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Spiking the football, huh? Can Republicans get any more ridiculous? Of course, if Republicans had a functioning cerebral cortex, they probably wouldn't be Republicans.
And the really funny thing is that Mitt Romney did say he wouldn't go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan - and so did plenty of other Republicans.
Before Barack Obama got bin Laden, Republicans were doing their very best to ignore him, due to the uncomfortable fact that Bush had failed at it (supposedly our whole justification for invading Afghanistan) and that the guy he did go after, Saddam Hussein, had nothing to do with 9/11, had never attacked us, and was no threat to America whatsoever (but had, if no WMDs, certainly a great deal of oil).
Jon Stewart continues hammering Fox 'News' idiots in this followup clip (spoiler: Republicans don't get any less ridiculous). But instead of embedding that, I thought maybe I'd post the Barack Obama campaign ad they're complaining about:
As I say, it wasn't just Mitt Romney who specifically said he wouldn't go into Pakistan after bin Laden. In 2008, John McCain made a particular point of criticizing Barack Obama on that very issue, and plenty of other Republican leaders jumped on the bandwagon. (Obama had just said that he wouldn't rule it out.)
And note Romney's comment: "It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars, just to catch one person." In fact, that was our entire justification for invading Afghanistan! Bush didn't spend billions of dollars on it, but trillions of dollars! And thousands of American lives. And he failed completely.
Barack Obama - remember how "weak" he was supposed to be on terrorism? remember how he believed in "appeasing" the terrorists, according to the GOP? - showed us how we should have gone after Osama bin Laden in the first place. And it wouldn't have cost us trillions, or even billions.
And we wouldn't still be stuck in a quagmire of a war, either, if we'd done it his way. Oh, Barack Obama deserves plenty of credit for this one. I hope he uses it to kick Republican butt all the way to November (and beyond).