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  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    05/13/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden...
  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'" Bush said Obama described in detail the secret mission to...
  • CIA officials: Crucial info in bin Laden capture came from tactics now forsworn by Obama

    05/05/2011 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 8 replies
    JWR ^ | 5/5/11 | Ken Dilanian
    An al-Qaida suspect who was subjected to harsh interrogation techniques at a secret CIA prison in early 2004 provided his interrogators with a clue — the nom de guerre of a mysterious courier — that ultimately proved crucial to finding and killing Osama bin Laden, officials said Wednesday. The CIA had approved use of sleep deprivation, slapping, nudity, water dousing and other coercive techniques at the now-closed CIA "black site" in Poland where the Pakistani-born detainee, Hassan Ghul, was held, according to a 2005 Justice Department memo, which cited Ghul by name. Two U.S. officials said Wednesday that some of...
  • The Waterboarding Trail to bin Laden

    05/06/2011 9:14:34 AM PDT · by garjog · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2011 | By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY (Former Attorney General)
    "But policies put in place by the very administration that presided over this splendid success promise fewer such successes in the future. Those policies make it unlikely that we'll be able to get information from those whose identities are disclosed by the material seized from bin Laden. The administration also hounds our intelligence gatherers in ways that can only demoralize them. Consider how the intelligence that led to bin Laden came to hand. It began with a disclosure from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), who broke like a dam under the pressure of harsh interrogation techniques that included waterboarding. He loosed...
  • The Fog of Fog

    05/06/2011 11:41:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | May 6,2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The Fog of Fog By Michelle Malkin • May 6, 2011 08:36 AM Today’s syndicated column summarizes the week in bin Laden narrative bungles. The Navy SEALs did what they were told to do. It’s President Obama’s civilian messengers who can’t tell a straight story and do right by our heroes who risked their lives. The White House Keystone Kops aren’t just squandering a public opinion bump. They’re squandering the victory of our men in uniform, along with the intel-gatherers who made the mission possible. Milblogger Greyhawk reminds us of a past bungled narrative from this administration that undermined troop...
  • Bin Laden Killing: How the White House, Pentagon and CIA Botched the Storyline

    05/06/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/2011 | James Rosen
    From the very first moment the world learned that American forces had killed Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, even the tiniest details from the momentous event have captivated the nation. Every single nugget of data has been the stuff of breaking news, handheld "alerts" and watercooler discussion, in a way the country has never previously witnessed. No landmark event of the 20th century, from World Wars I and II to the Cuban missile crisis, from the moon landing to the fall of the Soviet Union – not even the attacks of September 11, 2001 -- have been as widely...
  • Playing Politics: 9/11 Widow Describes Slightly Contentious Meeting With Obama On Fox News

    05/06/2011 6:11:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    Today, President Obama visited Ground Zero and met with those affected by 9/11. Somehow, however, his visit seemed to look different to every person who witnessed it. Particularly cable news channels. MSNBC seemed thrilled as they eagerly discussed how the visit would totally show up tonight’s Republican debate. Meanwhile, Fox News was less enchanted. Witness the network’s interview with Debra Burlingame, a 9/11 widow, who was brought on to discuss Obama’s meeting with the victims’ families.
  • Mark Levin Show,"Liberty Vs. Tyrrany",M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABCAM,May 2,2011

    05/02/2011 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 135 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 2,2011 | Biggirl
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • I think I am going to scream watching clips of Barry at Ground Zero! Heres why:

    05/05/2011 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 15 replies
    5-5-11 | Anti-hillary
    It makes me SICK to think this poser is getting all the glory for killing UBL, and struted around like a peacock today down at Ground Zero, when he attended the "church" of Rev. Wright who famously said, on the first Sunday after 9/11, "America's chickens have come home to roost. Not God Bless America, but G-D America." While the story is Obama was not there that sunday, I will NEVER believe that he did not know that is how Rev. Wright felt. Yet after that, he continued to attend that "church" and had Wright following him around on the...
  • Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway

    05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2011 | Amanda Hodge in Abbottabad and Peter Alford
    BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout. The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation? Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet...
  • Sohaib Athar on Twitter fame after bin Laden raid (Q&A)(tweeted raid)

    05/05/2011 8:25:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/4/2011 | Declan McCullagh
    As U.S. special forces assaulted Osama bin Laden's walled compound in Pakistan, a Twitter user was already recording a rough outline of the events to come. Sohaib Athar, who describes himself as a 33-year-old programmer and consultant "taking a break from the rat race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops," happened to be staying up late at the time. And, from an account called Really Virtual, he live-blogged what he heard. Athar's real-time dispatches and self-effacing follow-ups have transformed him into an instant online celebrity. He's received at least one marriage proposal--through Twitter, of course--as well as requests...
  • Source: Only 1 killed in bin Laden raid was armed (Obama's Version 48 of events?)

    05/05/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 62 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/05/11 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON – Only one of the five people killed in the raid that got Osama bin Laden was armed and fired a shot, a senior defense official said Thursday, acknowledging the new account differs greatly from original administration portrayals of a chaotic, intense and prolonged firefight. The sole shooter in the al-Qaida leader's Pakistani compound was quickly killed in the early minutes of the commando operation, details that have become clearer now that the Navy SEAL assault team has been debriefed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
  • Osama Bin Laden Raiders Encountered False Door, Found Small Arsenal in Compound

    05/05/2011 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2011 | JAKE TAPPER, & MARTHA RADDATZ, & JESSICA HOPPER
    New revelations about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal that the SEAL raiders encountered a false door and found a small arsenal of weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle in bin Laden's bedroom. As the Navy SEALs have been debriefed about their mission that left the al Qaeda leader dead, the White House has been forced to correct details of what happened during Sunday's raid at bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. Despite the changes in the White House version of what happened during the 40 minute raid on bin Laden's sprawling million dollar mansion, officials were unapologetic about the...
  • Osama bin Laden dead: criminal case in New York to be dropped

    05/04/2011 9:29:16 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2011 | Jon Swaine
    The criminal case against Osama bin Laden, which has rumbled through the New York courts for the past 13 years in his absence, is set to be closed following his assassination. Prosecutors representing the US government are expected to file papers this week asking a judge to dismiss the case against bin Laden, the late leader of al-Qaeda, due to the death of the main defendant. The first indictment against bin Laden was filed in secret at a federal-district court in Manhattan on June 10, 1998, before most of his most renowned acts of terrorism. It was eight pages long,...
  • Property records give new insights into bin Laden

    05/04/2011 9:09:17 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | May 04, 2011 | Zaran Khan, Nahal Toosi
    The Pakistani who owned the compound that was Osama bin Laden's final hideaway meticulously bought up adjoining plots of land over two years and once cryptically told a seller that the property he bought for "an uncle" had become very valuable. The new information that emerged Wednesday provided a new glimpse of one of two key figures who sheltered bin Laden in his last years and whose identities remain one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the al-Qaida chief. ..... [ snip ] ..... Property records obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday show that a man named Mohammed Arshad bought...
  • Suspicious Activity amongst the Islamic Community in Chicago (Since OBL Dead)

    05/03/2011 5:49:02 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 353 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/3/11 | Dengar01
    I am sending out a question to those living in Chicago or Suburban Chicago. My dad has Arab neighbors next door who has their address posted in Arabic (not numbers). Their son was kicked out of school for making a bomb threat. Yesterday, I picked up my father at 2:00 PM and there were 10 cars in their driveway and along the street which was insanely bizarre. My family has lived there since 1990 far earlier than when they moved in and we never seen anything like that. So I was suspicious and took a bunch of photos. Tonight, there...
  • Bin Laden’s daughter confirms her father shot dead by US Special Forces in Pakistan

    05/04/2011 11:23:50 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 47 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 04 May 2011 | MUSHTAQ YUSUFZAI
    Besides recovering four bullet-riddled bodies from the compound, Pakistani security agencies also arrested two women and six children, aged between 2 and 12 years, after American forces flew toward Afghanistan. Some reports suggest 16 people, including women and children, were arrested from the house, most of them Arab nationals. A Pakistani security source told Al Arabiya that Bin Laden family members had been transported to Rawalpindi, which is near Islamabad. He added, “They are now under treatment in the military hospital of Rawalpindi, where they have been transported in an helicopter.” A source told Al Arabiya that Bin Laden’s had...
  • Barack Obama to release up to 2,000 photographs of prisoner abuse (2009)

    05/04/2011 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | april 24, 2009 | By Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama is to release up to 2,000 photographs of alleged abuse at American prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan in a move which will reignite the scandal surrounding Abu Ghraib prison in 2004. The decision to make public the images sought in a legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union comes amid a political firestorm over alleged torture of detainees under President George W. Bush. Some of the photographs, which will be released before May 28, are said to show American service personnel humiliating prisoners, according to officials. The images relate to more than 400 separate cases involving...
  • Search Engine Results Reveal: Teens Don’t Know Who OBL Is

    05/04/2011 7:09:34 AM PDT · by Cowman · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    According to a report posted by Yahoo, it appears that most teens do not know who Osama bin Laden is. Two thirds of people who searched “who is Osama bin Laden” on Sunday turned out to be teenagers: Teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for “who is osama bin laden?” More from the Yahoo report: According to Yahoo!, The Top Searched Questions on Osama bin Laden are (based on Sunday, 5/1): Is Osama bin Laden dead? How did Osama bin Laden die? Who killed Osama bin Laden? How old is Osama bin...
  • India Had Warned The U.S. That Bin Laden Was Hiding Close To Islamabad (Why didn't we listen?)

    05/04/2011 6:35:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2011 | Mamta Badkar
    India had twice told the U.S. that Osama Bin Laden was not in a cave somewhere but hiding in an urban area close to Islamabad, according to a report by The Times of India. The information is also likely to fuel speculation that Pakistan knew of the al-Qaeda leader's whereabouts. The first lead came in mid-2007, soon after bin Laden's ally Ayman al-Zawahiri attended a Taliban meeting in Peshawar, that was also attended by leaders of Haqqani network, an insurgent group based in North Waziristan, and at least two ISI officials. Zawahiri is said to have rushed to Islamabad after...
  • Osama Bin Laden and Dangerous Double Games

    05/04/2011 5:27:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 5/3/2011 | Frank J Gaffney
    Americans have had a rude awakening. The military’s liquidation of Osama bin Laden a few days ago in a million-dollar, heavily secured compound close by a Pakistani military academy has brought home to many what had previously been understood by only a few: One of the nations officially deemed a key ally in the so-called “War on Terror” has been playing us for fools. It is called a double game and here’s how you play it: First, you cooperate in some respects with the United States in countering the “terrorists” the Americans seek to capture, kill, or at least neutralize....
  • Signs Point to Pakistan Link - Likely to Focus on Islamabad's Military and Spy Services

    05/04/2011 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2011 | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    U.S. and European intelligence officials increasingly believe active or retired Pakistani military or intelligence officials provided some measure of aid to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, allowing him to stay hidden in a large compound just a mile from an elite military academy. The suspicions cast light on where the U.S. is expected to focus as it investigates who might have helped bin Laden hide in plain sight in Abbottabad, a town about 40 miles from the capital Islamabad. Two senior U.S. officials and a high-level European military-intelligence official who have direct working knowledge of Pakistan's military intelligence agency,...
  • The Obama Administration’s cloud of confusion explained *UPDATED* (great stuff)

    05/04/2011 6:23:13 PM PDT · by macquire · 79 replies
    Usually when governments use misinformation, they use it to make themselves look good. The Obama Administration gets points for originality, insofar as it’s been using disinformation and misinformation to make itself look arbitrary, unlawful, helpless and stupid. Here’s jj’s great summary: (see FR Body of Comment area)
  • Pic of Obama's speech was staged

    05/04/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 05/04/11 | BRYAN DOYLE
    The photos are now widespread online and in newspapers, images of a confident President Obama striding toward the camera to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Not so widespread, however, is the news that the photos weren’t from Obama’s actual history-making speech. According to a Reuters blog post, the photos were taken after Obama’s actual announcement, during a brief reenactment minutes later. ~SNIP~ The reenactment isn’t the only way the administration has edited its media rollout of bin Laden’s death. In a widely used photo of Obama and his national security team in the Situation Room, what...
  • REUTERS RELEASES 'DEATH SCENE' PHOTO

    05/04/2011 1:13:19 PM PDT · by kcvl · 71 replies
    Per Drudge...
  • How the bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out

    05/02/2011 12:08:34 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 123 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-1-11 | Brian Stelter
    The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps. According to Brian Williams, the “NBC Nightly News” anchor, some journalists received a three-word e-mail that simply read, “Get to work.” *snip* That speculation was not aired out on television immediately, but it did erupt on Twitter and other social networking sites. Wishful thinking about bin Laden’s death ricocheted across the Web —...
  • Photos from the Bin Laden Raid

    05/04/2011 1:27:44 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 4, 2011 3:50pm EDT | Adrees Latif
    Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons. The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths. The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters.
  • Obama Approval Numbers After Bin Laden Kill (Newsweek Poll Shows No Bump)

    05/03/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast/Newsweek ^ | 05/03/11 | Staff
    How much overall boost did President Obama get from the capture of Osama Bin Laden? None, according to an exclusive Newsweek / Daily Beast poll encompassing 1,200 American adults, conducted in the two days immediately before the president’s Sunday announcement about the terrorist leader, and then the two days immediately after. Specifically, Americans like the way he handled the situation, giving him strong results in strength and decision-making (55 percent now term him a strong leader overall, and 63 percent do so in the area of terrorism). Yet he did not get any overall bump in terms of approval rating,...
  • Obama didn't see bin Laden die

    05/03/2011 11:32:28 AM PDT · by Qbert · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/3/2011 | Matt Negrin
    President Obama didn’t see Osama bin Laden get shot but got word that he was killed after a team said “Geronimo,” the code word to signify the terrorist was captured, CIA Director Leon Panetta says. Panetta said in an interview with PBS that the officials in the Situation Room “didn’t know just exactly what was going on” for 20 to 25 minutes when the team sent to get bin Laden in Pakistan entered his compound on Sunday. “There were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information,” Panetta said. “But finally Admiral [William] McRaven came back and said...
  • 2 Sets Of Dead bin Laden Photos

    05/03/2011 11:34:48 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 176 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | May 3, 2011 | Staff
    U.S. officials reportedly have two sets of photos of a dead Osama bin Laden. The first set were reportedly taken at a military hanger after his body was removed from his compound in Pakistan. The second set of photos were reportedly taken on the USS Carl Vinson, shortly before his remains were lowered into the North Arabian Sea. News of the second set comes from a U.S. government official quoted by Fox News. The White House is still deciding whether or not to release a photograph of Usama bin Laden's body, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday....
  • White House: bin Laden not armed when killed

    05/03/2011 11:43:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Osama bin Laden was not armed when a Navy SEAL raiding party confronted him during an assault on his compound in Pakistan. White House press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that bin Laden did not have a weapon even though administration officials have said that bin Laden resisted during the raid.
  • Unconfirmed: Osama bin Laden Death Photo (WARNING, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC) | UPDATE: Confirmed to be FAKE

    05/03/2011 11:51:06 AM PDT · by rightistight · 187 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/11 | Aurelius
    Warning: Incredibly Graphic Here is an, as of yet, unconfirmed picture of the deceased Osama bin Laden. It is exactly how newspapers and our sources have described it: gruesome... I will give some space between the picture and words so that you do not accidentally see the picture if you do not want to. It is exactly how CNN reported the picture would look like: "Photos of OBLs body at a hanger after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive...
  • Whiteboard Archives (what you need to know about White House briefing)

    05/03/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT · by jda · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 03 May 2011
    JAY-TALKING: Here’s what you need to know from Tuesday’s White House briefing with press secretary Jay Carney: -- The White House hasn’t released the photo of Osama bin Laden’s corpse because it is “gruesome” and could inflame enemies’ passions, Carney said. “We are making an evaluation of a need to do that because of the sensitivities involved,” he said. -- Carney wouldn’t even say whether President Obama has seen the photo. “I don’t want to get into who’s seen the photos or where they are,” he said. -- Underscoring the complicated nature of the American team’s attack on bin Laden,...
  • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory..how the WH is totally blowing the Bin Laden event

    05/03/2011 12:28:40 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 122 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I turned FOX on at 2PM..caught the WH press briefing, and then the first few minutes of Shep Smith's program. The presser was a disaster. Unmitigated. Here's a fearless predicition..within one or two more news cycles, we will hear that the SEALS killed an unarmed Bin Laden who was trying to surrender. Several journalists tiptoed around the question, and Shep actually "wondered" aloud how an "old man" could have resisted SEALS. And as I type, he actually asked if this operation was "illegal."
  • How bin Laden Catapulted One Man Into War [Al Qaeda in Iraq!]

    05/03/2011 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | May 3, 2011 | John Bussey
    Fast forward to a day in Anbar Province, Iraq. Mr. Pottinger, now an intelligence officer supporting an infantry battalion, is standing over the body of a high level al Qaeda operative that his unit has just killed. It was an intense and lengthy manhunt. Mr. Pottinger is rifling through the man’s pockets, looking for additional documentation. Nearby is the mangled body of the man’s guard, who moments before detonated a suicide vest in a last, and failed, effort to kill the attackers. “I was standing over this guy’s corpse, looking down at him and thinking of all of the resources...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, May 2, 2011 (THE BIN LADEN IS DEAD DAY THREAD)

    05/02/2011 8:21:28 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 281 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 05/02/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE BIN LADEN DEATH PHOTO

    05/03/2011 7:28:11 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 317 replies
    DRUDGE
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  • White House modifies Osama bin Laden account

    05/03/2011 7:58:22 AM PDT · by Polybius · 82 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | May 2, 2011 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces. Officials also retreated from claims that one of bin Laden’s wives was killed in the raid and that bin Laden was using her as a human shield before she was shot by U.S. forces. .... In another discrepancy, Brennan said during his on-the-record briefing that bin Laden’s son Khalid was killed in the...
  • Priceless. White House releases images of *themselves* before any confirming pic of OBL's demise

    05/03/2011 12:08:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    mashable.com ^ | 5/2/11 | Jolie O'Dell
    The White House posted several images of President Obama and staffers planning and reviewing updates from the military raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden. The White House Flickr account has been used extensively during the Obama administration, showing us candid and behind-the-scenes images from the First Family’s daily lives as well as President Obama’s diplomatic work. In fact, the administration’s overall use of social media has been impressive. However, few pics from the account will ever get the attention garnered by this historic string of photos. These images show the palpable tension in the Situation Room...
  • Palin thanks former President Bush for bin Laden's death

    05/02/2011 8:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | May 2, 2011
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke at a military appreciation rally in Lakewood Monday evening. Palin took the stage and thanked the members of the crowd for their service. “Freedom is not free but a god given right” said Palin. “I thank you for being part of the solution.” She then addressed the death of Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces. “One of the evil leaders of the Islamic extremists..has met justice at the hands of America’s finest.” She said. “We thank our president, we thank President Bush.” Palin also mentioned that America’s war...
  • Bin Laden's wife not killed in raid, White House says

    05/02/2011 7:12:15 PM PDT · by JustAnotherOne · 116 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2011 | Jeff Mason and Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman killed during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan was not his wife and was not used as a human shield by the al Qaeda leader before his death, a U.S. official said on Monday, correcting an earlier description. John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counter- terrorism adviser, told reporters earlier that the slain woman had been one of bin Laden's wives and had been used -- perhaps voluntarily -- as a shield during the firefight. However, a different White House official said that account had turned out not to be the case....
  • Credit Where Credit Is Also Due

    05/02/2011 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 2, 2011 | Staff
    National Security: The decidedly non-multilateral killing of Osama bin Laden came after a long hunt. President Obama took credit, but it was George W. Bush's detainment and interrogation policies that provided the big break. The courier was the key. He goes into the history books with the prothonotary warbler, the rare bird that exposed Alger Hiss as a communist spy. And with Iraq's Tikriti tribe, the source of the breakthrough that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. And with David Kaczynski, the brother of the Unabomber, whose tip led the FBI to a remote Montana cabin where the convicted...
  • Q. Who authorized release of the WH Sit Room photo?

    05/02/2011 5:40:14 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 60 replies
    05/02/2011 | PhilStone
    Dumb0 still in his golf clothes, looking pissed, stuck in the corner while the adults are in the chairs with laptops. Looks like the kid you invite to a party because you know he doesn't have any friends but then leave to skulk around by himself because there's a reason he doesn't have any friends. And what signal does that photo send to foreign leaders? That Dumb0 really isn't in charge (which frankly, isn't the worst signal to send out)?
  • CNN is reporting that bin Laden body might be buried within 24 hours? (According to Islamic Law)

    05/01/2011 11:02:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies
    Monday May 2, 2011
    What's going on here? Are we going to see a photo before they bury him? I assume we will be this is strange regardless of Islamic law, considering people want to see him dead for themselves, but burying him quickly? "We are assuring it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition," an official said. "We take this very seriously. This is being handled in an appropriate manner."
  • YES! Osama bin Laden Dead

    05/01/2011 7:54:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/01/11 | Aurelius
    President Obama, in an impromptu speech tonight, has announced the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden. Bid Laden was responsible for the death of 3,000 people on September 11, 2011. His death could be the death knell of al Qaeda. Fox News and Donald Rumsfeld have confirmed.
  • Bin Laden Is Dead, U.S. Official Says

    05/01/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 125 replies
    Bin Laden Is Dead, U.S. Official Says Obama to Make Announcement Osama bin Laden has been killed, a United States official said Sunday night. President Obama is expected to make an announcement on Sunday night, almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
  • Obama To Announce bin Laden is Dead

    05/01/2011 8:00:52 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 184 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2011 | CNN
    John King just said that Obama's upcoming announcement is that we have the body.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD: Large crowd gathers at White House to cheer the news.

    05/01/2011 10:04:40 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 82 replies
    www.trentonian.com ^ | 05/01/2011 | AP
    <p>ASHINGTON (AP) — A large crowd has gathered in front of the White House to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden.</p> <p>Chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A" are breaking out periodically, and people are waving U.S. flags and taking photos. They're also singing the national anthem.</p>
  • The Bravest: LIVESTREAM Live from Ground Zero!

    05/01/2011 10:35:07 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 53 replies
    The Bravest ^ | May 2, 2011
    Folks partying at Ground Zero, celebrating death of Osama bin Laden...turning into a giant campaign party for Obama...I would like to think it is a spontaneous mixed outpouring of support for America, but wonder if there's an astroturf, pro-Obama flash mob setup happening here?
  • Obama to speak in 30 minutes - or in an hour or two (Live Thread)

    05/01/2011 7:11:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 1,531 replies · 1+ views
    Geraldo just announced Obama will make some sort of statement in 30 minutes. Geraldo says this is unusually late and figures it has something to do with Libya.