Tuesday, May 1, 2012
President Obama Upon Learning Seal Team Included a Dog: "I want to meet that dog."
One year ago, President Obama authorized a face-to-face meeting between Osama Bin Laden and members of America's elite SEAL Team 6 commandos. The president could have ordered a simple missile strike on Bin Laden's compound, but then we might never have known for sure we got him. Not only that, but we'd have killed Bin Laden's wives and children as well. Obama bet his entire presidency on doing the right thing.
Mitt Romney, for his part, said he would never have gone after Bin Laden at all. In 2007, at the height of America's effort to bring Bin Laden to justice, Romney said: "it's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." Think about that. If Romney had become president in 2008, Bin Laden would have been allowed to go free - and would be plotting his next murderous attack on us as you read this.
Prior to the Bin Laden raid, no one knew Seal Team 6 included a dog, named Cairo, as a member of the team - not even the president. The moment he learned this news, however, the President said: "I want to meet that dog." The President and Cairo met at the SEALS' base in Kentucky 5-days later. The President made sure the dog was included in the SEALS' recognition for valor.
Mitt Romney has never even mentioned Cairo. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise, considering how carelessly and cruelly he treated his own dog.
In summary, President Obama is a man who will make the gutsy choice, do the right thing for America, and make sure everyone - even the dog - is included in the recognition.