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Rumsfeld Urges White House to Keep Lid on Bin Laden Intel
fox ^ | 5/8/11 | staff

Posted on 05/08/2011 11:49:07 AM PDT by Nachum

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday questioned why the Obama administration is releasing so much information about the operation that resulted in the death of Usama bin Laden and the intelligence behind it.

While Rumsfeld praised President Obama for overseeing and green-lighting the daring raid last weekend, he suggested the White House could be taking a risk in sharing the details it has with the public.

"The more information that goes out about intelligence, the greater the risks to our people and the less likelihood we're going to be able to capture and/or kill some of the people who would result from the intelligence take here," Rumsfeld said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; house; osama; osamabinladen; rumsfeld; urges; white
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1 posted on 05/08/2011 11:49:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/08/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Absolutely ridiculous what has already been released.

Shut up damn it...No wonder nothing has been leaked...the President is throwing the media everything the want. Cookies for all!!!

3 posted on 05/08/2011 11:50:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday questioned why the Obama administration is releasing so much information about the operation that resulted in the death of Usama bin Laden and the intelligence behind it.

Whatever will help in the 2012 election. It's not like American security is the highest priority.

4 posted on 05/08/2011 11:52:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Nachum

Obama is leaking in a frantic effort to protect al qaeda. It would break his heart if anything were to happen to Zawahiri.


5 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:45 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: COBOL2Java

>Whatever will help in the 2012 election.
*****

BINGO! Odumbo doesn’t care about our soldiers nor the CIA who have him his temporary ratings. It’s about the photo ops for the commercials we will see next year. I hate obama and proud of it.


6 posted on 05/08/2011 11:54:53 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Nachum
I'm sure Obama will manage sensitive intelligence as skillfully as he handles the economy!


7 posted on 05/08/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Fantasywriter

In the end, the other side will gain just as much intelligence info as we do. It’s all part of 0bama’s plan.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 11:58:31 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Nachum

Other than to give 0bama a bump in the polls, there was NO need to release either the announcement of UBL’s killing or the “treasure trove” of info for, say, a month or so. As is, every piece of trash mentioned in that treasure trove has been given a heads up. Poor, poor planning.


9 posted on 05/08/2011 12:01:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The New Normal. Same As The Old Awful.)
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To: Nachum

I’ll go further and say they should have not even released news of Osama’s assasination until at least a week or two so they had time to squash some more roaches. As it is all the roaches had plenty of time to get away. Not too smart.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 12:02:01 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Nachum


11 posted on 05/08/2011 12:03:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Nachum

Runsfelt right. I have had the same concerns.

“Loose lips sink ships” - WWII slogan still applies


12 posted on 05/08/2011 12:05:03 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: ComputerGuy

The left is so deep into moral equivalence they’ve made ethical morons of themselves. Noam Chomsky wanted to know what we would think if al qaeda sneaked onto Bush’s ranch and ‘assassinated’ him. This is Obama’s bunch in spades, except that for them it’s never ‘equivalent’. It’s always, ‘The West is worse’. If we don’t do something to get our schoolkids out of the hands of these maniacs, it might really be all over for us.


13 posted on 05/08/2011 12:05:12 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

The intel is in arabic. What they are releasing now is so much bull-oney. Pravda type propaganda. What a shame but to be expected from this bunch of traitors.


14 posted on 05/08/2011 12:05:24 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Nachum

The adults have a need to tell the children to shut their damn mouth. Good Grief.


15 posted on 05/08/2011 12:06:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Nachum

I heard a theory that the whole operation was a show staged to cover up Pakistan turning over Bin Ladens body after dying of other causes


16 posted on 05/08/2011 12:06:31 PM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Nachum
Hey Obama! Zip it!


17 posted on 05/08/2011 12:14:37 PM PDT by mylife
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To: COBOL2Java

bttt


18 posted on 05/08/2011 12:19:46 PM 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: Nachum

And the last person that should know about the intelligence people info is a congressman they love to impress the press with info for face time.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 12:26:05 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

Lets see what we already know;
(1) The attack carrier Vincent is home to Seal Team 6 Where ever its going they’re going with it.
(2) The baffle (Pie plate) on the tail rotor assembly indicates main rotor blades torques hard right.
(3) We told them we know who and where they are (instead of tagging them)
and this ag line says it all


20 posted on 05/08/2011 12:26:12 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Nachum
Sheesh! It's that warmonger and torturer, Glumsfeld, again!

Everybody knows reelecting Our Savior to save us is more important than some outmoded, timeworn, and discredited cliche' like "national security" in this so-called "war" which Bushitler started.

Give us a break, Slumsfull! /s/

21 posted on 05/08/2011 12:28:32 PM PDT by Gritty (There's no other way to say it... (Obama is) an enemy within - Matt Barber)
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To: Nachum

Lets see what we already know;
(1) The attack carrier Vincent is home to Seal Team 6 Where ever its going they’re going with it.
(2) The baffle (Pie plate) on the tail rotor assembly indicates main rotor blades torques hard right.
(3) We told them we know who and where they are (instead of tagging them)
and this tag line says it all


22 posted on 05/08/2011 12:29:01 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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23 posted on 05/08/2011 12:29:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t know but the guy in that picture looks like saddam. ;>) Must be watching from hell.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 12:31:27 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: elpadre

After an IED being found off some PA Amtrac tracks Friday, it’s readily apparent that the admin “recklessly” put the intel about AQ’s desire to hit rail targets out to the media in order to give psychotics and terrorists a chance to hit their targets before security measures are placed.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 12:31:27 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

YEP.


26 posted on 05/08/2011 12:33:11 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Nachum

They’re leaking everything because Obama wants to keep “his” victory in the public eye. They’re frantic because he hasn’t gotten a bounce out of all this.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 12:34:23 PM PDT by Triton42
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To: Nachum

In the last few days Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney and others have been interviewed. It makes me long for a time when adults were in the Executive branch.

When Clinton was there, it was the kids.

With Obama, it’s the narcissistic incompetents.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 12:35:13 PM PDT by burroak
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To: plain talk
... and Obama couldn't even wait till daylight to announce it. He had to make an announcement late on a Sunday night? It was handled VERY poorly by Obama.
29 posted on 05/08/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Nachum
Rumsfeld Urges White House to Keep Lid on Bin Laden Intel

Great idea, and good for national security. All too many seem more interested in bragging and justifying their role than in letting the enemy guess and wonder what we got from Osama's hangout.

We might need to go back to keeping everything very secret, with top secret debriefings for those who actually participated, and then summary reports for top officials, and only reasonable summaries released to the public.

This real time viewing, or real time updates to so many seems like a formula for releasing far too much information far too soon (and for releasing a lot of incorrect information).

30 posted on 05/08/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Nachum

As Oliver North wrote, “[Obama] made the right decision. Regrettably, he also decided he wanted everyone to know about it.”


31 posted on 05/08/2011 12:45:54 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Nachum
"You guys make a pretty good photo-op."

- Barack Obama to US troops in South Korea, 11/19/09

32 posted on 05/08/2011 12:55:28 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Nachum

Who is the Admins wikileaks czar?


33 posted on 05/08/2011 12:55:58 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: Nachum

No $h!t. The damned idiots threw away invaluable tactical intel advantage for personal political advantage. Keep your F’n mouths shut. Your propaganda press and the “people” don’t have to know anything about this right now. Won’t release a BC or a photo of dead OBL but will broadcast to our enemies that we know what they have planned.

FUBO & FAD


34 posted on 05/08/2011 1:00:24 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Nachum

All part of the “most transparent admin.”, don’t ‘cha know?


35 posted on 05/08/2011 1:19:19 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: mosesdapoet
"....Vincent is home to Seal Team 6....."

Stupid statement 1.

"The (pie plate) indicates main rotor blades torques hard right."

Stupid statement 2.

"Lets see what we already know;"

Some much less than others.

36 posted on 05/08/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Nachum
Rumsfeld's warning is similar to the former Navy Seal named Ben who warned more than once to the loose lipped Geraldo last night on Fox.

His wisdom and warning about the unintended consequences of "loose lips" was largely ignored by Geraldo, of course.

Oberlin College's web site contains a priceless collection of WWII Posters which emphasized the need for secrecy about America's war effort. They are graphic and speak volumes about the mindset then and now.

One poster depicts a paratrooper being shot just as he lands, with the words, "CARELESS TALK . . . got there first."

The selfish and blatant politicization of this most recent military achievement risks the lives of thousands and serves no worthwhile purpose for national security.

As the Navy Seal stated last night, such publicizing of detail about last Sunday's events puts the lives of many overseas in jeopardy. Those Administration officials and media hounds who are doing it should be ashamed of themselves.

37 posted on 05/08/2011 1:27:38 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Nachum

Looks like the schools for community organizer never taught the “Loose lips sink ships” motto of warfare. The lefties elected a real gem of DUmmie stupidity in this resident of the WH.


38 posted on 05/08/2011 1:28:07 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The American taxpayer cannot support the tax and spend habits of DC.)
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To: plain talk

If this were a normal terrorist, I would agree. Normally the military would wait about 6 weeks to announce the killing or capture of a wanted terrorist so that they have a chance to translate, decode, and follow-up on all of the leads acquired from confiscated computers, videotapes, other evidence and “interviews” with associates. But if we waited 6 weeks to make the announcement, few would believe it. The PR value here of the raid was worth more than the intel value.

That said, it make take 10 more years to dismantle the rest of Al Qaeda piece by piece.


39 posted on 05/08/2011 1:34:43 PM PDT by Qout
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To: Sacajaweau

It is ridiculous. Biden leaked what special forces- exact unit was used and Obama and Holder with intel is frightening as all they want to do is give terrorists lawyers and miranda rights.


40 posted on 05/08/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Will88
the Pakistani Army had to be protecting Osama; and because there was no resistance from the Pakistani military we may wonder if osama was being handed over to the seals.

in that case , the only intel we would be getting would be what the paki military wants us to find

in that case the news releases we would be getting are what obama and the Paki Army put together and wants us to believe

41 posted on 05/08/2011 1:56:23 PM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: Nachum

This WH crowd has absolutely no wisdom to speak of. Another PC way of putting it - they are common-sense-challenged.


42 posted on 05/08/2011 2:02:54 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Nachum

That’s right. Don’t want anyone to figure out that the Bushies killed him back in 2001 and didn’t tell anyone. /lame attempt at sarcasm


43 posted on 05/08/2011 2:37:53 PM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: mosesdapoet

“Lets see what we already know;
(1) The attack carrier Vincent is home to Seal Team 6 Where ever its going they’re going with it.
(2) The baffle (Pie plate) on the tail rotor assembly indicates main rotor blades torques hard right.
(3) We told them we know who and where they are (instead of tagging them)
and this ag line says it all”


1. Says who? We know that they send Bin Laden’s body there. Could have been any other ship in the area.
2. Blogs talked about the copter.
3. What makes you think CIA is that stupid? First after capturing the data from Bin Laden every terrorist leader with 2 brain cells knows to move if Bin Laden knew their location. But this is positive because makes them nervous and when nervous they move more, make mistakes. CIA and drones are keeping an eye on things, make no mistakes about it.


44 posted on 05/08/2011 2:44:36 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: Nachum
why the Obama administration is releasing so much information about the operation that resulted in the death of Usama bin Laden and the intelligence behind it.

Because the group of idiot Marxists in the 1/2 white hut are totally clueless about the real world.

45 posted on 05/08/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

This has been a major subject at war colleges and defense think tanks off and on since WWII. With so much info on wars and tactics that’s made public it’s been argued that we give away our whole play book and suffer for it later. I agree. I don’t need to know everything that goes on, especially with this.


46 posted on 05/08/2011 3:18:46 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Don Corleone

This whole thing is looking like a scam to me. Could this have all been made up?


47 posted on 05/08/2011 3:26:17 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: loveliberty2

Well, as long as Valerie Plame isn’t in any danger...


48 posted on 05/08/2011 3:32:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sacajaweau
Absolutely ridiculous what has already been released. Shut up damn it...

He's too busy spiking the ball in the endzone because he's discovered it makes him poular (for a while, but not with me).....

.....and he's enjoying publicly patting himeself on the back.

49 posted on 05/08/2011 3:39:05 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: Nachum

Was listening to Ollie North the other day. He said basically the same thing. “Wait a week at least or longer to even announce the actual kill of Osama and say nothing about captured Intel at all”.

Now all his lieutenants are scurrying for cover.


50 posted on 05/08/2011 3:39:44 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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