Does It Really Matter?

Allegedly the Obama Regime planned and launched a military operation that killed the jihadi vermin, Osama bin Laden or at least that is what Obama announced last night and what a large number of Americans believe.

Yet, due to a variety of reasons, a have some serious doubts as to the veracity of this claim.

Does it really matter though?

Whether it’s true and we’ve just exterminated Osama bin Laden or it’s false and Obama is perpetrating another lie, it’s highly unlikely that Osama bin Laden is still alive at this time.

Either way, most Americans and many people in the rest of the world believe that a US Special Forces “kill team” exterminated him on Sunday. This will have certain effects, some good and some less so depending upon your ideology:

  1. Americans are happy with this thought. Our forces killing Osama bin Laden give them orders of magnitude more closure and joy than his dying of kidney failure or having been assassinated in an Al-Qaeda power struggle would. Sometimes “at least he’s dead” just isn’t enough.
  2. A lot of people across the world are going to have a better chance of understanding that, if they harm Americans, we will get to them and kill them no matter how long it takes. We won’t stop until they’re dead. That’s nothing other than a good thing in this day and age.
  3. True or false, claiming the kill for Osama bin Laden at this time gives the US a “Victory Condition” that Obama can exploit to pull all or most of our forces out of Afghanistan.
  4. Whether the facts as presented by Obama’s people are fully accurate, they’re partially false and he cynically manipulated the date of Osama bin Laden’s extermination for political gain, or this whole thing is a well constructed lie, the fact remains that Obama’s going to get a huge surge in popularity over this.

This is one of those cases where perception is more important than reality. Does it really matter if we just exterminated Osama bin Laden as long as a large enough majority of people believe that we did and it’s not in anyone with the power to act’s vested interests to prove it false?

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8 Responses to “Does It Really Matter?”

  1. Penelope Schmon Says:

    Some things I find curious and more than a little convienent: 1) this is the start of the election cycle and a certain high ranking politician who shall remain nameless is taking a beating in the polls thanks to a very slow if not non existant economic recovery. 2) they gave this super villian a “burial at sea”. :::pause::: Yeah. Ok. Color me totally unimpressed.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Yeah, that sums it up. Some other points can be found here: http://apps.facebook.com/murkypond/politics/do-you-believe/

    Does it really matter though? People are happy; foreigners will be reminded that we’ll hunt our enemies until we get them no matter how long it takes, and it’s a convenient excuse to get out of war that neither this Administration nor the last knew how to fight.

  3. Penelope Schmon Says:

    Yeah, but it will make a certain high ranking politician look good in the polls and possibly help with his reelection. Can the economy really handle that? Really?

  4. jonolan Says:

    I see three choices:

    1 – It’s all true
    2 – It was manipulated; we’ve known where he is and this was chosen as the time to take him out
    3 – It’s all a lie

    All of them result in the same boost for that politician and all of them give us an excuse to get out of a mishandled and possibly un-handleable war.

    Such is part of why I ask if it matters…

  5. Penelope Schmon Says:

    Trust me. It matters. And I vote option #3.

  6. jonolan Says:

    I lean towards #3 myself.

    Why does it matter though when all choices end in the same result?

  7. Penelope Schmon Says:

    The “war” would end eventually regardless of the politician in question. The “result” that I worry about is the one in which he gets re-elected. Again, I have to ask, can America really survive another four years of this?

  8. jonolan Says:

    Ahhh….That makes sense, Penny. Sadly, I saw little chance of that not happening anyway.

    On the other hand, we can “castrate” him by making sure Americans control the House and Senate…

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