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Osama bin Laden dead: Yes, SEALs were in on the raid, but aides hail Obama's office bravery
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/2/2011 | ANDREW MALCOLM

Posted on 05/02/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by Smogger

According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed to suck up all available credit for good news, President Obama's homeland security advisor reveals that it was a really tense time in the air-conditioned White House as unidentified U.S. Navy SEALs closed in on the world's most wanted man after midnight a half a world away.

"Minutes passed like days," says John Brennan, who bravely stood with press secretary Jay Carney before reporters and TV cameras today chronicling his boss' weekend heroics.

The heavily-armed commandos flying in a quartet of darkened Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters more than 100 miles into Pakistan were probably listening to their iPods and discussing the NFL draft.

"The concern was that bin Laden would oppose any type of capture operation," said Obama's Sherlock Holmes. So U.S. troops were prepared "for all contingencies."

In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; binladen; capture; deathers; obltermination; osamabinladen
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Heh. Excellent commentary.
1 posted on 05/02/2011 3:16:02 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Obotulism will not get such praise from me. May God continue to curse his presidency.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 3:18:05 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Smogger

Brennan has to be the biggest suck-up doofus since Lanny Davis.


3 posted on 05/02/2011 3:19:26 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Smogger

he was the decider in chief after all and he bravely decided to send those soldiers into harms way. sound familiar?


4 posted on 05/02/2011 3:21:54 PM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: Smogger
The seals did it. The original tip came during the Bush years. This is without a doubt Bush's fault.
5 posted on 05/02/2011 3:21:57 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: Melchior

All hail the King on his mighty war horse..leading the charge from an airconditioned bunker.
Believe me..all these Seals had been on lots of the missions before with equal risks and not as much reward. They have been in this fight for at least 4 or 5 deployments before they even get on this team. It was just another day at their office.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 3:23:49 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: oldenuff2no

>> This is without a doubt Bush’s fault.

What do expect? Obama inherited the intel.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 3:25:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Smogger
this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf.

Says it all...

8 posted on 05/02/2011 3:25:11 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Stop Lying, Mr. President, you ARE who we thought you were!)
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To: Smogger

Where Osama and his boys went wrong...not enough women to hide behind.


9 posted on 05/02/2011 3:25:11 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: Oldexpat

Wasn’t this taken right out of a Jack Ryan movie? Was this from “Sum of all fears”?


10 posted on 05/02/2011 3:25:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Gene Eric

What do you expect? Obama inherited the intel.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 3:25:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Smogger
Hey LA Times. Here's a version of the story that didn't come straight from the WH, like yours did.
12 posted on 05/02/2011 3:26:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Smogger
A gallant man Obama is.

Listening to the plan and saying "go ahead" most likely cost him at least one golf outing.

Bravery beyond the pale augmented by the greatest of self sacrifice!

13 posted on 05/02/2011 3:26:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jessduntno

Obama should take credit.Clinton have him in the crosshairs and dropped the ball.


14 posted on 05/02/2011 3:27:20 PM PDT by ricoshea
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To: jessduntno
Obama should take credit.Clinton had him in the cross hairs and dropped the ball.
15 posted on 05/02/2011 3:28:18 PM PDT by ricoshea
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To: Smogger

Wow, he found time to dine and party and yuk it up and alas ONLY 9 holes of golf while our brave Seals were preparing to go into the hideout of the world’s most wanted terrorist.

Don’t these tools know that their hero Zero looks even worse when one considers the scenario?


16 posted on 05/02/2011 3:28:18 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: DarthVader
An operation made possible using techniques Obama has since outlawed at a facility he promised to shut down.
17 posted on 05/02/2011 3:28:42 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: All

Click The Pic

18 posted on 05/02/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Melchior

LOL wait until BaBa Walters et al media hacks see Obama’s poll numbers get maybe a 1 maybe 2 jump up in points on STRONGLY APPROVE

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history


19 posted on 05/02/2011 3:29:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Smogger

Show me the body!


20 posted on 05/02/2011 3:30:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Markets don't lie. People do.)
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To: Smogger
I bet the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) was slightly impressed by the audio feed from Pakistan to the White Hut! While they watched the whole thing go down on live video feeds.

Hey, by the way, where has Jack been lately?

21 posted on 05/02/2011 3:32:14 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rxsid
Reposting here. Obama sucking up all the air he can. "Me me me...."

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To: Red Steel; Uncle Slayton

"“There was body of intelligence brought” to Obama, one of the Pentagon officials said, “but in the weeks and months beforehand, his personal attention pushed the case to a new level.[Edit: In the "weeks and months" prior to this last weekend, Barry shows a "heightened" interest in what was already developing since last August].

On Friday, before traveling to Alabama to survey storm damage, the president gave the go-ahead for the team to go in. The original plan was for it to go in Saturday, but due to weather, they changed it to Sunday.

Had the operation gone on Saturday as planned, it would have coincided closely with a North Atlantic Treaty Organization strike on a house in Tripoli where Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, another longtime U.S. foe, was believed to have been visiting. That strike killed Kadafi’s son.

Saturday evening, the president offered light remarks at the White House correspondents dinner at a hotel in Washington, joking about his birth certificate and Donald Trump, but he had spent much of the day being briefed on the operation. And his national security staff was working furiously back at the White House." [Edit: The "B.C. Roast" was scheduled for the same day the orders were given to bomb Lybia AND OBL].

http://patdollard.com/2011/05/40-minutes-history-and-timeline-of-osama-pig-slaughter-cowardly-muslim-man-bin-laden-used-wife-as-human-shield/

 

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66 posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 4:10:46 PM by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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22 posted on 05/02/2011 3:32:30 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Smogger

He did get nine holes in yesterday morning. That takes balls.


23 posted on 05/02/2011 3:33:23 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Smogger

Well I for one think Obama is so brave and so macho afterall he killed women-right since it is all Obama
at least that is what I have heard HE gave the order so HE told them to kill women and just think HE killed disabled childen and Ghadafi’s son on Saturday night what a man!!!!
Obama is a Real Killer-he should put this on his new re-election poster


24 posted on 05/02/2011 3:33:29 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Smogger

If Bush were still president, the media would be asking if we had a warrant for Bin Laden’s arrest, if it violated international law, if the death could have been avoided, if by killing him did we lose valuable intelligence, etc. And we’d be told that the death was mostly symbolic, that Bin Laden was a man of yesterday, no longer a threat, it was a waste of time and money, etc.


25 posted on 05/02/2011 3:33:29 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Smogger
As Obama takes credit, Holder will try to find out who the SEALS are to bring them up on charges! Fox is already saying a new report says “Bin Laden was unarmed”. Boo freakin’ who.
26 posted on 05/02/2011 3:34:16 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: ricoshea
Obama should take credit.

I think he has, for the first time something isn't conveyed as "Bush's fault!"

27 posted on 05/02/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Smogger

28 posted on 05/02/2011 3:35:14 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: DarthVader
May God continue to curse his presidency.

AMEN !

29 posted on 05/02/2011 3:36:51 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Smogger

First time I’ve laughed all day - this was as good as Rush was today.


30 posted on 05/02/2011 3:37:06 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: ricoshea

Heh heh. True.

You know it’s funny...when I was a kid I knew a guy named Richard Oshea ... his family called him Richard. We all called him Rick, of course.


31 posted on 05/02/2011 3:38:22 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: Smogger
...this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.

That this is not from the Onion is truly frightening.

32 posted on 05/02/2011 3:38:33 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Talisker

Actually it’s refreshing. The whole article is snarky.


33 posted on 05/02/2011 3:39:36 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Smogger
When the invasion of Grenada started, Ronald Reagan made sure that the troops had all that they requested. Then he went to bed.

The MSM went crazy of course thinking that he should have been pacing the floor in an agony of indecision.

That's not how "The Big Boss Man" rolled

34 posted on 05/02/2011 3:39:56 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: MacMattico

“Fox is already saying a new report says “Bin Laden was unarmed”

And hopefully he was also on his knees begging the infidels for his life when they mercilessly pulled the trigger with smiles on their infidel faces ;)


35 posted on 05/02/2011 3:41:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ricoshea

Obama will always take credit from / shift blame for failure to others. Clinton was donating short hairs and playing with the ball...

/fixed it...


36 posted on 05/02/2011 3:42:31 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: ricoshea
IMPORTANT SPECIFIC: When 48 hour go order issued, CoC was told, not requested. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled. This order did not originate from CoC. Repeat – this order did not originate from CoC. He complied, but did not originate. --------------------- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2713869/posts
37 posted on 05/02/2011 3:44:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Smogger
"Minutes passed like days," says John Brennan

If someone had bursted a balloon in the room, every one of these midnight cowboys would have shlt themselves and screamed like stuck pigs. Did any one of them serve in the military ? ..... I doubt it.

38 posted on 05/02/2011 3:45:05 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Smogger

The best thing that obama did was to stay out of the way of a military action that was going to happen anyway that had its start with President Bush


39 posted on 05/02/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: GatorGirl
"And, therefore," Brennan continued, "when President Obama was faced with the opportunity to act upon this, the president had to evaluate the strength of that information and then made what I believe was one of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory."

OMG-Did Brennan really say this?

40 posted on 05/02/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I call BS on that. Obama unarmed? The whacko slept with an AK 47 or one near reach. He was wanted DEAD OR ALIVE and wasn’t a cowboy he was a terrorist. He was armed and probably had booby traps set our wise team avoided.

If Bush continues to get any credit the media will hype this garbage and call the ACLU for Obama’s family.


41 posted on 05/02/2011 3:45:34 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Smogger
all the boy did was OK something put in front of him...

and prolly in such a way as not to have to take any blame if things went south

42 posted on 05/02/2011 3:46:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ricoshea

Buzz Patterson said today, at least 8 times that he knows of.


43 posted on 05/02/2011 3:46:56 PM PDT by firebrand (Impeach Obama.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That sounds more like the muzzie sob- that he was too cowardly to give the order.


44 posted on 05/02/2011 3:47:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Smogger
I find it offensive to hear the words "brave" and "Obama" in the same sentence.

His amateurism and lack of patriotism have and will cost our country dearly, financially, morally and defensively!

45 posted on 05/02/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

46 posted on 05/02/2011 3:47:33 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Smogger

I saw parts of the press conference. Brennen said something to the effect of ‘i’ve never seen such bravery in a commander in chief.’ Way OTT.


47 posted on 05/02/2011 3:47:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Oops.

IMPORTANT SPECIFIC: When 48 hour go order issued, CoC was told, not requested. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled. This order did not originate from CoC. Repeat – this order did not originate from CoC. He complied, but did not originate.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2713869/posts


48 posted on 05/02/2011 3:52:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Smogger
In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening. Sunday was, Brennan revealed to his eager audience, "probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of times in the lives of the people assembled here." Poor poor bureaucrats. Extra Tums all around. Did someone order dinner?

Faux News is on now extolling the gutsy call of our pretender in chief - what a crock!

49 posted on 05/02/2011 3:56:41 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Chode; RED SOUTH

Did SR Military/Intel Officials Overrule President Obama on Mission to Kill Bin Laden?

http://socyberty.com/issues/did-senior-militaryintelligence-officials-overrule-president-obama-regarding-mission-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/ ^

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 2:58:34 PM by RED SOUTH

RE Osama Bin Laden. Significant push to take him out months ago. Senior WH staff resisted. This was cause of much strain between HC and Obama/Jarrett. HC and LP were in constant communication over matter – both attempted to convince administration to act. Administration feared failure and resulting negative impact on president. Intel disgusted over politics over national security. Staff resigned/left. Check timeline to corroborate.

IMPORTANT SPECIFIC: When 48 hour go order issued, CoC was told, not requested. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled. This order did not originate from CoC. Repeat – this order did not originate from CoC. He complied, but did not originate.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2713869/posts


50 posted on 05/02/2011 3:56:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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