What would you have done?
What would McCain/Palin have done?
How long do you think it would take USA/the world to recover from four years of Romney or Santorum?
I am British and it is frustrating that I cannot even influence this in the slightest!!
Regarding Obama's summary execution of OBL:
1. We don't even know for sure it was OBL because there was no independent ID of body and no autopsy. We don't know for sure what OBL's role in 9/11 was because there was no trial. And if whacking OBL solved anything, why is the USA still in Afghanistan? Whacking OBL was a meaningless cowboy stunt, exactly the type of crap we criticized Chimpy McFlightsuit for.
2. There are lots of people that could have been appointed SOD besides Gates, a guy who was losing 2 wars. Historically, keeping an SOD from a rival party and a previous admin is unheard of in the USA, this is the first an SOD has carried over in such a manner. Symbolically, Obama tied his administration to gross malfeasance and heinous war crimes by appointing Gates. It was an obscene act on Obama's part.
3. McCain/Palin would have governed very similar to Obama, perhaps not as violently however, since people percieve Repubs as being more bloodthirsty.
4. You think the Obama admin is helping the world? How's the economy in Europe? You guys are tied to a drowning man, the USA.
In the USA this year, we have Dems and their mouthpieces invoking the image of insane Republican boogie men, as though imagining Godzilla as president will make me feel good about having King Kong instead.
When you vote for an neo-con sellout like Obama simply because you are afraid of what his rival in the other party will do, this is not a choice...this is simply extortion, and I won't play it anymore. Ok with me if others want to play, but I'm simply pointing out that there is another way of looking at this.
Religionists do the same thing. They have an insane, negligent, sadistic, insecure, vane and murderous god they have to promote...so they whistle up a devil, who's allegedly even worse, and hope we will fall into the thinking error of false dichotomy.