Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh offered unusual "praise" for President Obama on Monday for his role in the killing of Osama bin Laden.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we need to open the program today by congratulating President Obama," Limbaugh said sarcastically. "President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out."
Limbaugh, in particular, was "pleased" that Obama kept the policies of former President George W. Bush.
"President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East," he said. "He did not scrub the mission to get bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off."
Limbaugh has been one of the president's most persistent critics. Just one month into the Obama administration, he famously hoped that the president would "fail."
Editor's note: A previous verison of this article did not accurately reflect the tone of Rush Limbaugh's remarks. This article has been updated to reflect that Limbaugh was sarcastic when he delivered these remarks.