Rep. Quayle Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Cullen

WASHINGTON (D.C.) Congressman Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden:

“Nearly ten years after the horrors of September 11th, the man most responsible for the attacks has been brought to justice. This development is a monumental achievement made possible by continuous operations of American intelligence officials and members of the United States Armed forces, many of whom were inspired to serve their country following the attacks in New York and Washington. While Bin Laden’s death is indeed significant, the threat of terrorism around the world will not dissipate. For the thousands of Americans who lost loved ones on 9/11 and in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, justice has been served tonight.”

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Comments

  1. You know this is a very nice statement… but you know the commander in chief made a tough decision to send in troops, into an area that we were not sure what we would happen. He didnt drop a bomb and hope for the best. He sent troops in for proof and to make sure he is dead. It was a ballsy decision… And he deserves credit… Peter King in his statement said something similar to that and I agree.

  2. Dont overlook the fact that Obama had to “cowboy” this and completely disregard Pakistan to get this done. Ironic that he criticized Bush for being a bully and not working cooperatively with other nations – apparently the reason Bush never could get to Bin Laden was because he was playing by the rules and trying to work with the traitorous Pakistanis.
    American military might made this happen, regardless of who happens to be the president.
    Lets now watch many, many loser politicians try to take some credit and/ or tie themselves to this issue for some attention.

  3. Looks like the Benji’s Worst President Ever got Osama. No class on Quayle’s part, but what should we really expect from Brock Landers.

  4. Oberserve says

    What evidence does Quayle have that bin Laden is dead? Because the president said? Because he saw it on TV?

    Thought so.

  5. wanumba says

    Hmm. Bin Laden died years ago. If not, then we deserve to see the body, get the autopsy like we do for EVERYONE ELSE. But, no, the body was dumped to Davy Jones’ Locker. The hide-out compound was literally 1/2 hour drive from the American Embassy in Islamabad, in normal traffic conditions.
    I’ve been to Islamabad. This is pathetic.

    • wanumba,

      There is no conspiracy you won’t sign onto… I guess you won’t be happy until you see Osama’s death certificate.

      You Deathers, I swear. Just no pleasin’ ya.

    • Seriously, I gotta ask – with everyone from Limbaugh to Beck thanking the president, how lonely is your crazypants existence? Do you have some sort of bunker you tuck yourself into at the end of the day with a shotgun in one hand and a bottle of cyanide in the other, just in case the Soros-backed Communist Islamic Nazi zombies break through the compound fortifications?

  6. wanumba says

    How convenient that this plays into the narrative of people who wonder why very normal procedures aren’t being followed are labeled as being somehow not worthy of being normal people.

    Let’s just review the problem: If Bin Laden was liviing LITERALLY 25 minutes in slow traffic from the US Embassy all this time, as is being stated, then shouldn’t we fire everyone who works at the CIA and the US Embassy in Islamabad for being totally incompetent? They tasked GOBS of Embassy resources – and he was right under their noses all this time? HOW much GRIEF did BUSH get from the Democrats for failing to locate Bin Laden when the politicized Valerie Plame CIA couldn’t find Bin Laden living practically NEXT to the US Embassy in Pakistan? The CIA acted more like a political branch of the Democarts than an impartial advisor to the sitting POTUS when Bush was POTUS.

    To put it in perspective, Bin Laden was supposedly alive and HIDING as close to Islamabad as Anthem Outlet Mall is to Phoenix. In one of the neighborhood’s biggest compounds, no less. How many people understand this from the conflicting reports – just WHAT is being claimed here? Could it be his compound? Sure. He was a multimillionaire, with family relatives who needed a place to live.

    So, would it be possible for a say, big BIG.. the BIGGEST AT LARGE WANTED Mexican drug lord to be hiding out in a BIG, heavy security compound for good part of a decade in Glendale and Sheriff Jo Arpaio not becoming wise to it for years?

    How come we can’t see the body? Saddam dragged his predecessor’s corpse thru the streets behind a truck so EVERYONE could SEE. But, nooo. The WORLD’s Most WANTED is dumped itnto the sea. Oh. well! That’s a NEW angle on captured enemies. NEVER saw it before. The USA airlifted the corpse for a thousand miles from Pakistan’s land-locked capital to to dump it into the Indian Ocean. Or was it the Mediterranean? Or the Antarctic? That’s like dumping a corpse from Phoenix further than off Rocky Point. And just in time for Obama to announce his coup de grace during…TRUMP’s show. Of ALL people!

    Just asking for the SAME standards of consistency. No more, nor less. Mockery is a display of not being able to add anything factual. Calling people names isn’t answering questions, is it?

    • “…aren’t being followed are labeled as being somehow not worthy of being normal people.”

      Or – what if you truly the only sane person in a world of crazy people?

      “The CIA acted more like a political branch of the Democarts than an impartial advisor to the sitting POTUS when Bush was POTUS.”

      So. You’re suggesting that the CIA withheld the location of bin Laden from 2002-2008 from Bush, and then kept it for two more years because they wanted to keep it for a moment when Obama was really low in the polls.

      Yet not a little under two hours ago you said: “Bin Laden died years ago.”

      So which is it? Bin Laden died years ago, or he was alive and his location kept secret to embarass the Bush Admin?

      And as to the whole “25 minutes to Islamabad” thing – 1. you’re assuming he was there the whole time, which we know isn’t true, because we tried (and failed) to catch him at Tora Bora and 2. you’re assuming (incorrectly) that 25 minutes to Abbottabad (which, by the way, facts not in evidence), is like a pop down the 101.

      You’re punch drunk, swinging at shadows, because events are rapidly rendering you irrelevant.

      “So, would it be possible for a say, big BIG.. the BIGGEST AT LARGE WANTED Mexican drug lord to be hiding out in a BIG, heavy security compound for good part of a decade in Glendale and Sheriff Jo Arpaio not becoming wise to it for years?”

      This is not analagous. A closer example would be, say Pablo Escobar’s rule in Colombia in the 80s and 90s (I’m sure Al Quida had there own “plomo o plata” policy like Escobar), or El Chapo right now in Sonora. And of course, the ISI couldn’t catch A.Q. Khan selling nuclear secrets out of their own facilities. So – why the hell would they know that bin Laden was living there?

      “Saddam dragged his predecessor’s corpse thru the streets behind a truck so EVERYONE could SEE.”

      Oh, well, the United States should totally act like the monster we said was a total affront to everything humanity stands for… Do you even think before you write this stuff down? Or do you just mash the keyboard like an infinite amount of monkeys banging away at an infinite amount of keyboards and this is the dreck that is produced?

      ” And just in time for Obama to announce his coup de grace during…TRUMP’s show. Of ALL people! ”

      Do you want to know why I never treat you with any respect? Re-read your last sentence. Roll it around in your head. Say it out loud if you have to.

      “Calling people names isn’t answering questions, is it?”

      When you have a question that hasn’t already been answered, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, I won’t respond ad hominem.

  7. George Bush did a great job of carrying the national defense ball under the worst conditions possible. The dems just cant resist dissing him some more. How about oil prices that have shot up despite the saviour Obama being in office? He used to criticize Bush as the evil Oil man in the white house rigging the market to make oil go up for his industry buddies, Obama has not answer for the issue now.
    I am proud of the US military in this saga. I do have questions about how they were able to get into Pakistan without opposition, have a fire fight next to a military training facility, without major opposition, and finally, get out without the assistance of heavy air cover. Not that it didnt happen, but there had to be some Pakis helping out somewhere for this to work, but they werent the Pakis at the top. If Bush was a war criminal for violating the rights of soveriegn nations and prosecuting foreigners without due process, then so is Obama – war criminal just the same!

  8. wanumba says

    If anyone wants to complain about this, they please discuss their real world credentials on the matter, including first hand experience living – not touring- in the South Asia Subcontinent, and provide their years in Islamic countries, their personal contacts in the region and first hand knowledge of the locale.

    If people don’t want to hear something informed outside the official narrative because it upsets the poltiical bubble world in which they hide, then fine. That’s a free choice to clap one’s hands over one’s ears and eyes. Own it. Discussing such matters with people who have ZERO experience and a TOTAL unwilliingness to inform themselves, but have an OPINION informed SOLELY by POLITICS is a waste of time.

    While most Americans passed an uneventual number of decades in security, we were at the frontlines of Islamic terrorism. We take these matters VERY seriously.

    • “…we were at the frontlines of Islamic terrorism.”

      Your word, your track record means exactly **** to me – but if you’re willing to step up and identify yourself, it might. Until then, this is all just nattering at a keyboard. I’m to take your word, the word of a man who thinks that because Saddam Hussein dragged his enemies through the street means we should do the same… I’m to take that word at face value? Please.

      Mama Klute didn’t raise a fool.

      Oh, you already know who I am (thanks State Sen. Carl Seel!). There’s even a photo of me in a previous post. A bad photo, but a photo nonetheless.

    • Oh, and which is it wanumba?

      Did we get Bin Laden years ago as you stated today at 1:07PM?

      Or did the CIA withhold intel and we got him this week as you implied at 2:41PM?

      But, no, you’re the “expert”.

  9. wanumba says

    Hmm. The fall-out from the most unprofessional, incomplete, disorganized, self-aggrandising, amateur public briefing ever from the POTUS, by name, Barack Obama, continues today with more White House revisions, backtracking, revised embellishments and total confusion as to what happened, when, and how.

    One expects this sort of half-assed, disorganized diplomatic and military debriefing from a small, podunk operation, not from the White House and especially not regarding such an important subject, with ramifications that have impacts domestically, internationally, politically, strategically, militarily.

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