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Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission... ("Slept On It")
DailyMail ^ | 05/03/2011

Posted on 05/03/2011 1:55:20 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss

President 'slept on it' as tense military chiefs awaited decision Action started the next morning when Obama declared 'it's a go' Mission delayed by one day after heavy cloud cover on Saturday night Navy seals dodged Pakistani security to reach Bin Laden's lair Outpouring of emotion on streets down to 'the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11' Obama told members of Congress

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound.

Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound.

The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: binladen; blackberrycic; gutsy; obama; obamateur; obameltdown; obl; obltermination; osama
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 1:55:26 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: GreaterSwiss

omg


2 posted on 05/03/2011 1:58:16 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Voted present for 16 crucial hours


3 posted on 05/03/2011 1:58:29 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: GreaterSwiss

How much did the cloud cover have to do with delaying the mission so that those back in DC could “watch from above” in the situation room?


4 posted on 05/03/2011 1:58:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

What a clown.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 1:58:46 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“Sleep on it sounds” like the advice of the form fornicator in chief: “Put some ice on it.” I am so relieved that our dear leader did not rush to judgment.


6 posted on 05/03/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: GreaterSwiss

‘the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11’ Obama told members of Congress....

I congratulate our military, not you Captain Dufus!


7 posted on 05/03/2011 1:59:15 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GreaterSwiss

If Osama hadn’t been at home, we’d have missed him.


8 posted on 05/03/2011 1:59:30 PM PDT by Spok
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To: GreaterSwiss
A huge decision no doubt, but in that part of the world loose lips could have doomed it. A tough call. . .
9 posted on 05/03/2011 2:00:42 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

I don’t fault him for it.

Osama wasn’t going anywhere, and this is an insertion mission over a mountain range into a very tentatively allied country . A whole bunch of things could have gone wrong mechanically(we lost a helicopter), tactically and politically.

If you think a leader ought to okay a world-changing action in a few minutes’ time, you haven’t ever been in those shoes.


10 posted on 05/03/2011 2:01:24 PM PDT by lurk
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To: GreaterSwiss

This story is all over the place. This story says they confirmed Thursday he was in this town and this house, but the earlier news said they identified the house as a potential hiding place in August, confirmed around February, and had built a replica that the Seals practiced in for several weeks in early April. If they just confirmed he was there Thursday, how did all this preparation take place earlier.


11 posted on 05/03/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: GreaterSwiss

A WH source said “It was the gutsiest nap I ever saw”.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 2:01:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: GreaterSwiss

"On the one hand, my popularity will go up. On the other, the Islamic world loses one of its greatest freedom fighters. Hmmm... decisions, decisions."

13 posted on 05/03/2011 2:02:02 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: GreaterSwiss

16 hrs? Sounds like he may have slept AND golfed on it.


14 posted on 05/03/2011 2:02:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GreaterSwiss

He took Meatloaf’s advise.

Ima sleep on it.
I’ll give you my answer in the morning.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 2:03:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: lurk
If you think a leader ought to okay a world-changing action in a few minutes’ time, you haven’t ever been in those shoes.

Heaven forbid it.

But we're talking about Obama here.

16 posted on 05/03/2011 2:04:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GreaterSwiss
"But it's 3 a.m., Madame Secretary."

"I know what $#%&*! time it is there and you wake that #&!*&# little sob up. NOW."

17 posted on 05/03/2011 2:04:45 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago...?")
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To: a fool in paradise

16 hour not bad, so what, they killed him, it’s not like he left durning that time.

You do know they never even saw him there till the mission took place, it not like they had photos and were even 100% sure he was there.

This sound like the folks complaining about Bush finished reading the childrens Book on 911


18 posted on 05/03/2011 2:04:50 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: lurk

I was thinking the same thing. This wasn’t an easy call. And didn’t we have eyes on the target? So I don’t think he was going anywhere.


19 posted on 05/03/2011 2:05:02 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: GreaterSwiss

Too many knew Obama had been found and Osama couldn’t avoid having to do something.

Obama had to sleep on it.

He did make certain that he received a fill muslim burial service.

The President fo the 911 Families Peter Gadiel is very upset that OBama received a proper religious burial.

He was on KFI just now with with Bill Caroll.


20 posted on 05/03/2011 2:05:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I can't force my kids to take on the DNC vote buy debts and be hated for working while doing so.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
Indecisive Pictures, Images and Photos
21 posted on 05/03/2011 2:05:17 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GreaterSwiss

Posted this on the other thread as well:

Using EST, If the helicopters arrived at 4pm and the firefight lasted 40 minutes, its safe to say the body was probably not photographed, bagged, and in the air until 5pm at the earliest.

8 hours later its on a ship in the North Arabian Sea getting prepped to be dumped overboard?

During those 8 hours, according to the media, the body is flown by helicopter Northwest into Afghanistan some 200+ miles, it lands, they take out the body. They do DNA testing and facial recognition. They rebag the body, load it back into another helicopter, and fly 1000 miles to a US ship in the North Arabian Sea. All in 8 hours?

Not saying he is alive or anything like that. Just questioning the timeline. Why the rush?


22 posted on 05/03/2011 2:05:49 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: lurk
"If you think a leader ought to okay a world-changing action in a few minutes’ time, you haven’t ever been in those shoes."

Oh, please. Do tell, your majesty...

23 posted on 05/03/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago...?")
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To: GreaterSwiss

24 posted on 05/03/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Doesn’t matter if he took a nap or played a round of golf. He got him.
Or should I say he allowed our armed forces to get him.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Spineless, jellyfish of a pissant. Needed time to get a pedicure, facial, manicure and watch “Say Yes to the Dress”.


26 posted on 05/03/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by albie
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To: GreaterSwiss

27 posted on 05/03/2011 2:07:22 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

A caller on Rush today said it perfectly. If he hadn’t gone ahead, it would later have been leaked and we would end up with either Hillery or our GOP candidate. IOW, his hand was forced. It had nothing to do with his desire to hunt terrorist, execute the war on terror or assure America’s protection. It was simply damage control that he’s now trying to spin as a consequence of ‘his’ policies. Total BS.


28 posted on 05/03/2011 2:07:31 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: WPaCon

Hmmm... That thumb looks extraordinarily long. I’m just sayin...


29 posted on 05/03/2011 2:08:12 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: ilgipper

“This story says they confirmed Thursday he was in this town and this house”

Director Panetta is on the record as saying they never had confirmation. Estimates were 60-80%.
http://swampland.time.com/2011/05/03/cia-chief-breaks-silence-u-s-ruled-out-involving-pakistan-in-bin-laden-raid-early-on/


30 posted on 05/03/2011 2:10:44 PM PDT by ironman
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To: AbeLincoln

LOL


31 posted on 05/03/2011 2:10:50 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: GreaterSwiss

It was a tough decision.

I’m sure the ghost of Carter’s failed Iranian hostage rescue attempt haunted him. He is already being compared to Carter.

A failed mission would have turned him into an undisputed lame duck over night.

He’ll get a temporary bump...but it won’t last.


32 posted on 05/03/2011 2:11:13 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: ilgipper
Maybe OBL was building a golf course (he had certainly had the time during his last years in Oblablabad) and Bobo wanted to wait to see how it would turn out before hastily passing judgment...
33 posted on 05/03/2011 2:11:40 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago...?")
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To: Track9
The caller was also a former Navy Seal who knew what he was talking about (IIRC).

Obama had no choice given the circumstances. He delayed the inevitable for a while, but had to do exactly what he campaigned so hard against.....the right thing.

34 posted on 05/03/2011 2:12:01 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: WPaCon; All
OBAMA: "On the one hand, my popularity will go up. On the other, the Islamic world loses one of its greatest freedom fighters. Hmmm... decisions, decisions."

VOICE FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM: "This 16 hour delay can't go on any longer if you expect of having ANY chance of interrupting the last portion of "The Apprentice" with the news of this mission!!"

OBAMA: "Let's do this thing!!"

35 posted on 05/03/2011 2:12:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GreaterSwiss
This guy just doesn't get it!....No "OBL death bounce" in the polls for Obango....He's upset
36 posted on 05/03/2011 2:13:21 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lurk
I seem to recall a positive ID of OBL early on in Afghanistan during Clinton years. It too was a compound. CIA begged for WH authorization, which was denied. (memory is a bit fuzzy as to more detail)
37 posted on 05/03/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Did he play golf or make a campaign speech during that 16 hours?

Wait, wasn’t he busy at the goofy Media comedy dinner?

Life is tough, but it’s even tougher when you’re a stupid indecisive coward.


38 posted on 05/03/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: icwhatudo
“Just questioning the timeline.”

I agree totally, although I have a little different take on it.

I believe we still have the body. The dumped at sea was a trial balloon to see if the Middle East would explode. Since the reaction has been muted, I suspect he will be dumped in the sea shortly.

Fed to Mr. Woo’s pigs ala “Deadwood” would be more to my liking.

39 posted on 05/03/2011 2:13:48 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: albie; pissant
"Spineless, jellyfish of a pissant. Needed time to get a pedicure, facial, manicure and watch “Say Yes to the Dress”."

You are obligated to ping his majesty upon casting such aspersions lol...

40 posted on 05/03/2011 2:13:57 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago...?")
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To: GreaterSwiss

16 hours.

What was going on 16 hours previous?

Only the Royal Wedding.

Obama is a jerk. But even he would not be jerky enough to overshadow the Royal Wedding.

Right?

So - in the meantime - OBL had 16 more hours to breath.


41 posted on 05/03/2011 2:14:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: SanFranDan

Instead of a call at 3:00 am it was somehting that he needed “to sleep on”. Sounds more like he needed to check all the potential political ramifications for his re-election in 2012.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 2:16:10 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: GreaterSwiss

What bold, decisive leadership. Get backed in a corner, retreat to your room to suck on your thumb for 16 hours, finally decided when you have no other choice, and then take credit for the whole thing.


43 posted on 05/03/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: musicman

Hilarious!!!! Witty post-o-the-day!!!


44 posted on 05/03/2011 2:18:38 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: SanFranDan
Obama had to be dragged off a golf course to the situation room.

The go order was issued by BD, LP and HC, Obama was told the decision, not requested to make one. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled again by BD, LP and HC. Obama had no choice but to comply because he was probably told someone would leak what he failed to do before the 2012 election.

The killing of Osama Bin Laden was in fact a Coup within Obama WH. Fearless leader's only contribution was to shutup and sit in the corner.

45 posted on 05/03/2011 2:19:02 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: GreaterSwiss
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46 posted on 05/03/2011 2:19:11 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Obama drove up in his golf cart, takes credit for nabbing Osama, then drives away.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
A failed mission would have turned him into an undisputed lame duck over night.

I strongly disagree with this. A failed mission may never have been brought to the public's attention.

For that matter, Carter's failed hostage rescue mission in 1979 may never have been made public were it not for the fact that Iranians had begun to issue public statements about what happened in the desert. I believe there may have been some unexpected contact between the U.S. forces and Iranian civilians on that mission that sort of "blew the cover" a bit.

47 posted on 05/03/2011 2:19:40 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: GreaterSwiss
LOL that 3am morning call turned into I will have to call you back tomorrow.
FUBO
48 posted on 05/03/2011 2:19:45 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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49 posted on 05/03/2011 2:21:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ohioWfan
The caller was also a former Navy Seal who knew what he was talking about (IIRC).

Exactly. It was clear he had no illusions about the completely inconsequential role Zero played in this whole affair. If anything, he was a liability.

50 posted on 05/03/2011 2:22:20 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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