Friday, September 16, 2011

Humility and Honor vs Self Aggrandizement and Embarrassment

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam Hussein
The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to
our men and women now serving in Iraq .
The operation was based on the superb work of
intelligence analysts who found the
dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by
brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many
dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in
their effort to bring hope and
freedom to the Iraqi people.
Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the
nation, I thank
the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate 'them.

And Now Let's hear from
  the Narcissist!

Barack Hussein Obama speech, Sunday, May 1, 2011:

And so shortly after taking office,
I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the
killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of my war against al Qaeda, even as
I continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by
my intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread
to ground.
I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week, I determined that I had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at
my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan .

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