Skip to comments.Former aide: Obama played cards during bin Laden raid
Posted on 08/15/2013 1:59:10 AM PDT by grundle
Despite the picture the White House released showing President Obama intently watching the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, his former body man says the president spent most of the raid playing a card game.
Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [the president] was like, Im not going to be down there, I cant watch this entire thing. So he, myself, Pete Souza, the White House photographer, Marvin [Nicholson], we must have played 15 games of spades, former Obama aide Reggie Love said at an event in Los Angeles sponsored by The Artists & Athletes Alliance in July.
Love, who played college basketball and football at Duke University, left the White House in 2011 to attend business school.
After the May 1, 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the White House released a photo of the president looking serious in the Situation Room surrounded by his national security team as the raid was ongoing.
No photo has yet been released of President Obama playing cards during the raid.
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The President is out playing cards everyday. Is the provider of information allowed to use the word “Spade” or should he be arrested by the Thought Police?
ah, so he was with Reggie
were they playing cards together when Benghazi went down and the potus was unreachable?
I bet they played go fish rather than Spades.
Playing “Spades” with Reggie? Is that what they call it now?
but the way I heard it, Obama personally led the team and put the bullet in OBL’s head. How is this possible?
or spin the bottle
They played spin the bottle after they played empty the bottle.
“I can’t watch this.....”
This is very revealing. How many of us would have given anything to witness Bin Laden’s capture, and/or execution?
It’s one of two things, either Barack Obama is a complete wimp or he had some sort of affinity for Osama bin-Laden, and reluctantly approved his take down.
No... he and reggie love may have played cards but then the rest of the night was spent passing feces and.......
Reggie Love-0bamas body man
...Nicholson traveled the country as trip director for President-elect Obama and was the body guy for Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) during his White House bid......The towering Nicholson met Kerry in a windsurfing shop and had caddied on Nantucket.
Playing cards while the Warriors go get Bin Laden who had Bin Hiden
I will go out on a limb and state 0bama normally plays cards during historic moments
“Its one of two things, either Barack Obama is a complete wimp or he had some sort of affinity for Osama bin-Laden, and reluctantly approved his take down.Or both.”
I’ll take ‘both’ for $500, Alex.
Or it was too politically risky for him and he didn’t want to be associated with its possible failure.
Yes,to be politically correct he should have said we must have played 15 games of African-Americans :-)
Which just reinforces the fact that Obama didn’t want to watch the events unfolding in Benghazi on Sept 11 2012.
Jarrett told him to keep his ass outta’ the room. She had it under control and she didn’t want anyone to be distracted when she gave out orders.
That’s a very perceptive thing you pointed out in post 11.
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