I guess a couple of attacks — one deadly — on American embassies and consulates by Islamist mobs and terrorists in Cairo, Benghazi and elsewhere will do that to you.
Suddenly it is not so smart to go around pounding your chest, spiking the football, taunting your opponents and taking credit for the assassination of the al-Qaida leader.
Up to and through the Democratic Party Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Obama, Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. John Kerry and other Democrats mocked the Republicans over the killing of Osama at his grimy compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by Navy SEALs in May 2011.
“General Motors is alive and Osama is dead,” became a mantra for the president and the Democrats in an effort to bolster Obama’s image as a commanding and forceful leader when it comes to fighting Islamist terrorists.
Obama practically did a victory dance on the one-year anniversary of the killing. His White House could not leak enough classified information about the raid in order to make him look good.
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