Stephen Green (better known as Vodkapundit) describes the current administration as “The Gang That Could Shoot Straight â€” But Not Much Else.”
The plan for killing Osama Bin Laden was perfectly conceived and as perfectly executed as any special forces operation since Israelâ€™s raid on Entebbe. But the follow-through has been strange at best, sometimes bordering on incompetence.
First, there was that weird burial at sea â€œin accordance with Islamic tradition.â€ There, the White House managed to annoy most everyone. There are those like me, who thought Bin Ladenâ€™s corpse was treated with too much respect, to those in the Islamic world now inflamed because it wasnâ€™t really done properly after all.
Then there was the presidentâ€™s oddly bloodless speech Sunday night. For almost ten years weâ€™d been trying to get the guy who murdered 3,000 Americans, attacked our military HQ, and ripped the heart out of the New York City skyline. The effort spanned two continents, four or five countries, a Caribbean Navy base, and the persistent efforts of two presidents, the American intelligence community, and the best of the best of our special forces. And yet President Obama sounded as if he were announcing a â€œworthwhile Canadian initiative.â€
Now the Administration canâ€™t even decide whether or not to release a photo of the body.