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Hero or Zero? Military to Accept Blame if Bin Laden Mission Failed

jr 2012/05/07 14:56:10
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The vast majority of Americans are aware of the success of the Bin Laden mission, and according to the polling, view the President favorably for his participation in the killing of Bin Laden. Due to the politicization of this event, there is little doubt in anyone mind as to the role President Obama played in this mission, since he has since elevated himself to the status of hero of the mission in order to gain the favor of American voters. However in recently disclosed actions leading up to the mission, we find our so called hero of the mission was not willing to accept credit, if the mission had failed. In my opinion, this moves him from a hero to a big fat ZERO

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Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the President from blame if the mission to kill or capture Obama Bin Laden would have failed

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  • Sawdust... FromJes... 2012/05/16 01:19:36
    Sawdust_128
    Oh that's just so sad.
  • Paul Sawdust... 2012/05/09 18:34:15
  • Sawdust... Paul 2012/05/16 01:17:39
    Sawdust_128
    Don't bet on Obama having a second term. I am going to enjoy being able to say "I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!"
  • Sawdust... Paul 2012/05/16 01:19:08
    Sawdust_128
    I think the context is quite clear.


    A bigger piece of horse sh@t never Occupied the Oval Office. "Historical and Unprecedented" in stench and volume.
  • seadog6... FromJes... 2012/05/08 15:37:46
  • JT For ... seadog6... 2012/05/08 21:50:03
    JT For Political Reform
    +3
    He just proved he is nothing more than mouth diarrhea.
  • Rebel [... FromJes... 2012/05/07 21:12:58 (edited)
    Rebel [SHP]
    +4
    Umm...no. I'm serving now and I still have enough sense to realize Obama just spiked the football. He stole all the credit and made it into a campaign highlight. Anyone who has served would be disgusted by this action.
  • FromJes... Rebel [... 2012/05/07 21:19:35 (edited)
    FromJesus'sPerspective
    Really sort of like "Mission Accomplished"? Please if you are serving then you know the Commander and Chief takes the hit if anything goes wrong. Not discussed at all. The real issue is Republicans could do in the eight years they were in charge. Therefore it bothers you when a non-republican really showed you that his execution was possible. Hell it was George that ensure his family was escorted out of this country safely. You know the ones that supplied him with the cash to do what he did.
  • Rebel [... FromJes... 2012/05/07 21:22:13 (edited)
    Rebel [SHP]
    +3
    So? Just because he takes the hit doesn't mean he can't credit those involved. If the CiC fails in something he orders....we all know others we're involved. It wasn't only him. Common sense at the least tells us as much.

    You give credit where credit is due, you don't steal the entire show, positive or negative results.
  • FromJes... Rebel [... 2012/05/08 12:28:09
    FromJesus'sPerspective
    Credit? Are you speaking of Bushs substantial investments in the middle east? George Bush had no plan, else he would have executed it.
  • Rebel [... FromJes... 2012/05/08 20:11:00
    Rebel [SHP]
    It's pointless to debate someone already so sure of themselves. Have a good one.
  • FromJes... Rebel [... 2012/05/08 20:21:22
    FromJesus'sPerspective
    Is that your goal? To be sure of yourself? I am
  • Rebel [... FromJes... 2012/05/08 20:25:49
    Rebel [SHP]
    Interesting, as am I. Good stopping point right here. Glad we agree on something, even unrelated.
  • Paul Rebel [... 2012/05/09 18:45:55
    Paul
    In Fact, Obama Has Repeatedly Thanked And Praised Military Personnel That Executed The Mission

    Obama: "We Give Thanks For The Men Who Carried Out This Operation, For They Exemplify The Professionalism, Patriotism, And Unparalleled Courage Of Those Who Serve Our Country." In his May 2, 2011, address announcing the operation that killed bin Laden, Obama gave "thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country." From the White House:

    Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

    [...]

    Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

    We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exempl...

















































    In Fact, Obama Has Repeatedly Thanked And Praised Military Personnel That Executed The Mission

    Obama: "We Give Thanks For The Men Who Carried Out This Operation, For They Exemplify The Professionalism, Patriotism, And Unparalleled Courage Of Those Who Serve Our Country." In his May 2, 2011, address announcing the operation that killed bin Laden, Obama gave "thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country." From the White House:

    Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

    [...]

    Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

    We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day. [WhiteHouse.gov, 5/2/11]

    Obama: Navy SEALs "Deserve Credit For One Of The Greatest Intelligence Military Operations In Our Nation's History." In a May 6, 2011, speech to troops stationed at Fort Campbell, Obama said the troops involved in the mission "deserve credit for one of the greatest intelligence military operations in our nation's history." He also stated: "Thanks to the incredible skill and courage of countless individuals -- intelligence, military -- over many years, the terrorist leader who struck our nation on 9/11 will never threaten America again." From the White House:

    Thanks to the incredible skill and courage of countless individuals --- intelligence, military --- over many years, the terrorist leader who struck our nation on 9/11 will never threaten America again.

    [...]

    And today, here at Fort Campbell, I had the privilege of meeting the extraordinary Special Ops folks who honored that promise. It was a chance for me to say --- on behalf of all Americans and people around the world --- "Job well done." Job well done. (Applause.)

    They're America's "quiet professionals" -- because success demands secrecy. But I will say this. Like all of you, they could have chosen a life of ease. But like you, they volunteered. They chose to serve in a time of war, knowing they could be sent into harm's way. They trained for years. They're battle-hardened. They practiced tirelessly for this mission. And when I gave the order, they were ready.

    Now, in recent days, the whole world has learned just how ready they were. These Americans deserve credit for one of the greatest intelligence military operations in our nation's history. But so does every person who wears America's uniform, the finest military the world has ever known. (Applause.) And that includes all of you men and women of 101st. (Applause.) [WhiteHouse.gov, 5/6/11]

    Obama Privately Thanked Navy SEAL Team That Killed Bin Laden. A May 5, 2011, ABC News article reported that Obama "privately thanked the Navy SEALs who cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, congratulating them for a 'job well done.'" From ABC News:

    President Obama today privately thanked the Navy SEALs who cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, congratulating them for a "job well done."

    The president met the elite Team 6 squad on the same day that bin Laden's terror network, al Qaeda, admitted that its leader was dead. Al Qaeda vowed that it would try to make America pay for his death.

    Among the team members the president met was the SEAL who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, though he was not told which one it was, according to administration sources. [ABC News, 5/6/11]

    Obama Awarded Military Units Involved In Mission With Highest Possible Honor That Can Be Given To A Military Unit. A May 6, 2011, CNN article reported that Obama "awarded Presidential Unit Citations to the units involved in the Pakistan mission ... the highest such honor that can be given to a military unit." From CNN:

    Obama and Biden thanked the commandos and were briefed on the operation by the unit members who conducted it, according to a White House official.

    Obama awarded Presidential Unit Citations to the units involved in the Pakistan mission, the official said. The citation is the highest such honor that can be given to a military unit.

    "They practiced tirelessly for this mission, and when I gave the order they were ready," the president told the troops. "They're America's quiet professionals." [CNN, 5/6/11]

    Obama: Bin Laden's Death Is "A Mark Of The Excellence Of Our Intelligence Teams And Our Military Teams." In an April 30 press conference, Obama called the operation "a mark of the excellence of our intelligence teams and our military teams." From the White House:

    OBAMA: I think that people -- the American people rightly remember what we as a country accomplished in bringing to justice somebody who killed over 3,000 of our citizens. And it's a mark of the excellence of our intelligence teams and our military teams; a political process that worked. And I think for us to use that time for some reflection to give thanks to those who participated is entirely appropriate, and that's what's been taking place. [WhiteHouse.gov, 4/30/12]

    Obama: "[B]ecause Of The Sacrifices Now Of A Decade, And A New Greatest Generation ... We Were Able To Finally Bring Osama Bin Laden To Justice." From Obama's May 1 remarks to troops in Afghanistan:

    THE PRESIDENT: We don't go looking for a fight. But when we see our homeland violated, when we see our fellow citizens killed, then we understand what we have to do. And because of the sacrifices now of a decade, and a new Greatest Generation, not only were we able to blunt the Taliban momentum, not only were we able to drive al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, but slowly and systematically we have been able to decimate the ranks of al Qaeda, and a year ago we were able to finally bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

    TROOPS: Hooah! (Applause.)

    THE PRESIDENT: That could have only happened because each and every one of you, in your own way, were doing your jobs. Each and every one of you -- without a lot of fanfare, without a lot of fuss -- you did your jobs. No matter how small or how big, you were faithful to the oath that you took to protect this nation. And your families did their job -- supporting you and loving you and remembering you and being there for you. [WhiteHouse.gov, 5/1/12]

    Obama Says That Flag Presented To Him By SEAL Team "Will Probably Be The Most Important Possession That I Leave With From This Presidency." On the May 2 edition of NBC News' Rock Center, host Brian Williams interviewed Obama about the bin Laden operation. During the interview, Obama said the flag presented to him by Navy SEAL Team 6 will "probably be the most important possession that I leave with from this presidency." From NBC News:

    WILLIAMS: Back home, days later the president got to meet the SEALs who had conducted themselves so brilliantly and with characteristic modesty, including the veteran pilot whose expertly controlled crash landing prevented disaster and saved all the SEALs on board his helicopter.

    OBAMA: I will tell you, when I saw that pilot, I gave him a pretty good hug.

    WILLIAMS: What was it like for you to get to know them and to see them?

    OBAMA: Great guys. They presented me with the flag that had gone on that mission, signed by all of them on the back. And I think it's fair to say that will probably be the most important possession that I leave with from this presidency. [NBC News, Rock Center, 5/2/12, via Nexis]
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  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/05/07 20:32:39
    Obama is a Zero
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    http://nation.foxnews.com/snl...

    It actually was more true than what really happened, or at least 0bama's participation
    in the 1 year celebration.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/05/07 19:08:16
    Obama is a Zero
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    Obama was offered 4 choices to get Bin Laden by the Military. A missile attack which would have killed innocent people nearby, some other form of bombing which I forget what it was called, a joint effort with Pakistan to get the bastard or the plan that was decided on and was a success. What Obama and the media aren't telling us is his decision took over 5 months to make up his mind while the military was dancing around saying "this guy (BL) is going to get away if we don't act now." Just what they didn't want was Bin Laden getting away like what had happened under the Clinton Administration when Billy Bob was too damn busy shoving cigars in places on Monica Lewinsky where you don't smoke them.
  • No nons... JT For ... 2012/05/07 20:42:29
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +6
    I had read, in the end, it wasn't 0bama's actural decision but that of Panetta, Hillary,
    Gates and Daley, who actually gave the go ahead. 0bama was still stalling on the
    advice of teat-momma Valerie Jarrett, who told him to stall because failure of the mission
    would damage his reelection campaign.................

    Valerie Jarrett

    Teat momma cat
    Rather than a hero, he is a political coward:
    0bama tricycle
  • JT For ... No nons... 2012/05/07 23:15:09
    JT For Political Reform
    +1
    Thanks for the input.
  • FromJes... JT For ... 2012/05/08 17:59:24
    FromJesus'sPerspective
    Get real, the only thing Georgie started was a war for all, it took a real commander to come in and not be fooled by the hype and get the job done.
  • Sawdust... FromJes... 2012/05/09 14:09:45
    Sawdust_128
    OBAMA'S OWN WORDS TRAP HIM:

    2008: "Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney's private assassination team."
    2011: "I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden."

    2008: "Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be
    captured alive and given a fair trial."
    2011: "I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden."

    2008: " Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated."
    2011: "Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden."
  • BritPunk 2012/05/07 19:01:49
    Other
    BritPunk
    +4
    He's a politician, it's SOP, take the glory and avoid the blame. Nothing new, and I doubt it will change.
  • doc moto 2012/05/07 18:55:28 (edited)
    Obama is a Zero
    doc moto
    +3
    THE BLAME AND LAME GAME; Big Fat Zero!
  • Chi~Cat 2012/05/07 18:31:56
    Obama is a Zero
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    Of course, IT would take the measure of not accepting anything but "glory" status for ITself. To think that the Fraud-in-Chief would "man" up to anything that could be construed as a failure in ITs pea-brained mind is quite comical.
  • M A 2012/05/07 17:39:49
    Obama is a Zero
    M A
    +4
    You would have never heard a word about a failure, the MSM would have been as quiet as a church mouse
  • Richard Hungwell AKA Relent... 2012/05/07 17:38:50
    Obama is a Zero
    Richard Hungwell AKA Relentless
    +3
    Seriously, are you really surprised to hear that our government isn't honest?! To be entirely honest, if this mission had failed we probably would have never heard about it.
  • johnnyg 2012/05/07 17:34:59
    Obama is a Zero
    johnnyg
    +3
    Of course Obama would blame the military if anything went wrong. Obama blamed the military when the chopper crashed. Obama is a zero no matter what he does, unless he quits and moves back to Indonesia.
  • maggiemay 2012/05/07 17:02:31
    Obama is a Zero
    maggiemay
  • Bill G5... maggiemay 2012/05/07 17:47:21
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    That second one is a riot!

    ...Oops. I hope that wasn't racist.
  • maggiemay Bill G5... 2012/05/07 17:51:51
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/05/07 17:01:58
    Obama is a Zero
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +7
    Never once did he have any good ideas. Are we supposed to commend him for doing the obvious?
  • FairLady 2012/05/07 16:44:04
    Obama is a Zero
    FairLady
    +9
    Obama is a Zero minus 100 - cold, calculated. Incompetent, clueless, terrorist sympathizer.
  • LadyBGood FairLady 2012/05/07 17:04:00
    LadyBGood
    +9
    You forgot.... jerk! LOL
  • FairLady LadyBGood 2012/05/07 17:29:25
    FairLady
    +5
    LOL Oops... I did forget. sorry.
  • LadyBGood FairLady 2012/05/07 17:38:42
    LadyBGood
    +4
    Forgiven this time... but let's not let it happen again! :)
  • FairLady LadyBGood 2012/05/07 20:55:25
  • LadyBGood FairLady 2012/05/07 22:31:25
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/07 16:30:20
    Obama is a Zero
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    I would have expected nothing less from him.
  • Cliff 2012/05/07 16:20:43
    Other
    Cliff
    Let's see the memo.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/05/07 16:14:37
    Obama is a Zero
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +8
    Liar in chief, of course it would have been everybody elses fault if it failed, he never accepts responsibility for his failures, but If somebody has a win he can lay claim to, he's all over it.

    obama liar in chief
  • FairLady Kat ♪ ~... 2012/05/07 17:32:39

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