Obama's Involvement In Bin Laden Takedown Was Simply A Nod

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    What 'Gutsy Call'?: CIA Memo Reveals Admiral Controlled bin Laden Mission

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    Obama simply gave the go-ahead and was prepared to throw Adm William H. McRaven under the bus if anything when wrong. What was labelled a gusty call turns out to be barely a nod from a President that at the same moment was prepared to cast blame on the man put in charge of the mission using him in typical Obama fashion as a fall-guy.

    How many of you even know who this guy is? Well, if proper credit had been given you would have known a lot about the man who took control of the mission and saw it through to it's successful conclusion. He should have been the one to make the announcement that Bin Laden was ether killed or captured.

    During Desert Storm we became familiar with Gen Norman Schwartzkopf giving regular mission statements. George H. W. Bush allowed the General to take some of the glory. This is what good leaders do. Obama would have none of it. Instead he rushed in front of the cameras and hogged all of the glory for himself. The real heroes were essentially an after-thought. It would have been quite a different story if the mission had imploded and been a disaster similar to the failed Desert One debacle that took place just over 32 years ago in the desert sands of Tabas, Iran.

    This now famous photo in the White House war-room was simply a publicity photo taken during the wrap up of the mission. Notice Obama almost hiding because the final word on the mission was still pending. Everyone who was anyone showed up for this photo-op which surely would not have been released had the mission gone bad.

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    William H. McRaven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Operation Eagle Claw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    CIA disbands Bin laden unit | World news | The Guardian
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PGmnz5Ow-o]Bush: Truly not concerned about bin Laden (short version) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKHsjRzUTLQ]Obama in 2008: 'We Will Kill Bin Laden, We Will Crush Al Qaeda' - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ellnd3M8-ow&feature=fvst]President Obama: U.S. has killed Osama bin Laden - YouTube[/ame]

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    Obama is like cellophane, you can see right through him. He did not get osama, the navy seals did. But isn't it typical of obama to try take the credit. He will now use this as a way to make himself look good for election time. Like the article said, obama merely gave a nod to go ahead. That is all he did. He did not find osama, and he did not kill osama, and nor does he get the credit. Its just laughable that obama tryings using this as a campaign issue to make himself look good, when he doesn't even get the credit. Even if osama had been found during the bush administration and killed, the seals would have still gotten the credit not bush. And bush would have given the credit to them, unlike obama.
     
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    Had Bush been the one, the GOP would still be screaming from the mountaintops, pounding their chest, shouting "Bush! Bush! USA! USA!". I'd love to see a denial of THAT. The President is like the quarterback; he gets the blame and the credit. Too bad.

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    His face would have been on Mount Rushmore. Look at the treatment Reagan gets from the right.

    He was an unmitigated disaster as a President.
     
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    Want some cheese with your whine? LOL.

    GM is alive, Osama is dead. Shove that up your ass.
     
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    Check out the Constitution.

    The President of the United States is Commander in Chief of the armed forces. He sets the policy for the military..not the other way around.
     
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    Reagan was a fantastic President; was precisely the right man at the right time.
     
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    Not from you.

    The original Bin Laden group was disbanded...but as your link says the search for him continued. The "Alec Station" unit, which was founded back in 1996, was disbanded and new units formed.

    It helps when you read your own supporting links.

    The rationale for the restructuring:

     
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    Gotta agree.

    Barry had the balls to make the call. Bush would have done the same.

    Kudo's to Barry for having those balls.

    The SEALS did the actual takedown but they couldn't have done it without that nod from the CIC.
     
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