President Obama rails about the failed Bush economy and the failed Bush foreign policy, but Obama fails to credit Bush for a fine military that he could order into action to rescue Captain Phillips from the Somali pirates.
Obama has been in office fewer than three months so he has yet to leave his mark on the military (although the initial signs are not encouraging). The military Obama ordered into action against the pirates is a military that is part of the Bush legacy. It is a military that is well trained and equipped. It is a military that is proud and courageous. It is a military that a President can confidently order into harm’s way to rescue a gallant Captain held hostage by lawless Somali pirates.
Yet, neither Obama nor the main stream media offer any praise for Bush’s contributions in leaving behind this fine military. Indeed, it is Obama who gets credit for ordering the successful attack, but it would seem only fair for Bush to get some credit as well since it was the Bush military which carried it out.
Perhaps the New York Times or the Washington Post will devote a story to correct this oversight.