We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Supporters of Obama's foreign policy are sure to be scratching their heads now. Anyone who feels Obama has done a better job than his predecessor, particularly with regard to the Mid East and Islam in general due to the OBL mission, have new questions to ask themselves. Such as, "What the heck was Leon Panetta paying attention to?"
General David Petraeus took over just 2 months ago, and faces his first crisis as a massive network of operatives have, no doubt, been executed or face execution. All the goodwill Obama may have had for catching and killing Bin Laden should now be tossed right out the window. Early reports on what occurred may prove incorrect, but it appears the operatives and their handlers "got lazy" regarding their communications. In that business, laziness carries a high price.
Why assume that they were not betrayed by the Obama Administration?
Obama is abandoning Iraqis and Afghanis to Iran.
Obama is attempting to sacrifice Israel to Iran.
Obama is keeping America dependent on foreign oil, rather than increasing domestic output.
Obama is slashing the U.S. Military.
i'm not happy to say, that was my immediate assumption. Such a wholesale bagging of two entire covert networks is as rare as the BP blowout, as rare as two of twelve industrial sectors (education and healthcare) cost-expanding at triple and quadruple the inflation rate and more still the GDP growth rate, as rare as a world financial market collapse.
Assad is said to be barely hanging on (Bolton, Ehud Barak), and only because of "keeping my campaign promise" Obama's pulling the troops out of Iraq in a few weeks. Meaning, aid is expected immediately, in smashing the revolt.
Yup, Obama made that campaign promise, and we all know how important those Obama campaign promises are, and we all know that nothing at all has changed in Araby nor east or west of the Suez since the campaign promise was made, and we all know there is nothing to those Iran nuclear missiles rumors, nor any need to support our allies in Israel nor around the Straits of Hormuz.