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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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I'm guessing this guy has a handler. "I even kept it secret from my wife." Wow! Remind me what position Mrs. Obama was elected to.
1 posted on 05/10/2011 12:50:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, since when is the first moochess privy to secret info?What a charrade....


2 posted on 05/10/2011 12:57:22 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In other words, Obama kept his loose lips from big hips.
3 posted on 05/10/2011 1:00:18 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He reminds me of a 9 year old who has to impress his parents with his good deed...”Look Mommy! I even cleaned my room!”


4 posted on 05/10/2011 1:01:27 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only is 0bama the meanest, baddest, most lethal SEAL there’s ever been, and single handedly took out OBL; now he’s James Bond.

They’re laying it kinda thick. Anything to prop up their puppet.


5 posted on 05/10/2011 1:04:23 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

UNSEEMLY! Please tell me the Sheeple won’t fall for this.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 1:06:47 AM PDT by montag813 (SECURE THE BORDER! http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Obama says he didn't tell his wife, that means he told his wife.
7 posted on 05/10/2011 1:07:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: AFreeBird
now he’s James Bond

Barack, Barack Obama will never sound as good as Bond, James Bond.

8 posted on 05/10/2011 1:10:18 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He didn’t tell his wife, because the grownups didn’t tell him until the last minute..


9 posted on 05/10/2011 1:20:37 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow’ little Barry deserves a gold star and a cookie


10 posted on 05/10/2011 1:21:03 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: 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.

WOW...Great. He actually did what any enlisted man would do automatically.

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

I wish that the operation was implemented without telling you.

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

The operation should have been front and center all weekend. What a jerk. 'Let me think for a moment. White House Correspondent Dinner or daring raid to get Osama. I'm kinda hungry, those Seals will be Okay'.

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

Your presidency will be the longest 4 years of my life.

11 posted on 05/10/2011 1:22:33 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, and exactly what is Michelle’s security clearance again?

Oh, what’s the use? It’s completely amazing that Obama himself has ANY security clearance.

If, prior to his election to the Illinois State Senate, he had applied for a job on any US Military base, I doubt seriously he could have swung a Secret clearance.

The world is absolutely bizarre, and getting worse.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 1:23:30 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would she be told? Good grief.


13 posted on 05/10/2011 1:28:18 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: newzjunkey

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


14 posted on 05/10/2011 1:29:43 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reggie Love, on the other hand, shared a pillow with Barry but “cross my heart” promised not to tell.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 1:30:25 AM PDT by UncleSam (Palinista,Paulite,Trumper, Birther,Proofer,TeaParty-Northside,RackHead and yesterday,called a Moron.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Corrected title:

OBL: Mission to kill al-Qaeda leader was so secret I didn't even know, reveals Obama

16 posted on 05/10/2011 1:35:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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

IOW he tells her all the highly classified information routinely, this was one of the very few things he didn’t tell her.

He was also boasting that he didn’t tell most people at the WH — meaning that he usually tells everything to everyone in the WH. I wonder how many maids and cooks do they have who spy for China and Al Qaeda.

He clearly cannot be trusted with national security.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 1:35:47 AM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: montag813
Think of a place you have worked. Now pick out one of the most obnoxious bosses there. Now do you remember wondering how it was that the boss had so much sway? How was it that no-one but you seem to see what a jackass that boss was.

It's one of life's mysteries. You take a braggart, obnoxious jerk and they will invariably attract followers.

People will fall for this crap.

18 posted on 05/10/2011 1:36:40 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Kickass Conservative

That is witty.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 1:39:43 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's an idiot to talk about this. It only begs the question about what top secret stuff he does leak to MO.

After the news came out he probably gave her an extra tamale to console her about not being included.

20 posted on 05/10/2011 1:55:36 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In fact, this mission was so secret Obama didn’t even hear about it until he was on the 9th hole.


41 posted on 05/10/2011 4:15:15 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he didn’t tell Moochelle

.... but did his caddy know?


42 posted on 05/10/2011 4:17:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: trebb

Presidents don’t have to get Security Clearance.

It automatically goes with the job.

The press is the only ones who could have vetted him, and we all saw how they handled that.


43 posted on 05/10/2011 4:19:17 AM PDT by digger48
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To: just me

BINGO

The grown ups didn’t even tell him it was going down until they pulled him off the golf course to come watch


44 posted on 05/10/2011 4:19:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: trumandogz

they are no longer atttorneys- both surrendered their law licenses ... that’s a whole nother story the press has never explored

suffice it to say Valerie Jarrett probably has the goods on both of them ... and vice versa


45 posted on 05/10/2011 4:23:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama, 49, said:

The president kept the plan secret from wife Michelle, 47

Wonder why a journalist thought telling us their age was relevant to the story? Odd..

46 posted on 05/10/2011 4:23:27 AM PDT by IamConservative (The Bin Laden Cocktail: 2 shots and splash.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We've had Presidents who kept things from their wives before.

I wouldn't recommend it in Barry's case. Hilary reportedly threw lamps and ashtrays. Michelle looks like she could hurl tables and chairs.
47 posted on 05/10/2011 4:25:16 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: EverOnward
RE: "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/

Right! That explains why he looks so grumpy in the "situation room."

The mission was so secret that even I didn't know about it. Obama rimshot

48 posted on 05/10/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The question begs to be asked: what classified info does he share with the missus?


49 posted on 05/10/2011 4:28:35 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Wouldn’t he also have had to not tell Valerie in order to keep it from Michelle?


50 posted on 05/10/2011 4:28:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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