Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama: bin Laden raid most important day in White House
google.com ^ | 5/2/12 | afp

Posted on 05/02/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by ColdOne

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama described the lonely decision he made to mount a Navy SEAL raid to kill Osama bin Laden and called the daring escapade the "most important single day" of his tenure.

In an interview to be broadcast later Wednesday, Obama talked about the nerve jangling moments he endured as he watched the operation, the cloak of secrecy that enveloped it and the moment he saw a photo of the dead Al-Qaeda leader.

"I did choose the risk," Obama told NBC News anchor Brian Williams, in the latest episode of a nearly week-long commemoration of the anniversary of the bin Laden killing.

SNIP

"I think it's wrong to say that I did a high five, because you have a picture of a dead body and, you know, there's I think regardless of who it is, you always have to be sober about death.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 05/02/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by ColdOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

What about the day Club Gitmo’ closed?


2 posted on 05/02/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

He gets stranger by the day.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ubama is America's first openly gay President.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
US President Barack Obama described the lonely decision he made to mount a Navy SEAL raid to kill Osama bin Laden and called the daring escapade the "most important single day" of his tenure.

Too bad Obozo isn't really the one who issued the go-ahead for the mission.

4 posted on 05/02/2012 10:36:29 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Let’s declare a national holiday to celebrate Obama’s greatness...


5 posted on 05/02/2012 10:42:19 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

It’s surreal. You expect this sort of behavior from two-bit third-world dictators, but not from an American President! Disgusting is a word that comes to mind. Ever been to a party where you are embarrassed for somebody who is too ignorant to be embarrassed for themselves?


6 posted on 05/02/2012 10:43:59 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

My gawd, the man must think the decision was comparable to the go ahead for D day or the dropping of the bomb in Japan.

The guy is delusional, the decision was a no brainer any red blooded American 10 year old could have made.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

8 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

I disagree. His most important day will be when he resigns, when he is arrested or when he is voted out.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: biff

Note also that he only talks about Al-Qaeda, not the Taliban. The Taliban ruled in Afghanistan, not Al-Qaeda.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SoldierDad

Gee I thought he was going to say the “most important single day” of his tenure was when Larry Sinclair came to see him in the Oval Office. Oh, that wasn’t Larry Sinclair, it was Barney Frank!


11 posted on 05/02/2012 10:52:01 AM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
... called the daring escapade the "most important single day" of his tenure.

Sadly, Brian Williams doesn't have the b@lls to ask Obama, "Mr. President, if it was such an "important single day", why were you playing golf?!

12 posted on 05/02/2012 10:55:14 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Right.....And he was golfing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/02/2012 10:56:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
US President Barack Obama described the lonely decision

Gee. The poor lonely man, agonizing all by himself over the decision, deciding against all advice to approve the decision to go after Bin Laden, in spite of the overwhelming public pressure to let him live.

What a brave soul Obama must be.

14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:12 AM PDT by Maceman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

So why was he out playing golf until dragged kicking and screaming by Leon Panetta into making a decision?

A decision that he promised would backfire on Panetta and McRaven if the mission failed because he would refuse responsibility in such a case.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:15 AM PDT by DPMD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mellow velo

Seems I remember Ike gave the troops of WWII a command and then went golfing.......yeh right....


16 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Hope the brave young president didn’t pee in his pants.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 10:59:04 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Well, that’s 1 day out of 3.5 years....


18 posted on 05/02/2012 10:59:15 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

How would he know? He was on the golf course.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
the "most important single day" of his tenure.

This is probably more or less true. It was, after all, the day he let someone who knew what they were doing run the show.

20 posted on 05/02/2012 11:06:27 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

I’m ill..


21 posted on 05/02/2012 11:09:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

As I said on another thread regarding our Dear Leader’s multiple victory laps, millions of Americans will pause and be reminded that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Then those same millions of Americans will give a deep sigh and begin their long and painful search for a job. Any job.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 11:22:04 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Obama, you sorry ass dipstick!....


23 posted on 05/02/2012 11:27:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

When he was killed, Bin Laden was no longer any threat to the United States. the photos show what appears to be a grumpy old man in a run-down nursing home, fumbling with his remote. There was little “gutsy” about the “call”. It was already decided by the head of SOCOM and Obama wisely didn’t stand in the way - like Clinton did repeatedly back when Bin Laden was an actual threat to America. At the time of his death, Bin Laden had been cut off by Zawahiri, had no leadership or planning role in attacks, and did not even receive regular updates on such plans. This was a symbolic act only, far less significant than the capture and subsequent execution of Saddam Hussein.


24 posted on 05/02/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by montag813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker
Me too and the Main Street Merde is having Ejaculations! all over the place praising his Devisive-decisiveness.
25 posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:11 AM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau; All

and another thing I think of EACH and EVERY time he mentions this....DIDN’T HE AS A SENATOR WRITE A LETTER SAYING IT WAS BASICALLY AMERICAS FAULT FOR 9/11???


26 posted on 05/02/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Dogbert41

You describe Dingleberry’s new act as head executioner correct.

If you placed a gun in Obama’s hand and told him to execute the worst criminal on the face of the earth, he would soil himself.

Now he takes credit for a killing somone else did and he got informed of after the fact the mission was on, ordered by an Admiral he wopuld have cut to pieces if it had failed.

Pretty much the same thing happened when snipers took out the pirates holding hostages in that lifeboat a couple of years ago. Somenone else ordered it.


27 posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

You’re too kind.


28 posted on 05/02/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by doberville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
Obama talked about the nerve jangling moments he endured as he watched the operation

My guess is that it was over before he made it off the golf course.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT by thethirddegree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Obama is a complete narcissist and the media’s worship if him is disgusting.


30 posted on 05/02/2012 3:15:05 PM PDT by KansasGirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson