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Barack Obama's 'longest 40 minutes' [Narcissism alert....]
Politico ^

Posted on 05/08/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Barack Obama's 'longest 40 minutes'

By: Carrie Budoff Brown May 8, 2011 07:58 PM EDT

President Obama described the daring nighttime raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound as one of the “longest 40 minutes of my life,” giving his first detailed account Sunday of the plot to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist.

The mood inside the Situation Room was “very tense,” and it only intensified when one of the helicopters went down early on in the operation, Obama said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

“There were big chunks of time in which all we were doing was just waiting,” Obama said. “And it was the longest 40 minutes of my life with the possible exception of when [daughter] Sasha got meningitis when she was three months old and I was waiting for the doctor to tell me that she was all right.”

Obama said he and his top aides, who were depicted in a powerful photo of the Situation Room, “had a sense of when gunfire and explosions took place” on the ground in Pakistan. But he said they “could not get information clearly about what was happening inside the compound.”

“We also knew when one of the helicopters went down in a way that wasn’t according to plan,” Obama said. “And, as you might imagine, that made us more tense.”

Obama approved the operation without knowing definitively whether bin Laden was inside the compound, calling it a “55/45 situation.” The first indication that the U.S. forces got bin Laden came when they reported back that “Geronimo … has been killed,” Obama said, using the code name for the terrorist.

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1 posted on 05/08/2011 5:43:27 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I me my


2 posted on 05/08/2011 5:45:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Sub-Driver

It musta bin Geronimo ‘cuz it shur wernt bin laden.


3 posted on 05/08/2011 5:46:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We also knew when one of the helicopters went down in a way that wasn’t according to plan,” Obama said. “And, as you might imagine, that made us more tense.”

Not as tense as the folks in the chopper... but then
THEY had been trained to deal with it.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 5:46:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What goes around, comes around.

When he tries the “I,Me,I” campaign speeches he will be in for a surprise.


5 posted on 05/08/2011 5:47:31 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: MestaMachine

Whatever happened to the butthurt Indians, did Obama quietly tell them to put some ice on it?


6 posted on 05/08/2011 5:47:55 PM PDT by omega4179 (Thank you G W Bush for Guantanamo intel.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Longer even than waiting for tee time, oh wait he’s the President so he gets to pre-empt all other golfers.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama said he and his top aides, who were depicted in a powerful photo of the Situation Room, “had a sense of when gunfire and explosions took place”

But Hillary says she was only coughing with her hand to her face, and there was no tension.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 5:49:30 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Sub-Driver

>Obama said he and his top aides, who were depicted in a powerful photo of the Situation Room,

You mean photoshopped and scripted photo?


9 posted on 05/08/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: tet68

Bet they were thinking oh shoot, not another Jimmy Carteresque chopper crash. At least they still got OBL.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just think when this all gets regurgitated at the convention next year. Instead of a Greek-columned portico, I suppose the backdrop will be will be some Roman coliseum and he’ll ride in in a chariot.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 5:51:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he ever get his fruit cup? That might have helped.


12 posted on 05/08/2011 5:54:00 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 05/08/2011 5:56:35 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: omega4179

With no reservations....obviously.


14 posted on 05/08/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

“My me I my me.” G-d, what an asshole.


15 posted on 05/08/2011 6:01:08 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Sub-Driver

Spiking the football, yet again


16 posted on 05/08/2011 6:07:13 PM PDT by Hammer Tym (Skateboarding is a crime)
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To: Sub-Driver

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17 posted on 05/08/2011 6:13:54 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sub-Driver
I wonder how tense he was that moment when he actually squeezed the trigger and shot Osama. He is the one who shot Osama, right? I haven't been following this too close, just mainstream news.
18 posted on 05/08/2011 6:15:02 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Sub-Driver



19 posted on 05/08/2011 6:16:06 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: max americana
Pretty crowded place-


20 posted on 05/08/2011 6:24:01 PM PDT by mikrofon (SNAFU)
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To: mikrofon
Ahem, don't see Jack Bauer.......unless I missed him.
21 posted on 05/08/2011 6:28:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: mikrofon

Brilliant! Reminds me of my Sgt Pepper days!


22 posted on 05/08/2011 6:39:46 PM PDT by left that other site
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23 posted on 05/08/2011 6:40:37 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: Sub-Driver

No spiking the football here....nosiree Bob...that just ain’t who “we” are...


24 posted on 05/08/2011 6:40:45 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Vengeance, Victory, Gratitude, Remembrance, Vigilance....)
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To: quantim

What is that on the back of his fingers on the left hand? It look like he has been burned?


25 posted on 05/08/2011 6:51:39 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Sub-Driver

26 posted on 05/08/2011 7:11:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Navy SEALs: They'll shoot your eyes out.)
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To: miele man

Holy cow, never really noticed that - the thumb was the star of the show. Finger puppets?


27 posted on 05/08/2011 7:12:02 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Sub-Driver

His longest 40 minutes......our longest four years!


28 posted on 05/08/2011 7:16:07 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: Sub-Driver

the story about sasha having meningitis has been debunked...did he forget???

Michelle said she didn’t have it.


29 posted on 05/08/2011 8:14:04 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ea4GxYtT2Y&feature=player_embedded#at=27

She could have meningitis...

but Obama said
3 months old she had meningitis..and got out in 3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ea4GxYtT2Y&feature=player_embedded#at=27

more
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/19/obama-fudging-another-health-care-horror-story/

http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/michelle-obama-health-care-overhaul-important-to-women/

In her speech, Mrs. Obama also told the story of how her daughter Sasha would not stop crying when she was 4 months old. A doctor’s visit revealed she might have meningitis; she ultimately did not, but the illness produced a scare.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 8:18:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Can someone tell me if a 3 month old baby is diagnosed with Meningitis..does the hospital let them out in 3 days?


31 posted on 05/08/2011 8:21:35 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

like everything else he doesn’t have it right....jaundice maybe but not meningitis. BTW Obama looks like he has a seat on the toilet in that situation room....doesn’t look in control of anything with all that brass next to him.


32 posted on 05/08/2011 8:43:13 PM PDT by janee (janee)
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama described the daring nighttime raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound as one of the “longest 40 minutes of my life,” giving his first detailed account Sunday of the plot to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist.

I bet during that 40 minutes, President Urkel actually believed he was an alpha male.

33 posted on 05/08/2011 8:58:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Probably hasn’t had so much adrenaline flowing since he got between Michelle and the taco.


34 posted on 05/08/2011 9:00:47 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, in a way he got caught in his lies!

Intently watching a blank screen as the video transmission was taken down by the concrete building; hearing rounds fired, not seeing rounds fired; waiting for the Seals to advise Geronimo once they were safely back in the remaining helo; the "tense" situation room photo-op was a bunch of losers in a circle jerk, totally clueless as to what was going on within the compound.

What a POS. I sure hope that the truth about Panetta and the military actually staging a coup will get the light of day.

35 posted on 05/08/2011 9:02:49 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose lips sink ships!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The first indication that the U.S. forces got bin Laden came when they reported back that “Geronimo … has been killed,” Obama said, using the code name for the terrorist.

The use of the term “Geronimo” was what any person raised in America knows means that you got your guy. The announcement of the killing was E-KIA (Enemy Killed in Action).

After a week of complaints from Native Americans that Osama’s code name was Geronimo, 0’s quote tonight didn’t help.


36 posted on 05/08/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by ntnychik
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