Why Is Bush Getting Credit for bin Laden?

Jon Stewart bemoans the Obama adminstration's response
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2011 6:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Considering it was the Obama administration that managed to finally get Osama bin Laden, you'd think they'd be doing a media victory lap. But no, it's George W. Bush's cronies taking all the credit, Jon Stewart pointed out last night. "Eleven Bush administration officials thought to be in their last throes came out of their hidey-holes and struck back with overwhelming force! But the Obama administration was ready, firing back with ... national security Tom Donilon!" And Tom Donilon. And ... Tom Donilon. And ... yet more Tom Donilon.

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"One guy. Bush administration hits you with shock and awe and you've got one guy that no one's ever heard of," Stewart opined. And it wasn't just Bush getting all the credit—Bill Clinton and even Ronald Reagan got some, too. "They took it back to Reagan! The guy responsible for funding the Taliban in the first place!" said Stewart. But "why are we listening to the Bush administration people anyway? They didn't get bin Laden. They're like the Winklevoss twins of getting bin Laden. If you were the guys that were gonna kill bin Laden, you woulda killed bin Laden." (Read more Osama bin Laden stories.)

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