Signs of the Times at W’s Dallas Security Gate

IMG_5920Besides two cop cars, three TV trucks, four radio-station vehicles, and a couple of AP people, it was pretty quiet this rainy morning at the security gate leading to the Preston Hollow street where Laura and George W. Bush live. If the police were there to marshal the crowds gathered to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, they had an easy time of it, because, unlike last night, there were no crowds.

Just some little flags stuck into the ground nearby, a spray of red white and blue balloons, and a bunting-festooned sign on the gate that read, “President Obama Forgot To Say Thank You, President Bush!” Someone reported that the former president had left the neighborhood around 6:30 this morning and hadn’t been seen since. Oh yeah, there was one other item of note: a hand-scrawled sheet of paper lying on the ground, soaked from the rain and folded in half. When you opened it up it read, “Winning! Obama 1, Bush 0.


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  • I thought Obama DID thank Bush last night.

  • PR

    No sir, he did not. He reminded people that he agreed with Bush that our war was not against Islam. He never once thanked him. But he should have thanked him for the Guantanamo Bay detention camp that gave so many liberals heartburn. It was there where they learned from a detainee the initial intel that led to the successful mission yesterday.

  • M Streeter

    “I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.” – G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

  • JB

    Pretty sure the credit should go to the U.S. Military. Do we really have to divide this into a Republican vs. Democrat issue in order to understand “the meaning” of this event? Here’s to hoping this will help expedite the process of getting us out of the three wars we are currently involved in.

  • GW Bush

    Bush, March 2002: ‘I really just don’t spend that much time’ on bin Laden

  • Tom

    Well said, JB – this isn’t a partisan issue.

  • mightcan

    Well, competency is a partisan issue. Mission Accomplished. (Now with ACTUAL meaning!)

  • Lisa

    The Navy rocks. And I’m saying that as the sister of a career Air Force officer.

  • Gravypan

    This doesn’t get done if our interrogators at Gitmo hadn’t have extracted the key information about OBL’s courier.

    And it also wouldn’t have been done if Obama hadn’t have taken the risky political move of sending Navy SEALS into Pakistan to kill the son of a bitch.

    Both the Obama and Bush administrations deserve high praise on this day for what happened about 27 hours ago.

  • Well, I agree, it looks like a major victory for our national security and military personnel, and my thanks to them. But my daddy taught me that the employees only do as well as the management lets them do, so this success also looks like a major triumph of improved management (cough, cough), as mightcan suggests.

  • Brenda Marks

    Gravypan — Gitmo didn’t get it. The tip that resulted in the actions Sunday came a year ago from an NSA intercept of a phone call originating from a courier. President Obama made an incredibly gutsy call to approve a mission that, if unsuccessful, would have ended his presidency. Bush had the chance to make the same call at Tora Bora early in the fight, long before Iraq. He didn’t. Bush deserves no credit whatsoever.

  • Hannah

    The information that he used a trusted courier came under Clinton. Then the nom de guerre came under Bush. The intelligence we could act on came under Obama.

    Obama didn’t owe Bush any thanks.

  • PR

    I am glad to see that Democrats are praising this act since several years earlier they were referring to this same Navy SEAL team as “Cheney’s Assassins.”