Skip to comments.Bin Laden death now part of Obama's re-elect message
Posted on 05/10/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by bimboeruption
Reporting from Austin, Tex.
Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is now an applause line in a presidential campaign speech.
Bin Ladens name came up a couple of times in Obamas address Tuesday evening at a fund-raising event in Austin, Texas.
Early in Obama's appearance, someone shouted out, Thank you for getting Bin Laden!
Obama said that was a case in point a reason for voters to let him finish what we started.
Later, Obama ticked off what he described as his administrations accomplishments: lifting the ban on gays in the military; bringing troops home from Iraq.
And then: And because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nations uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies, Obama said, Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States.
The crowd roared.
While the president has basked in the success of the operation, Bin Laden's sons released a statement Tuesday criticizing the administration, saying the U.S. broke international law in killing an unarmed man.
In Washington, Vice President Biden, coming off another round of deficit talks, was asked by reporters whether Bin Laden's killing at the hands of the U.S. military was illegal.
"Are you kidding?" Biden replied.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Remind voters that the Navy SEALs and not Obama got bin Laden.
It seems the depraved existence of UBL benefited at least one American.
This birthday surprise was there and waiting to be opened at the right moment, would not be surprised that back in the Bush administration they knew but saved it for this cretan to use for the grand master plan and re election
Just confirmation that Texas needs to secede except for that round little hole in the middle. We’d even build a highway with no on or off ramps all the way over to Louisiana for them. A few years of not being able to suck the life out of the rest of the state and we could recover the hole and tear down the highway.
Just like many drivers I encounter have driver's licenses to prove they can't drive.
Its worth reading! You make your own conclusions!
I don’t know who Tom is but he’s right, it does sound totally plausible.
I dont know if this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, or somewhere in between the truth and an outright lie, but it certainly sounds plausible.
Note: This update comes some 24 hours after our longtime Washington D.C. Insider first outlined shocking details of an Obama administration having been overruled by senior military and intelligence officials leading up to the successful attack against terrorist Osama Bin Laden. What follows is further clarification of Insiders insights surrounding that event.
Q: You stated that President Obama was overruled by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?
A: I was told in these exact terms, we overruled him. (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the presidents persistent hesitation to act. There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.
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I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the presidents failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such. As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts. One, that the military action could fail and harm the presidents already weakened standing with both the American public and the world. Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East.
Q: What changed the presidents position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?
A: Nothing changed with the presidents opinion he continued to avoid having one. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again. Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act sort of. Panetta was receiving significant reports from both his direct CIA sources, as well as Petraeus-originating Intel. Petraeus was threatening to act on his own via a bombing attack. Panetta reported back to the president that a bombing of the compound would result in successful killing of Osama Bin Laden, and little risk to American lives. Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act. But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack, and Obama would be left attempting to explain Panettas failed policy. Again Obama hesitated this time openly delaying further meetings to discuss the issue with Panetta. A brief meeting was held at this time with other officials, including Secretary Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Gates, like Panetta, was unable to push the president to act. It was at this time that Gates indicated to certain Pentagon officials that he may resign earlier than originally indicated he was that frustrated. Both Panetta and Clinton convinced him to stay on and see the operation through.
What happened from there is what was described by me as a masterful manipulation by Leon Panetta. Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Ladens location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the presidents inaction would be significant to the point of political debilitation. It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid. This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett. Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure. The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound. Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice. Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via military contacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other. Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself. Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panettas permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the presidents full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the presidents indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion. Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.
This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarretts office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission. A storm system had been in the area earlier, but was no longer an issue. Check the data yourself to confirm. Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan. She was furious, repeating the acronym CoC and saying it was not being followed. This is where Bill Daley intervened directly. The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission. What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates office, a representative from Leon Panettas office, and a representative from Jim Clappers office. I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound. I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States. There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier. The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated. President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission. Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military. When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking very confused and uncertain. The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold. Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already up to speed on the operation. A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that days events before the president was. The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The presidents role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.
At the conclusion of the mission, after it had been repeatedly confirmed a success, President Obama was once again briefed behind closed doors. The only ones who went in that room besides the president were Bill Daley. John Brennan, and a third individual whose identity remains unknown to me. When leaving this briefing, the president came out of it much more confident. Much more certain of himself. He was also carrying papers in his hand that quite possibly was the address to the nation given later that evening on the Bin Laden mission. The president did not have those papers with him prior to that briefing. The president then returned to the war room, where by this time, Leon Panetta had personally arrived and was receiving congratulations from all who were present.
In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the presidents office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact. What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett. One source indicated she is threatening resignation. I find that unlikely given my strong belief she needs the protection afforded her by the Oval Office and its immense powers to delay and eventually terminate investigations back in Chicago, but we shall see.
Well only 3-6% give Hussein any credit to its a 2012 losing issue for him.
The list, ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
He might not want to go there.
All should wear T shirts showing a bullet hole in bin Laden’s head,
thanking the CIA and the Killer SEALs
Got to help zer0 any way we can
“let him finish what we started.”
Did he have a mouse in his pocket?
Employment rate for black men at record low
He has more people he wants to shoot in the head?
...about 25 million more; according to his buddy Komrade Ayers...
By next week, he’ll have been the first one into the hideout, taking out Osama with one well-placed shot right between the eyes and then translating all the documents from Arabic before piloting the helicopter to the awaiting aircraft carrier, where he cooked a delicious gourmet meal for the SEAL team, before reading them their rights under the UCMJ for war crimes. He then prepared the body for burial at sea and performed the Islamic funeral ceremony.
Don't get me wrong, he is going to collect that billion for his campaign, but it isn't going to buy him the election.
Yeah . . . got bin Laden, but Iran and their allies are hands-off, never mind turning a blind eye to Egypt’s rapid turn towards extremism. Not exactly the right way to deal with Islamic terror, there.
By next year, they will be flogging a dead horse if they are still pushing the death of Osama.
If the Libs tell you that Obama got Bin laden, just reply, "Yeah, just like Nixon landed on the Moon"...
I’d vote for the devil before I’d vote for him.
Oh..wait..that’s almost redundant.
I very cheerfully told a liberal associate who was crowing about Obama's victory, 'Heck yeah that was a good hit. Judge, jury and executioner. Straight up global cowboy style. At this rate, Obama will be out clearing brush on his ranch in Crawford, Texas before too long."
You'd be amazed how fast you can get a liberal to backpedal off of the UBL killing if you cheer them on their victory lap.
9 out of 10 voices in my head agree with you.
[there's *always* one on the crowd]
I like the Alice Cooper graphic too :) Do you mind if a borrow a copy of it? :)
I stole so it myself so I can't complain if you steal it from me...:))
NEWSFLASH: They're still there, Mr. Obama. STILL. THERE. In fact, you're negotiating to keep 10,000 there indefinitely!
How many more times is he going to SPIKE THE BALL?
I have to...if I stop laughing, I *might* start screaming....;-D
[I wonder how many times that gif has been stolen and re-stolen, over time?]
Am I guilty of fencing stolen gifs?
More like Donnie Iris and “Shock Treatment”....:))
[Look into my eyes and tell I’m not crazy....”]
Good thing Obama isn’t spiking the football.
So Valerie Jarrett is the president and Obama is just a figurehead?
I can see the campaign ads now.....the crowds that amassed in front of the White House and at Ground Zero chanting “four more years, four more years”, dubbed in of course....a voice over by Oprah or Morgan Freeman, “President Barack Obama, the man who brought Osama Bin Laden to justice. Re-elected President Obama....I am Barack Obama and I appreoved this message!
...every time I sit down in the Situation Room, every one of my advisors around there knows I expect them to give me their best assessments. And so the fact that there were some who voiced doubts about this approach was invaluable, because it meant the plan was sharper...
Geee...I wonder who "voiced doubts"?
The operation was timed in line with the kick-off of his 2012 campaign. He’s dispicable. OBL was in that hideway for a long time.
True Americans should do everything they possibly can to make sure this clown NEVER holds public office again. Those who have covered up his fraud and treason should be prosecuted right along with him.
Where are the people with the backbone to stand against this atrocity?
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