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Romney should point out that Obama even botched killing bin Laden
American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2012 | Fred J. Eckert

Posted on 10/22/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Osama bin Laden is dead and -- no question about it -- that's a very good thing.

It also seems to be just about the only thing - or at least the main thing - that Barack Obama cites as a seemingly credible accomplishment of his presidency.

But what our hopelessly pro-Obama media never point out and Mitt Romney should sometime soon, preferably during tonight's foreign policy debate, is that even while succeeding in killing bin Laden, Barack Obama once again botched things.

Obama's pitch is that George W. Bush didn't get bin Laden, but Obama did and therefore he deserves unqualified credit.

In responding to Obama's over-the-top boasting about killing bin Laden, Republicans have failed to raise and strongly stress a truly significant fact about Obama's decision-making and execution ineptitude that powerfully illustrates why Barack Obama should not be commander-in-chief.

Think about it:

We know - and the media even reported this - that when we killed bin Laden we also captured his computers and other valuable sources of information.

Yet President Obama was in such a rush to announce that bin Laden was dead, brag about it, and bask in the glory of that great event, that he called in the media for coverage well before US intelligence received the captured computers and had any time to decipher codes and study information and likely discover names and locations of other al-Qaeda operatives around the world.

Obama foolishly signaled a heads-up to every key al-Qaeda operative in the world to immediately change location before we came paying a visit.

A commander-in-chief as intent on protecting the security of our country as he is in promoting himself would have kept his mouth shut - and made certain everyone else in the know did the same -

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; obama; romney

1 posted on 10/22/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

AUTHOR’s POINT:

Clearly it would have been much better for America’s security if Obama had waited to try to take out more of bin Laden’s network and then announced that we had not only gotten bin Laden but also a sizeable chunk of his back-up team.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama should also be asked why he was on the golf course when the operation got underway and only was notified when the aircraft entered Pakistani airspace.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 2:30:29 PM PDT by GnL
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To: SeekAndFind

Also left a pretty high-end helicopter burning on the ground to be studied by the Chinese et al. Not to mention that poor Paki doctor that’s still in their tender care. These were two issues where he really COULD HAVE made a difference.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 2:31:42 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: SeekAndFind

You can cite Woodward’s book For the details on how difficult it was to make the call.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 2:33:20 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

The name of our double agent who helped us find Al Awlaki was ALSO LEAKED.

That man is in hiding now and is all but useless to us.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: GnL

Only Nobama could screw up the death of bin Laden.

Remember the hours and days immediately after Husssein went on live TV to annouce OBL’s death? There were as many contradictory “official” reports from the White House then as there are now regarding Benghazi.

Americans could not rejoice and celebrate the death of OBL. Because we were lied to again and again by Obama as to what really happened. At least we know one thing for certain: bin Laden was given a decent mussie burial.

(BFD)


7 posted on 10/22/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why was 0sama killed, not captured?


8 posted on 10/22/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERIAN RESCUE FILM!)
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To: GnL
Obama should also be asked why he was on the golf course when the operation got underway and only was notified when the aircraft entered Pakistani airspace.

I remeber the shellacing George H. Bush took for being on a fishing trip when Desert Storm I took place. Yet now one word form the LSM about golfomatics frequent excursions.

9 posted on 10/22/2012 2:42:21 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Actually, truthfully, Obama had very little to do with taking down bin Laden.

1. Obama didn’t train the troops.
2. Obama didn’t plan the takedown.
3. OBAMA ONLY GAVE THE OKAY ....... A F T E R .. THE PLAN WAS ALREADY UNDERWAY AND OBAMA COULDN’T STOP IT. I believe the reason it was done this way was because Valerie Jarrett kept advising Obama NOT to do it.

Because of all that .. I pin the tail on Ms. Jarrett for the fiasco of the video - it’s production, it’s purpose, etc. I don’t have proof; but there’s been articles recently that the video was done for the sole purpose starting the process of tearing down FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAWS.

We know that Fast and Furious was used to try and establish very harsh GUN LAWS in America. I believe the video may have been used for the purpose of trashing FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAWS. And .. by the way .. is anybody else wondering why they jailed the video producer ..?? Maybe it was to shut him up - and to keep the media from interviewing him. There seems to be a pattern here of using false naratives to tear down the first and second amendments. We cannot allow that to happen.

But, typical of Obama, he had to take credit for taking down bin Laden. Obama’s constant comments regarding taking down bil Laden are the reason for the resurgence of the terrorists. HIS BRAGGING WAS THE REASON FOR THE MESS IN LIBYA .. and Obama (with Hillary’s help) sacrificed the lives of 4 of America’s best and brightest .. while we get stuck with the worst and dimest until January 20, 2013.

The dems better figure this out really quick: WE ARE NOT STUPID, even if some professor says people who watch FOX NEWS are “ignorant”.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 2:53:00 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Why was 0sama killed, not captured?”

Good question. I just read a review of the new Navy Seal account which pointed out that the first shot did not kill UBL: he was still lying on the floor writhing in pain. Several shots later he was dead. It’s obvious the Seals would have carried out whatever instructions they were given, i.e., capture alive if feasible, else kill. It’s clear from the Seal’s account that it was feasible to capture him alive.

So apart from blowing the intelligence we did get, we evidently missed a golden opportunity to gather substantially more through interrogations etc. (since such interrogations ultimately shook a lot of key intelligence out of KSM, for example).


11 posted on 10/22/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT by DrC
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully Romney will point out that Zero had no choice but to OK the killing of bin laden. To refuse to give the go-ahead would have been political suicide. And still he floundered in indecision.

Also, Zero’s SOP is to take all credit if something goes well, blame others (GWB, etc.) if it doesn’t. So Hussein knew he would emerge blameless in the media regardless of outcome of the UBL-kill operation, so it was a sure bet.

Also, Romney should point out the months of indecision Hussein had about the Afghanistan “surge” before finally going with half-measures, and then finally, handcuffing our troops with stupid rules of engagement resulting in chaos
and thousands of US casualties.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by Zman516 (FUBO!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure it’s a good idea to go after your opponent’s strength. The point that should be made is that Obama assumed that since Bin Laden was killed, he felt he didn’t have to worry about al qaeda anymore and that was refuted by Benghazi.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 3:19:28 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: DrC; Uncle Miltie

Obama has stated that he had hoped to try Osama in US Federal Court and grant Osama the rights that our citizens enjoy under our laws, the stated goal of this was supposedly to show how morally superior we were.
If cvaptured, we would never have been allowed to interrogate Osama.
He would have, under orders from Obama, been allowed to lawyer up and sit in an apartment blocks from the WTC site.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 3:23:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe for a minute Obama got Osama.

There only two real possibilities:
Obama died years ago from his Kidney disease.
We have/had Obama in an underground facility somewhere. He may have died while in captivity.

That is why they can claim this concocted contrivance of convoluted reality that is so distorted no one can get their story straight on what happened.(alliteration deliberate).

He was already dead or he is in a dark forever, so he wasn’t going to be popping up and embarrassing anyone with his Karaoke threats.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Darksheare
Obama has stated that he had hoped to try Osama in US Federal Court and grant Osama the rights that our citizens enjoy under our laws, the stated goal of this was supposedly to show how morally superior we were.

There are sadly too many Amercians who do not understand the fundamental difference between Criminal Law and the Laws of War. They are not the same, and there are reasons for that.

War and Crime are two completely different things. Hint: Acts of war are not criminally illegal.

For US criminal courts -- including SCOTUS -- to pretend jurisdiction over war is a disturbing and arrogant power grab.

16 posted on 10/22/2012 3:30:04 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

Exactly.
Sadly, not too many will point that out.
Or seemingly even care.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 3:47:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SeekAndFind; DrC

Osama was an unarmed combatant and should have been captured. obama takes credit for the murder. There are men sitting in Leavenworth prison for essentially the same thing. obama deserves the death penalty for premediatated murder.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Why was 0sama killed, not captured?”

Why was Osama buried at sea instead of being photographed and autopsied? In a high profile killing like this, showing the body is crucial for proof that he’s dead.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 4:07:05 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Osama is not dead.......

"""OBAMA, OBAMA, WE ARE ALL OSAMA's""" as spoken by the jhadist as they were storming the Embassy in Cairo. Sept 11., 2012.

OSAMA IS NOT DEAD,HE LIVES ON. Killing Ben Ladin did not kill OSAMA.

20 posted on 10/22/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: GnL
Obama should also be asked why he was on the golf course

He'll probably have a spin to that too.

He can claim that he was playing golf in order to not tip off the enemy about what was going down in Pakistan. Nobody, least of all the enemy, would suspect that, there was any major operation underway while the president was in the golf course.
21 posted on 10/22/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT by adorno
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To: SeekAndFind

bkmk


22 posted on 10/22/2012 4:29:18 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SeekAndFind
...nothing related to Zero can be verified....birth certificate, school records, father, college history....or even a cold body of Bin Laden....

One might argue it is all a fraud.... /sarcasm

23 posted on 10/22/2012 5:28:19 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: CyberAnt
Solid as usual old Freeper Friend. I'll second your statements in the blink of an eye.
Do have a great upcoming day. I had better hit the rack. Tis 3:30EST.
Nighty nite. Sleep tight. And look forward to the lovely sun rising in a few hours.
24 posted on 10/23/2012 12:36:36 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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