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Obama: I Was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency'
Business Insider ^ | May 8, 2011 | Noah Davis

Posted on 05/08/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

60 Minutes aired the interview Steve Kroft conducted with President Obama on Wednesday at the White House in which the Commander-in-Chief discussed the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

"I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him," the President said even though he admitted they had no photograph and no direct evidence of bin Laden's presence.

The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... I was not involved with designing the initial plan but each iteration they'd bring to me, make a full presentation, we would ask questions. We had multiple meetings in the Situation Room where we actually had a model of the compound and we would discuss how this operation might proceed and what various options there were."

Later, Kroft asked for the President's thoughts about the compound in Pakistan.

"I think we were surprised when we learned this compound had been there for five or six years, and it was in an area in which you would think that potentially he would attract some attention. So yes, the answer is that we were surprised that he could maintain a compound for that long without there being a tip off."

Kroft also asked about the concerns Obama before the mission....

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; 72versions; enemedia; gutsyganda; narcissism; narcissist; narcissistinchief; obama; obamaganda; obltermination; osama; pakistan; wot
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Can you imagine any other US president having to explain that he was in the loop for his "biggest" triumph? Anotherwords he was on the golf course or eating some Wagyu steak and lobster surf & turf.
1 posted on 05/08/2011 6:57:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/08/2011 6:58:01 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: 2ndDivisionVet

You forgot the barf alert.

He really wants to play the role of the warrior, doesn’t he?


3 posted on 05/08/2011 6:59:07 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but do so because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama: One Wicked bastard.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 6:59:11 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 05/08/2011 6:59:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Navy SEALs: They'll shoot your eyes out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And if it had backfired, he’d be blaming some general, the SEALS, Republicans, anyone but himself.


6 posted on 05/08/2011 7:01:34 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s not really lying, he spent zero time on this just like every other project.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 7:01:39 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him,"

Interesting comment. Makes me wonder if there haven't been times when it wasn't a strategic imperative to go after him.
8 posted on 05/08/2011 7:02:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Travis McGee
"about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President..

Travis, that was a brilliant answer. And it is absolutely true. He had nothing to do with the project.

9 posted on 05/08/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. To early to start shooting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suddenly, cowboy is good.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most self-absorbed, self congratulatory, narcissistic, metrosexual president EVER.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:02 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Gamecock

yeehaw, i suppose


12 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are a-holes and there are a-holes, but this guy is the absolute *King of the A-Holes*, bar none.
13 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:30 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hahahahahahahahahahaha! hahahahahahahahahahaha!
14 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:36 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a friggin bald faced liar.
15 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:40 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: culpeper

Bingo.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:40 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sounds about right. congress wrote the flaccid stimulus, and obamacare. other than getting elected, he has pretty outsourced all of the “projects” in his presidency.


17 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:43 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So think maybe his ‘brains’ in the White House, Valarie and Axle sent the appropriate questions to be ask. And was he able to speak freely without his teleprompter?


18 posted on 05/08/2011 7:04:43 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is actively trying to convict the CIA ops that found Osama.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 7:05:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Unless Reagan rises from the dead, we can easily find at least one reason to skip a leading GOPer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn, that is probably true. In other words, he didn’t have a friggin’ clue.


20 posted on 05/08/2011 7:05:23 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I I I I I I I I I I I I (gotta make a beer run...)


21 posted on 05/08/2011 7:05:45 PM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, yeah, I forgot... He slept on it for 18 hours before giving the order! So he was “as active” as during any other project... But he was unconscious. God help us.


22 posted on 05/08/2011 7:06:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Gamecock

getting carried away with himself. lies lies lies.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 7:06:49 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: culpeper

Y’beatr me to it, culpeper


24 posted on 05/08/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Gamecock

It won’t be long before he’ll be saying he flew the helicopter, led the assault, and fired the fatal shots. I,I,I,I,me,me,me,me.....


25 posted on 05/08/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be very surprised if this guys IQ was over 90,the worst president and the dumbest all rolled into one.


26 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:18 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

He’s Chauncey Gardner, “Being There” in the situation room.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Navy SEALs: They'll shoot your eyes out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That may well be true. Let others do the moths of planning, work and putting it all on the line, make a last-minutes, long-delayed, half-@ssed decision on what is best for election purposes but most importantly show up in front of the teleprompter and cameras to take the credit and add to his self-narrative.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:36 PM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: Kenny Bunk

Your tag line is spot on.


29 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:36 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sooo you made your decision based on what the teleprompter told you to do.
30 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:43 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am no fan of Hillary Clinton. But if the truth gets out. I think she is running and this bas**rd is LBJ out.


31 posted on 05/08/2011 7:08:58 PM PDT by CT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, I was talking to one of the Iraqi families I know who said that Obama was wrong if he thought the Muslim world would hold it against the United States for offing Osama since Osama has killed many, many thousands of Muslims in various countries. They hate Osama in particular, al Qaeda in general, along with the Taliban, Moqtada al Sadr, the Wahabists, etc and consider them to be perversions of Islam.

Obama: I Was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency'

In other words, in his presidency as in his IL Senate career, he's relying on others to carry the water for him and then swooping in to take credit. Someday, Barry, your house of cards is going to fall and I hope it's on national TV so we can play it again and again and again.
32 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s a pleasant thought. There’s a remote possibility OBL will wind up in a can of tuna fish.


33 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:23 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh puke!


34 posted on 05/08/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: CT

I Was ‘As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency’

roflol which means he was golfing or eating ice cream.
Those and vacationing seem to be the only activities he actively pursues.
As my TX husband would say, “all hat, no cattle”.


35 posted on 05/08/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Travis McGee

"I like to watch"


36 posted on 05/08/2011 7:12:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Westbrook

Did you leave out arrogant on purpose?


37 posted on 05/08/2011 7:13:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His bowels were more active than any role he might have played in planning this mission.


38 posted on 05/08/2011 7:13:44 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: musicman

I’m getting a serious reoccurrence of GERD on this fine Mother’s Day. Ugh!


39 posted on 05/08/2011 7:15:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: upchuck

Nah. If he made it to the bottom, the hagfish got him.

Nasty critters.


40 posted on 05/08/2011 7:15:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He makes me want to puke.

Just spike the ball and do a dance you lowlife clown, and be done with bragging on yourself.


41 posted on 05/08/2011 7:17:53 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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"The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... "

Let's see - that would be about .....one.

42 posted on 05/08/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: culpeper

Yes. Same as always with 0bama, if you don’t pay attention, it could almost sound as if he were saying something.


43 posted on 05/08/2011 7:20:16 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Kenny Bunk
The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... I was not involved with designing the initial plan but each iteration they'd bring to me, make a full presentation, we would ask questions. We had multiple meetings in the Situation Room where we actually had a model of the compound and we would discuss how this operation might proceed and what various options there were."

Obviously, neither Obama, nor his staff, nor the media, have any idea how utterly ridiculous this paragraph makes the President look.

He was "actively involved" because he received regular briefings. They let him ask questions. He got to see a model. Gee whiz, it was almost like being on the raid...

And he's trying to take credit for it!

Yet, he says it, nonetheless. The staff doesn't direct him away from this kind of self-serving BS. And the media reports it -- as if we should be proud of a childish president and his ego.

The Obama administration is one long national nightmare...

45 posted on 05/08/2011 7:22:16 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama: I was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency.'

So...in other words, he wasn't active at all. ;)
46 posted on 05/08/2011 7:25:03 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: cripplecreek
"I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him,"

The strategic imperative was that, if it got out he let Osama get away, he would not finish his first term, let alone, get a second.

47 posted on 05/08/2011 7:25:59 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really, projects like forging bc’s?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2717001/posts


48 posted on 05/08/2011 7:27:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Barry telling us that he was a community organizer of the intelligence community? This Presidency is shaping up to be a conglomeration of the scripts from Manchurian Candidate, Wag the Dog, Pulp Fiction, a comedic version of Die Hard, and The King’s Speech.


49 posted on 05/08/2011 7:28:05 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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50 posted on 05/08/2011 7:28:56 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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