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Panetta drafted memo to insulate Obama if bin Laden raid went bad! (See video @ Link)
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 05/08/2012 5:11:07 AM PDT by MindBender26

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Mukasey told Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on Friday night that the Navy SEAL mission to kill Osama bin Laden was preceded by “a highly lawyered memo” from CIA Director Leon Panetta — one designed to insulate President Barack Obama if the operation failed.

As Mukasey first suggested in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, the Panetta memo appeared calculated to shift any future blame to Naval Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven.

“The president had a fallback if this didn’t work out,” Hannity said Friday. “He had a ‘CYA’ [Cover Your Ass].”

“There was a memo from Leon Panetta that described the authority that was given to McCraven,” Mukasey explained. “And it was to proceed according to the risks, only according to the risks that had been outlined to the president. And if he encountered anything else, he had to check back. And you better believe that if anything else had been encountered and the mission had failed, then the blame would have fallen on McCraven. That’s what that’s about.”

Asked by Hannity if the memo “was designed to protect the president politically,” Mukasey suggested that “there’s going to be more that comes tumbling out about that escapade. But so far, that memo is enough.”

“One definition of a great leader,” Mukasey added later in the interview, “is somebody who takes less credit than he should and takes more blame than he should. And that’s not what we’ve got now.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: osamaisdead; osamamemo
Typical CYOA Dems. It it works, take all the credit. If it fails, blame the military!

Mukasey also says "There's going to be more."

Obama is a coward, pure and simple.

1 posted on 05/08/2012 5:11:11 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Lyin’ Pendejo, the Facilitator-in-Chief.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 5:13:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: MindBender26
do I really have to say it???

3 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:40 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MindBender26

Obama is a girlie-man’s girlie-man.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:47 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily
--Obama is a girlie-man’s girlie-man.--

A picture is worth a thousand words:


5 posted on 05/08/2012 5:21:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MindBender26

Did they also have the obituaries for the sacrificed SEAL team prepared?


6 posted on 05/08/2012 5:21:00 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: MindBender26
"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops.
My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available.
The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do.
If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."

General Dwight Eisenhower
05 June 1944



FUØ

7 posted on 05/08/2012 5:32:57 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: tomkat
Striking example of leadership in contrast to the current Chiseler in Chief.
8 posted on 05/08/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: tomkat

Two statements written before a MILITARY operation, regarding the possible failure.
One displays the fortitude, courage and dedication of the author, penned as he sent hundreds of thousands of American into Harm’s Way.
The other, penned before a small group carried out their orders, displays the total lack of the qualities of the first.
How far we have fallen.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 5:54:07 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: MindBender26

Yes, like 99.9999% of the pols in DC and the various states. The problem here isnt the pols its the electorate thats kept them employed so many years.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 5:56:08 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: MindBender26

Anyone surprised?

self censored response.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:57:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MindBender26

Remember when perverts performed their sick acts in private and kept their recruitment to a minimum?

Now they recruit in Middle school and perform their sick acts in public and parades.

Sodom was a boy scout jamboree to America’s new sick homosexual agenda.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 6:00:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Excuse me, nothing personal, but WITHAYTA?


13 posted on 05/08/2012 6:13:22 AM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: MindBender26

Why did Panetta have to do a cover letter for Obama? Obama had nothing to do with the raid in the first place! Other than leave the golf course early.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 6:17:06 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: All

15 posted on 05/08/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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The Buck stops over there. Unless it’s a success, on which case I’m the cat.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 6:25:30 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: MindBender26

Even a spineless weasel like Jimmy Carter did not attempt this when the helicopters crashed in the desert.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 6:27:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Lyin’ Pendejo, the Facilitator-in-Chief.”

He is also un maricón y una mierda.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 6:37:24 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: tomkat

That letter is one of two drafted by Ike BEFORE D Day. The other also gave all the credit to “The troops, the air and the Navy”, only he did not resign.
A leader, not a politician.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 6:49:40 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: tomkat

And say what you will about FDR, but I am sure that had the landings failed, he wouldn’t have blamed Eisenhower, or tried to shield himself from responsibility.

Harry Truman: “The Buck Stops Here.”

Barack Obama: “The Buck Never Got Here.”


20 posted on 05/08/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: All
Anyone who's not seen it should surely check out T.Selleck's portrayal . . . Ike: Countdown to D-Day
21 posted on 05/08/2012 7:09:29 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: MindBender26

What irresponsible bastards


22 posted on 05/08/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: cuban leaf
A picture is worth a thousand words:


23 posted on 05/08/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: MindBender26
Leon Panetta was once an upstanding guy, a Republican congressional rep from the Monterey Peninsula in California.

At some point he was corrupted by the beltway culture. He switched his party affiliation to democrat and his statesman like qualities started to degenerate into the perverse valueless politically motivated personality disorder of party hack.

His big step over line, like a recreational cocaine user trying crack of heroin for the first time, was when he gave up elected office ambitions to become a shill for the Clintons. He was rewarded for his loyalty with a phonied up job or appointment as the co director of a liberal think tank called the Monterey Institute for Public Policy where he has all expenses paid and draws $1,000 a day from the taxpayers of America.

When Obama needed a human shield, the party knew who to call on.

24 posted on 05/08/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: cuban leaf

and where is the picture of W on his MOUNTAIN bike tearing down sandy hillsides at full tilt! Now THAT’s a Man’s Man!


25 posted on 05/09/2012 7:46:04 PM PDT by katy_sandy (TAKE OFF THE GLOVES/Christmas cards to ACLU)
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