You have to give credit where credit is due, right?
On his Monday radio show, the first since it was reported that a team of U.S. Navy Seals had killed Osama bin Laden, Rush Limbaugh opened his program by congratulating President Barack Obama for the action.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama,” he said. “President Obama has done something extremely effective and when he does, this needs to be pointed out. President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get bin Laden. In fact, in may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see the military wanted to go in there and bomb. They always do. They wanted to go in there and drop missiles and launch bombs. A number of totally destructive techniques here, but President Obama perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this insisted on the Special Forces. No one else thought of that.”
Limbaugh continued his tongue-in-cheek account by suggesting Obama was the only one capable of formulating such a plan.
“President Obama – not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using Seal Team Six or any of the Special Forces,” Limbaugh said. “Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the Earth leaving no evidence of anything after the mission. But President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA. To prove the death, Obama alone understood the aftermath, alone understood that there would be doubting Thomases if the place was just obliterated and no evidence was to be found.”
But in the end it was Obama who was wise enough to keep “the Bush policies alive” and finishing the job, Limbaugh said.
“Not one member of the military, not Gen. Petreaus, nobody in the intel community – nobody had the slightest idea of going in there and using Special Forces,” Limbaugh said. “It was President Obama, single-handedly and alone who came up with the strategy that brought abo0ut the effective assassination of Osama bin Laden. He kept the Bush policies alive, keeping the military presence in the Middle East, allowing the military to finish the job that they start 10 years ago.”