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Posted on 05/08/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama: No sleep lost over bin Laden killing By Michael O'Brien - 05/08/11 07:15 PM ET
President Obama said he didn't lose any sleep over Osama bin Laden's killing.
The president said he had no hesitation over ordering bin Laden's death, though he admitted to nervousness about sending U.S. special forces troops into Pakistan or the dangerous -- but ultimately successful -- mission.
"As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn't lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin Laden out. Justice was done," Obama said Sunday on "60 Minutes" on CBS. "And I think that anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil-- didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined."
Obama announced a week ago, late on Sunday night, that bin Laden had been killed following a daring raid, details of which emerged over the course of the week. But while ordering the mission was a "sobering" decision, Obama said he never had doubts.
"You know, every time I make a decision -- about launching a missile, every time I make a decision about sending troops into battle -- you know I understand that this will result in people being killed," he said. "And that is a sobering fact. But it is one that comes with the job."
Obama added insight into his decision-making process that led to last Sunday's raid, one he made last Friday morning after administration deliberation over which approach to use, and whether bin Laden was actually hiding in the Pakistan hideout where he had actually been living for at least five years.
Obama described the decision as a "difficult" one for having to put troops in harm's way, but one in which he ultimately felt confident. The president said he never even told members of his family or most senior White House aides of the operation to capture or kill bin Laden until after it had succeeded.
He also downplayed the notion of any divisions in the Situation Room over what approach to use in order to get bin Laden. The president ultimately decided on the on-the-ground raid, a riskier option, but one that provided the opportunity to confirm bin Laden's idling.
"One of the things that we've done here is to build a team that is collegial and where everybody speaks their mind. And there's not a lot of sniping or back biting after the fact," Obama said. "And what I've tried to do is make sure that every time I sit down in the Situation Room, every one of my advisors around there knows I expect them to give me their best assessments."
The new “He Man” nobama is something to behold. Such manliness by the new He Man nobhama is only exaggerated by his being a poofer. Sheesh!
16 hours later....
This should make most Liberals head explode. So they weren't ordered to capture Bin Laden if possible? Remember Water-Boarding is bad. This is also the same administration that wanted to read Miranda rights to combatants. No military trials.
I wonder if they read him him Miranda rights before blowing his skull off.
Tinkerbell is a bad ass... I AM SO IMPRESSED... NOT!!!!!!!!!!
Are you suggesting that maybe he had something to do with ... nah, I'd better not go there.
President Obama said he didn’t lose any sleep over Osama bin Laden’s killing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
No suprise there, He didn’t lose any sleep either over the deaths of 7000 of his Kenyan fellow countrymen either, in November of 2007, whe Rial Odinga and the Orange party, who Obama campaigned for and radicalized, killed thousands in the streets of Nairobi.
He was campaigning in New Hampshire at the time, never batted an eye, not a wink of remorse. Obama is as cold blooded as a lizard, and he seems to have nictating membranes over his eyes.Like a snake.He is a perfect liberal fascist psychopomp.
What about the gay choir director at trinity, who was shot soon after he confessed his affair with you? You know, during your campaign? Lose any sleep about him?
Uh no, but now that you mention it...
I come in peace, it said, ... take me to your Lizard.
Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say ...
It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see...
You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?
No, said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.
Odd, said Arthur, I thought you said it was a democracy.
I did, said Ford. It is.
So, said Arthur, hoping he wasnt sounding ridiculously obtuse, why dont the people get rid of the lizards?
It honestly doesnt occur to them, said Ford. Theyve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government theyve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.
You mean they actually vote for the lizards?
Oh yes, said Ford with a shrug, of course.
But, said Arthur, going for the big one again, why?
Because if they didnt vote for a lizard, said Ford, the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?
Haven’t seen the dog in a long while.
That’s great!!!!! I hurt myself laughing! That is a FR classic!
He should have gone into news broadcasting. He could read a teleprompter, look at himself in the mirror during commercials, say things into the camera that someone else has written and pretend to have knowledge about the events being reported.
He already had his out ready if the raid failed.
He already had his out ready if the raid failed.>>>>>>
No way did Obama sign off on this Osama action without having a very good out in the event of failure.... That would shift blame onto everyone but himself