Skip to comments.Obama’s bin Laden leaks angered military (Leaks came straight from White House)
Posted on 05/17/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT by servo1969
When they published their revealing book last August about the nations fight against terrorism, the authors, two New York Times national security reporters, immediately felt heat from the Pentagon for dishing too much operational info about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
I was stopped by a very senior officer in the special operations community who basically wanted to rip my lungs out, said Thom Shanker, who co-authored Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda, with Eric Schmitt.
But, he revealed at a counter terrorism expo this week, the info came directly and officially from the White House, not some garbage can digging operation. I said to him, Sir, that information came officially to us from the podium at the White House, Shanker said.
He added, Your civilian leaders make choices about describing missions, perhaps for their own partisan political ends, perhaps to show the nation that their tax dollars are being spent well, but thats the way it is.
Shanker, an acclaimed Pentagon reporter and author, said he had a little advice for the unidentified officer: If you make general, this is part of your new world.
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“Page not found”. Is the article about the article classified? LOL
What’s that line from the movie Animal House super secret something.
Baracko wanted to make sure that the voters knew that he was a war hero. He killed the bad guy for us. He was being “gusty”.
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Let's face it Dummycrats, your President, The Marxist Moron aint the brightest bulb from Africa. May be the people he stepped on are finding ways to get revenge. Who knows.
The Plame Blame Game is over now that Boosh is out of the White House.
The Left thinks this boy is just marvey even when he leaks details on the Bin Laden operation and the CIA contact working inside Al Qaida.
Well hell. It was there when I posted it.
Here it is:
Double Secret Probation for you.
That’s it. That’s Obozo’s way.
Yeah and the NYT reporters are tut-tutting the officer who complained about it..saying they almost always withold a story when an operation is ongoing...sure...like they did for the Bush administration. TGhe NYT might as well have been wikileaks. Damn them.
The Rangers had Clinton, the SEALs had Obozo.
Both deserved a lot better.
Who killed Bin Laden?
“America is not at war, America is at the mall.”
Let’s be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American sailor, who Obama, just a few weeks before, was debating on whether or not to PAY, did!
In fact, if you remember a little less than two years ago, his administration actually charged and attempted to court-martial three Navy Seals from Seal Team Six, when a terrorist suspect they captured, complained they had punched him during the take-down and bloodied his nose. Obama’s administration further commented how brutal they were. The left were calling them Nazi’s and Baby Killers.
Now all of a sudden, the very brave men they vilified are now heroes when they make his administration look good in the eyes of the public. Obama just happened to be the one in office when the CIA finally found the guy. And our sailors took him out. Essentially, Obama only gave an answer, “Yes” or “No”, to him being taken out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory!!
OBAMA’S OWN WORDS TRAP HIM:
2008: “Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney’s private assassination team.”
2011: “I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden.”
2008: “Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be
captured alive and given a fair trial.”
2011: “I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden.”
2008: “ Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated.”
2011: “Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden.”
It is absolutely demoralizing to serve under this administration. I sooooooo want to retire but refuse to until BHO is NOT the name on my retirement documents! I will not have that name spoken at my retirement ceremony...unless its me cursing him.
tit for tat...
time for certain embarrassing information to start leaking everywhere
getting rid of 0failure is the best way to protect our troops
Thanks servo1969 for posting and thanks Navy Patriot for the ping:
P.S. I share the same birth date as the Marines. Not the year....the date. ; )