Rush Limbaugh was in rare form today, sarcastically saying that President Barack Obama deserved “congratulations” for the successful mission in Pakistan that took out terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
“We need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama,” he said on his radio show today. “President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out.”
The effectiveness, according to Limbaugh, came from President Obama’s decision to send a Special Forces team in to eliminate bin Laden…something he said, citing news reports, that none of the president’s military advisers had thought to do.
“President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb as they always do. They wanted to drop missiles and drop bombs and a number of totally destructive techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the Special Forces.
“No one else thought of that, President Obama. Not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6 or any Special Forces…Our military wanted to go in there and just scorch the earth…but President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here. He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death…it was President Obama single-handedly and alone who came up with the strategy that brought about the effective assassination of Osama bin Laden…thank God for President Obama.”
Limbaugh made it perfectly clear that, in part, it was Obama’s continuation of President George W. Bush‘s military and detention policies that provided the intelligence which led to bin Laden’s killing.
He also made sure to switching Obama’s and bin Laden’s names around here and there.