Cause it sure as hell looks like Obama can just blame Bush:
The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week’s raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned. The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, according to serving and retired Pakistani and US officials.
Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterwards, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion. “There was an agreement between Bush and Musharraf that if we knew where Osama was, we were going to come and get him,” said a former senior US official with knowledge of counterterrorism operations. “The Pakistanis would put up a hue and cry, but they wouldn’t stop us.”
The deal puts a new complexion on the political storm triggered by Bin Laden’s death in Abbottabad, 35 miles north of Islamabad, where a team of US navy Seals assaulted his safe house in the early hours of 2 May.
If things go south Obama will blame Bush, which should play real well with his base. After all, “blame Bush” has been their only answer for every problem. If not, and people finally stop wasting time on this issue – cause really, UBL was not a head of state, and we were not going to bring him back to the US or Gitmo, because this would just make the BDS infected left have to deal with the consequences of the insanity which colored all their critique of everything related to the GWoT, because they knew Bush was motivated by evil and nefarious reasons – and move on, then Obama did it. And wants his props already! Forget the abysmal economy and the fact the US is racing Greece to third world banana republic status with the economic policies of this bunch: Obama is a bad ass! He killed bin Laden. Would have done so himself if his lawyers had not told him he shouldn’t.
Not a bad deal IMO.