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The Path To bin Ladenís Death Didnít Start With Obama [Credit Bush and Black Sites]
Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:29:28 PM PDT by Steelfish

The Path To bin Laden’s Death Didn’t Start With Obama Text Size PrintE-mailReprints By Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., April 30

Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the CIA and the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.”

As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Obama deserves credit for making the right choice on taking out Public Enemy No. 1.

But his administration never would have had the opportunity to do the right thing had it not been for some extraordinary work during the George W. Bush administration. Much of that work has been denigrated by Obama as unproductive and contrary to American principles.

He is wrong on both counts.

Shortly after bin Laden met his maker last spring, courtesy of U.S. Special Forces and intelligence, the administration proudly announced that when Obama took office, getting bin Laden was made a top priority. Many of us who served in senior counterterrorism positions in the Bush administration were left muttering: “Gee, why didn’t we think of that?”

The truth is that getting bin Laden was the top counterterrorism objective for U.S. intelligence since well before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This administration built on work pain­stakingly pursued for many years before Obama was elected — and without this work, Obama administration officials never would have been in a position to authorize the strike on Abbottabad, Pakistan, that resulted in bin Laden’s overdue death.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 72versions; binladinsdeath; cia; hardmeasures; joserodriguez; obama; obltermination; osama; spiketheball; spikingtheball
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1 posted on 04/30/2012 10:29:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

We sure are hearing a lot about the anniversary of the raid which took out Bin Laden.

Obama and his henchmen sure do like talking about how rough and tough Obama is, that he made the gutsy call to take out Bin Laden and all that.

Well, to paraphrase Joe Biden, it was the gutsiest most audacious military operation of the last 500 years. And who made the call? Well Obama made the call, because he’s so rough and tough..............

How many conservatives will vote for Obama because of this 1 action? Why are the Obamabots playing this up so much???????


2 posted on 04/30/2012 10:44:37 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well can you name another accomplishment in the last 3 years that might get independents to reelect him? Its all they have, and in typical juvenile fashion, they can’t help but overplay their hand. Brings back memories of Wellstones funeral.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 10:51:25 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Steelfish

Geez...the comments!

I got in a fight with liberal relatives because they’re against waterboarding since “torture doesn’t work”....even “John McCain says so”.

They would stand by while a city exploded. Seriously.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 10:52:09 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Steelfish

As a US senator, 0bama never voted >for< anything that was good for our military. He always voted against anything for them to accomplish their missions. Hypocritical bastard.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 11:08:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Aria

They would stand by while a city exploded. Seriously.


I know people of the same disgusting stripe. Stupid, cowardly idiots.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 11:16:06 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Steelfish

The author and the title are correct.

President Bush took out Bin Laden. Died in cave, crushed beneath tons of rock.

Obama killed the ‘image’ of Bin Laden, that the Muzzies were trying to ‘project’.

The guy they killed in Pakistan was a relative. Pakistan harbored Bin Laden’s family, but not ole Binny.

That is why the body was unceremonially dumped in the ocean.

What Obama did is authorize the killing of some members of Bin Laden’s family, and claim it was Bin Laden, therefore removing the ‘symbol’ of Bin Laden’s leadership. It was a pawn being moved off the table.

It was a good move, and needed to be done. Obama didn’t want to do it because he was more worried about it disturbing the Muzzies than he was about the safety of our country.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 11:36:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

And what brings you to these conclusions about OBL already being under piles of rocks?


8 posted on 04/30/2012 11:38:46 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria

Now that the enlightened one has crippled the ability of the CIA guys to do what is necessary will he proudly take the credit for the next attack that the radical muslims are no doubt planning? nope...that was a dumb question


9 posted on 05/01/2012 12:10:28 AM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Aria
When I hear libs spout that crap, I explain that US Special Forces personnel go through waterboarding; then I show them these:


10 posted on 05/01/2012 12:16:25 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Steelfish

Ha!

If this is what Obama’s campaign is all about.......

they got nuttin’.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 12:21:42 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Cobra64

Ive never seen the last photo....is that an area where bodies hit the ground?


12 posted on 05/01/2012 12:24:55 AM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Cobra64

Tragically beautiful pics.

My husband was waterboarded in SERE school.

He survived and, I believe, it made him stronger.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 12:25:25 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: woofie

Yes.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 12:47:12 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: woofie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaDv63nHzRs

Here is Part I of the video of 9-11 made by the two French brothers. They just happened to be doing a documentary of NYC firefighters, heard a noise, and just barely caught on film the first plane going in. They then filmed the rest of the day. Inside the command center in one of the buildings they are confused by sounds above them. They then realize it is people landing on the roof. :(


15 posted on 05/01/2012 1:21:38 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Steelfish

Bah. Osama died years ago.

Watch the liar spin, brag, and kill the seal witnesses.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 1:51:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The ONLY reason Obama is mentioning this so much is because he has done absolutely nothing else in the 3 years and 3 months he has been in office. He has absolutely nothing else he can run on for reelection. What else can he say? “I played a lot of golf and took a lot of vacations so please reelect me” The guy is a freakin’ joke.

And BTW, how do we even know OBL is dead? We have seen absolutely NO proof that has happened with the excuse given “We don’t want to put our troops in harms way by enflaming Muslims”

Well wait a minute, didn’t he say the war on terror is over? And since when is bringing a sense of closure to the 911 families LESS important than the feelings of Muslims? I call this putz on it. I say OBL is alive and well.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 2:12:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
Oh my god, remember that disgusting display? Like selling tee shirts at a funeral. Just the lowest forms of life, utter sleaze. Even his own sons participated in that, besides their dad, their mother and sister were also killed in that crash and STILL they used it to whore votes! And to me that is why Repub. Norm Coleman won, the public was utterly disgusted by it. Then later on severe cocaine addict Al Franken created fake votes to win. .

"Yes! People must vote for us now out of sympathy! Ha ha ha!"

18 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Steelfish
At some point in time, Hillary blurted out that "someone in Pakistan knows where Osama is"...It almost sounded like she was drunk...or angry...or like Obama was trying to make a fool of her???? Remember....Bubba passed on Osama.

I'm going back to try to find her "explosive specch"....

19 posted on 05/01/2012 3:20:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/Clinton-Says-Pakistan-Knows-Where-Osama-is-Hiding-98837399.html


20 posted on 05/01/2012 3:24:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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