Bush Has Widened Authority of C.I.A. to Kill Terrorists, Obama takes credit
President Bush has provided written legal authority to the C.I.A. to hunt down and kill the terrorists without seeking further approval each time the agency is about to stage an operation. Some officials said the terrorist list was known as the “high-value target list.” A spokesman for the White House declined to discuss the list or issues involving the use of lethal force against terrorists. A spokesman for the C.I.A. also declined to comment on the list.
Despite the authority given to the agency, Mr. Bush has not waived the executive order banning assassinations, officials said. The presidential authority to kill terrorists defines operatives of Al Qaeda as enemy combatants and thus legitimate targets for lethal force. (bold emphasis mine)
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First off, the credit goes to the brave men and women in our military who made this possible, a job well done.
George Bush in 2002, issued an executive order allowing the U.S. military to seek out, capture and if necessary destroy terrorist where ever they may be found, without seeking further authorization from the White House.
The CIA and special ops have been searching for the elusive terrorist leader since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001…Well, they finally found him.
Of course Obama is going to try to steal the glory in this, in the video below Obama states that he gave the order to go ahead and kill Osama Bin Laden after he was found.
“…at my direction…” Obama claims at 3:15 and 4:10 in the video.
At who’s direction?
Bush had already given the authority to do these operations in 2002, this is a result of those orders being carried out.
Obama is taking claim for issuing orders that were issued in 2002!
He is lying and is a fraud, this is an obvious attempt to get his poll numbers back up and he is doing on the backs of our military members.
I will have to give Obama some credit, after showing no interest in doing the job as president for the past 3 years he just felt it convenient to keep George Bush’s polices in place, this is why Gitmo is still open and the war on terror hasn’t change to much.
No Mr President, you didn’t get Bin Laden, you just stayed out of the way.