Skip to comments.Did Leon Panetta Send Order to Take Out Osama Rather Than Obama?
Posted on 05/07/2011 4:24:11 PM PDT by kingattax
Gutsy? Please. A White House insider offers a peek behind the scenes regarding the no-brainer decision to take out bin Laden:
President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president. [T]here had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper.
The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama.
Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in [getting Obama to take] a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again.
(Excerpt) Read more at moonbattery.com ...
No matter how much I expect a story like this to be true, it was started by a blogger named Ulstermann who is a notorious spreader of disinformation.
Is Ulcer-man the only source of these kinds of rumors? It’s certainly characteristic of Obummer’s M.O.
Whomever started this rumor apparently never heard of the Goldwater-Nichols Act. It's quite clear, and every combatant commander in the US Armed Forces knows exactly what it says. If Leon Panetta told an UCC to pick up a piece of paper, let alone execute a raid in a foreign country, he would be instructed to do something to himself that is biologically impossible.
In the US, military officers only take orders from one civilian - that's the SecDef, and SecDef only takes orders from CIC. It's not policy, it's federal law.
If he'd given the order to take out Obama, well that would be illegal.
It just seems like it all started with him. If you go back on most of these stories and see who they reference, they all end up on his blog. It would be interesting to see who is behind him, he pushes a lot of crap out and his rumors are picked up all over the place. I wonder if he is one of the old HSWs (Hillary’s Secret Warriors)- bloggers she had to spread disinfo.
That was exactly what I thought.
LOL. So piñata NEVER mentions it to Obama before issuing the order to go get him.
Yep, sure - but people will believe that Obama wants the economy to improve...so, I guess, people will fall for anything.
Not according to Judge Denise Lind.
According to Judge Denise Lind the lawfulness of a brigade commander’s orders has NOTHING to do with there being lawful, Constitutional Presidential orders. Totally irrelevant, she said.
Obama made this bed; by golly he better lie in it.
That’s all I have to say. I’m out.
That is how I read that headline..I had to do a double take.
It’s not entirely mine. The Hillary bubble was added by another. My contribution was Obozo’s bubble.
Hey, go for it. The more the merrier.
It was a long standing U.S. strategy to take out Bin Laden. Whoever gave the orders were not gutsy and were simply discharging minimal government duties.
It may be a rumor. In any case it would be another
typical Keystone Kop Kaper from clowns who dont know their rear end from a hole in the ground when it comes to military tactics and strategy. That brilliant military strategist from Chicago, Valerie Jarrett, was constantly ragging on the Fearless Leader to scrub the mission. Telling the world about the intelligence data captured was another dumb @ss blunder.
Leon Panetta grabbed the bull by the horns and gave the go ahead for the SEALS to execute the mission. Thank you Leon.
The Fearless Leader was seen crouching down behind Biden and looking like a deer caught in the headlights, scared sh1tless.
Are you one of dem dere Nawth Gawja Rednecks? :-)