Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon reached the moon
It would take one giant leap for mankind to ignore our true visionaries
Imagine if Nixon, in his first week in office, had signed an executive order to close NASA within a year as President Obama did with the Guantanamo detention center. Imagine if Nixon had claimed the Saturn V rocket, for example, was “not effective,” as Mr. Obama famously declared of the enhanced interrogation techniques used on terrorists. Imagine if Nixon had opposed Kennedy’s science initiatives with the same “fierce moral urgency of change” with which Mr. Obama opposed Mr. Bush’s “cowboy diplomacy” in the global war on terrorism. Would history still be so kind to Nixon - even when the moon landing occurred on his watch?Of course, real heroes don't seek credit...
It’s certainly no slight of Nixon, then, to give Kennedy the credit he was due, nor should it be for Mr. Obama now. Of course, in substantive ways, bin Laden finally was found not because of Mr. Obama but in spite of him. As President Reagan said, facts are stubborn things.