As ThinkProgress noted, many conservatives have taken the day and half since Osama bin Laden was killed to relitigate the Bush legacy, engaging in some rhetorical contortionism to praise the former president while only grudgingly acknowledging the current one. Taking this historical revisionism to its logical conclusion in a speech addressing Bin Laden in Colorado today, potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin “never mentioned President Barack Obama by name — instead saying, ‘We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory,'” the Denver Post reports. Watch a video captured by Right Wing Watch:
In fact, the only time Palin referenced Obama was to attack him — on foreign policy. Palin told the crowd at Colorado Christian University that American troops need better leadership. “She cited the Obama administration’s policy in Libya as an example of ‘a lack of clarity,'” saying, “We can’t fight every war.” “We don’t go looking for dragons to slay,” she said. As ThinkProgress noted, Bush had actually largely abandoned the hunt for Bin Laden several years into his administration.