Jose Rodriguez challenges the Obama narrative on “The Path to Osama bin Laden’s Death” in a WaPo op-ed today and is also challenged by Senate Democrats involved in a 3-yr long investigation due to be released sometime in the near future. You can read Senators Feinstein and Levin’s joint statement here.
The truth is that getting bin Laden was the top counterterrorism objective for U.S. intelligence since well before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This administration built on work painstakingly pursued for many years before Obama was elected — and without this work, Obama administration officials never would have been in a position to authorize the strike on Abbottabad, Pakistan, that resulted in bin Laden’s overdue death.
Read the rest. Rodriguez credits the Obama administration (as they pat themselves on the back this week) for bringing the U.S. blowback against al-Qaeda and bin Laden to its rightful conclusion; but reminds that the groundwork that was laid began long before President Obama entered into office.
Isn’t that obvious?
Rodriguez on Fox & Friends this morning:
I believe Rodriguez is also scheduled for the Michael Medved Show today, the Bill Bennett Show, CNN’s Situation Room on May 1, Imus in the Morning, Andrea Mitchell Reports on May 2 and Morning Joe, The O’Reilly Factor and Lou Dobbs on May 3