David Koch, the right-wing billionaire who funds much of the Republican party's ideological activities and whose towering persona makes for effective left-wing performance art, gave a rare public comment to New York magazine at some gala or another last night. Does he think the president deserves any credit for the Osama bin Laden mission? Of course not! Socialists don't deserve a farthing's worth of credit for anything.

He told the magazine that Barack Obama deserved no credit — that "all that Obama did was say 'yea' or 'nay,' we're going to take him out or not. I don't think he contributed much at all." He continued:

He just made the decision, it was obvious where the guy is. He was one of the worst terrorists organizing attacks on the United States. I mean, no president in his right mind would not approve that decision to go eliminate him. So he's getting a lot of recognition and his polls have jumped up, but his decision was the easiest of them all. The real hard work was done by the intelligence and the SEALs.

Just like how the real hard work of 9/11 was done by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the 19 hijackers, you know? Osama bin Laden just made the decision, it was obvious where the Twin Towers and Pentagon were. Why does David Koch give him credit for the 9/11 attacks?

Koch also added that Obama is "a hardcore socialist... and he's marvelous at pretending to be something other than that, but that is what I believe he truly is, a hardcore socialist. He's scary to me."

Does David Koch need a night light?

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