May 3rd, 2009

Respect




President Obama shakes hands with Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Green Room of the White House following his statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011. CIA Director Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are pictured at left. Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA Director and the Secretary of State witnessed Barack Obama’s performance during the US raid of Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, and what I see in those faces is deep admiration and respect. Something certain Republicans simply can’t or won’t bring themselves to do.

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