Obama may have to resign, step down or forfeit presidential bid in 2012
Some say the presidential bid will be harder for Barack Obama in 2012 reasons cited have been the state of the economy, budget deficit, high unemployment, the burden of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Now add how he handled the Osama bin Laden fiasco that may proved to be a much more decisive and determining factor in the 17 months left for the next presidential election.
And the bin Laden family are asking for more details on what some say was the extra-judicial killing of the infamous al-Qaeda leader who allegedly master-minded one of the worst massacres in U.S. history that killed 3000 innocent people when a group of hijackers crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center twin towers building in New York City.
It’s not only going to detract from his 2nd presidential bid in 2012, but the cost of defending himself in the International tribunal will be too costly to sustain a campaign and an election. And already Omar bin Laden has threatened to assemble a team of international lawyers to bring the case to an international tribunal if President Obama does not respond to his demand for more details why the U.S. Navy Seals executed instead of captured brought to trial his father Osama bin Laden in what he called a violation of international law. Omar Ossama bin Ladin in a statement from the family to the New York Times is asking, “why our father was not arrested and tried but summarily executed without a court of law?”
Interestingly, President Obama was going about his daily routines, including playing golf while the CIA and a few top advisors were busy planing Geronimo when briefed on the mission”…Sunday, Obama headed for the Andrews Air Force Base golf course, as he does on many weekends when the weather is nice. But he only played nine holes, instead of his customary 18, leaving after about three hours.”
And while media reports mixed about how the families of the victims of 9/11 felt about the death bin-Laden some have expressed disappointment his body thrown into the sea with no opportunity to verify themselves if the body was his.
Besides bin Laden’s sea burial viewed as a sad miscalculation in the Muslim world according to an opinion by abdal Hakim Murad special for CNN on May 9, he wrote, “by failing to dispose of the body in a way acceptable to Muslims, as defined by their leaders, America has helped to create a further legend about its contempt for Islam…it has shown that, 10 years after 9/11, it has still not managed to understand even the most basic of Muslim practices. The result is likely to be further mistrust, at a moment that should have been a turning point, and a closing of an ugly and bitter chapter.”
And the likelihood, Obama may face arrest if he travels abroad should the bin-Laden family put the case before an international tribunal similar to former President George Bush cancelling a scheduled trip to Switzerland for admitting he used waterboarding as a form of torture in his memoirs.
The interview Obama provided the popular television show 60 Minutes three days after Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan with correspondent Steve Kroft in the Roosevelt Room of the White House is incriminating as he admits to “… there is no doubt that we killed Osama bin Laden. It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around…” You know, the fact of the matter is this was somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received. And I think Americans and people around the world are glad that he’s gone….the one thing I didn’t lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin Laden out. Justice was done.”