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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:45 PM
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You know who really should get credit for getting bin-laden? Reagan. Yep. Reagan
Reagan Made Killing Bin Laden Possible

By THOMAS MCARDLE Posted 06:54 PM ET

Much was written last week about how much thanks George W. Bush deserves in tracking down Osama bin Laden. The answer is: a great deal.

Information extracted from al-Qaida operatives under Bush's interrogation policies ultimately led us to the compound in Abbottabad. But he did more. As an IBD editorial ("'Dumb' War In Iraq Led Obama To Bin Laden") noted last week, a crucial piece of the puzzle in identifying bin Laden's courier came from an al-Qaida lieutenant who was caught only because of Bush's decision to liberate Iraq.

Someone else also belongs on the list of people to thank, along with the heroic Navy SEALs and the current commander in chief. He is the president we have to applaud for so many other things, like saving the U.S. economy from a government-induced malaise, and winning the Cold War: Ronald Reagan.

With the same visionary perseverance employed in his commitment to replace mutual assured nuclear destruction with missile defense, President Reagan executed a long-term strategy to build an array of elite, high-tech special forces units that could carry out operations like the one that snuffed out bin Laden.

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http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=571447&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EditorialRss+%28Editorial+RSS%29&utm_content=Twitter

Repukes: taking Reagan worship to insane new heights.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:48 PM
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1. You sure they didn't copy/paste this from the Onion?
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:48 PM
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2. I think they should just thank all the republicans presidents and be done with it
They are pretty much certifiable at this point.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:50 PM
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3. god Damn it was Chester B. Arthur who laid the groundwork....
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:00 PM
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6. ......
I thought it was Calvin Coolidge.

:rofl:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:51 PM
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4. And yet, it was still
President Obama who succeeded where bush failed. "li'l boots" must be such a disappointment to Bonzo's human. He couldn't even 'win one for the gipper.'



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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:59 PM
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5. Thought So, Ma'am: 'Investor's Business Daily"
These people seem to have made it their mission to make the Wall Street Journal editorial board look sane....
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:04 PM
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7. And Nixon. Really, if it hadn't been for Nixon
Edited on Fri May-06-11 07:06 PM by kenny blankenship
and his insatiable appetite to know what Democrats do and say when they get together privately in the Watergate building, would we have ever developed all the amazing "signals intelligence" capabilities that we now enjoy?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:40 PM
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8. History FAIL. It was Herbert Hoover. Sheesh, people.
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