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September 2, 2014


Bin Laden’s Death: One Year Later–Learn The Facts! Obama Should Tout His Success

This week, Americans across the country are coming together to mark the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. In contrast, right-wing figures and GOP politicians are downplaying the significance of the moment and belittling the President’s decision that brought bin Laden to justice.

Bringing bin Laden to justice was an important victory for all Americans and the world.

imageBringing Osama bin Laden to justice was a victory for America in our fight against terrorism. President Obama made bin Laden a top priority, made the tough call, and got it right. The President’s leadership and the hard work of our intelligence and military community brought bin Laden to justice.

Military officials, national security experts, and people around the world praised Obama’s leadership and our troops’ bravery in taking down bin Laden and striking a blow at the heart of Al Qaeda. The President’s decision to refocus intelligence and defense capacity on current threats and combating terrorism not only got bin Laden — it has weakened terrorists around the globe.

We must remain vigilant against terrorism. With this achievement we once again affirm the strength of the United States — our Constitution and our values are greater than any terrorist threat.


ATTACKS AND RESPONSES

ATTACK: "Going after bin Laden in Pakistan was an easy call that any president would’ve made."
RESPONSE:

ATTACK: "President Obama is spiking the football by talking about bin Laden’s death."
RESPONSE:

  • Having brought bin Laden to justice was a victory for all Americans. The President’s talking about it on the one year anniversary because that’s a president’s job in moments of national reflection.
  • It isn’t partisan to say that this President’s leadership was key to taking down bin Laden and decimating Al Qaeda. It’s called running on your record.
  • The President’s political opponents are the ones trying to score political points by downplaying the hard work, leadership, and determination that got the job done.

ATTACK: "Torture works — that’s how we got the information we needed to get bin Laden."
RESPONSE:


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

According to recent polling, voters said President Obama was stronger than Romney on national security and foreign policy issues by a double-digit margin.

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About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Featured Writer, Vice President of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google