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AP: Obama Giving NY Its Moment Of Justice

From an oblivious to their own lickspittle fawning Associated Press:

Obama giving NY its moment of justice on bin Laden

By Ben Feller, AP White House Correspondent
May 5, 2011

WASHINGTON – From the heart of the shocking terror strike on America, President Barack Obama will try to bury the memory of Osama bin Laden by honoring those who died in the fiery Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In private talks with families and a somber ceremony at ground zero, Obama is out to let New York have its own moment of justice.

We thought SEAL Team Six did that.

Obama heads to New York City on Thursday after sharply rejecting calls for him to release photos of a slain bin Laden so the world could see some proof of death. The president said he would not risk giving propaganda to extremists or gloat by publicizing grotesque photos of a terrorist leader shot in the head.

Lest we forget, we wouldn’t even know there were any photos of Bin Laden’s body if administration officials hadn’t bragged about them, and told us they were going to release them.

But now Mr. Obama is portrayed as heroic by our news for not releasing them. And to hell with the public’s supposedly sacred ‘right to know.’

To those who keep on doubting, Obama said, "You will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again."

For the record, we haven’t seen Mr. Obama walking the earth since Tora Bora. So he must have been dead since then.

His government, meanwhile, insisted the shooting of an unarmed bin Laden during a daring raid in Pakistan was lawful and in national self-defense.

‘Words. Just words.’ The more preposterous, the better, apparently.

Officials who were briefed on the operation told The Associated Press that the Navy SEALs who stormed bin Laden’s compound shot and killed him after they saw him appear to lunge for a weapon.

Is this the latest version as of this hour?

Obama’s New York visit is intended to have a measured tone — not a bookend to President George W. Bush’s bullhorn moment, but more somber and private.

That Bush as such a hotdog. Such a cowboy.

White House spokesman Jay Carney called it a "cathartic moment for the American people."

Perhaps. But we suspect the real cathartic moment for the American people will come after the first Tuesday in November 2012.

Obama does not even have scheduled remarks during his trip. Yet it is likely Obama will make comments during his time at the 9/11 memorial, where he will lay a wreath.

So he won’t make remarks, except when he does.

Obama will visit a bustling construction site that bears little resemblance to the pit that became ground zero in the months after Sept. 11, 2001. The emerging skyscraper informally known as Freedom Tower is more than 60 stories high now. Mammoth fountains and reflecting pools mark the footprints of the fallen twin towers…

Yes, such progress. And after only ten years.

By the way, will Mr. Obama visit the proposed site of the Ground Zero Mosque? If not, why not? Are we getting too close to the 2012 elections?

Jim Riches, whose firefighter son was among the nearly 3,000 people killed at the World Trade Center, planned to meet with the president on Thursday.

"I just want to thank him, hug him and thank him and shake his hand," Riches said. "Father to father. Thank you for doing this for me."

For the record, back in June 2010, ex-FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches castigated Mr. Obama for comparing the BP oil spill to the attack on 9/11: "I think he’s off-base," [Riches] said. "These were terrorist attacks, these 9/11 murders, not something caused by people trying to make money."

All these years later, Obama said this is no time for gloating. "We don’t need to spike the football," he said as he told CBS he would keep bin Laden’s death photos sealed

Then why this ‘end zone dance’?

"The ceremony will provide some closure to a horrific event," said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Firefighters, who was invited by the White House to attend Obama’s ground zero event.

Mr. Schaitberger is a top labor leader who has met with Mr. Obama before.

So we know why he was ‘selected’ for the honor of meeting the justice giver in chief.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “AP: Obama Giving NY Its Moment Of Justice”

  1. JS says:

    Why all this hand wringing over how Bin Laden died?

    On a battlefield if a soldier gives you a command to “surrender” and you do ANYTHING other than put your hands in the air and comply they can, and will, shoot you.

    We didn’t send police officers to “arrest” Osama. We sent soldiers.

    • proreason says:

      “Why all this hand wringing over how Bin Laden died?”

      because the boy king made his reputation as the great man of peace who has spent the last 10 years bashing bushhitler for doing what he (the boy king) is now doing, and because he is supposed to be so-so tuned in to mooselimb sensibilities, that’s why.

      It doesn’t have anything to do with the soldiers.

  2. Right of the People says:

    “White House spokesman Jay Carney called it a “cathartic moment for the American people.””

    The only “cathartic moment” that will count is when we truly rid ourselves of the menace and people feel safe again, if that ever happens. Taking OBL out was a good start and needed to be done but there is so much more work that needs to be done.


    I’m with you. I posted here before if they wanted to capture the tall, ugly sucker they should have sent the FBI. If you want to kill someone, you send the SEALs. It’s just what they do and do well.

  3. proreason says:

    “the real cathartic moment for the American people will come after the first Tuesday in November 2012”


  4. Natural Born Citizen says:

    So what moment were they giving NY when they did an unannounced low level fly-over of Manhattan with Air Force One?

  5. tranquil.night says:

    Alternate Headline: Obama takes a victory lap while telling America they “Can’t Spike the Football”

    Obama decides not to give speech at Ground Zero

  6. artboyusa says:

    At least he didn’t appear in a flight suit on the deck of an aircraft carrier. I don’t begrudge him his little moment in the sun; it won’t help him much in 2012. Domestic issues always trump foreign policy success in our politics. Ask Bush 41 if you don’t belive me…

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    DingleBarry takes his 15 minutes in the limelight before setting siege
    on our Constitution once again.
    One thing right in 2 1/2 years……..How many victory laps does this slug
    think he can take?

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    What’s Next?! Landing on The USS Abe Lincoln with a “Mission Accomplished” banner waving above.

    Nah! That’ll never happen. I wouldn’t be the only seeing the irony of another Muslim taking over control of an airplane for political reasons.

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