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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Obama voted 'present' on Bin Laden assassination

President Obama is trying to use the hit on Osama Bin Laden as a campaign point, but the fact is - as the CIA memo above shows - that he had very little to do with it (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News).
The narrative that we have been told since May 1, 2011 is that President Obama made the call to kill bin Laden, with one aide even going so far as to say President Obama's action was "one of the ... gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory."

The White House has run with this, milking bin Laden's death for everything its worth. It's even to the point where if go to "gutsycall.com," your browser will automatically direct you to barackobama.com.

Honestly, if the final decisions were up to President Obama, and no other President would have even considered carrying out the raid that killed bin Laden, the President should have the right to use bin Laden's death any way he sees fit. The problem is that the so-called "gutsy call" never existed. Putting aside the fact that any President with Mr. Obama's intelligence information would have made the same call, a new memo released yesterday that Mr. Obama did not make the "final" call, nor was it terribly gutsy. Instead, it shows that the President merely authorized the possibility for going to Abbottabad... and left everything else up to Admiral William McRaven.
Read the whole thing.

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At 6:27 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

and Truman was responsible for defeating Germany and Japan, and Nixon for Landing on the Moon.

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I didn't realize this was a handwritten memo. Interesting to see. My question is on the term "get" Bin Laden. Is "get" a technical military term? Did Obama mean to shoot him? And was it set up so that if there was a big hue and cry against the action, he could say, "Oh, I said "get"... that meant "arrest and read him his rights". The military screwed up!" President Obama is such an odious man.


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