Skip to comments.President Obama: Bin Laden raid is 'most important single day of my presidency'
Posted on 05/02/2012 8:02:55 AM PDT by Mr. K
President Barack Obama describes the killing of Osama bin Laden as the most important single day of his presidency and said that the decision to carry out the raid was one that he had to ultimately make alone.
I did choose the risk, the president said in an exclusive interview with Rock Center Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams. The reason I was willing to make that decision of sending in our SEALs to try to capture or kill bin Laden rather than to take some other options was ultimately because I had 100 percent faith in the Navy SEALs themselves.
A year after the May 1, 2011, raid on bin Ladens compound, Obama and several of the advisers who helped plan the operation, known as Operation Neptunes Spear, spoke exclusively to NBC News, reflecting on the tense months spent planning and debating the feasibility of this daring raid. The interviews occurred before the president made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday, where he and President Hamid Karzai signed an agreement on the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
This had to be such a close-held operation, the president said in the interview airing tonight at 9pm/8c on NBC. There were only a handful of staff in the White House who knew about this.
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I had to check if this was satire AND IT'S NOT!!!
There were only a handful of staff in the White House who knew about this. (excluding him- until they called him off the golf course to tell him it was uunderway)
GEEEeeez what an arse-hole
What a sorry list of achievements.
Obama’s “bloody shirt” opportunity.
What about the day he closed Club Gitmo’?
Remember when Democrats and journalists (but I repeat myself) went apoplectic when Bush used images of 9/11 in his re-election campaign?
“O” is one stupid SOB
Yes, it was. I understand he broke par...
Ah, the visit that was explicitly denied yesterday.
The only time Obama ever got down and dirty and blew someone away was...well...you know where the joke’s goin’ ;^)
This Kenyan-born, illegal alien didn't do squat except sit there pissed watching other people do the dirty work.
Obama is going to milk this until the teat falls off the cow.
I was on the 16th hole and I had a tree that sort of blocked my next shot. If I used a short iron to go over the tree, I might not have been able to clear the creek in front of the gree. But, I stayed down and played a pretty good shot.
I was just finishing my round when my staff called and said something was up with Osama. I rushed to the White House situation room to join the others who gathered there for a photo op...
It was quite a day. As you can see, I didn't even have time to change my golf shirt.
But, I'll always remember that great 8 iron I hit over that tree...
Outside of taking a good dump,it’s the ONLY thing he ever did that worked out!
” ... the decision to carry out the raid was one that he had to ultimately make alone.”
Considering that it seems likely the SCOTUS is preparing to spank him on at least two issues, killing Osama is all he’s got to show for over three years of golf and vacation.
And he stalled and dragged his feet on the decision as long as he could: members of his own administration stopped just short of clubbing him into submission to make the decision that Boy Clinton could not make. “He’s right there! We’re ready, let’s go!” 0: “Ugghhh, let me think about it a few more weeks ... “
And all of this is assuming that the `Muslim Stork’ (Osama, not Obama) is not actually alive and working at a 7-11 in Walla Walla Washington.
Keep on spikin’, Barry!