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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:45 PM

67. Romney does not think like he has the job

In business, as the CEO, you get to make up the rules for how the game will be played.

A President does not have such freedom, it is a job that is as much servant as leader.

My take on the bottom line of this analysis:

Leaving Osama alive and pulling out the troops was simply not possible. Sooner or later terrorists will pull off an attack somewhere, no defense is perfect. If Osama was still alive at the time he would take credit, even if he had nothing to do with it. At that moment, any policy that pulled the troops without killing him would be instantly deemed a failure of epic proportions. In short there was nothing but assured downside to leaving him alive. The only thing that might work is leaving the troops in place and continuing the hunt, and even that would not work all that well. Until Osama was dead, the war would be endless.

Of course there was little but upside to killing him. With him dead, ending the war becomes tenable, because with him dead, true or not, most will think we did all we could do, regardless of what the future holds.

In 2007 Romney was a Musharaf fan, as was McCain, Bush*, the rest of the repugs, most of the dems and even Hillary. Obama, to his credit was not.







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