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Obama's Disastrous Interview About Hunting Osama bin Laden
The Campaign Spot at NRO ^ | 21 July 2008 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 07/21/2008 12:16:06 PM PDT by SE Mom

In his interview with CBS News, Obama says:

Logan: Because you do have a situation seven years on into this war where Osama bin Laden and all his lieutenants and all the leaders of the Taliban, they’re still there. And they’re inside Pakistan.

Obama: Right. It’s a huge problem. And first of all, if we hadn’t taken our eye off the ball, we might have caught them before they got into Pakistan and were able to reconstitute themselves. Several times in recent interviews, Obama has referred to "taken our eye off the ball" in terms of the invasion of Iraq, which began in March of 2003. We don't know precisely when Osama bin Laden entered Pakistan, but it is generally believed that he escaped Tora Bora and crossed the border sometime in late November or the beginning of December 2001.

(Somehow the U.S. took its collective eyes off the ball to prevent an event that occurred in December 2001 by sending troops to another country starting in March 2002 for an invasion that began in 2003.

It's not as if the geopolitical challenges of sending U.S. troops into Pakistan suddenly appeared in March 2003. Once Osama crossed the border, the potential cost of pursuing him —i.e., a civil war in a country with nuclear weapons — became higher and the consequences became riskier.

Also note that CBS' Lara Logan forces Obama to concede that his oft-touted call to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistani territory is actually current U.S. policy. )

(Excerpt) Read more at campaignspot.nationalreview.com ...


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To: Hunton Peck

First time I’d seen your Freeper name and it had me LOL!


51 posted on 07/21/2008 1:23:05 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: AliVeritas

Rub a dub-dub it’s Obama’s net scrub.


52 posted on 07/21/2008 1:28:03 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I loathe BOM and his wife, Michelle. Who, by the way, is now ‘one of the beautiful people’, a celebrity in her own right, or at least as a reflection of BOM. She’s featured in the celebrity magazines, a la Paris, Madonna, etc.. What will they do when he loses? The press coverage is sickening, and it’s just going to get worse until McCain stands up on his hind legs and tells it like it is and BOM makes a hugh mistake, something the press can’t whitewash or ignore.


53 posted on 07/21/2008 1:28:09 PM PDT by hershey
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To: SE Mom

Osama bin Laden has been dead for some time now.


54 posted on 07/21/2008 1:31:56 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Always Right
Is this a typo"

"...prior to Bush flying planes into the world trade center"

55 posted on 07/21/2008 1:34:24 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: SE Mom

"And first of all, if we hadn’t taken our eye off the ball, we might have caught them before they got into Pakistan and were able to reconstitute themselves. Several times in recent interviews, Obama has referred to "taken our eye off the ball" in terms of the invasion of Iraq, which began in March of 2003. We don't know precisely when Osama bin Laden entered Pakistan, but it is generally believed that he escaped Tora Bora and crossed the border sometime in late November or the beginning of December 2001."

56 posted on 07/21/2008 1:35:00 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: dbacks
If it were only the blacks that would be upset and riot it would last a short while but unfortunately you have alot of elitist jerks that would help fund it and the media would help fan the flames. If obama does not get the dem nomination or if he loses in Nov.(Dear God please let him lose) either way I see a mass disturbance in the US. People are supporting this wannabe because it would be historical. What a reason to vote for a person! Even some major black republicans are saying they will support him because it is hestorical.

If con is the opposite of pro, doesn't that mean congress is the opposite of progress?

57 posted on 07/21/2008 1:36:51 PM PDT by onlylewis (they want a two class system)
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To: bethtopaz
The election is Nov. 21st

Actually, it's November 4th, 2008.
58 posted on 07/21/2008 1:38:14 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Beckwith

Perhaps. Meanwhile- it appears Obama is brain-dead or at the least- impaired.


59 posted on 07/21/2008 1:41:13 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: BARLF
Why, thanky!

But it stands to reason that, if I didn't have to hunton peck, I'd have posted more and you'd probably have noticed me earlier . . . but then I'd have a different screen name, so . . . . Dear Lord, I think I'm falling into an infinite loop.

60 posted on 07/21/2008 1:44:23 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Hussein the Appeaser may or may not be a Muslim, but he's as easily offended as one.)
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To: Mikey_1962
Give him an open microphone and no script... watch the fun!

New definition of infinity:

Put Obama in front of an infinite number of microphones for an infinite number of hours in front of an infinite number of reporters and not only will he eventually say something intelligent, but at least one member of the MSM will report it.

61 posted on 07/21/2008 1:45:18 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: SE Mom

Bwahahahahah, this is the best front man the dems could find.

How pathetic.


62 posted on 07/21/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: SE Mom

His FORMER pal, willie klintoon, passed on three offers to turn the SOB over to us.

BO is a very dangerous person.


63 posted on 07/21/2008 1:48:16 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Beckwith

“The election is Nov. 21st

Actually, it’s November 4th, 2008.”

Way to go.....we’ve had this grand scheme going on FR that we’d play up that the election is on the 21st for the demorats!


64 posted on 07/21/2008 1:52:42 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Beckwith
Actually, it's November 4th, 2008.

No, didn't you hear? There's a special election just for Obama voters on the 21st. It's the affirmative action compensation plan. Everyone else casts his vote on the 4th and then the Obama voters can see just how hard they have to try to beat it when they vote on the 21st.
65 posted on 07/21/2008 2:11:58 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SE Mom
See this is what happens when you are an arrogant con man like Obama. He's so full of himself and his BS that he thinks he can fool everyone.
66 posted on 07/21/2008 2:15:56 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: SE Mom

Gee, Barry we have already captured some of Bin Laden’s top henchman and are holding them in GITMO. However, you want to turn them loose or give them US civil trials. What if we captured Bin Laden, what would you propose we do with him? Would you favor taking him out or would that not set well with the pacifist crowd? You said that the reason we were attacked on 9-11 is that we were too arrogant ...should we then allow you to apologize to Bin Laden? Be careful what you wish for.


67 posted on 07/21/2008 2:17:19 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: MaestroLC
I have to think there will be a backlash at some point from regular decent Americans...??

Don't worry!!! Those in Chicago who have had to listen to this pompus blowhard says he really starts wearing on you.

68 posted on 07/21/2008 2:17:27 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: SE Mom; NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Allegra; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; Dog; Cap Huff; ...
Thanks....

Hot Air:

Logan to Obama: Remind me, how does your policy on the Pakistani tribal areas differ from Bush’s?

posted at 4:45 pm on July 21, 2008 by Allahpundit

*********************************************EXCERPT..see link for comments ********************************

It doesn’t really. If he gets Bin Laden in the crosshairs, he’ll shoot to kill — as will Bush, a point Obama concedes. If he gets Al Qaeda’s training camps in the crosshairs, he’ll … pressure Pakistan to move against them, a strategy that’s failed dismally under the GOP but which will work like a charm, I suppose, once it’s infused with magic Messiah mojo and greenmail in the form of a tripling in the amount of non-military aid we currently send to the country. Are Pakistanis really going to jettison their ethno-religious identification with denizens of the tribal areas and go storming into AQ camps when their military’s had a hell of a time there over the past few years, just because the amount of U.S. lucre they’re getting increased by some arbitary amount? Can’t hurt to try, but set expectation phasers on lowest low.

As for the point noted by Geraghty at the very end, about the Iraq invasion of 2003 leading us to “take our eye off the ball” in December 2001, I’m guessing Obama’s thinking of this WaPo piece from 2006. Exit question borrowed from Ace: To the extent that Obama’s hinting he’ll hit the training camps unilaterally if Pakistan balks, does the left’s mantra that killing terrorists only breeds more terrorists apply in that case too or does Barry get to use his “get out of talking points free” card?

69 posted on 07/21/2008 2:18:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: vietvet67; potlatch; devolve

ROFL!!!


70 posted on 07/21/2008 2:21:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SE Mom; vietvet67

71 posted on 07/21/2008 2:22:29 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: SE Mom
with additional questions of loyalty of the ISI.

On that point...posted this earlier today:

PESHAWAR: ANP blames secret agencies for Fata unrest

ISI is a secret Agencie....

72 posted on 07/21/2008 2:25:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All
Related thread:

ANALYSIS-US plays for high stakes on Pakistan-Afghan border

73 posted on 07/21/2008 2:27:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Perdogg

6 years ago the world would have died laughing at the mere thought of a President named “Barack Hussein Obama”. IT’S INSANE!


74 posted on 07/21/2008 2:27:49 PM PDT by SolidWood (Anyone enabling Obama, actively or passively, shall be deemed a traitor to the Republic.)
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To: Beckwith

He was making fun of those leftist moonbats who think it’s Bush’s fault.


75 posted on 07/21/2008 2:29:19 PM PDT by SolidWood (Anyone enabling Obama, actively or passively, shall be deemed a traitor to the Republic.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Much better. lol


76 posted on 07/21/2008 2:31:11 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: MaestroLC

It can’t go on like this forever. I have to think there will be a backlash at some point from regular decent Americans...?? There has to be a breaking point.
...

YES! I think that every DAY. Then I start worrying that we’re too far gone...that maybe the ordinary American is not so common anymore..


77 posted on 07/21/2008 2:32:32 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; devolve

Lol, thanks Ernest, that’s a funny one. About 760KB too! I have the perfect bird to put over him but that would make it a meg!


78 posted on 07/21/2008 2:32:47 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; SE Mom
From WSJ ...abstract:

Pakistan Vows to Fight Terrorism, But Foreign Troops Not Welcome

79 posted on 07/21/2008 2:33:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks a million for passing on that good summation of the Obamination and his idiocy.


80 posted on 07/21/2008 2:37:15 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Hunton Peck
One of thr reasons I thought it so funny is because I am just barely above the hunt and peck point.

I love your sense of humor. Seems to be rare these days.

81 posted on 07/21/2008 2:39:47 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: SE Mom

I swear, NO ONE COULD MAKE THIS STUFF UP. WHO in their wildest dreams, four short years ago would have believed ANYONE could come across with more condescension than Kerry?

Didn’t we think he was pretty much the pinnacle?

Hah! Never say never:)


I worked in political Washington for 20+ years and one thing I learned is this:

No matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

You think Odumbo is bad, believe me, it gets worse down the line.


82 posted on 07/21/2008 2:43:23 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

So this really is about as good as the Dems can do?


83 posted on 07/21/2008 2:46:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: spacejunkie01

I have a long history of being among the 10% that didn’t get the word.


84 posted on 07/21/2008 2:49:58 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: SE Mom

In a word, Obama is a featherweight.

Also, if you spell check, he’s a misspelled word.


85 posted on 07/21/2008 2:58:19 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: SE Mom
Obama: "I don’t think there is going to be a change there."

Why you little upstart - There will be a change all right.
Just wait 'til I get my hands on you.


86 posted on 07/21/2008 3:31:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: MaestroLC

There has to be a breaking point.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I am trying to imagine how the upper echelons of the rat party are sleeping about now. They are not totally stupid, they just think the voters are idiots and they have to be wondering just how much of this clown they can stand before they have to correct their mistake.


87 posted on 07/21/2008 3:50:01 PM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: SE Mom
Black Whiteguilt Oblack is full of flowery speech and platitudes with the depth and substance of a mud-puddle.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

88 posted on 07/21/2008 3:53:32 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: NOBAMA in 08

You forgot jug-eared.


89 posted on 07/21/2008 3:57:32 PM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: SE Mom

90 posted on 07/21/2008 3:59:24 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: AmericaUnited

Those in Chicago who have had to listen to this pompus blowhard says he really starts wearing on you.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I already find him more irritating than John Kerry and I thought that was impossible.


91 posted on 07/21/2008 4:02:43 PM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Iron Munro

Iron Munro that is a funny pic. It is troubling to me that we have someone up for election that can’t even remember a simple time line. It seems to me that there are a lot of peopel out there that have forgotten the reasons we have gone to war in the first place. I don’t particularly like war, but it is a neccessary evil. There is no doubt in my mind that fanatics would not hesitate to keep bombing our citizens if we stop being alert to the problem of terrorism. A vote for Obama is a vote for going soft on terrorists. Seriously, libs seem to think you can hug them and sing Kum By Yah and we will all be friends.


92 posted on 07/21/2008 4:02:55 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs

Saddam and sons were terrorists PERIOD...there WAS a wmd program in place (yellow cake just recently removed from Iraq), he broke the cease fire agreements from the first gulf war: no fly zones constantly being patrolled and if we lose this war as the hypocrats are desperate to lose from day 1, terrorists will only be MORE emboldened to attack us again, and probably will succeed in another 9-11.

Hypocrats: the party of the mentally disturbed.


93 posted on 07/21/2008 4:37:11 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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To: SERKIT
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94 posted on 07/21/2008 4:48:26 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Beckwith; Grampa Dave; devolve; MeekOneGOP; SE Mom

O Lord Insufferable Obi From Nairobi, who did you say dropped the ball?

Clinton declined repeated offers of bin Laden by Sudan, then missed this 2000 opportunity to kill bin Laden in Afghanistan.

95 posted on 07/21/2008 5:00:30 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Obama is going to get shredded in the debates, no MSM cover for him :)


96 posted on 07/21/2008 5:15:55 PM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: kcvl

Like the scene in the movie Airplane.


97 posted on 07/21/2008 5:18:29 PM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: Beckwith

It was sarcasm, Always Right posted something immediately after for those who may have not caught this.


98 posted on 07/21/2008 5:25:48 PM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So this really is about as good as the Dems can do?


Could be.


99 posted on 07/21/2008 5:34:16 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Adolph Hitler placed more confidence, trust, and faith in military flag ranked officers and their staff than does Obama. (those who have studied military history will grasp how historically significant this criticism really is...)


100 posted on 07/21/2008 5:44:13 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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