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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."
Somehow I think we should actually call it, “Wag the Goat” since Muslims hate dogs, right?
Good post on the Prez who lectures US to not “spike the football,” when he has done nothing but prance and preen for a week.
16 hours to make the decision to take bin Laden out but no sleep lost? BS liar. I’d wager you shed a few tears for him behind closed doors..../s =.=
I don't watch 42 Minutes anymore.
Would I be right in assuming whoever "interviewed" him didn't call him on that?
that was only part of the quote- the rest mentioned troops.
Don’t forget those babies that survived abortions. He loses no sleep over knowing they were left to die because the mother wanted them dead. He’s one evil dude.
That one was a team effort- null and void asked me to put wings on the original pic. Pass it around!
The only difference between oBama and oSama is BS!