For the non-sport inclined among us, “SPIKING” the ball does not mean you secretly pour vodka or gin into it. Nope. It is something that some football players, particularly players labeled “hotdogs,” do when they score a touchdown, heave the ball into the ground and then engage in some sort of weird, celebratory dance. Such a display tends to be unseemly.

SO . . . . speaking of unseemly, did you see Barack Obama and his team try and fail with their “SPIKE THE BALL” moment on the anniversary of Bin Laden’s death? How do these guys get a reputation for being so smart when they repeatedly do such dumb things. Like? Accusing Mitt Romney of being soft on terrorism and not having the stones to kill Bin Laden. OOPS!

It was bad enough that the Obama team trotted out Bill Clinton to level the charge. Frankly, what an appalling act of chutzpah from Clinton. While I applaud will Bill for helping rein in government spending and growth during his tenure, he was passive aggressive on the issue of terrorism and certainly failed to turn the dogs loose in going after Bin Laden. This really was a low moment and further “stains” the reputation of Clinton. I thought he was smarter than this politically.

Sometimes when players, who are not accustomed to scoring, try to spike the ball it turns into a disaster. Here’s an example:

Instead of celebrating the player’s ability in scoring, the public reaction turns to scorn. Or this:

He ran the wrong way, spiked the ball and gave the other team two points.

Welcome to Barack Obama’s botched spike. Instead of playing the role of humble leader he decided to act like a rookie loser who had never scored a touchdown. He is getting a penalty flag for unnecessary celebration. Hell, even Arianna Huffington is appalled. He also has woken the sleeping SOF warrior community. The SEAL community, by and large, is livid over being made into the poster boys for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. It was bad enough that the Obama team could not keep their mouth shut after the success of taking out OBL last April and started revealing “made-up” versions of what the SEALs actually did on the ground. To make matters worse, the Obama team exposed sensitive TTPs–aka Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. SEALS and other SOF units are professionals who take pride in their work and only talk about it with close friends and cleared persons.

Take it to the bank–within the next three months retired SEALS opposed to Obama will go public and will make the swift boating of John Kerry look like a St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The truth behind the Bin Laden hit is not favorable to Obama. As I have reported repeatedly–he was forced into this decision and, once he gave the greenlight, did everything to distance himself from it until it was clear that the outcome was a success. That ain’t leadership. That is jock sniffing at its worst.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.