“You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide!”
September 15, 2001, President George W. Bush, standing on the rubble of
the World Trade Center, rallied the American people after the worst
terrorist attack in the history of the United States. As a Presidential
candidate, Barack Obama promised to go after Osama bin Laden, even in
Pakistan. Both Bush and Obama deserve some credit for finding and
killing Osama bin Laden, but this wasn’t a political victory, it was a
victory for America over evil. Only cowards intentionally kill civilian
men, women, and children as the Islamic terrorists do.
it was the information obtained via the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon, as well as the waterboarding of Bin Laden’s courier, that
provided the information needed to track down the terrorist and on May
1, 2011 send him to the depths of Hell. President Obama deserves credit
for having the fortitude to give the go-ahead for an operation
independent of Pakistan leaders just 40 miles from Islamabad. Had we
consulted Pakistan leaders, Bin Laden most surely would have been
alerted and he would have escaped. Instead, his body now lies on the
floor of the ocean.
While I’m thankful to both President Bush who
executed the war on terrorism against strong political headwinds, and
to President Obama for staying the course, this was an American
victory. Those who really deserve credit are those who captured Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed and the courier of Bin Laden, those who successfully
interrogated him, and the Navy Seals who courageously and successfully
carried out the mission. God bless our men and women in uniform.
let us not forget those thousands of brave young Americans who have
given their lives in the war on terrorism, or those who died on 9/11 at
the hands of despicable cowards. The wives, children, mothers and
fathers of those who have died on 9/11 or in battle have a loss that can
never be satisfied, but their loved ones have now been avenged by death
of Bin Laden.
Let us also pause to salute the tens of
thousands who volunteered after 9/11 to carry forward the war on
terrorism. They are the noblest and most courageous of our American
citizens and deserve our thanks and appreciation for putting their lives
on the line so that you and I can live in freedom. They, not the
politicians or bureaucrats, carry the burden of keeping America safe.
war on terrorism goes on and more will die because there will always be
fanatics who for any number of reasons wish to rule the world and gain
power over others. Americans must remain ever vigilant and on guard so
that our nation does not suffer another 9/11 attack. And the only way
to do that is to hunt down terrorists wherever they are and kill them.
There is no other solution.
America now needs statesmen, not
politicians, who will fulfill their Constitutional oath to protect and
defend the United States of America. It is the first and most important
Constitutional responsibility of every federal officer, especially the
President of the United States. May he or she never fail us.