Skip to comments.Now we know how Barack Obama would handle a real crisis
Posted on 02/15/2013 10:09:25 AM PST by Starman417
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Upon the demise of Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama was positively ubiquitous. He basked endlessly in the afterglow.
Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says
In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that justice has been done as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea.
Barack Obama Killed Osama Bin Laden. Period.
The Republicans have glommed on to a neat rhetorical trick: When Barack Obama does something indisputably admirable or effective, simply pretend that he had nothing to do with it.
This ploy was first trotted out in the aftermath of Moamar Qaddafis downfall in Libya, when Obamas former presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, gave all the credit to the French.
Now Mitt Romney, this years presumptive GOP nominee, is waving off Obamas role in the killing of Osama Bin Ladenthe presidents signal national-security achievementby chortling that any thinking American would have ordered the exact same thing, even Jimmy Carter.
52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #1, Killed Osama Bin Laden
Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate with relatives and decide for yourself as we head toward one of the most important elections of our lifetime. I'll post a new reason in random order every Monday through Friday from now 'til the election.
"Thanks to President Obama, bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. You have to ask yourself, if Gov. Romney had been president, could he have used the same slogan -- in reverse" -- Vice President Joe Biden, April 26, 2012
But what happens when the 3 am call brings bad news? Well, that's different.
Leon Panetta made very clear that Barack Obama wanted nothing to do with Benghazi
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday revealed he personally broke the news to President Obama that the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack last year but he and the president didnt speak the rest of the night as the assault on the compound unfolded.
Mr. Panetta said he and Mr. Obama, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, discussed the attack for 15 minutes in the Oval Office the afternoon of Sept. 11, and also covered an anti-American protest that had broken out that day at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Panetta said the president told them to do whatever you need to do to be able to protect our people there, though when it came to specifics the president left it up to us.
Republicans said they were dismayed that the Defense Departments top officials and Mr. Obama didnt speak again over the next six hours, during which two attacks claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Did Obama ask about the possibility of providing back-up or support or relief to those in Benghazi?
Did he ask you how long it would take to deploy assets, including armed aviation, to the area? asked Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican.
No, answered Mr. Panetta.
He didnt ask you what ability you had in the area and what we could do? Ms. Ayotte asked.
No, Mr. Panetta responded again. I mean, he relied on both myself and Gen. Dempseys capabilities. He knows generally what we have deployed to the region; weve presented that to him in other briefings.
This was an attack on American soil. So who did Obama call that night? No one.
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If ObaMao personally killed Osama Bin Laden, he should have been on the same slow moving Chinook chopper with the Navy Seals Team sent into harms way after the fact.
Starman417~:” (from the article)Leon Panetta made very clear that Barack Obama wanted nothing to do with Benghazi “
The decision to not make a decision and do nothing, was an intentional decison .
Zero is a campaigner , a talker , and NOT a leader !
BHO2 did nothing because he knew it was a kidnapping, a setup. When it turned out otherwise, he was completely flummoxed. And the lies just keep on coming!