Given all we've learned since Sunday, and the rumors (and they're just rumors: that the O was overridden by Panetta and Clinton on this operation) how stunning is it that -- at probably THE MOST momentous event of his term -- our CIC, commander of our ENTIRE military, leader of the free world, for the takedown of our #1 enemy, had to be DRAGGED off the golf course to engage in his most vital duty ?
See Post #3 above.
Still in golf jacket
Mon May 02 09:50am EDT
The admittedly slight connection of Osama bin Laden and golf
By Jay Busbee
Yes, the connection between Osama bin Laden and golf is a tenuous one indeed. But this is a momentous day, so we figured we'd give you the chance to open up on something other than whether Tiger Woods is coming back or not.
On one hand, you've got President Obama, who golfed Sunday morning, apparently for the fifth weekend in a row. The president cut short his round after nine holes, about two hours before the bin Laden raid took place.
Good thing; that's not the kind of news you want to get while out on the course or relaxing at the 19th hole grill. (Naturally, Obama will be criticized for golfing five weekends in a row, but after nailing bin Laden, the guy probably ought to get comped a round at Augusta.)
On the other end of matters, the compound in which bin Laden was "holed up" -- and oh, there will be a few questions about that, as this certainly doesn't seem to be a cave -- was just a couple miles from the Abottabad Golf Club, as you can see in the diagram above. (The purported location of the compound is the "A" flag.) It's highly unlikely that bin Laden got out for a quick round on the links, of course.
So there you go. Vent your thoughts on this historic day right here, and we'll be back to the golfing business in just a bit.
The Presidents greatest day in the White House began in of all places a golf course. Barack Obama spent the early part of Sunday golfing, just hours before he gave the go ahead for a small team of Navy Seals to kill terror mastermind Osama bin Laden. The ASSOCICATED PRESS reports the sporting Commander in Chief had to leave the fairway early to work on the end of Osama.
The president spent part of the day on the golf course, but cut his round short to return to the White House for a meeting where he and top national security aides reviewed final preparations for the raid.
Lord help us, please! And BTW .. on all these weekly golf outings, how do we know who he's meeting and with whom he's conspiring .. on his secured crackberry or in person ?? .