeda. Those same sources admit that interrogation of al Qaeda leaders, presumably by the CIA, yielded the identity of the courier. That identity was then combined into a mosaic of other information from other detainee interrogations, electronic intercepts, and sources in other countries, to eventually identify bin Laden’s hideout.

Without the tough decisions taken by President Bush and his national security team, the United States could not have found and killed bin Laden. It is the continuity of policies in the war on terror that has brought success, not the misguided effort of the last two years to disavow them.

9 thoughts on “Bush-Obama Continuity Is the Key to Terror War Victories

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  6. Without the tough decisions taken by President Bush and his national security team, the United States could not have found and killed bin Laden.

    Really? I find your lack of faith in American ingenuity deeply disturbing. Why its almost as if you have a vested interest in misrepresenting history. There is of course no evidence for this beyond your assertions.

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  8. Does this mean that Bush gets credit for the massive debt that Obama inherited?

    Actually it’s we, the people who still pay taxes, who inherited the massive debt from Bush’s policies.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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