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Official: Obama Admin Drafted Memo to Blame Military If Bin Laden Mission Failed
Fox News Nation ^ | May 07, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity tonight that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. That way Obama could blame the general instead of taking the blame himself. Mukasey wrote about it this week in The Wall Street Journal.

“That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.“

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..Mere Words fail me...
1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:53:33 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Drafting an excuse memo ... what a Gutsy Call!!!


2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:38 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: US Navy Vet

unexpectedly?


3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1204 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: US Navy Vet

“..Mere Words fail me... “

Nah. It’s just that the polite words are failing you.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: US Navy Vet
..Mere Words fail me...

Me too. I thought for sure he would have blamed Bush.

5 posted on 05/07/2012 8:56:19 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of "Skillets candy" when Obama shot him.)
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To: US Navy Vet

At what point will the military’s sense of self-preservation kick in?


6 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1204 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s like dealing with a retarded child.

If you make a grab for a target, and you miss; you re-group and act as if the entire exercise was a part of a larger plan. You neither acknowledge nor disavow the attempt. If you say nothing, then it was nothing but merely an exercise.

I guess this concept is to sophisticaled for someone as “billiant” as Obama.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:36 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: US Navy Vet

This is what a coward piece of shit does.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: US Navy Vet

Forget being a terrible president, Barack Obama is a disgusting, weasely human being.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL! Yep, no doubt.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: US Navy Vet

..this guy won’t take responsibility for anything....he’ll steal credit, but gets real stooopid when things go wrong.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:58:19 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: US Navy Vet

The “don’t blame me” presidency!


12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:58:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

As loathsome as Jimmy carter was, at least he stood up and took responsibility for the aborted attempt to free the hostages.

I’d love to see this memo.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:58:31 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: US Navy Vet

At least Jimmy Carter took responsibility for the failed hostage rescue mission.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:59:02 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Wasn’t this the guy that said The Buck Stops Here. The only way a buck stops with him is if you let him put it into his pocket.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT by bramps
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To: US Navy Vet

..this guy won’t take responsibility for anything....he’ll steal credit, but gets real stooopid when things go wrong.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 8:59:26 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Nachum

Another one for the list!


17 posted on 05/07/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: US Navy Vet

What a disgusting puke. Argh!!!


18 posted on 05/07/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: US Navy Vet

So that’s why the Chicken-in-Chief was so shrunken down in his chair that he looked photo-shopped in that Situation Room picture of the attack. He was concentrating on the Blame-the-General note to the NYT that he undoubtedly had at the ready in his desk drawer.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 9:03:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: US Navy Vet

Here’s part of the interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqaaokIUqD8


20 posted on 05/07/2012 9:04:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: US Navy Vet
My profile would say, This account has been banned or suspended if I posted what I really think about this so I'll just save the moderators the trouble.
21 posted on 05/07/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: US Navy Vet

And every moron, liberal and traitor who voted for this despicable Marxist filth should feel so proud to be an American.

I hope there is a special place in hell for Obama and his ilk.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Well, I learned something new today.

I did not think it was possible that I could have more contempt towards the man-child pretender in chief, and yet there it is.

President CYA = Cowardly Yellowbellied As$#@le.

23 posted on 05/07/2012 9:05:17 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: US Navy Vet

So, in reality, Obama just voted “Present” on the operation to kill bin Laden.

Really now . . . what else would we have expected from this slimy POS??


24 posted on 05/07/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Typical F’n liberal. Take all the credit but none of the blame. What a POS!


25 posted on 05/07/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by dragonblustar (PETA. President Eating Tasty Animals)
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To: Gaffer

Exactly, and then takes all the credit when it succeeds. And you know what’s interesting is I don’t even think he made the decision. If you look at that picture where he is supposedly watching it happen in that little room, what is he doing? He’s all but crouched in a corner while Hillary is front and center with the others on computers. I think he told them “I’lll leave it up to you. Do what you think is best.” I could just picture this putz covering his eyes when they transmitted the vid of OBLs body....”Oh good gosh! Shut it off! Michelle comfort me!”


26 posted on 05/07/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: US Navy Vet
Contrast with the memo drafted by Gen. Eisenhower anticipating the possibility that Overlord might fail:
“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

27 posted on 05/07/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Hodar

Well, a friend of mine brought her adopted Russian children to visit me this past weekend. She adopted them when they were 3.

Birth mother had no prenatal care in Russia. No one knew birth mother was pregnant with twins. Second son was born while dr’s back was turned, landed on the filthy floor and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

He is a 6 ft 2 200 lb 14 yr old with the mentality of a 5 yr old.

He has a heart of gold and is kind and gentle and loving.

Retarded? Yes. BO should be so lucky to be called that.

Evil, hateful, envious, disgusting, vicious and vengeful.

But not anything near having the wonderful qualities that a ‘retarded’ child has.


28 posted on 05/07/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

that picture does more to corroborate the ulsterman’s white house insider story about the raid than anything anyone could write. there is no way that obama, as shown in that picture, was participating in any process being handled by those people in that room at all.


29 posted on 05/07/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: txrefugee
So that’s why the Chicken-in-Chief was so shrunken down in his chair

No, he was pissed that they dragged his sorry skinny ass off the golf course. This so-called man is a huge POS. If this kind of memo doesn't get rubbed in Obambi's homely face by Romney, then we're going to lose big time.

Especially after the little pencil necked coward said that Romney never would have gone after OBL.

30 posted on 05/07/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: US Navy Vet

Is there no depth that he will not sink to?


31 posted on 05/07/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: US Navy Vet

This is what we have leading the country, and this is what ignorant Americans might put back in.
I am proud to be American, but ashamed of what our country is becoming under the rule of this dictatorial,d___Head.


32 posted on 05/07/2012 9:15:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: US Navy Vet

Obama’s a cowardly scumbag, among other things not worth saying.


33 posted on 05/07/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Obama’s motto: The buck always stops somewhere else.


34 posted on 05/07/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: US Navy Vet

IF this can be verified and the memo is released, that’s the election. It’s over. IF ....


35 posted on 05/07/2012 9:19:14 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: US Navy Vet

What scum unworthy to lead our military.


36 posted on 05/07/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: US Navy Vet

I said this last week, to refute all the stories claiming that his “decision” was so “gutsy.” Taking out bin Laden was a low-risk, high-reward scenario. If the mission failed, well hey, turns out the SEALs are mortal afterall. If we get there and bin Laden is gone, well, he’s been slippery in the past, so nothing’s changed.


37 posted on 05/07/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This flaming a*****e “spiked the ball” on Bin Laden for political gain, yet back in 2004, when Bush used some pictures of him that were taken on 9/11 in some campaign material, the entire Rat party went ballistic. To them, that was “politicizing” 9/11, but when Baraq Sheik Obomba did something far worse, they weren’t bothered at all.

The hypocrisy of these cowardly bastards is amazing to behold.

Buck Ofama.


38 posted on 05/07/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: US Navy Vet

39 posted on 05/07/2012 9:22:36 AM PDT by twister881
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To: DuncanWaring

That was the first thing I thought when I saw the title. Before I read the article I thought that at least Obama did a “me too” ala Ike. Would have had slight kudos for him.

Obama, the buck stops there ( pointing his fingers in several directions ).


40 posted on 05/07/2012 9:23:55 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: US Navy Vet

41 posted on 05/07/2012 9:24:19 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: RightGeek

I’ve just about stopped watching Fox and the rest since the Florida primaries. I’ve not missed anything, but I’d like to see what they say about this if anything. I’d like to see if those POS reporters ask the POS press agent about the POS imposter in chief.

I’d love to see this memo. In reality it might not be as bad as it sounds now, and they’ll put a spin on it, but I’d love to see the memo.


42 posted on 05/07/2012 9:25:12 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: US Navy Vet

Fecal Material like this os going to FORCE me to VOTE for Mittens! ^%**^ it!


43 posted on 05/07/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Don’t stand too near Obama if there’s a bus close........


44 posted on 05/07/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: US Navy Vet
I thought I could not despise Obama anymore than I did. Actually, that memo had already come out, it's not secret. It was awfully weasel-worded, basically, giving the Admiral (not a general) the authority to proceed, *unless* additional "risk factors" were discovered, in which case, he was to check back.

Obviously, "risk factors", additional and otherwise can always be found, a posteri, in the face of disaster. The memo in question was not drafted as a contingency, as most people here seem to be assuming. Rather, the admiral was given authority to proceed, but the memo was worded to make it clear that if anything went wrong, it was the admiral's ass and *not* Obama's that was on the line.

To me this is worse, he abjured responsibility and then claimed credit.

I was wrong, I can despise Obama even more than I did.

Obama clearly, fully and realistically expected the LSM to use this thin reed to vilify the military man in command and protect himself in the event of failure.

I still cannot hate the LSM more than I do.

45 posted on 05/07/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, she’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Remember, Affirmative Action recipients are not required to accept responsibility.


46 posted on 05/07/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: US Navy Vet

That, standard procedure when ‘Carter’ “botched” the hostage rescue? Or is it typical for all presidents?/s


47 posted on 05/07/2012 9:52:01 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: US Navy Vet
If you were to line up 100 people and ask them who ordered the Normandy Invasion, I wonder how many would know the answer.

The Mukasey piece in the Wall Street Journal should be an eye-opener for people who worship Obama.

48 posted on 05/07/2012 9:55:15 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NonValueAdded

“The Buck Stops.....Over There!”


49 posted on 05/07/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks to you Army Air Corps for this one...

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50 posted on 05/07/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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