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'This is a flip of the coin you guys':
How President Obama told top
security advisers that raid that
killed bin Laden was a gamble

Daily Mail [UK], by Helen Pow

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/13/2012 6:53:24 PM

President Barack Obama has admitted that giving the green light to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was 'a flip of the coin' decision. The president revealed he was only 50 per cent confident that the man spotted by the C.I.A. living in an Abbottabad compound was the world's most wanted terrorist, according to a new book that weaves together accounts from Obama and top decision-makers on the events leading up to the daring operation and it's aftermath. 'This is 50–50,' Obama said, silencing the small group of senior officials gathered in the situation room.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 10/13/2012 6:56:00 PM     (No. 8931032)

What a load. He was told for almost 18 months exactly who that was.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/13/2012 6:58:49 PM     (No. 8931040)

Since Obama does not bother to go to his security briefings, how did he know?

With Obama is is always all about Obama.

Obama reminds me of the Little Red Rooster who thinks he makes the sun rise.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/13/2012 6:59:08 PM     (No. 8931042)

It's worth the click to view two of the phoniest photo's ever released by the Regime!

Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/13/2012 7:03:01 PM     (No. 8931049)

Soooooo I guess the ones who said he had to be drug in off the golf course and fitted with a jacket over his golfing shirt were just liars. Oh, okay.

I guess my question would be, who WAS the guy (if anyone) who was murdered that night. Or did Osama Obama just mysteriously get relief from his kidney ailment and didn't need to use that machine any more, because there evidently wasn't one in his house.

Reply 5 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 10/13/2012 7:04:01 PM     (No. 8931055)

Wow what a gutsy call! I have totally changed my opinion of Obama. Now can i have my obamaphone?

Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/13/2012 7:04:13 PM     (No. 8931056)

The second photo shows Obama to be the smallest man in the room....just so!

Reply 7 - Posted by: pedro4, 10/13/2012 7:04:48 PM     (No. 8931057)

Wait a minute. The decision to kill OBL or some other equally despicable terrorist was a 50-50 call? Is he trying to make himself look courageous or stupid?




Reply 8 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/13/2012 7:08:54 PM     (No. 8931063)

Obama is milking it for all it is worth. He seems to believe, and to want Americans to believe, that simply carrying out the business of the American people, i.e. doing the job he sought and was elected to do, merits endless rounds of applause. He thinks he deserves a medal for making a tough decision - and his idea of a tough decision appears to be one that could cost him politically. And he keeps trying to hog all the credit for the Bin Laden raid. Such boasting becomes neither the man nor the office. He really should give it a rest. It is becoming more of a turn off all the time. Except to the Islamists, of course. They find such bragging to be a source of continual inspiration.

Reply 9 - Posted by: oriton, 10/13/2012 7:13:08 PM     (No. 8931067)

Yeah right, the pictures we saw were of a little man who showed up for a photo shoot in the situation room, dressed in a jacket too big and clearly not in charge. He probably thought the photo shoot was for some magazine.

Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/13/2012 7:13:16 PM     (No. 8931069)

Obama did risk his life. His involvement was peripheral.

Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 10/13/2012 7:22:39 PM     (No. 8931078)

Obama and Jarrett wanted 100% proof which was impossible. They kept putting the attack off. Finally it was Gates and Panetta that forced the issue. Another example of Obama's gross dereliction of duty.

Reply 12 - Posted by: gam, 10/13/2012 7:25:40 PM     (No. 8931084)

I think Obama was photoshopped into that picture. Where's Valerie?? I've read that the photo resolution is different on Obama than on the rest of the picture. Get me an expert!




Reply 13 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/13/2012 7:26:53 PM     (No. 8931087)

sheesh. there was no downside. if it was not OBL, then it would not have made the news. simple. why is it so hard for people (like jacka** joe b.) to see that?

Reply 14 - Posted by: jar, 10/13/2012 7:29:30 PM     (No. 8931094)

Remember Osama had several body doubles, and some authorities claimed the real Osama had died a few years before he was "killed." Two bits the Seals were told to kill "Osama," rather than letting him live, to prevent DNA proving otherwise. Apparently it was worth not taking this guy captive and trying to get vital intelligence out of him. And disposing of the body by deep-sixing it in the vast ocean waters.

Reply 15 - Posted by: MEMcL, 10/13/2012 7:49:57 PM     (No. 8931121)

#12, there were two excellent articles in the American Thinker analyzing two photos in the Situation Room. The author, Mara Zebest is a photo analyst, and I believe, a consultant to Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse.


and, http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_illusion_of_obamas_bin_laden_raid_situation_room_leadership.html

Fascinating information.

Reply 16 - Posted by: elduhranch, 10/13/2012 7:53:01 PM     (No. 8931127)

So Obama killed the muslim Santa Claus and wants us to believe he wasn't gung ho but a little reserve after spiking the ball and end zone dancing since he accomplished it.
This doofus is really a simpleton.

Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 10/13/2012 8:06:37 PM     (No. 8931142)





Reply 18 - Posted by: pinger, 10/13/2012 8:32:45 PM     (No. 8931166)

I just finished reading "No Easy Day"--yesterday-- which was written by an operator who was approximately ten feet from Bin Laden when he went home to Allah. If the author's account is deemed to be accurate, both this story and the hog-wash put out by the White House have many inaccuracies. In the case of the White House version, though, we can be sure that they are not actual inaccuracies but the usual dose of deliberate lies for which they have become accustomed to feeding us. One of the most startling differences is that the CIA person in charge of tracking Bin Laden....a task she was married to for approximately ten years....was 100% certain UBL was in the compound.

Reply 19 - Posted by: smidgen, 10/13/2012 8:36:11 PM     (No. 8931172)

He better be careful with this rhetoric. He is asking for trouble. We have been told OVER and OVER what a lousy youtube video can do.

Reply 20 - Posted by: smsnod, 10/13/2012 8:44:48 PM     (No. 8931184)

Check out the 3rd comment after the article about obama being a "post turtle", hilarious. - but so true.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Aria, 10/13/2012 8:58:32 PM     (No. 8931189)

I don't believe for a second that Obama has anything of value to say - or ever did. He has NO experience other than total B.S. and from what I've read he was also a horrible community organizer.

Oh, his one accomplishment might have been in participating in the lawsuit that inspired the rats to mandate the banks give mortgages to minorities regardless of their financial status. Just imagine if you had been part of the cause of this debacle - could you go in public and act like you had nothing to do with it, make hay of it, accuse others of doing it? This is the sick you know what who flashes that phony smile and expects white guilt to let him continue destroying a country he leads and hates.

He's very possibly the biggest fraud ever and certainly has perpetrated the biggest heist in all of history. Trillions!

Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/13/2012 9:34:47 PM     (No. 8931229)

This is apcray. He did no-thing.

Read on:

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden




Reply 23 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/13/2012 10:13:55 PM     (No. 8931297)

Monday Morning BS.

Reply 24 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/13/2012 10:52:31 PM     (No. 8931372)

Was he wearing a flack jacket and combat boots... I thought not, probably bowling, bouncing pitches at a baseball game or trying to play golf. They photo shopped him into the picture while he was out eating crud and wetting his pants after the activities mentioned above.

Reply 25 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/13/2012 10:57:10 PM     (No. 8931379)

When you order up a special operations mission a factor referred to as Murphy's law is always lurking in the background ready to make an appearance at the most inopportune time. Anyone who has been in charge of anything in the military knows about old Murphy and his law and many have seen or felt Murphy's law show up.

In the case of Osama bin Laden, the American people expected, under the circumstances, that when bin Laden was located that the President, whoever that would be, would make every effort to take bin Laden out. Any President who denied such a mission would stand no chance of ever being re-elected. Making decisions like that are what Presidents are expected to do and are not "gutsy".

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