Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giving Credit Where It's Due

When I first decided to create a blog I planned on writing my first entry on my 28th birthday- May 4, 2011. However, with the major event that happened last night I could not wait to get on here and share my thoughts.

There are several dates that are engraved in our minds and now we can add another to the list. May 1, 2011 will forever be remembered as the day the world's most wanted fugitive was killed. Almost 10 years later, this event brings about a sense of closure for the family members of those that died on September 11, 2001. The death of Osama Bin Laden is a great achievement in the war on terrorism.

As I watched all the news reports showing all the patriotism that was displayed at Ground Zero and at the White House last night, I could not help but feel a sense of pride. But all those feelings were overshadowed by the comments I read on Facebook and Twitter. One major thing that caught my attention was how everyone was giving credit to President Obama as if he was the one that fought in a war all these years.

President Obama has stated several times that he was against the war and wanted to bring the troops home as soon as possible. Which is fine, as President he can make whatever decisions he wants. But in this situation we need to give a little credit where it is due. I understand that President Obama was the one that gave the order to go in and capture/kill Osama Bin Laden, which was the right decision. But President Bush was the one the initiated this capture, and the fact that people are praising President Obama for something he was so against has me a little confused.

President Bush and President Obama are human just like us. They make mistakes that they have to answer for and live with like everyone else. Yet, our society is so quick to praise and condemn them at the drop of a dime. Lets be real about this, it's not like they took a class on how to be President so I understand how and why mistakes can be made on their part. However, it's the "go with the flow, wishy washy" attitude of this society that bothers me. One minute we love our Presidents, the next minute we are not pleased with the decisions they make.

The bottom line to this situation is our military are the only ones who deserve recognition for this accomplishment. The troops are the ones that sacrificed their lives to fight for us. They are the ones that overtook key players that participated in terrorism. Without them fighting for us there would have been no victory to celebrate last night.

Something else that I've seen a lot of is people questioning the death of Osama Bin Laden. Why people feel the need to require proof is their own business. But with all that took place on September 11, 2001, I would think it would be really ridiculous for President Obama to come out and lie about something that had such a powerful impact on this nation. So many people died on that day and I sincerely hope the government would not toy with people's emotions. I know the Government is capable of lying and covering up information but I just want to believe they have enough respect for the people that died and their loved ones who are still grieving.

So while people pick and choose what they want to believe about what really happened to Osama Bin Laden and who they should give credit to, I will simply end this by saying thank you to all parties involved. President Bush for setting the wheels in motion. The soldiers for going to war and fighting for my rights and freedom. President Obama for ordering the hit yesterday and for completing what President Bush started.


  1. I appreciate your view Tameeks! You're always so insightful. And the #1 thing I agree with you the most on is CHEERS and THANK YOU to the United States Military. God Bless them all.

    Love you sis!!

  2. Rebekkah "aka" Jane EyreMay 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Ur a smart cookie, sista'! Thanks, for the read!

  3. GOD BLESS Tamika, the Troops and America! Finally a Blogger with some sense...

  4. Thomas aka Tommy BravoMay 11, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    good morning my queen, ive read ur post and i agree with most of ur words but there are parts of the government that i do not trust(more on that at a later time) but seeing these events thru the eyes of someone who lost a family member in the towers and have another family member serve in the military, i give a lot of credit to the pres and the soldiers who fight everyday to protect our rights as citizens in this country...

  5. The reason people question the death of Bin Laden is because our government is very suspect. They have hidden agendas. They get involved in things that are not of our concern and then lie about involvement. In Spanish it’s called, “Tira la piedra y esconde la mano” (Throw the rock and hide the hand). Our government has an agenda of its own and that’s to obtain POWER. You ever wonder why we are always at war. It’s called posturing, setting up the chess board, movement to POWER, the Ultimate take over. We do not know half of the things that are going on behind the scenes in this nation. There’s posturing here on the home front as well as overseas. With the increase cost in food, gas, water, minerals, insurance and medical care, we are getting nickel & dimed to death. There’s enough reasons right there why the American people will never trust the government completely. People will always side stare, second guess and double take any statement coming from the government because what they say directly affects our finances and way of life.

    We need to ask ourselves why the rich get richer and poor stay poor. Why is it that the middle class work their tails off and never get anywhere. How is it the rich can put their kids through college, the poor can get soooooo many grants and welfare, but the middle class barely qualify and have to deal with all the red tape. (Crooked)

    It’s hard to trust a government when the rich are protected from the same laws that persecute us. They commit felonies and receive no consequences . All because of their STATUS, but if I snorted coke and wrecked my lambo then fled the scene. I would be thrown under the jail. But our officials/ government smiles at this behavior . The same officials that want us to believe when then say we are under attack. Are we under attack or is someone retaliating? Are we there for oil or peace? In order to win the trust of the American people it starts with the little things and we need consistency.

    You notice anytime this nation’s morale is low and in the dumps we happen to find that quicker picker upper. In the form of winning a War, capturing 911 suspects or killing Bin Laden .... All pretty convenient… Don’t get me wrong I believe in this country / government even though it’s flawed and run by man as imperfect as we are. This is still best place in the world to be. These are just a couple things that make you say hmmmm . (The Rock’s Eyebrow)