Taking Out both Trump and Osama in the Same Weekend: The Impeccable Timing of President Obama

From taking on Trump to taking out Osama: Obama's timing is impeccable

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World, TheGrio.com ā€“ scholarship in Action 

President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. military has killed Osama Bin Laden was an obvious show-stopper, both literally and figuratively. The world has been waiting for years to have some semblance of hope that our failed War on Terror might be coming to an end. Like the War on Drugs so many years before, our nation seems to repeatedly find itself in the middle of battles that simply cannot be won outright.

Most ironic was the fact that the president’s timing on his announcement of Bin Laden’s death was simply impeccable. Undercutting the morale of Bin Laden supporters was obviously the first objective of this operation. In addition, the president was able to throw a mighty stone and take down several of his domestic political enemies in one fell swoop.

The first blow for the president is the fact that he "just happened" to announce the death of Bin Laden exactly eight years after the infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech delivered by President George W. Bush in 2003. The speech announced the end of all major combat operations in Iraq right after Bush made a publicity-grabbing arrested landing on the USSAbraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. The moment became one of several sore points of the Bush presidency, for all of us know that this was just the beginning as it pertained to our little adventure in Iraq.

 

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36 responses to “Taking Out both Trump and Osama in the Same Weekend: The Impeccable Timing of President Obama

  1. catherine

    He’s a man of his word. A good thing, A gret thing, A big Change, a Great Change, now waiting for More changes. Bush might have started it but President Obama finished it. Now I wonder what Trumps going to do. I know, I know, he’s going to demand to see the body. Stand strong Mr. President. Stand strong.

  2. mentalwings

    Catherine – That’s exactly what I said about Trump. But they said Osama’s body was buried at sea, so listen out for his big stupid mouth, about that. He just announced that he WILL be running for President. I can’t wait for the debate. I hope he’s not lying again. Because this ought to be good. GOOD and COMICAL! And a good laugh for most black folks.

  3. Craig

    Wow……………Salute to Mr Obama.

  4. NATIONWYDE

    Big ups to Mr. President on the way clowned Donald Trump and Osama being caught on his watch!

  5. qboro

    Haven’t been happy with Obama, but I’m glad he did a power move on that silly cornball, Trump

  6. Trevor

    I agree with both Catherine and mentalwings that that stupid Trump will demand we see the body just as he is demanding that the President show his high school grades and possibly his Columbia University transcript. I don’t think the President should produce either one of these documents because nothing he produces will satisfy this fool Trump. I agree with the reason given for burying Bin Laden at sea to avoid a shrine being erected by his fanatic followers and besides the United States is not at war with Islam. We are at war with terrorists who claim to be followers of Islam. Remember it was President Obama who went out of his way after his election to court some Islamic nations. He did not disrespect them, he just went after the man who killed over 3,000 Americans on 9/11

  7. Nickie

    I’m so happy for President Obama. He just shines in the faces of fools.

  8. catherine

    I pray that Trump don’t run. Play time is over, and there are so many people hating on the President so strong that they would vote for Trump just to keep the President out. We’ve come a long ways since slavery, yet we haven’t come any where. When our people realize that they don’t have to live as we live and do the things we do, then and then only will the Black man and the Man of Color be free. God do not make mistakes whatever reason The Lord allowed President Obama to take the seat he’s burning on, believe me it is the Lord’s business. I don’t believe it’s just because he’s Black, if that was the case Jackson, Sharpton etc; would have been able to seat there. Curses come from God and are carried out by Satan with permission from God. Curses can be found listed in the Bible. Satan cannot fabricate curses to place on you the way he fabricates lies. Deut. 28:15 “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee”.To me Trump was a blessing came in the form of a curse. The only thing I can say now abut Trump is that “We need to uplift him in prayer” anyone with the money he got, that finds this time of time for foolishness and hate has gotten to be a truly miserable person. We are all one, even if we never come to terms with it. Heaven or Hell, there will only be One direction any of us will go when this life is over. It is only a matter of time before Trump or someone ask the why of the body burial at the sea. I pray they took photo’s in the coffin. Trump wants blood.

  9. Ersula I. Watson

    Oh, NOW you like Obama and have something nice to say about him????

    How odd.

  10. crispusokereke@aol.com

    What I find particularly ironic about the Bush administration’s war on terror is how President George W. Bush, given all the noise/rhetoric that all Americans have associated with his administration, along with his no nonsence stance on terrorism, was NOT able to think, let alone putting any meaningful plan in place, as President Obama did, to capture/kill Osama Bin Ladin.
    The reason why I think Bush failed very miserably in this regard is simple: The Bush/Chaney duo, where either not serious, or, as we know, were looking in the wrong direction to stamp out terror/terrorism. The element of believability in this theory is: despite being told repeartedly by the international community that Iraq /Saddam Hussien did not harbor any weapons of mass destruction (WMD), they persisted and went it alone, plunging America into the deepest and darkest financial abyss in the nations’s military spending history. And here is President Obama who walked seamlessly along the same path of anti terrorism, getting the job accomplished. This, I think is political irony of the most monumental kind. Shame on you Mr. Cheyney, the man who has been in the driver’s seat of the Bush administration
    Mike C. Okereke

  11. pmbalele

    Am I hearing correct that there is new conspiracy from GOP top leaders such as Boehner and McConnell to make Obama first president in US history to run unopposed and re-elected. GOP gives many reasons: 1-None of GOP group now running is good candidate. 2nd- most of those now running, such as Trump, agree with Obama’s policies. Trump says Obamacare is good for his business. He can shop for insurance country wide-not limited to a state. Last, recently elected GOP legislators and governors are abusing American people- stripping them of their union rights. GOP leaders think there is no chance any GOP WH aspirant will be elected. I agree with GOP leaders. It’s in the best interest for GOP to let Obama run unopposed. GOP can avoid expenses putting a person who will definitely lose. History is soon to be made – Obama running unopposed and re-elected in 2012.

  12. Elrancho

    I am so happy for President Obama. Not, that I can rejoice over someone’s death, however bad a person Bin Laden was, but nobody more than President Obama deserves something to go his way. After all the nonsense he has had to face from enemies in his own country, I am delighted that he has shown them that he wasn’t allowing their childish distractions to prevent him working towards the important goals, for which he was elected President. As for Trump, well, I think he is just as much an enemy of America as Bin Laden was so I was more than thrilled to see him put in his place so eloquently the other night.

  13. zbtcseipai

    President Obama, a true statesman and demonstrated leader, cut from the fabric of those christened in battle. Continue to walk softly and carry a big stick.

  14. Keith

    The killing of bin Laden helps take one of the monkeys off Obama’s back. Yet there remains high unemployment among Blacks, Hispanics and native Americans, 2 wars still in place along with a semi-war in Libya, high income and welath inequity and rape of the economy by plutocrats, and high incarceration of Black males. At some point, one man’s victory (and the piece of justice gained by the victims of Sep 11) has to translate into real benefits for those who elected him.

  15. aeweber

    Why doesn’t Bin Laden get a trial…? And why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?

  16. Huge

    Bin Laden was on the side of the US when the Russians invaded Afghanistan. Sadaam Heusein of Iraq was on the side of the US during the cold war and during his 12 year war with Iran. They both crossed up the CIA and went out on their own afterwards. How sad. They had to go. In order to pick the next foreign “terror leader” that is to be terminated — look at who our current “friends” are who are in leadership positions in areas where oil is found in great abundance. I would go through a long list — but their names are too damn difficult to spell from memory. I would say look closely at Ghana since they have just recently signed their Saudi Arabia sized oil fields over to the Chinese. Too bad, so sad, but don’t get mad. The upside is President Obama is admired and respected by OPEC members — but BIG OIL (BP, Exxon-Mobile, etc) and the US refinery owners and stateside taxing authorities which lean towards republicans might continue to be a thorn in his side. Thanks to our brave men and women in uniform — and you go Mr. President Obama.

  17. Thank goodness Obama is our president…@Nickle or Nickie: You said it best:- ‘Our president shined a light in the faces of fools..’ – Thank you, that was inspired….

  18. @aeweber: Your question is brilliant- ”Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?’…..That’s a most wonderful question…! WOW. Humbling and powerful at the same time.

  19. jana

    Congratulations Mr. President, The Intelligence Community, The Troops & Their Leaders.

    Let Trump Run he will never have been more embrassed in his entire life and he will really be exposed for who he really is

    I can’t imagine how “The Blacks” that have contributed to his bottom line in such a significant manner since the beginning of his show feel.

    Mr. Trump managed to “GOOL” the Blacks and reminded them that unless they are working for him and he can Fire them as far as he’s concerned they are and will always be “The Blacks” no worthy, period

  20. THIS ARTICLE OF COURSE IS TONGUE IN CHEEK. THIS ALLEGED TAKE-OUT OF BIN LADEN WILL NOT STOP U.S. WARS AGAINST LIBYA, AFGHANISTAN, AND IRAQ, AS WELL AS THE WAR AT HOME ON THE POOR, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR. BIN LADEN WAS THE BOGEYMAN THE U.S. MILITARY/INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX USED TO JUSTIFY THESE WARS; IT STILL HAS GADHAFI, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, CUBA, VENEZUELA, BOLIVIA AND OTHERS TO USE. BARACK OBAMA IS SIMPLY A TOOL OF THIS COUNTRY’S AVARICIOUS CORPORATIONS AND BANKS.

  21. sensible

    @aeweber:There will be no trail because there will people trying to rescue him and more destruction than 911 would be in our our communities and front doors.

  22. AJ Brown

    I think the president just answered the phone..You know that Red One!!

  23. girlking

    I could be way off base but I think the reason Bush did not get bin Laden is because he took his eyes off the overall mission and went after Sadam instead. We all know that Sadam was poison but he did not come after the United States and we could have waited to go after him after bin Laden.

  24. sick of obama

    OBAMA is a DOUCHBAG!!!! Taking credit for all that BUSH did!!!!!!!! IMPEACMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Everybody plays a fool

    President Obama is the Man. Obama 2012

  26. This repetition is tantamount to a lynching which I am sure that The Tea Party and Donald Trump will all feel right at home with. As an American citizen a Person of Color I am sick and tired of the citizens of the world acting as though President Obama is the first black person that you have ever seen in your life. I also understand it is a bit of a shock that we have a black man as a President and one that can actually think and critically to say the least but time moves on and so does progress. I am also sure that you all will get over this historic occasion as most people do and get on to items of real import such as social issues ,health care reform and the recession Oh well!!

  27. Derrick

    I have been reading on some blog about this whole thing being a fake, these people never quit. I know exactly who these fools are, they are the birthers, now they can be called the Deathers. I guess they will be asking for Osama Bin Laden’s Long Form Death Certificate. By the way, Obama has the 2012 election in the bag, Democrats can no longer be seen a weak on terror.

  28. People who hate Obama will still hate him because HATE is part of their nature, their natural disposition. I have some solace in the knowledge that hate destroys the hater.
    However, having spent time in both towers in the process of doing my job as a customer service engineer, I have to admit that seeing those towers come down is real-time was the most traumatic event of my life. I do rejoice in the death of Osama Bin Ladin.

  29. Derrick

    @ sick of obama (Reply)– Bush never acted on any intelligence either being his cognitive skill or actionable military intelligence when he had it right in front of him. I don’t think he even wanted to capture OBL, and that’s me being generous about his intellect. He got as far as he did in life based on 1. White privilege and 2. Wealthy privilege (Him being a legacy Bush). It would take a black person to work at least twice as hard to reach where Bush was lofted to so effortlessly based on his skin color and his last name.

  30. Yahconan

    ALL U OBAMITES ARE BEING SET UP FOR THE FOR THE BIG SHA BANG..YOU CLEARLY DONT HAVE EYES TO SEE…

  31. TIMMY D.

    SALUTE AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! – PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THE NAVY SEALS. ONCE AGAIN GOD HAS BLESSED AMERICA! IT MAKES ME TRULY PROUD THAT I STOOD IN LINE FOR 3 HOURS TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ’08 ELECTION TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA.
    WHEN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT OF 911 HAPPENED FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH PROMISED WE WOULD GET HIM AND THE MAN I VOTED FOR -PRESIDENT OBAMA KEPT THAT PROMISE!!!!!

  32. TIMMY D.

    @ ALL YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA HATERS-HATE IS SUCH AN UGLY EMOTION. IN FACT IT IS ONE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS-SO CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF- THE MAN IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN ALL THE WORLD, HE IS MY PRESIDENT JUST AS HE IS YOUR PRESIDENT, WHETHER YOU LIKE OR NOT-DEAL WITH IT!!! WE DEALT WITH PRESIDENT BUSH FOR 8 YEARS, YOU HAVEN’T EVEN GIVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA 4. SHAME ON YOU!!!

  33. That is how you take care bussiness like our one and only President.
    Bringing our country back. It doesn’t matter what color you are we are all Americans. I Love Being an American.

  34. Rose

    When the first President Bush had the opportunity to take down Saddam Hussein, he faltered and told his general to stand down. President Obama, a man of courage and conviction and not in it for the money, said yes, take down Osama. You have to give him credit, he knows what he wants and goes for it.

  35. makheru bradley

    This Bin Laden was unarmed and killed in cold blood. The “real Bin Laden” was never pictured w/o his AK47. I predict that “a Bin Laden” will release a new video within a couple of weeks –lol.

    Whatever games they are playing regarding Bin Laden this is real: 2-year-old Carthage, the daughter of Qaddafi’s son Hannibal; six-month-old Mastura, daughter of Qaddafi’s daughter Aisha; and 15-month-old Seif Mohammed, son of Qaddafi’s son Mohammed, all killed by the Evil Triplets–Obama/Cameron/Sarkozy.

    Barack Obama is a child killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mark

    Dr. Boyce and Barrack you got it goin on… You got these people believing that we should focus on the color of a mans skin as opposed to his character. Obama reneged on most of his campaign promises regarding the military.

    Obama runs the election on Change… “Barrack cares about poor people , George Bush only cares about rich white people…”

    Then Obama follows George Bush’s military policies instead of those he ran on… “I will close down Gitmo”…I will get us out of Afghanistan by July 201? “Well I didn’t really mean that..it was just a date…” “Raising the debt ceiling is wrong!@!! Well unless I’m President… it is wrong if the other guys are in charge… I was just a senator then. (i.e e My values change based on who is in office…)

    People let’s be honest..how excited would you be if George Bush did this? Not so much… So the fact that your guy pretty much ran on policies totally opposite of Bush , then kept 95% of Bush’s military policies in place, except, extreme coercion, (which gave us a lot of this intel) and now it’s OK. I think it is great that we got him but do you really think it was Barrack’s keen military discernment? The only people to sell our military out quicker than Barrack would be his favorite San Franciscan… Nancy Pelosi.

    The guy runs on a policy that says I will do the opposite of the evil George Bush..you vote for him and he does the same thing and you praise him.. now he is brilliant.

    Dr. Boyce and Your Black World fans…who are the racists now??? Look in the mirror? How can you be so full of hatred for someone because you have been taught this racist, class BS, you were lied to by this two faced politician, but now you are mesmerized by someone with the SAME EXACT MILITARY policies that you detested? The only thing different is the color of his skin.

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