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Obama hoped to put bin Laden on trial if he surrendered, new book says
AP ^ | October 3, 2012

Posted on 10/03/2012 1:22:31 PM PDT by maggief

EXCERPT

In "The Finish," journalist Mark Bowden quotes the president as saying he thought he would be in a strong political position to argue in favor of giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant if bin Laden went on trial for masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 10/03/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Happily, Seal Team 6 deep-sixed that idea...literally. Maybe that’s why BO outed them and gave out the name of the guy in charge. Unbelievable.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 1:24:57 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
Unreal is right!

U.S. officials have said the Navy team was ordered to capture bin Laden if he surrendered or kill him if he threatened them. Bowden asserts that the SEALs could have taken bin Laden alive, but had no intention of doing so.

3 posted on 10/03/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT by maggief
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To: txrefugee

Have you read “No Easy Day”?

Nothing was as it seemed.

[God bless the SEALs and FUBO!]


4 posted on 10/03/2012 1:28:29 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: maggief
Was he going to hold the trial in NYC next to the World Trade Center grounds....or maybe Macy's windows?

I wouldn't put it past him.

Bin Laden wouldn't have been the center of attraction, HE would.

Barack Hussein Obama is a very dangerous man. Reading the linked article shows how he was going to bend over giving bin Laden every right known to man....many more rights than some of our brave heroes languishing in brigs here and there for defending their men or their buddies in complicated fighting situations.

Leni

5 posted on 10/03/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: maggief

A public trial for Bin Laden? Obama really is that stupid??
Well yes. Yes he is........


6 posted on 10/03/2012 1:32:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: maggief

I don’t doubt that for a minute. Obama would then have been the real center of attention taking credit for his capture at every opportunity.
Didn’t anyone in that regime realize they were angering muslims who would then want revenge?


7 posted on 10/03/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: MinuteGal

She me pictures of a dead Bin Laden, with the body identified by one of his wives, then show me DNA proving they got him.
Until that happens they got a double as far I’m concerned. Why would anyone with a brain believe one word from Obamagabe?
And that includes the killing of Bin Laden. The Special Forces got their man, but he was a double till proven otherwise. How many doubles you think he had, 10 or 15, maybe 20.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: SECURE AMERICA
A public trial for Bin Laden? Obama really is that stupid??

Remember when they were going to have a public trial in NYC for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? They decided that it was too big a security risk--calculable costs were estimated at $150 mm, and unknowable costs--like the snarling of Manhattan that the security would entail, plus the making of the courthouse a Muzzie prime target--finally convinced Holder to keep the trial in a military venue.

Obama's show trial would have made Khalid Sheik M's look like a two-bit sideshow. And, it would have been a "show trial" in every sense of the word.

Show trials are emblammatic of out of control, propagandistic regimes, sad to say. Remember "Darkness at Noon?"

9 posted on 10/03/2012 1:38:16 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: maggief

Tap Tap


10 posted on 10/03/2012 1:40:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MinuteGal

From “No Easy Day”:

Everyone knew that for the officers, like Jay, if the raid was successful it would be a career maker. It would most likely mean Jay would make admiral some day.

For the enlisted guys, it really didn’t mean anything; to us it was just another job.

“And we’ll get Obama reelected for sure,” Walt said.
“I can see him now, talking about how he killed Bin Laden.”

We had seen it before when he took credit for the Captain Phillips rescue.
Although we applauded the decision-making in this case, there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that he would take all the political credit for this too.
We all knew this was bigger than us and bigger than politics.
Maybe the officers and politicians would benefit, but that didn’t make us want to do it any less.
That was always how things went.
Our reward was doing the job, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


The SEALs knew he’d exploit it.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 1:42:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: maggief

Obama’s the only one who surrenders.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 1:44:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NKP_Vet

I agree with you completely; killing Bin Laden is Obama’s one “foreign policy accomplishment” and the public has been given no real proof that they even got the right guy. Supposedly they have DNA evidence but if it actually came up negative would we have been told by this by the Obama administration? If you think that they would have fessed up... Get real!


13 posted on 10/03/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: maggief

It wouldn’t have happened, the courts would have freed him because the SEALs didn’t have a search warrant approved by a judge to go into bin Laden’s compound.
If I remember correctly the courts did that to the CIA several years ago after they captured someone in another country.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: maggief
This is a plain and simple campaign commercial. And the White House has told so many conflicting stories about this event I wouldn't believe a word of it.

Obama wouldn’t have put Bin Laden on trial because he could implicate too many prominent Saudis who helped finance al Qaeda.

15 posted on 10/03/2012 1:46:50 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: maggief

Obama and Holder putting KSM on trial in Manhattan would have been the best political gift to the Republicans ever.

Obama is so stewed in, and blinded by, his ideology, he can’t think straight.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 1:49:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: maggief

R-i-g-h-t......


17 posted on 10/03/2012 2:19:37 PM PDT by hummingbird (Pray without ceasing. Pray for peace.)
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To: maggief

I’m sure he did.

A nice decades long trial with full constitutional protections, the very best defense lawyer team that taxpayers can afford and unlimited Discovery of every detail, no matter how minor or unrelated, of US intel procedures, techniques, staff and the names, phone numbers and addresses of anyone anywhere on earth who may have told any American agent anything ever.

What’s not for him to like?


18 posted on 10/03/2012 2:24:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1352 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"Obama's show trial would have made Khalid Sheik M's look like a two-bit sideshow."

"Keeping up with Kahlidashian."

I smell ratings!!

19 posted on 10/03/2012 2:33:15 PM PDT by hummingbird (Pray without ceasing. Pray for peace.)
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To: hummingbird

It’s all about the ratings.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: null and void

I think the men knew they weren’t going to allow that to happen before they went in. Following orders is sometimes not workable, or even right.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: maggief

BULLSTALIN.

Barack Hussein Obama still has not tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (who was captured on Bush’s watch), has not tried Nadil Hasan who rampaged at Ft. Hood and killed a pregnant woman and child, and celebrated the murder of a POW named Momar Gaddafi.

Obama did NOT want the hassle of a trial for OBL. The muslim world is angry enough that he spikes the football and Barry did as much as he could to spare them the images of a DEAD OBL.

Trial for Osama? My butt.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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