I'm sure everyone by now has seen and heard the desultory, petty, resentfully snide response of the Republicans to the Libyan situation, i.e. the impending end of Qudaffi's rule. As with the killing of Osama Bin Laden, they choke on even the thought of having to congratulate our president.
But the fact remains, they and their then leaders Bush and Cheney made all kinds of belligerent boasts and predictions about catching Osama and liberating Iraq and "Mission Accomplished" et-endessly-cetera, but they didn't do the job. Their wars are still going on eight and ten years later, costing our country much of its wealth in human life and treasure, without even capturing or killing the man who led the attack on us!
Obama did it with courage and decisiveness that didn't boast, didn't chest beat, but just got the job done. There is plenty of footage of Republican leaders predicting failure or a stalemate or worse in Libya, and mocking Obama's "lead from behind" strategy. But now that it seems to have worked, they can't acknowledge they were wrong and he was right, but instead pretend he had nothing to do with it and either give credit to everyone BUT Obama, or continue to criticize him by saying it would have happened much sooner if he'd done it differently, as if a six month war in which we didn't lose one troop is a disgrace, but a ten or eight year one in which thousands of our troops died and thousands more were permanently disabled and hundreds of thousands of civilians lost their lives as well is a great triumph!
Their cowardly hypocrisy almost turns my stomach. And I find it personally not just unpatriotic to the extreme, but close to traitorous. They would rather do everything in their power to discredit and disgrace and dishonor our democratically elected leader, than to credit or grace or honor him for pulling off a great victory for the cause of freedom (as well as for one less terrorist sponsoring tyrant, not to mention most likely creating an atmosphere in which oil prices will come down as well).
The right used to tell anyone who was left of the Klu Klux Klan or their dressed up in suits counterparts The John Birch Society et. al. to "go back to Russia" as if basic beliefs of our Founding Fathers came from Russia! But there isn't a country on earth today that we could send the right to where they wouldn't be further to the right than even the few tyrants left. We have to shout "Go back to The Middle Ages—no, even further, Go Back to The Dark Ages where you obviously belong."