Even Wretched Leaders Lead

Originally published on June 23, 2014.

On a Sunday evening in mid-June, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the deaths of four Americans. A few days later, this status update appeared in my newsfeed “Leaders Lead” posted along with this Washington Post article which depicts the details of the capture.

This is great news and this presidency certainly deserves to be credited with catching the bad guy, which incidentally cancels out one of the five senior Taliban bad-guy- terrorists POTUS released from Guantanamo Bay ALL ON HIS OWN, you know as in without notifying congress as required by law, because “there wasn’t enough time.” Oops. Did I break the law? It’s that forgiveness vs. permission executive thing to which he seems to feel entitled. Yeah, leaders lead alright. read more