From The Weekly Standard:
At a campaign event this evening at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., President Obama indicated that he had successfully brought about “change”–an ambiguous 2008 campaign promise–by killing terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. From the official White House transcript:
And change is keeping one of the first promises I made in 2008 — ending the war in Iraq and bringing our troops home. (Applause.) The war is over and our troops are home. And instead, we refocused our efforts on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. And thanks to our brave men and women in uniform, al Qaeda is weaker than it’s ever been, and Osama bin Laden will never again walk the face of this Earth. That’s what change is. (Applause.)
Obama takes credit where he doesn’t deserve it. The US troop withdrawal was settled before he entered office (he promised to have them home by the end of his first year) and Obama was against the advanced interrogation techniques used to obtain the information about bin Laden’s courier. Obama was also against Gitmo (until he entered office) which happens to be where the information collected to take out bin Laden was obtained.
Obama is patting himself on the back and taking credit for things he was against.