Actually I was talking about the drone attacks in Pakistan which continued for years after bin Laden was killed and all done without Congressional approval. If Bush or Obama is going to do that, they need to get Congressional approval first. As for the hunt for bin Laden I give credit to Obama, Bush and especially to the Navy SEALS who carried out the raid - something I doubt you would do (giving credit to all involved). The hunt for bin Laden was started by Bush and they just so happened to get their target while Obama was in office.
That’s where much of the Taliban leadership and infrastructure is, any hope of getting US forces out of Afghanistan and keeping the Taliban from returning there requires effective action at the Taliban base. The Pakistani government is either unable or unwilling to deal effectively with the violent fundamentalists in its own territory and in fact some elements of the Pakistani ISI have played a key role in creating and supporting the Taliban and even have links to the 9/11 attackers. So to a degree Pakistan is a hostile state to the US. Obama is being pragmatic.
This is just a borderline variant on 9/11 Trooferism and demonstrates that it is pointless to attempt to have an intelligent discussion with you on the topic.
It’s a fact, thousands of Taliban and al Qaeda troops were allowed to escape into Pakistan during the Bush led invasion of Afghanistan and action was never effectively taken to secure the nation and neutralize the al Qaeda leadership. Instead the Iraq War was started helping to spread violent religious based groups across the region and diluting US efforts everywhere. Obama has been doing a credible job in concentrating US forces to effectively remove US forces from what will probably be decades long internal and regional conflicts. Bush and Cheney seemed to want America involved in endless war in the region.
Which is probably sour grapes to Republicans that unquestioningly followed such reckless “leadership”.