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Obama played golf as US special forces prepared to kill bin Laden
Telegraph UK ^ | May 2, 2011 | By Harry Mount

Posted on 05/02/2011 7:06:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama, it turns out, is by far the most golf-mad of all the Presidents in history. Yesterday, the President was playing the 66th round of his presidency, and his fifth round in five weeks, as US special forces prepared to move in on bin Laden.

There’s nothing wrong in all that golf. The odd thing about being President is the amount of time you have on your hands, punctuated by sudden moments of extreme tension, requiring great decisiveness – like the correct and admirable decision to attack bin Laden’s bunker.

What is unfair – not that this is Obama’s fault – is the criticism meted out to President George W Bush for his golfing. He only played 24 times in all eight years of his presidency, but was cast as the country club plutocrat for his love of the game. Michael Moore mocked him in his documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, for condemning “terrorist killers” on the golf course in 2002, before adding, “Thank you. Now watch this drive.”

None of this is either to attack Obama or praise Bush – just to say that it’s OK for presidents, both Republican and Democrat, to swing a club from time to time.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: golf; obamagolf
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1 posted on 05/02/2011 7:06:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would have been on my knees praying for my forces and their success and safety.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3 posted on 05/02/2011 7:08:07 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

why did we respect his religious burial ceremony?

Why risk lives of seals when they were to shoot him in the head and not use a drone?

All that info he had on where the money goes, future attacks, where his number two is has gone.

If he had been there since 2005 then why not watch him and find the other leadership and then take them all out at the same time?

Obama you cannot take credit when you had all of this and if Bush had done it this way then the media would be asking for proof


4 posted on 05/02/2011 7:09:29 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is a coward.


5 posted on 05/02/2011 7:10:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MagnoliaB

wow. just wow. someone should tell the msm that’s where he was...they are reporting that he was holding his breath in the situation room awaiting the outcome...I’m sure they will be embarrassed when they realize they got it wrong...oh wait...never mind...


6 posted on 05/02/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT by dixiebelle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m glad 0bama was playing golf (just like normal). I would not have wanted anything (like a change in activity) to give away the secrecy of the operation.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 7:11:34 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But you see.....it was a cunning plan all along. Now he can say, "Hey, look.....I can play golf and still conduct serious business. Leave me alone."

/sarc

Yes, I'm being sarcastic....but don't be surprised to hear this mentioned by MSM and admin sycophants.

8 posted on 05/02/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: MagnoliaB

I can not believe he went to play golf,,,,,

You are correct to say he should have been on his knees ...waiting for news of those troops safe return.


9 posted on 05/02/2011 7:13:16 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Once again, leave it to the Brits to report the truth about this pResident.

US MSM is the DNC.

10 posted on 05/02/2011 7:13:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was all part of his intricate plan to lull Osama into a false sense of security.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 7:13:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

to understand the difference... GWBush played 24 times in 8 years... or 6 in two years.

0bama has played 66 times in 2 years.

11 times more

any time lefties say anything, just tell them they are bullsh*t lairs and their only effort is to politicize any event while covering for their own

and remind them of president genius and how well he’s done


12 posted on 05/02/2011 7:13:54 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I also recall the crisism layed at George H. bush feet for going on a fishing trip during Gulf War I. The media had a field day with the fact taht he was not at his desk during such a crisis.

Did anyone in their right mind not realize that he was in constant contact with his aids?

13 posted on 05/02/2011 7:15:21 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: dixiebelle

you are right...wow...LOL

They will never correct themselves!


14 posted on 05/02/2011 7:15:25 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

a good tee time is a terrible thing to waste


15 posted on 05/02/2011 7:15:51 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was undercover.


16 posted on 05/02/2011 7:16:15 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: sten
to understand the difference... GWBush played 24 times in 8 years... or 6 in two years.

I think W stopped playing golf altogether when military operations began in Iraq.

17 posted on 05/02/2011 7:16:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (If gullible, uneducated and uncivilized people didn't exist, politicians would create them.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE/HAD
FRIENDS WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON

_________________________________________________________

From HumanEvents.com, April 29, 2008:
"By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'We’re revolutionary Communists.'

He got off on the group’s multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir.

Ideal Bombing Weather:
'Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,' he writes (although he concedes it was really a group effort). 'The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.' (p. 256 in the 2003 edition.)

Article: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26243
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Pentagon attack, Sept 11, 2001

18 posted on 05/02/2011 7:16:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dixiebelle
when they realize they got it wrong...oh wait...never mind...

It is very possible that DoD/CIA influenced the potus to make a very public spectacle (out playing golf) of himself while the operation was in progress. It is the opposite of what a normal POTUS would do, and it has the second advantage of getting him away from effective communications so that the operation can be completed without interference, unlike Carter and the Hostage Rescue attempt in '79

19 posted on 05/02/2011 7:16:49 AM PDT by Dustoff45
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE/HAD
FRIENDS WHO WANTED TO BOMB FORT DIX

From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808

"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_(organization)#Chronology_of_events
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2007 Fort Dix attack plot

A group of six radical Islamist[1] men, allegedly plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible".[2] Their trial began on October 20, 2008. [3]

Opening arguments were presented on October 20, 2008.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the defendants were inspired by jihad saying "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dix_plot

20 posted on 05/02/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"None of this is either to attack Obama or praise Bush – just to say that it’s OK for presidents, both Republican and Democrat, to swing a club from time to time.

Nonsense - it is OK for democrat presidents to do as they wish. Any endeavor they choose would be frowned upon for a republican to enjoy.

21 posted on 05/02/2011 7:17:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Blue Turtle

You’ve been here since 04 (and probably not a troll), so why post this crap?


22 posted on 05/02/2011 7:19:42 AM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Better golfing than crawling up their hineys from Langley, micromanaging the entire thing al la’ Carter and Desert One.


23 posted on 05/02/2011 7:20:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That was exactly what Teddy Roosevelt did while the Marines recued the school teacher from the King of Siam. What do people expect the CIC to do?


24 posted on 05/02/2011 7:21:12 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: 3D-JOY

Only person he’d drop to his knees in front of would be George Soros...you know...that’s who bought this 4 yr vacation for him and his butchy wife.


25 posted on 05/02/2011 7:23:04 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

3-4 times a week is normal here, but of course we aren’t the President. Then again IKE played a lot of golf too, but he was a real President.

O’s golf games will not decide the outcome of 2012, his recent “Mission completed”, and the manipulation of gas prices that will drop before election time will be more of a deciding factor. The drop will be temporary, once re-elected they will go up again. That’s how I see it, but who knows??? I’m more worried about the GOP, they are not giving us a candidate with fire, its all smoke so far.


26 posted on 05/02/2011 7:23:13 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: WackySam

Sleeper troll


27 posted on 05/02/2011 7:23:29 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Blue Turtle

28 posted on 05/02/2011 7:23:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I watched on CBS news last night as one of their talking heads said that Obama played only 9 holes of golf yesterday as opposed to the normal 18 holes, so this event even affected Obama’s schedule yesterday. Yes, they actually said it as if to imply that it was so important that it actually interferred with Obama’s schedule to play 18 holes of golf. Well, I’m certainly impressed that even Obama made some sacrifices yesterday to see the mission was successful......../spewing sarc


29 posted on 05/02/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Happy bin Laden's Dead Day. God bless our Navy Seals.)
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30 posted on 05/02/2011 7:25:38 AM PDT by laotzu
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Photobucket What can't he do!
31 posted on 05/02/2011 7:26:00 AM PDT by baddog 219
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Obama played golf as US special forces prepared to kill bin Laden ...

... and this is news?

32 posted on 05/02/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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To: Dustoff45

“It is the opposite any POTUS would do”.

So if everything else the Grand Zero does.


33 posted on 05/02/2011 7:27:03 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: MagnoliaB
I would have been on my knees praying for my forces and their success and safety.

You're not obama.

Elbows, knees and forehead pressed to the ground, please...

34 posted on 05/02/2011 7:28:43 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 830 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: reg45
I’m glad 0bama was playing golf (just like normal). I would not have wanted anything (like a change in activity) to give away the secrecy of the operation.

There is that too.

35 posted on 05/02/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 830 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Osama? Didn't he vote for me?"


36 posted on 05/02/2011 7:32:19 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: WackySam

Gotta give the President his due...he got ‘em. Like it or not, it was on his watch. In the famous words of Carville, “this changes everything”


37 posted on 05/02/2011 7:33:09 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, but....

To be fair; Obama only played 9 holes.

Instead of the usual 18.

~smirk~


38 posted on 05/02/2011 7:33:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Blue Turtle

If this changes everything for you about Obama then you don’t know very much about him and his anti-American agenda. Either that or you agree with it??


39 posted on 05/02/2011 7:37:49 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
With one mighty swing of his golf club obama slew Osama, yada, yada, yada. The liberal media faithfully gives all credit for this killing to their idol, Obama.
40 posted on 05/02/2011 7:41:15 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: ETL

I’m sorry that you can’t accept the fact, that the current President got the most wanted man in the world. But it happened. I know and you know that our special forces, everyone who served, AND President Bush deserve the credit...but, it ain’t gonna happen.


41 posted on 05/02/2011 7:43:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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I know and you know that our special forces, everyone who served, AND President Bush deserve the credit...but, it ain’t gonna happen.

It's gonna happen HERE ON FREE REPUBLIC yes siree!

42 posted on 05/02/2011 7:45:46 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Blue Turtle

He wanted everything to look normal so nobody would be alerted.


43 posted on 05/02/2011 7:46:08 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, but the final score was probaly the same as most would receive playing 18 :)


44 posted on 05/02/2011 7:47:23 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, but, Drudge headline says it was all done by Obummer’s command. Of course the slimy weasel is going to take credit for this, surprised he didn’t wait til the week before the next election!!! Not enough barf bags to go around!!


45 posted on 05/02/2011 7:49:47 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-Socialist in Chief!)
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To: Blue Turtle
I know and you know that our special forces, everyone who served...but, it ain’t gonna happen.

Well, we can do our best to remind people who REALLY got him. Not concede to the love-Obama leftist media.

46 posted on 05/02/2011 7:49:47 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: verga

“Did anyone in their right mind not realize that he was in constant contact with his aids?”

Not only that, but people who are under a great deal of pressure need to ‘get away’ and/or perform unrelated activities in order to think clearly - to see the forest and not just the trees (sort of).

I’m referring to G.W. Bush - he understood what it means to be CIC. 0 plays becuse he just doesn’t care.


47 posted on 05/02/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"the President was playing the 66th round of his presidency,"

Does anybody out there know of ANY serious CEO in their experience who plays 66 rounds of golf in 27 months? Who has that kind of time on their hands? Retired people, only.

48 posted on 05/02/2011 7:56:23 AM PDT by cookcounty (Eric Holder, Head of the Department of JUST-US.)
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To: OB1kNOb
"I watched on CBS news last night as one of their talking heads said that Obama played only 9 holes of golf yesterday as opposed to the normal 18 holes, so this event even affected Obama’s schedule yesterday."

Well, he said we all have to make sacrifices, and this is his.

49 posted on 05/02/2011 7:59:09 AM PDT by cookcounty (Eric Holder, Head of the Department of JUST-US.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Lamestream Media Joke of the Day: <\font>

Jake Tapper has a story out detailing how Hussein changed the mission from a bombing raid to a small force ground assault...because he wanted "proof". I have to say, I kind of chuckled when I read the story, because frankly Hussein is NOT that smart. I believe he was TOLD by the brass, and did follow their instruction...but HE is a clueless boob, and would not know a pistol from a rifle. Essentially, the ADULTS were allowed to do their job, and Hussein kept his Marxist opinions to himself.

50 posted on 05/02/2011 8:03:01 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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