Sarah Palin Silent on Obama’s Bin Laden Victory? You Betcha

The former VP candidate avoids giving the president credit on the 9/11 mastermind’s death.

Last Updated: May 2, 2011 @ 2:46 PM

President Obama has finally found a way to render Sarah Palin speechless about his presidency. And all he had to do was track down America's elusive arch-enemy and have him killed.

In the hours following Obama's announcement on Sunday that 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S forces in Pakistan, virtually the entire nation had praise for Obama — even those on the right who pretty much earn their bread and butter by taking pot-shots at the current chief executive.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney — a consistent critic of the Obama administration — conceded, "President Obama and his national security team acted on the intelligence when it came in, and they deserve a lot of credit, too."

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Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, meanwhile, said in a statement that he "congratulated" the current president during a phone call, adding that Obama and the military and intelligence personnel who made the mission possible "have our eternal gratitude."

Though former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich spread the credit between the past two administrations, he nonetheless commended Obama, "who continued and intensified the campaign in both Afghanistan and Pakistan."

And Rush Limbaugh most likely caused mass aneurysms throughout Dittohead Nation on his radio show on Monday when he said, "We need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama. President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out … thank God for President Obama."

But one right-wing darling who's usually never at a loss for words was curiously silent on the topic of Obama's role in Bin Laden's death.

In a statement published on her Facebook page, former Republican vice presidential candidate Palin declared the terrorist's demise a victory for pretty much everybody — except for the current commander-in-chief of the nation's military forces.

"Americans tonight are united in celebration and gratitude," Palin wrote. "God bless all the brave men and women in our military and our intelligence services who contributed to carrying out the successful mission to bring Bin Laden to justice and who laid the groundwork over the years to make this victory possible. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of these brave Americans who relentlessly hunted down our enemy."

Palin's statement continues, "This is a victory for the American people, for the victims who were heartlessly murdered on September 11 and in Al Qaeda’s other numerous attacks, and for all the peace-loving people of the world."

Oh well; Palin's silence about Obama — as temporary as it might be — is probably present enough for him.


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