Remember when the MSM all salivated over Obama after Osama bin Laden was killed? It was reported with such adoration, you might have been forgiven for thinking Obama personally led the raid and pulled the trigger.
But now, the homicidal maniac al-Baghdadi has been eliminated, and the anti-Trump media and Dems tell a different story.
As Tammy notes in her latest Washington Times column, Tiptoeing around the beast al-Baghdadi, Dems try to dismiss Trump’s foreign policy chops:
The legacy media and their Democratic Party overlords want you to join them in forgetting those who suffered and died at the hands of ISIS. Why? Because remembering disrupts their false narrative about Donald Trump; it hurts their impeachment Star Chamber, and it destroys their lies that a duly elected president should be ousted from the office because he’s a danger to the country….
Via PJ Media.
….Barack Obama’s statement was carefully crafted to paint a narrative that made him a central figure of the events leading up to bin Laden’s death. Obama’s goal was to make him synonymous with the death of bin Laden the year before he would face the voters again. He mentioned himself several times: “Tonight, I can report… I directed Leon Panetta… I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden… I met repeatedly with my national security team… I determined that we had enough intelligence…” It was all about him and what he did. He nearly broke his arm patting himself on the back and taking credit for the raid.
President Trump, however, took a different approach. Unlike Obama, who mentioned himself right away, Trump started off his announcement like this:
Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World. The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my Administration. U.S. Special Operations forces executed a dangerous and daring nighttime raid into Northwestern Syria to accomplish this mission.
The word “I” does occur six times in Trump’s prepared remarks, but none of those instances involved taking credit for something. In fact, five of those times he was thanking people and countries that took part in or assisted with the raid.
Trump does deserve credit for a change in strategy that resulted in ISIS losing instead of gaining ground, and bringing them to near annihilation, and he acknowledged this one time when he said, “At my direction, as Commander-in-Chief, the United States obliterated his ‘caliphate’ in March of this year.” But this doesn’t even come close to Obama’s self-aggrandizing narrative about bin Laden’s death. In fact, Obama would continue to push this narrative alongside false claims that al Qaeda was on the verge of defeat (even as intelligence reports were telling him they were expanding) while he ran for reelection. Much of the story Obama pushed would later be contradicted by CIA director Leon Panetta, who revealed that Navy SEALs, not Obama, made the final decision to kill bin Laden, and that Obama was not in the Situation Room constantly monitoring the situation, but elsewhere playing cards at various times. The infamous photo from the Situation Room that claimed to show Obama, Biden, and others monitoring the bin Laden raid in real-time was, in fact, staged….