The national security team in the Situation Room
Unlikely sources are lining up to congratulate President Obama, in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan in the raid by US Navy SEALs and that is top Republicans.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney declared, “The administration clearly deserves credit for the success of the operation.” New York’s former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, said, “I admire the courage of the president.” And even Donald Trump declared, “I want to personally congratulate President Obama.”
This past weekend will greatly change the dynamics of the upcoming presidential race, and hurts the argument that many potential Republican candidates have been making about Obama, mostly that he is an indecisive leader, incapable of handling quick moving events around the world.
The Bin Laden development came at a good time for Mr. Obama, who received the worst foreign policy rating of his presidency in a New York Times/CBS News poll last month, with 46 percent of respondents saying they disapproved of his handling of international affairs.