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Sunday, November 18, 2018

President Donald Trump over the weekend criticized the Navy SEALs for failing to kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden "a lot sooner."

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The SEALs couldn't get to Bin Laden sooner because it was raining.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-11-18 01:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 12 | Newsworthy 2

Barack Obama killed Osama Bin Laden ... something Donald Trump and his tiny drippy appendage from his draft dodging days during the Vietnam War just would not understand.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-11-18 04:00 PM | Reply

Trump likes Navy Seals who get killed instead of captured.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-18 04:19 PM | Reply

Can't wait for the righties who couldn't stop blathering about how much Obama hated the troops to show up to do the same for Donny No Show.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2018-11-18 04:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

pretty misleading headline

#5 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-11-18 04:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

^Not misleading at all. Did you hear the interview? I did.

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-11-18 04:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

pretty misleading headline

#5 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Headline should read ...

"Draft-dodger Trump stupidly tries telling Navy SEALS how to do their job"

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-11-18 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

I am not a military guy, but aren't the SEAL team the operational unit tasked with carrying out a mission based on intelligence?

I ask because it may have taken years to pin down Bin Laden's location, but the mission itself took 40 minutes, wheels down to wheels up and Bin Laden was located and killed within 9 minutes of the operation starting:

www.history.com

Trump really is a moron.

#8 | Posted by Foreigner at 2018-11-18 04:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Screw this guy with a rusty auger.

#9 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-11-18 04:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would have been nice to get him sooner. But Bushie was too busy inventing new wars to finish the first one. Want to know why he wasn't found sooner? Look within your own party, genius.

#10 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2018-11-18 05:00 PM | Reply

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forget politics...as an adult...as a human being...this Mutter Ficker is creepy

#11 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-11-18 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Maybe he should talk to W about that. We had him, then decided to let the Afgan's do it. They let him go to Pakistan.

#12 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-11-18 06:13 PM | Reply

remember when the righty tighties got their noonees in a twist because Obama saluted with a cup of coffee in his hand?

This is the brain behind their overall repeal and replace Obama whatevers plan...
sort of like them putting Bush-hole2 on office to clean up the smarm left by Clinton.... only faster... and stupider.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-11-18 06:17 PM | Reply

How many times must he criticize his own military, his own intelligence community, his own staff, his own fellow Americans for God's sake, before Republicans will disavow this cretin?

#14 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-18 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

How many times must he criticize his own military, his own intelligence community, his own staff, his own fellow Americans for God's sake, before Republicans will disavow this cretin?
#14 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-

I think just about all existing Republicans have. The fascists remaining in GOP are loyal to the Leader.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-18 06:31 PM | Reply

You may be right, Zed. Yet he continues to mock his own country on a daily basis with no consequences. Blows my mind.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-18 06:52 PM | Reply

Trump Bashes Navy SEALs for Not taking out Osama bin Laden 'a Lot Sooner'

Trump is always in sales mode. He doesn't know any other way of being. In sales mode, he trashes everything that went before him. By doing so, he attempts to discredit all others that went before him and boost his own standing. With Trump, there are no win-win scenarios; he can only win if the competition loses.

Furthermore, Trump's fascination with autocrats is also self serving. He's looking to curry favor with them so as to improve his chances of new or increased business in those countries when his days in the white house are over. Trump is looking to capitalize on his time as president and will sell out American values and security to do so.

Trump can not just leave office at the end of his term. He must be kicked out. He must be embarrassed to the point of not being willing to send another tweet or put his name on another building. That is the only way that America can hope to mitigate the stench of his presidency.

#17 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-11-19 05:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What a moroon.

#18 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-11-19 07:33 AM | Reply

#14 That's the real question. Unfortunately, the answer appears to be "infinity."

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2018-11-19 08:05 AM | Reply

Trump is the Creation snowflake ; never served, would shoot first ask later, would run to gunfire, but cant stand the rain and won't even listen to a tape. This Walther will continue to beguike his crowd with his cant. Once a coxcomb always a coxcomb.

#20 | Posted by tunde at 2018-11-19 08:36 AM | Reply

It's bizarre... the military with all its republicl°wn leanings is repeatedly dissed but this orange POS.

The DR righty tighties should be here defending and explaining to us -------- the subtle nuances of the Trumplethinskins style.... his innovative technique... his smooth execution of leadership... tell us how his musky strength overwhelms you when he pulls your hair and spanks you hard in front of the Saudi king...

#21 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-11-19 08:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Weird flex, but okay.

#22 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-19 09:36 AM | Reply

Besides, where is Baghdadi, Zawahiri, Asiri, al-Saif, any panoply of propaganda worthy jihadis ? What we've had were MOABs being dropped satisfying Trump's ego. And tactically, the MOAB erased IS in the Man and district and let the Talibs back in.
Incidentally, despite the military's professed love for Trump, virtually every single district centre is being contested by either IS or Taliban. If he was as anti establishment as his supporters like to claim, he'd withdraw forthwith from Afghanistan. Govt control is just 30%. We're being "great again" by the Talibs setting the terms of negotiating the US presence out of Af-Pak region. It's all empty drum stuff.

#23 | Posted by tunde at 2018-11-19 12:38 PM | Reply

^the Mamand district^

#24 | Posted by tunde at 2018-11-19 12:38 PM | Reply

Remember this?

I wonder what they'd have to say nowadays.

Trump flag flying SEALS

#25 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-11-19 01:38 PM | Reply

pretty misleading headline

#5 | POSTED BY MAVERICK AT 2018-11-18 04:29 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

^Not misleading at all. Did you hear the interview? I did.

#6 | POSTED BY E1G1 AT 2018-11-18 04:41 PM | FLAG:

I did. Trump was referring to Obama for not getting Bin Laden earlier. McRaven who is a Hillary and Obama suck up said Trump was the biggest threat to Democracy. Trump said he was an Obama and Hillary supporter and it would have been nice if Bin Laden was killed sooner especially since Obama knew Bin Laden was in Pakistan and Obama was giving Pakistan aid. But go ahead and twist the story to your liking.

#26 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-19 03:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

pretty misleading headline
#5 | POSTED BY MAVERICK AT 2018-11-18 04:29 PM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1
^Not misleading at all. Did you hear the interview? I did.
#6 | POSTED BY E1G1 AT 2018-11-18 04:41 PM | FLAG:
I did. Trump was referring to Obama for not getting Bin Laden earlier. McRaven who is a Hillary and Obama suck up said Trump was the biggest threat to Democracy. Trump said he was an Obama and Hillary supporter and it would have been nice if Bin Laden was killed sooner especially since Obama knew Bin Laden was in Pakistan and Obama was giving Pakistan aid. But go ahead and twist the story to your liking.
#26 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

You obviously didn't listen to the interview and don't remember anything about Osama being killed.

Please, go sit quietly in the corner until you have something worth adding to the conversation.

#27 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-11-19 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

But go ahead and twist the story to your liking.

#26 | Posted by fishpaw

OK

Trump is childish blowhard and does not even know how his own Government works.

The CIA was responsible for finding OBL.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 04:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Please, go sit quietly in the corner until you have something worth adding to the conversation.

#27 | Posted by Sycophant

Since they both sound like petulant children they both should sit in the corner.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 04:53 PM | Reply

So the President of the US can bash the military and question their competency but won't stand (pun intended) for athletes kneeling during the national anthem? Strange.

#30 | Posted by pirate at 2018-11-19 07:23 PM | Reply

Strange.

#30 | Posted by pirate

Not the word I would use.

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-19 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I did. Trump was referring to Obama for not getting Bin Laden earlier. McRaven who is a Hillary and Obama suck up said Trump was the biggest threat to Democracy. Trump said he was an Obama and Hillary supporter and it would have been nice if Bin Laden was killed sooner especially since Obama knew Bin Laden was in Pakistan and Obama was giving Pakistan aid. But go ahead and twist the story to your liking.

#26 | Posted by fishpaw

Nobody needs to twist the story at all. Even your cult member version of the story makes trump look like an insecure jealous moron.

His fundamental problem is jealousy over what he imagines obama's penis is like compared to his own.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-19 07:59 PM | Reply

#31 - I feel like there's been a Star Trek like rift in the space time continuum and this is an alternate reality.

That's the only way I can describe Trump as President.

#33 | Posted by Pirate at 2018-11-19 08:21 PM | Reply

That's the only way I can describe Trump as President.

#33 | Posted by Pirate

There's a simple explanation - fox news.

That one corporation has deluded half of america so badly and flagrantly, that donald trump is the natural result.

When you stuff praise of capitalist pigs, suspicion of knowledge and education, and hatred of brown people into the minds of morons for 20 years, support for donald trump is the natural result.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-19 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Pirate you can either wallow in the horror or go to the gym tell yourself it's a lovely day and be prepare for whatever is coming next.

www.youtube.com

#35 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-19 08:39 PM | Reply

I think we all know the planning and intelligence that went into that mission and we're grateful that we had a President who took the time and had the courage to pull it off without any casualties. However, here's no doubt that the real honor goes to the SEALS.

Frankly, I would hate to imagine an operation that delicate being handled by the likes of Donald Trump.

I think it's important to understand, first of all, that Trump's need to constantly diminish his betters stems from his own inadequacy. He's been a failure all his life and he knows it. The fact that he's never been held accountable for his failures has produced a shallow man-child who is a 7 year old adult who has never earned a genuine honor for valor his entire life. Reason being, of course, is because he has none.

Trump is a loser ~ and not just an everyday loser but a loser's loser. A genuine tin-plated loser. One who has unfortunately found a platform where he can toot his own horn when he knows full well that there's nobody else out there who will do it for him.

I think there will come a time in history when he'll be pitied for the unsophisticated buffoon he's always been.

#36 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 12:31 AM | Reply

"there will come a time in history when he'll be pitied for the unsophisticated buffoon he's always been."

True.

But the scammed believers will never come around; it will always be YOUR fault.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-20 12:34 AM | Reply

The SEALs don't roam the planet killing at will.

#38 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-20 12:55 AM | Reply

But they have been known to roam small parts of it killing at will.

(Not that there's anything wrong with that!)

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-20 01:01 AM | Reply

Trump insists he called out Osama bin Laden in his 2000 book. He actually pondered whether bin Laden was so bad.

theweek.com

#40 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-11-20 01:08 AM | Reply

DANFORTH

"But the scammed believers will never come around; it will always be YOUR fault."

That's not something I'm greatly concerned about. Trump is just a bleep in time. Eventually his base will lose their voice and disappear into the dust bin as one of our political malfunctions. I liken them to suckers who buy a used car with a transmission full of sawdust. Fact is, they always manage to self-destruct and it's ALWAYS somebody else's fault.

Truth is, the vision they see in Trump is nothing more than a smoke screen. However, we're inching ourselves toward the day when that smoke disappears and the ugliness that is the true Donald Trump can't hide any more.


#41 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 01:12 AM | Reply

My fear is Trump will drag down civilization as he circles around the drain. Presidents of the US can do that.

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-20 01:14 AM | Reply

DAN FORTH if Nixon couldn't do it.....

#43 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-20 01:20 AM | Reply

"if Nixon couldn't do it....."

America has been harmed by pretending our current idiot-in-chief can't cause any damage.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-20 01:23 AM | Reply

What I'd like people to understand is that Trump is a dumpster-diver. You can dress him up in ermine and all he'll do is crawl back into a dumpster and get the ermine dirty.

The man just has no class.

#45 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 01:33 AM | Reply

Oh Trump is doing damage but 85 ongoing investigations are coming and I suspect Trump will slime his way out the backdoor rather than face them.

#46 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-20 01:41 AM | Reply

DANFORTH

"My fear is Trump will drag down civilization as he circles around the drain. Presidents of the US can do that."

Yes, they can. And sometimes we, in the United States, are slow to recognize that. So far, Trump hasn't had the courage to do anything that isn't reversible. He's really a coward at heart and he's still more about image than substance.

Now he's facing the destruction of that image (his worst nightmare). He has no support abroad, which is the equvilent of a political roach motel, and his domestic clout has dissolved into character assassinations of America's finest in a desperate effort to counter his own worthlessness.

He doesn't have any world leaders fooled. They're playing the waiting game just like us ~ waiting until we can legally remove this blight from our political landscape.

#47 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 02:02 AM | Reply

I'd suggest we Democrats all stand tall and don't let the hardline GOPers on this site get under our skin. It won't be long before they all go back to their home in the woodwork. Eventually that utopia promised them will turn into a sinkhole and they'll be gasping for liberals to save them.

#48 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 04:09 AM | Reply

It won't be long before they all go back to their home in the woodwork.

#48 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-20 04:09 AM | Reply

It's the pattern. Until a new roach messiah arises.

#49 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-20 02:04 PM | Reply

Humpy will never "forgive" Obama for what he "did" for our troops.

And the troops will never forgive Humpy for what he has not done for our troops.

Show them respect.

#50 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-20 02:14 PM | Reply

Trump is a festering carbunkle on the rump of our once great country. Bad-mouthing actual fighting men while being a PROUD draft-dodging chicken-hawk rich PUNK is not only really stupid but could entail unintended consequences?

Drainage.

MAGA

#51 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-11-20 02:54 PM | Reply

#51 - true!

Headline should be updated today:

"Trump Bashes Navy SEALs for Not taking out Osama bin Laden ' Won't visit Troops because he's scared."

#52 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-20 03:08 PM | Reply

"Trump Bashes Navy SEALs for Not taking out Osama bin Laden Sooner, Won't visit Troops because he's scared." *

* fixed.

#53 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-20 03:19 PM | Reply

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