The silent tribute at ground zero in New York today, is all because Navy SEAL forces stormed a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in the early morning hours of Monday, May 2, and executed Osama Bin Laden. Yes this is a great victory for the Obama administration, but the silent tribute was not necessary.
This was President Obama’s first pilgrimage as president to the site where the World Trade Center Towers were felled by Al Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001.
Obama invited former President George W Bush to the ceremony today. But Bush declined the invitation, reportedly because Obama was claiming all the credit for the kill.
Bush laid the groundwork for Bin Laden’s capture by water boarding Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda associates in 2005. One of them eventually gave up the name of Bin Laden’s most trusted courier, with whom Bin Laden was living. Yet George W., failed to act on this information, so he has no right to be salty because this President did, what he didn’t have the guts to do.