But how did the Left respond to the capture of a far more dangerous dictator with far more blood on his hands in 2003? Well, it wasn't the same way.
Let's take Kos, circa 2003:
Or Howard Dean, then running for President, lambasting the Bush Administration for taking months to capture Hussein... and saying that the United States was not safer:
Meanwhile, Oliver North's book War Stories helps chronicle the press reaction. Of course, almost every press outlet has been claiming another smashing success for Obama, but played a different tune in December 2003:
Pressed by Mr. Ross about whether he meant that the timing of the capture was driven by politics, Mr. McDermott said: “I don’t know that it was definitely planned on this weekend, but I know they’ve been in contact with people all along who knew basically where he was. It was just a matter of time till they’d find him.
“It’s funny, when they’re having all this trouble, suddenly they have to roll out something.”
The congressman made the remarks on the day the president fired back at Howard Dean, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primaries, for suggesting that he had advance knowledge of the September 11 attacks.