Former President George W. Bush has turned down President Barack Obamaâ€™s invitation to join him at ground zero on Thursday, citing his desire to avoid the media glare.
â€œPresident Bush appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight,â€ Bush spokesman David Sherzer told POLITICO in an email Tuesday night. â€œHe continues to celebrate with all Americans this important victory in the war on terror.â€
This video was shot just before Joy Behar and Barbara Walters went to the tattoo parlor to have “SEAL Team 6” tramp stamps put on to compliment the Obama logo perma-pressed on their big butts:
Cancel the 2012 election? How about we just cancel The View?
HASSELBECK: “Wait a minute. I think it is insane to politicize this event right now and I refuse to partake in that.”
Look around you, Elisabeth — insanity is the only tool in the toolbox.
A while back Behar had a lot of fun with Ron Reagan Jr., who claimed that Dick Cheney is an â€œunindicted war criminalâ€ for â€œpresiding over a policy of torture.” Yes, the same “policy of torture” that got information that led to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden — which Joy Behar is now giddy about and giving Obama 100% credit for. Go figure.
Speaking of the Bin Laden operation, the White House is modifying the account of the killing of Bin Laden. Now they’re saying he wasn’t armed and didn’t use one of his wives as a human shield.
It’s getting pretty embrarrassing… one of my sources at the Pentagon gave me this still frame of Osama bin Laden’s last moment alive:
Chris Matthews is happy that the man who plotted the murders of thousands of innocent people didn’t have his religion insulted by the US:
â€œThey ended this just right, even to the point of making sure the body was buried properly at sea according to Islamic law so that there would be no insult to Islam.â€
This highlights my whole problem with the way people like Cap’n Legthrill look at this. Matthews is thrilled that the way the US buried Bin Laden didn’t insult Islam when he should be gravely concerned why Bin Laden himself didn’t insult Islam… or a good portion of it at least.
Laura Ingraham asks a question that would never occur to minds as enquiring as Chris Matthews’:
One thing’s for sure: If Bush/Cheney would have buried Bin Laden at sea Chris Matthews would have accused them of the most horrific act of waterboarding in history.
Update: If you want to make some serious money this week, sell some of these in front of MSNBC headquarters:
A while ago ABC News began reporting that the US had killed Osama Bin Laden in an air and/or ground strike in Pakistan (facts there are still fuzzy), and the US has the body. Now the story is all over most of the news networks. They’re saying it took a few days to be reported because there was DNA confirmation involved.
President Obama is going to be delivering an update shortly. More to come. You know how these “live” stories work… lots of information, and often little of it ends up to be factual, but it’ll get sorted out through the night.
Bless the troops as well as those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Update III: The celebration at Ground Zero last night:
The search for Bin Laden started almost ten years ago with this:
Update IV: The information trail leading to Bin Laden began to be blazed years ago and was to a great degree the result of Gitmo interrogations:
Sunday afternoonâ€™s raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama bin Laden was the â€œculmination of years of careful and highly advanced intelligence work,â€ senior administration officials said in a conference call, describing the genesis of an operation that sounded like it was right out of a â€œMission Impossibleâ€ movie.
There’s a Facebook campaign that now has several thousand pledged participants who will be placing sticky notes like this one on gas pumps whenever they’re filling up (or getting as much as they can afford to buy):
The instructions are so simple even a brainwashed Obamabot can figure it out (except maybe for the “don’t be destructive” part):
Purchase a pad of large sticky notes. Write on each one, “How’s that Hope & Change working out for you?” Every time you stop to fill your vehicle with gas, place your sticky note somewhere on the pump before you drive away. DO NOT be destructive in ANY way! Place your sticky note somewhere, so as not to impede the next customer’s ability to read the pump’s digital readout.
Other sayings you could use would be “Drill, baby drill” or perhaps “Your president’s solution to this is that you buy a $45,000 battery powered golf cart.”