Dems Vote “Present” on Amendment to Honor Intelligence Community for Finding Bin Laden

There isn’t much the farthest fringes of the Democrat Party can agree on with normal Americans, but at least we all salute the intelligence community for tracking down Obama bin I mean Osama bin Laden, right? Wrong:

After more than a week of deliberation, the House overwhelmingly approved a measure honoring the intelligence community for the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

The vote wasn’t unanimous, however. Four liberal Democrats — Reps. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Pete Stark (Calif.) and Lynn Woolsey (Calif.) — voted “present” on the measure, which was offered as an amendment to an intelligence authorization bill.

Here’s the amendment that Kucinich and his California colleagues couldn’t bring themselves to support:

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(1) commends the men and women of the intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism, and sacrifice they displayed in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice;
(2) commends the men and women of the intelligence community for committing themselves to defeating, disrupting, and dismantling al Qaeda; and
(3) reaffirms its commitment to using the capabilities and skills of the intelligence community to–
(A) disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda and affiliated organizations around the world that threaten the national security of the United States;
(B) eliminate safe havens for terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan; and
(C) bring terrorists to justice.

Lee had a problem with eliminating safe havens for terrorists. The other three aren’t talking.

Maybe they just wanted to honor the Community Organizer in Chief for his supposedly gutsy call. Voting “present” was Obama’s hallmark during his extremely limited governmental experience, prior to the media putting him in charge of the whole country.

Rep. Lee favors safe havens for terrorists.

On a tip from G. Fox. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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