Obama involvement in Bin Laden take down was more than a Nod

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    Yes...I feel...feel...so blessed [snif]...to have such an amazing man and humanitarian...as our beloved leader Barrack Obama.
    The soldiers out there were mere pawns at his disposal...their role was like that of a child holding the hand of thier loving father...that through his guidance and love..and grace...yes..grace...that kept them safe while they followed his amazing brilliant plan.
     
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    Every President would have made the call.
     
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    Oh, I don't think so. He chose to launch a mission with Seals knowing there was a lot of uncertainty about whether not Osama was there. He chose not to use drone technology or other methods. In the face of disagreement in his own administration, he went ahead. If Biden was president he would have made a different call.

    And when the mission ran into trouble, he didn't reverse course.

    edited because I made the classic Obama / Osama mistake!
     
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    Hell, Natasha Obama would have agreed to get rid of the bad man.
     
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    He couldn't use the drones because their flight plans were known by the Pakistani Intelligence.
     
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    What?...They found Oba...uuhhhhh....Osama in a house in Abbottabad?

    Two plus years shot to hell, looking for him in these damned sand bunkers!
     
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    What an interesting slip you made there, I know, it's easy to do that seeing that the 2 have the same goals.
     
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    I disagree. I dont think every President would have made the call. I think some would have seen the risks politically and backed away from it. Looking at all the things that could have gone wrong, Im not even sure Obama made the RIGHT call at that moment. But he made it. It was successful and he should get credit for that.

    But I also dont think making the call automatically means a second term. It should be only ONE small factor in our decision.
     

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