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Old 05-03-2011, 08:34 PM
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After the U.S. responded to the Sept. 11 attacks by investing billions of dollars to revive neglected special operations forces, it was only fitting that Navy SEALs earned the glory of killing the most wanted terrorist in history.

It was not an airstrike from 15,000 feet, or a foreign military, or someone in the inner circle who got to Osama bin Laden.

It was a team of well-trained American warriors whose command made manhunting a top priority over the past decade.

“Amen. We’re standing 6 inches taller,” said retired Rear Adm. George R. Worthington, who, as the top SEAL, headed the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, Calif., in the early 1990s. “Interesting that ‘scuba divers’ took out Osama bin Laden.”

The nearly flawless helicopter assault on bin Laden’s walled hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan, showed that the huge U.S. investment in special operations forces - or SOF, as they are known - paid off spectacularly. There was no repeat of Desert One, the botched 1980 raid to free U.S. hostages in Iran, or Black Hawk Down, the disastrous 1993 mission in Somalia to capture a warlord.
SEALs are standing taller after secret raid - Washington Times

A great big thank you has to go out to the Bush administrations foresight into expanding our military and training specialized teams for just this kind of work. Had we listened to the liberals and cut military spending this raid never would have happened.

Talk about sticking in someones craw, I think this will do it to liberals.
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Has anyone ever wondered why the elite Navy SO folks decided on the name "seals" instead of "killer whales" or "sharks" or "men o' war" (as in Portuguese) or even jellyfish?
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SEALs are standing taller after secret raid - Washington Times

A great big thank you has to go out to the Bush administrations foresight into expanding our military and training specialized teams for just this kind of work. Had we listened to the liberals and cut military spending this raid never would have happened.

Talk about sticking in someones craw, I think this will do it to liberals.
Why thank the Retard? he let Usama go. And check your history, it was Cheney that downsized and privatized the military as Sec. of Defense under Poppa bush, Clinton went along with very bad advice from his predesessors and continued the downsizing. so in fact Bush just returned what cheney had taken away. No thanks given.

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Has anyone ever wondered why the elite Navy SO folks decided on the name "seals" instead of "killer whales" or "sharks" or "men o' war" (as in Portuguese) or even jellyfish?
It is an acronym

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It is an acronym
Okay...then why didn't the SEALs use an acronym like "Super Hard Asses Rockin' and Kickin' Slime-balls (SHARKS)"?

Geez...work with me here....
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Okay...then why didn't the SEALs use an acronym like "Super Hard Asses Rockin' and Kickin' Slime-balls (SHARKS)"?

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because the military isn't Team America.
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because the military isn't Team America.
Random responses just make you look goofy.
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Random responses just make you look goofy.
Nothing random about it.
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Why thank the Retard? he let Usama go. And check your history, it was Cheney that downsized and privatized the military as Sec. of Defense under Poppa bush, Clinton went along with very bad advice from his predesessors and continued the downsizing. so in fact Bush just returned what cheney had taken away. No thanks given.

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The military was downsized thanks to the end of the Cold War.
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Nothing random about it.
Me and Eric Heisman were down in Mexico and we seen forty of 'em flying in formation.

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