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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
My father was part of the two man nuclear control team for 19 of his 22 years in the Air Force. He held a Top Secret clearance and then held an SSIR Crypto security clearance beyond that which was so secret that the name of his security clearance was classified. My Mother, who recently passed away, was married to Dad for 50+ years and I can assure you that she knew NOTHING about Dad's super secret security knowledge. N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

So the fact that Mr. President thinks anyone would be impressed by the fact that he didn't give his wife super secrete operational and tactical information just irritates the hell out of me. No sh*t you didn't tell your wife you idiot. YOU AREN'T SUPPOSE TO TELL YOUR WIFE.

I've often said I wish ignorance was painful. I forgot to say that I wish ignorance was painful to the IGNORANT. This man's ignorance IS painful, to us!

51 posted on 05/10/2011 4:29:32 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: indylindy

LMAO! I can hear it now.

“Come home? What do you mean come home. I’m only on 9. If they wait I’ll let them kill the old goat.......oh. On my way.”


52 posted on 05/10/2011 4:33:45 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: silverleaf

Even without that license, I’m sure lawyers know how to not share information that would violate confidentiality.

There have been a couple times where I learned of a plea agreement my wife negotiated in the newspaper or on the radio news.


53 posted on 05/10/2011 4:34:07 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: silverleaf
Folks surrender their licenses all the time.

Our state has continuing education to keep your Professional License...so it is no longer just keeping it active by paying the registration fees.

54 posted on 05/10/2011 4:34:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: politicalmerc

I find this appalling. I simply cannot believe this idiot would even say that he DIDN’T tell his wife.

I agree with the other poster that if there were even such a thing as a real security clearance now, there is simply no way he could ever be considered for one, on the sole basis of the anti-American scumbags he has associated with.

Good thing for him they give out security clearances like Crackerjack toys now.

Bad for us.


55 posted on 05/10/2011 4:42:05 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He just has to destroy the CIA and Military Intel... man I despise this cheap marxist bastard.

LLS

56 posted on 05/10/2011 4:45:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Sacajaweau

You need to go read what Atlas Shrugged pulled up on this

This was not an ordinary license surrender, it was part of a disciplinary process

Or maybe you think our first lady and her husband are ethical people...


57 posted on 05/10/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=105998


58 posted on 05/10/2011 5:25:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So he admits he shares other state secrets with the wookie? What a POS.
59 posted on 05/10/2011 5:27:31 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: silverleaf
If I don't fulfill my education requirements or re-register and pay the fee, my license becomes inactive.

Look at the rules in that state at the time Michelle let her license go inactive.

If something had occurred, it would be written up...what she did, how she pleaded and what the penalty was.

60 posted on 05/10/2011 5:28:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/wtf-michelle-ob.html

like I said- perhaps you believe our first lady, our first bum and Valerie Jarrett were/are all ethical people just looking to serve the poor and downtrodden of Chicago


61 posted on 05/10/2011 5:31:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: TexasCajun
Barry was afraid his linebacker wife would say “Hell No” or she’d run off to tell Oprah!

I have this feeling that she runs more of Obama's policy's then we give her credit for.

62 posted on 05/10/2011 5:34:44 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Sacajaweau

http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Rules/Art_VII/artVII.htm#Rule770

Michelle didn’t let her license go inactive, nor did she apply to go inactive (see rule 756)

her license was ordered inactive by the court as stated in the record uncovered (see rule 770)

of course a lot of the record and even the ARD code was scrubbed in 2008 when Pamela uncovered this

It is Illinois, after all


63 posted on 05/10/2011 5:52:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sacajaweau

not under rule 770


64 posted on 05/10/2011 5:53:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

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

I don’t think the Left has the same view/respect for national security matters that the typical enlisted man does. Valerie Plame blew her own cover to Joe Wilson on their first encounter. You’d think a serious “CIA operative” would be a bit more discreet—esepecially one who years later would be shrieking to anyone who listened “The White House blew my cover! That evil Karl Rove blew my cover!”

Obama’s cut from the same cloth. His not telling his wife (who had no “need to know” nor the clearance to know) was apparently a deviation from business as usual. What he’s implicitly saying is that all the other Top Secrets that the POTUS routinely encounters every day likely are routinely transmitted to the First Lady. But we’re to feel proud and perhaps pat him on the back for having the self-discipline not to do so in this one instance. Pardon me while I barf.


65 posted on 05/10/2011 5:59:09 AM PDT by DrC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apparently, the AnnointedIdiot has no clue as to what security clearances are and as to what degree secrets are kept secret....=.=
66 posted on 05/10/2011 7:11:03 AM PDT by cranked
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To: politicalmerc

Yes it’s called codeword.


67 posted on 05/10/2011 8:09:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: justice14

If Mooch is the man of the house, Communist sympathizer Valerie Jarrett is the Gate-Keeper & Puppet-Master!


68 posted on 05/10/2011 8:09:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama didn’t know that the operation was going on until it started. Ponetta and Petreus probably did not tell Obama about the operation until the SEALs were in the air inbound to Osama’s compound and were in Pokeystan.


69 posted on 05/10/2011 8:56:41 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, shouldn’t it be standard operating procedure for the President to be expected to keep his mouth shut? I can’t believe he’s mooching for brownie points for this. What a putz.


70 posted on 05/10/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do I suspect that Obama’s lucky that someone even REMEMBERED to let him know this was going down?!!


71 posted on 05/10/2011 9:15:31 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drip, drip, drip....

Let’s keep this in the ‘news’ so we won’t have to talk about the ECONOMY, no jobs, no border security, high gas costs, etc.


72 posted on 05/10/2011 9:18:16 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Cowboy Bob

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

Winner!


73 posted on 05/10/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: DrC
Obama’s cut from the same cloth. His not telling his wife (who had no “need to know” nor the clearance to know) was apparently a deviation from business as usual. What he’s implicitly saying is that all the other Top Secrets that the POTUS routinely encounters every day likely are routinely transmitted to the First Lady. But we’re to feel proud and perhaps pat him on the back for having the self-discipline not to do so in this one instance. Pardon me while I barf.

Good catch.

74 posted on 05/11/2011 8:38:31 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: who knows what evil?
It already seems like 40 years...

I don't want to say it...contemplating is enough. More than enough.

75 posted on 05/11/2011 8:44:44 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Woohoo he didn’t tell Michele.Hummm what does he tell her.


76 posted on 05/11/2011 8:47:27 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A Profile In Courage.

-PJ

77 posted on 05/11/2011 8:49:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...was so secret I didn't even tell Michelle, reveals Obama

Question: If it is so secret, is it also a secret to divulge who wasn't "in the know" on this?

A competent leader of the most powerful country on the planet would not suddenly begin talking about the secrets once the immediate action is completed. These things would remain secret for life.

How many of our military heroes have citations that they cannot talk about because the missions were, and are, still secret?

And Obama is willing to compromise everything that America used to consider Top Secret for his own personal aggrandizement?

-PJ

78 posted on 05/11/2011 8:55:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I left Army intelligence in 1983 and still cannot talk about anything I did. I would have to get permission before going to a communist country like Red China.


79 posted on 05/11/2011 9:06:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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