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Obama: No sleep lost over bin Laden killing
The Hill ^

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."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; 72versions; cbsnews; enemedia; gutsy; gutsyganda; narcissistinchief; obamaganda; obamessiah; obltermination; shiftingstory
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To: MestaMachine

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!


21 posted on 05/08/2011 6:10:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Blow off half of Bin Laden’s head and leave him stone cold dead and Sparky sleeps like a baby but waterboard him and Sparky would have been up half the night, twisted in knots.
22 posted on 05/08/2011 6:11:30 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Sub-Driver

16 hours later....


23 posted on 05/08/2011 6:13:17 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The president said he had no hesitation over ordering bin Laden's death."

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.

24 posted on 05/08/2011 6:19:27 PM PDT by cruise_missile (Palin: More woman than Michelle. More man than Barack.)
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To: cruise_missile

I wonder if they read him him Miranda rights before blowing his skull off.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:26:21 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tinkerbell is a bad ass... I AM SO IMPRESSED... NOT!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


26 posted on 05/08/2011 6:27:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: null and void
I don’t think he lost any sleep over his mother’s and grandmother’s demises either.

Are you suggesting that maybe he had something to do with ... nah, I'd better not go there.

27 posted on 05/08/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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28 posted on 05/08/2011 6:44:36 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: Sub-Driver; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

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.

Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


29 posted on 05/08/2011 6:47:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


30 posted on 05/08/2011 6:49:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: foxfield

Uh no, but now that you mention it...


31 posted on 05/08/2011 6:52:45 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: Candor7
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.
“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 wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve 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 didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”


32 posted on 05/08/2011 6:55:53 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Tinkerbell is a bad ass...

Why do you call him that???

Bo Faery

33 posted on 05/08/2011 7:02:44 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: null and void

Haven’t seen the dog in a long while.


34 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:53 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: null and void

That’s great!!!!! I hurt myself laughing! That is a FR classic!

LLS


35 posted on 05/08/2011 7:09:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm beginning to think Obama has special morphing powers. He morphs into whatever his handlers decide he needs to be. I guess it's easy since he's an empty person, sort of a blank or chroma-key screen on which whatever emotions can be projected. As long as the end result makes him look good, he can perform.

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.

36 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:11 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Roscoe Karns
Yeah, Roscoe did a great job on that one!
37 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

He already had his out ready if the raid failed.


38 posted on 05/08/2011 7:37:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

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


39 posted on 05/08/2011 7:46:56 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Sub-Driver
He went on 60 minutes to talk about this??? Didn't he say that OBL was not a trophy? He just can't stop can he? How much more of this self-aggrandizing is he going to do on this subject?
40 posted on 05/08/2011 8:03:33 PM PDT by HollyB
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