Re: Major world news Obama deserves credit for re-focusing on Afghanistan and the search for Bin Laden. A supermajority of the country supported Bush going into Afghanistan to find Bin Laden and to take on Al-Queda. The Taliban became part of that mission. Where Bush lost alot of people was the Iraq situation that had little or nothing to do with 9-11. Obama specifically campaigned on refocusing on Afghanistan and the search for Bin Laden, and even said in one of the debates that he would go into Pakistan if necessary, without Pakistan's permission. He did just that. McCain actually criticized him for that in the debate. Obama was right on that and he deserves credit. When people say "well he didn't actually kill Bin Laden," it's a cop out. You can say that about any president ever and even military generals and commanders who are usually key in strategizing, but not actually on the ground. A mission like that took more than one or two people. There is plenty of praise to go around. He gave credit to the intelligence people, and the military who executed the mission efficiently and effectively. All he said about himself was that he made the call to authorize the mission, which he did. His speech wasn't even a speech, it was more of a brief to the American people and the world about what happened. An Obama campaign speech would be over an hour, not the ten minutes or so he spoke Sunday night. Can we stop pretending that he gave an "I'm so proud of myself" Donald Trump-like speech? He did not. Not even close. Deficits and tax policies are fair game. Lets take this military victory as a positive all around thing for the country.