The Republicans criticized President Barack Obama for being indecisive, for delegating and for being weak on foreign policy. Obama proved them wrong by personally taking charge of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. He picked one of four plans to neutralize the al-Qaeda leader (arguably the most difficult one), then followed through from command central, where he watched the raid in real time.
Now Republicans say George W. Bush deserves the credit. They say it was the intelligence network Bush set up and the enhanced interrogation (read torture) he authorized that led us to bin Laden. Nonsense. Bush had eight years to capture or kill him and failed. Indeed, it’s not clear he ever really tried to find bin Laden.