Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission
Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT by Niuhuru

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: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; analysts; binladen; capture; celebration; chiefs; citizens; commanders; committee; compound; decision; hamas; jihadist; meeting; military; mission; national; navyseals; newyorktimes; obama; pakistan; president; security; specialist; sympathisers; terror; unemployment; whitehouse
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-67 next last
This alone should be enough for impeachment.
1 posted on 05/03/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by Niuhuru
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

I wonder if this will be in the next Michael Moore movie.


2 posted on 05/03/2011 6:27:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru
Well, what do you expect? It's not like Bin Laden was a Republican. He needed time to think!

Shamelessly stolen from Twitter

3 posted on 05/03/2011 6:30:09 PM PDT by thecabal (The Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vince Ferrer

Barak had to consult his teleprompters


4 posted on 05/03/2011 6:30:32 PM PDT by Rodm
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru
The raid occurred Sunday. He attended a WH correspondence dinner on Saturday night.

No one has mentioned this (to my knowledge).

5 posted on 05/03/2011 6:31:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He took 16 hour ,then they caceled for a day for weather , oh the seal team practiced o a duplicate in afganastan multiple time . Let’s see the pic.

Booooooom


6 posted on 05/03/2011 6:31:58 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

This is Hillary’s fault - remember all that fuss she made about the 3AM phone call? Obama just converts that to a much more civilized 7PM. Allowing the use of daytime hours for important matters of state, like golfing. Then he makes his decision.

Isn’t he brilliant?


7 posted on 05/03/2011 6:33:11 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He sure was acting more weird than usual at the dinner on Saturday night... Actually that show was down right bizarre and there was more venom and hate for the ‘Donald’ than I have ever seen demonstrated for OBL.


8 posted on 05/03/2011 6:35:01 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

atlasshrugs has a h*ll of an article up how Obama dithered and wouldn’t make a decision, kept holding things up at every turn....and the military MOVED ANYWAY on concrete info. A coup getting around Obama....military coup is the word used.
That’s why he had that dumb*ss look on his face, they literally pulled him off the golf course after the raid was in progress, that’s why he’s still in his golf shirt.

The rest of it, the conflicting made up stories, all cover up covering Obama’s buttocks, cover from the media!


9 posted on 05/03/2011 6:35:31 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

What 48 hours and Team Obama is already over playing their hand on this. The Anti-War left is starting to chime in and even though tactically the mission went pretty well the political operation is beginning to show Obama as the same old quisling, bumbling idiot we always knew he was. This story is like a thimble full of jet fuel poured into dying engine, a quick and powerful racing of the engine and then back to sputtering. I bet by June his approval is back in the low 40’s as gas goes up another 50 cents and the moribund economy gets even more sick. I hope I didn’t offend the Freeper who penned some whiney treatise how all Freepers should give it rest and join in the Jingoistic Obama Cult if just for one day


10 posted on 05/03/2011 6:36:48 PM PDT by pburgh01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru
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.

Unbelievable.

I would've probably "slept on it" for about 16 seconds.

11 posted on 05/03/2011 6:37:18 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

I’m far from an Obama supporter and I know he’s a dope regarding the military, but I still don’t see a problem with the Commander In Chief giving it some thought before sending troops into a very hostile situation.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 6:38:54 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Freddd

He was probably having trouble getting through on the SAT phone to warn OBL to clear out ... that’s my theory on the delay ... ;-)


13 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:46 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: BobL

Screw it. He is a ditherer and a dallyer and any hesitation (i.e. 1 minutes, 5 minutes, 16 freaking hours!!!) is inexcusable. The MF calculates the POLITICAL fall-out before he does anything. He is worthless, dishonest, cowardly and (am I leaving anything important out?)..


14 posted on 05/03/2011 6:44:47 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He probably had to check with George Soros and get his permission.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 6:46:46 PM PDT by supermop (queer learnings?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #16 Removed by Moderator

To: shalom aleichem

Naa, pretty thorough.


17 posted on 05/03/2011 6:50:24 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

Just like the reports that he dithered over the decision to take out the Somali pirates.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 6:50:37 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bockscar

Probably needed time to determine if what ever decision he made will affect his political career.

In this case - if the mission is successful, he will take credit. If the mission is a bust, he will blame someone.


19 posted on 05/03/2011 6:53:39 PM PDT by Phil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Bockscar

Probably needed time to determine if what ever decision he made will affect his political career.

In this case - if the mission is successful, he will take credit. If the mission is a bust, he will blame someone.


20 posted on 05/03/2011 6:53:49 PM PDT by Phil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: BobL

Saying yes to taking out terrorist #1 (aka the FBI’s most wanted man) shouldn’t be something that requires a lot of thought.

Five minutes of weighing the pros and cons should be plenty of time. A real leader would have said “Go” immediately. A waffling leader might need five minutes or so. Needing 16 hours and some pillow time shows that 0bama simply doesn’t have any true leadership skills.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 6:58:49 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

I thought the whole thing was his idea.

I only have to make up my mind if I am deciding about something that someone else has presented to me.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 7:01:32 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BobL
I still don’t see a problem with the Commander In Chief giving it some thought before sending troops into a very hostile situation.

Not what happened. The military did an end run around his indecision. They moved the balo without his consent. By the time he was brought into the sit rm from his golf game there was no way to stop events. He got the credit, avoiding a charge of cowardice.

23 posted on 05/03/2011 7:12:23 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Rodm

. . . his teleprompters, his imam and Georgi S.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 7:17:58 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Rodm

. . . his teleprompters, his imam and Georgi S.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 7:18:03 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.

“”The raid occurred Sunday. He attended a WH correspondence dinner on Saturday night.””

He said on TV Sunday night the raid was a “week ago.” It is funny that it’s not mentioned on TV or any articles that I’ve read but I listened to him and that’s what he said.


26 posted on 05/03/2011 7:21:36 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

Maybe FUBO never gave the OK and after 16 hours the military acted on it’s own accord. Since the mission was successful they let Zero take credit for it ...


27 posted on 05/03/2011 7:22:28 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

How many hours did Bush “think” before he said:

“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

“I am truly not that concerned about him.”
- G.W. Bush, responding to a question about bin Laden’s whereabouts. 3/13/02

Bush in July 2006 disbanded the CIA group that had the mission of hunting down bin Laden:
“The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants...”

Bush’s “thinking” is not a good model for kids.


28 posted on 05/03/2011 7:28:46 PM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru
This alone should be enough for impeachment.

I wouldn't try to make too much of this. A lot was at stake. Just imagine if something was bungled.

29 posted on 05/03/2011 7:32:26 PM PDT by fso301
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Two Kids' Dad

The ditherer-in-chief strikes again.

Leading from behind ...


30 posted on 05/03/2011 7:33:57 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He took about 9 months. They found this place last August, IIRC.

Hussein is a joke.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He took about 9 months. They found this place last August, IIRC.

Hussein is a joke.


32 posted on 05/03/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru
This alone should be enough for impeachment.

Based on what?

33 posted on 05/03/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fso301

Zer0 has never been a leader. Mr. Obama usually voted “present”
while a member of the Illinois senate. He’s only interested in what’s good for “Obama”.

When it cpmes to destroying America’s health care, military,economy and alienating our allies Mr.
Zer0 has no qualms. But in a time when quick action is required this guy freezes.
That 3:00AM call won’t be answered. Incompetent.


34 posted on 05/03/2011 7:51:27 PM PDT by ChiMark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

“”Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.””

I must have misunderstood him on Sunday night. Is it any wonder? I just want to leave the room whenever his face or voice comes on so I’m pretty much traumatized!!


35 posted on 05/03/2011 7:52:00 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Doe Eyes

High Treason and Cowardice in the face of the enemy, for crying out loud. Had Barak Hussein Ubama been able to tip off his muzzie brother Usama about the impending raid - without getting caught - he would have done it in a New York nanosec. The pencil-necked pansy HATES this country more than any of us can imagine. How else to explain a 40 minute muzzie ceremony in a US ship, for a piece of muzzie slime who should have been tossed into a pen with a few half starved hogs and video-taped. Let us never forget, Ubama was pre-empted by the takedown and he freaked out. The 40 minute muzzie crap held aboard Vinson was his way of spitting in the face of the US Navy and all Real Americans.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 8:01:29 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

If we have to have a member of the Drones as president, why couldn’t it be Bertie Wooster or at least Gussie Fink-Nottle?


37 posted on 05/03/2011 8:05:19 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tunehead54
He was probably having trouble getting through on the SAT phone to warn OBL to clear out ...

And when he finally discovered it was because Osama was talking all that time to Hugo Chavez, Obama became so enraged with jealousy that he ordered the mission to commence.

Hell hath no fury like a commie betrayed!

38 posted on 05/03/2011 8:18:06 PM PDT by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Louis Foxwell

That is different than I was thinking.


39 posted on 05/03/2011 8:23:36 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: BobL

Yeah. I guessed that.


40 posted on 05/03/2011 8:27:24 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: saltus

“How many hours did Bush “think” before he said:”

Hey Sport,

In case you haven’t noticed, GWB is no longer POTUS, your CREEP is currently the big guy.

AND he has formed CREEP 2, the Committee to re-elect the CREEP.


41 posted on 05/03/2011 8:27:50 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

Just read on another thread which someone posted a link to info saying that Valerie Jarrett was the one telling him what to do and that she was against it.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 8:29:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

16 hours? Our Muslim president has been ambivalent for months about this operation. He has known about Bin Laden for months. Obama knew the Seals had been training for months. And this mo-ron was still up in the air about it all. I am going to omit all the cuss words I have for this idiot child


43 posted on 05/03/2011 8:32:38 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

Evidentally Valerie Jarret was basically directing the President as to what to do/not to do.


44 posted on 05/03/2011 8:34:13 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

Well, it was the weekend. Union rules state that presidents don’t have to work on weekends.


45 posted on 05/03/2011 8:36:26 PM PDT by Cementjungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: saltus
Bush in July 2006 disbanded the CIA group that had the mission of hunting down bin Laden:
“The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants...”

Yeah and you are dumb enough to believe that. The CIA/Seals just lead this mission that killed him. In one form or another the CIA and our other Intel agencies have been patiently gathering Osama intel for years and it all paid off a few days ago

46 posted on 05/03/2011 8:38:55 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

C’mon cut him some slack!

It was NFL draft weekend, and the labor dispute could be resolved


47 posted on 05/03/2011 8:39:28 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

Let’s just hope he doesn’t take this long if a missile is in bound.

16 hours....come on!


48 posted on 05/03/2011 8:55:58 PM PDT by ealgeone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

He had to consult someone with the proper pay grade. It was above his.


49 posted on 05/03/2011 9:01:30 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fso301

Like Carter’s Iran rescue?


50 posted on 05/03/2011 9:35:22 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-67 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson