(ap - Read the
(2) speeches below and you tell me who is Humble... Who doesn't take
Credit for others Blood, Sweat and Tears... If it's not Obvious after
reading these... Well... - tha malcontent)
Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden | The White House
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 02, 2011 Remarks by the President on Osama
East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I
can report to the American people and to the world that the United
States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the
leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder
of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
can't help himself... Opens it with an I... A Tone setter, I Assure
you... - tha malcontent)
It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by
the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of
9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting
through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the
ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of
Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic
citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.
And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to
the world. The empty seat at the dinner table. Children who were
forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who
would never know the feeling of their child’s embrace. Nearly 3,000
citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.
On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came
together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded
our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each
other, and our love of community and country.
On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or
what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.
(Really?... Yet your Wife was never Prouder
of this Country than when YOU were Elected... Yep... Not when America
came together after 9/11. - tha malcontent)
We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring
those who committed this vicious attack to justice. We quickly learned
that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda -- an organization
headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United
States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and
around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaeda to protect
our citizens, our friends, and our allies.
(We did NOT Specifically go to War Against
al Qaeda, and that War was Declared on US by al Qaeda in 1996... Just
for the Record - tha malcontent)
Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our
military and our counterterrorism professionals, we’ve made great
strides in that effort. We’ve disrupted terrorist attacks and
strengthened our homeland defense. In Afghanistan, we removed the
Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al Qaeda safe haven
and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and
allies to capture or kill scores of al Qaeda terrorists, including
several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.
(I Love how Barry includes himself in the
"we" for the 10 years of things he has only overseen 2 of... Using the
System put in place by Bush. As for "part of the 9/11 plot"... KSM was
the Mastermind of 9/11, NOT bind Laden... The previous Administration
caught him early and often, something Clinton FAILED to do from 1993
to 2001 after KSM had Attacked the Trade Center the first in on
February of 1993, Killing Americans, but I Digress... - tha
Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan
border into Pakistan. Meanwhile, al Qaeda continued to operate from
along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.
(Ah... Barry isn't saying "we" in that Observation... Illustrative. -
And so shortly after taking office, I
directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or
capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda,
even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and
defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence
community, I was
briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and
it took many months to run this thread to ground.
I met repeatedly with
my national security team
as we developed more information about the possibility that we had
located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan.
And finally, last week, I
determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and
authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to
Today, at my direction,
the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound
in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the
operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were
harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a
firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.
(Barry likes to take Personal Credit a lot,
don't he... Wait to see the Contrast of how Bush announced the Capture
of Saddam. - tha malcontent)
For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol,
and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends
and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant
achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.
WRONG... KSM's Capture, the Mastermind
behind 9/11 was... bin Laden Denied Involvement in 9/11 repeatedly
after it happened, something Terrorists NEVER do...
Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt
that al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must –-
and we will -- remain vigilant at home and abroad.
As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and
never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve
made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our
war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a
mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of
Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be
welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.
Over the years, I’ve
repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we
knew where bin Laden was. That is what we’ve done. But it’s important
to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped
lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin
Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks
against the Pakistani people.
Tonight, I called
President Zardari, and my
team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree
that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And
going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in
the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.
(Good Lord, Barry is all about himself...
Wait for how Bush Announced the Capture of Saddam after this. - tha
The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores,
and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens. After nearly
10 years of service, struggle, and sacrifice, we know well the costs
of war. These efforts weigh on me every
time I, as Commander-in-Chief,
have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look
into the eyes of a service member who’s been gravely wounded.
(All about Barry... Shameless. - tha
So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will
never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when
our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our
citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values
that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to
those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice
has been done.
Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and
counterterrorism professionals who’ve worked tirelessly to achieve
this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know
their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and
the result of their pursuit of justice.
(Oh yeah, about those people who have been
doing the Work since before I was a LESS-THAN-ONE-TERM Senator... -
We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they
exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of
those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that
has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.
Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that
we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to
see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our
And Barry wants you to Know what a Burden
it's been for him also... You know, having to notify the occasionally
Family when a Good Photo OP or Positive Press is Needed.
And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on
9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is
a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of
the American people.
(So the Killing of bin Laden, which was
Obviously Barry's doing, not only was it Amazing that he could get it
done when Boooosh couldn't for a Decade, but it's also going to bring
America back together after Boooosh split us?... Classic Barry! - tha
The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are
once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to.
That is the story of our history, whether it’s the pursuit of
prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our
citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our
sacrifices to make the world a safer place.
Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth
or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of
END 11:44 P.M. EDT
Now... Contrast the above with Bush when
Saddam was Captured:
CNN.com - Transcript of Bush speech on Saddam's capture - Dec. 14,
Transcript of Bush speech on Saddam's capture
Sunday, December 14, 2003 Posted: 1757 GMT (
1:57 AM HKT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush on
Sunday delivered a television address on the capture of Saddam
Hussein, saying that the toppled Iraqi leader would not threaten
Iraqis ever again and congratulating U.S. forces.
Following is a transcript of the speech:
BUSH: Good afternoon.
Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time, United
States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found
near a farmhouse outside the city of Tikrit in a swift raid conducted
without casualties. And now the former dictator of Iraq will face the
justice he denied to millions.
(Who did it?... That's right, the Boots on
the Ground did it. Bush doesn't let you know that he Authorized it,
nor did he take Possession of other's Actions, like Barry did
regarding bin Laden. - tha malcontent)
The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It
marks the end of the road for him and for all who bullied and killed
in his name.
For the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current
violence, there will be no return to the corrupt power and privilege
they once held.
For the vast majority of Iraqi citizens who wish to live as free men
and women, this event brings further assurance that the torture
chambers and the secret police are gone forever.
And this afternoon, I have a message for the Iraqi people: You will
not have to fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again.
(The first "I" by Bush... - tha malcontent)
All Iraqis who take the side of freedom have taken the winning side.
The goals of our coalition are the same as your goals: sovereignty for
your country, dignity for your great culture, and for every Iraqi
citizen, the opportunity for a better life.
In the history of Iraq, a dark and painful era is over. A hopeful day
has arrived. All Iraqis can now come together and reject violence and
build a new Iraq.
The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women
now serving in Iraq. The operation was based on the superb work of
intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast
(Again, Bush is Selfless, as compared with
the Childlike Credit taking of Barry in his Speech. - tha malcontent)
The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave
fighting force. Our service men and women and our coalition allies
have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime
and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people.
Their work continues, and so do the risks.
Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our armed
forces, and I congratulate them.
(The only thing he is saying "I" for his for his Thanks and
Congratulations to the People who did the Work... Unlike Barry. - tha
I also have a message for all Americans: The capture of Saddam Hussein
does not mean the end of violence in Iraq. We still face terrorists
who would rather go on killing the innocent than accept the rise of
liberty in the heart of the Middle East. Such men are a direct threat
to the American people, and they will be defeated.
We've come to this moment through patience and resolve and focused
action, and that is our strategy moving forward. The war on terror is
a different kind of war, waged capture by capture, cell by cell and
victory by victory.
Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our sheer belief in
the success of liberty. And the United States of America will not
relent until this war is won.
May God bless the people of Iraq, and may God bless America.
(I remember when the Left who cringe when
Bush would Invoke God like that... Yet Barry does it all of the time
and not a word. But then again he's Started a 3rd War of Choice in
Libya since taking Office while hasn't Closed Gitmo nor stopped (43)'s
Wars, even AFTER the Killing of bin Laden, so... - tha malcontent)
(The only time Bush says I or refers to
himself is when he's Thanking those who actually did the Work or
Speaking DIRECTLY to people. Not ONE time did he take Credit as
Commander in Chief... What an Asshat our current President is... And a
long-winded one at that. If you don't see the difference between those
(2) Speeches, then you are simply a Leftist Partisan Hack. - tha