The reason U.S. troops tracked down Osama bin Laden one year ago today is because of interrogation techniques from the era of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Had President Barack Obama’s interrogation policies been implemented, “we may not have ever gotten bin Laden,” talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said.
“The identity of [the courier who delivered messages to and from bin Laden] was uncovered by CIA interrogators using enhanced techniques opposed by Obama,” Limbaugh said Tuesday.
“Bush-Cheney policies of enhanced interrogation ... led to the identity of the courier and his location which lead to Osama’s location.”
Limbaugh said that a year later, Obama is trying to portray himself as a hero when he really exploited everyone involved — and all the accomplishments made — in the war on terror for his personal gain.
“A decade of courage, sacrifice, cooperation, coordination, investigation, brains and discipline on the part of the U.S. military, the special ops, the CIA interrogators, the entire intelligence community, has been exploited for the personal gain of one small man who had the easiest job in this long chain of command.
“He’s trying to call himself, or have us think of him as, a hero for doing something that if Bush or Cheney had done, Obama probably would have called them war criminals.
Obama’s actions show exactly what he thinks of his position as commander in chief and who he is a person, Limbaugh said.
“There is no better way to illustrate an utter lack of judgment and character than how the president is behaving,” he said. “This is shameful. This Obama character is showing everybody what low character in high office is all about.
“We are our choices. Barack Hussein Obama chose to figuratively parade Osama bin Laden’s dead body around the public square in an attempt to bring singular glory to himself. How pathetic.”
Back in 2008, many of us didn’t know who Obama was, Limbaugh said. “Now we know who Barack Obama is.”
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