Last Friday, President Obama OKed a Predator strike killing at least 15 in Western Pakistan. And Afghanistan village elders claim 22 non-combatants were killed in a U.S.-led raid. The anti-war lefts' reaction: silence.
This isn't a critique of either Obama or our military. Just a comment on what a difference it makes not having George W. Bush to kick around anymore.
Assistant Village Idiot:
This is bittersweet for conservatives. At one level, we’re thrilled that Obama gets it, now that he’s looking at the daily security briefings. That was always the case, as most Democrats who actually had the real information usually signed off on the Bush Administration actions. Once terrorists move from being pawns in the American political game, mere abstract counters where people get to preen about how noble they are, to actual dangerous people in our custody who want to kill Americans, what to do with them becomes much more problematic. Obama is smart enough to understand the situation and adjust. That’s a good thing.(via Instapundit, Wizbang)
It is more than a little irritating, however, to see Obama given a pass, or even praise, for the very things even he attacked Bush on. All that rhetoric about fascists, and cabals, and BusHitler, that made the rounds over the last few years -- what was that all about? All that relief progressives feel about not having to worry about Bush-Cheney anymore -- was there ever anything more to it than feelings?