Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"They counted on us to be passive.....They counted wrong!"

President Obama, Vice President Biden, Sec. of State Clinton, Sec. of Defense Gates and others of the national security team monitor Sunday's raid for bin Laden. " A lot of people were holding their breath," said White house counter terrorism advisor John Brennan. This was truly a historic day for America. Along with the historic picture taken above. I am sure this will be viewed in decades to come as the day America got her most wanted. The day we got bin Laden. The day America exacted revenge on the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. I am reminded of a quote from President Reagan, it was in regards to the Libyan terrorist attack on a night club in Germany that killed some U.S. Marines, "They counted on us to be passive,.....They counted wrong." The last part of that quote he said very forcefully and determined. I think that quote applies here very well. They counted on getting away with the 9/11 attacks. They thought we were to impotent to retaliate effectively against them. Well in the words of President Reagan "They counted wrong!" And our retaliation was forceful and determined.  President Obama made a gutsy call to initiate this operation, but the credit for the death of bin Laden goes to the C.I.A. and the Navy Seal team that executed it brilliantly. I think President Reagan had some fore sight when it came to the terrorists. They mistakenly thought we were a fractured lazy and impotent country when it came to national defense. Well when it comes to defending America from foreign attacks and uniting together, this country is the best in the world. It was a great day for America Sunday. President Reagan had it right. When it comes to defending our nation we are not passive "they counted wrong!"

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