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OBL: Mission to kill al-Qaeda leader was so secret I didn't even tell Michelle, reveals Obama
The Edinburgh Daily Record ^ | May 10, 2011 | Andrew Gregory

Posted on 05/10/2011 12:50:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PRESIDENT Barack Obama was so keen to ensure the mission to nab Osama bin Laden was successful he even kept it secret from his wife.

The al-Qaeda chief was shot dead in his bedroom at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last week.

Obama, 49, said: "I didn't tell most people here in the White House. I didn't tell my own family.

"It was that important for us to maintain operational security."

The president kept the plan secret from wife Michelle, 47, and spent the weekend before the raid visiting tornado victims, speaking at a space shuttle launch and attending the White House correspondents' dinner.

Obama added: "I made the decision Thursday night and then we flew off to look at the tornado damage, to go to Cape Canaveral to make a speech. And then we had the White House correspondents' dinner on Saturday night.

"This was in the back of my mind all weekend."

Obama spoke for the first time about how he watched the "tense" 40-minute raid live from the White House situation room, after earlier easing the tension with a game of golf.

He said: "It was the longest 40 minutes of my life."

Yesterday, a Washington Post poll found Obama's approval rating had jumped eight per cent to 57 per cent since the killing of Bin Laden.

CIA data experts are probing information found in Bin Laden's bolthole for leads on tracking down other al-Qaeda members. The data has already revealed details about a planned attack on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Last night, a US intelligence source said the data suggested that al-Qaeda were interested in hitting Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Pakistan have launched a probe into how Bin Laden was able to live in the country undetected for at least six years.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani branded allegations of Pakistani complicity and incompetence as "absurd".

Gilani said: "We are determined to get to the bottom of the how, when and why regarding his presence in Abbottabad. We did not invite al-Qaeda to Pakistan."


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 72versions; gutsyganda; michlleobama; obama; obamaganda; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec; osama; pakistan; shiftingstory
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was so secret, 0 didn’t know.

http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-obama-hesitated-panetta-issued-order-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/


21 posted on 05/10/2011 2:01:42 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: AZLiberty

He means it was so secret that Michelle and
Valerie didn’t tell him until it was finished.


22 posted on 05/10/2011 2:02:54 AM PDT by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama, 49, said: "I didn't tell most people here in the White House. I didn't tell my own family.

Whataguy...he is truly my new hero.

23 posted on 05/10/2011 2:15:39 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it was so secret that the Zero didn’t even know.


25 posted on 05/10/2011 2:23:27 AM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, who told Dawyne (The Rock) Johnson? How did he tweet about it so soon in the day on May 1st? Could the Birther circus and Trump?s personal destruction tour been all part of Obama?s pre-bin Laden blitz? The world has gone completely ape sh*t and the middle east is getting ready to pounce on Israel - no Osama picture required.


26 posted on 05/10/2011 2:38:41 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs (Gov The People, Buy The People, Bore The People.)
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To: publana

That makes more sense.


27 posted on 05/10/2011 3:01:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: montag813
"...Please tell me the Sheeple won’t fall for this..."


They will.

28 posted on 05/10/2011 3:45:10 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama just can’t seem to help himself talking about his murder of Bin Laden. It’s like weekend at Osama’s he just keeps propping the body up for display.


29 posted on 05/10/2011 3:46:37 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pile it on, and pile it deep...


30 posted on 05/10/2011 3:52:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Your presidency will be the longest 4 years of my life.

It already seems like 40 years...

31 posted on 05/10/2011 3:54:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“In other words, Obama kept his loose lips from big hips.”

Can’t tell what you don’t know? /s


32 posted on 05/10/2011 3:59:01 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It was that important for us to maintain operational security."

When he's not lying, he's tediously stating the obvious.

33 posted on 05/10/2011 3:59:43 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Psychopath.

Wonder how much safer the world would have been if he hadn’t been told and we were able to act on the information gathered.


34 posted on 05/10/2011 4:03:21 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just read that 10 days before the raid, Obama TOLD THE MILITARY that they had to have more SEALS for the raid so they could shoot their way out of an attack by Pakistan.

Oh my!!

35 posted on 05/10/2011 4:06:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: who knows what evil?

And again the lie that his daughter had meningitis when she was a baby.

LIE LIE LIE

Clearly that is why that part of his story has not been played and replayed.


36 posted on 05/10/2011 4:08:16 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: All

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13343497


37 posted on 05/10/2011 4:09:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry was afraid his linebacker wife would say “Hell No” or she’d run off to tell Oprah!


38 posted on 05/10/2011 4:10:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“Well, I’m sure first ladies do hear alot of info from the president husbands.”

They are both attorneys and they are very good at not discussing confidential issues with their spouses.

And I know, as I am married to an attorney.


39 posted on 05/10/2011 4:10:52 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Ronin
Gee, and exactly what is Michelle’s security clearance again?

You'd be surprised at how a spouse is considered such an integral part of the person with the clearance, that it is assumed that some info will be discussed with them. Spouses are checked almost as in-depth as the person getting the clearance.

40 posted on 05/10/2011 4:12:42 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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