Quick to Accept the Credit, Praise and Kudos...But...

United States
May 5, 2011 12:50pm CST
Obama dithered and waffled before approving the OBL raid! An insider “leak” long and detailed enough to be at least somewhat credible portrays Obama’s dithering over the OBL raid. Judge for yourself. How did Obama suddenly become a decisive leader? True to form, Obama waffled for weeks. Allied with Valerie Jarrett, Obama couldn't bring himself to give the go-ahead to Panetta and the CIA which had developed the plan and had been urging the action for weeks. Clinton, Petraeus, and Gates were solidly behind the plan and Gates even threatened to retire sooner than planned. I wondered why Clinton looked like the cat that swallowed the canary. She had to know the true story would out. She’s looking good. Panetta was beaming. Credit where credit is due. Leading from behind, indeed. I think he was waiting until his re-election campaign was official then he could steal all the credit for the raid. We all know that this raid took years of meticulous planning started during George W. Bush's presidency. What a typical sleazy Obama move. Any opinions??
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
5 May 11
I'd like to read the leak and see what they had to say. Can you post it for us?
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
5 May 11
I read that Hillary said her 'look' was the result of 'allergies'. Now we know the truth?
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
5 May 11
Here's an interesting article on Valerie Jarrett. http://newsflavor.com/opinions/the-ulsterman-report-valerie-jarretts-plans-for-obama-in-2011/ Wonder what HER plans are?
@zralte (4186)
• India
5 May 11
Wow!!! The first link you have given.....looking at the infamous photo of the War room, you can actually see the stress in the face of Obama, and actual glee on Clinton!!! She seemed to be commanding that meeting and Obama sure looks to me like he's been dragged in there against his will!!!!
@GardenGerty (93715)
• Marion, Kansas
5 May 11
My opinion all along has been that the timing was closely connected to the re election campaign. I am sure there are many things that go on that get tied to it. Like I just heard that gas prices will be going down soon. I wonder how that happened and how closely politics is involved there and who will take credit?
• United States
5 May 11
I think Obama does not make one move unless it benefits him. I am convinced if there is credit to be given then Obama will grab it but if things go wrong them he will immediately detach himself from any part of it and blame someone else (preferably Bush).
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 May 11
Of course ya know I think the same as you
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• United States
5 May 11
Does this "leak" have any source? Is there any reason to believe it originates anywhere near the eastern seaboard, let alone the White House?
• United States
5 May 11
http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-obama-hesitated-panetta-issued-order-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/#ixzz1LUotlhWI
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• United States
5 May 11
http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-waffled-on-the-obl-mission/
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• United States
5 May 11
Western Journalism is a blog that cites American Thinker, which is a blog that cites Socyberty, which is a blog that cites... nothing.
• United States
6 May 11
Informed sources are rarely as informed as they would have others believe. A blog isn't the place to find news, it is a place to find 'informed sources' and innuendo. I read through the blogs offered and found the term 'temporary coup' a disturbing one. I find it even more disturbing that there appears to be a faction in the US that condones the notion. Other sources are suggesting that this was a 'kill mission'. Which if had any veracity would mean that a portion of our Armed Forces were used as executioners without authority of the courts. If, as hinted, in other articles, from legitimate news sites, Osama bin Laden did not offer resistance (reports are now indicating that one one shot was fired by the opposition), Osama bin Laden should have been apprehended and brought to trial in the World Court. There is little doubt he would have been found guilty and sentenced appropriately. I imagine there will be many more 'informed insiders' coming forward over the next few months, can't say I am looking forward to any of it. The fire fight story at least let the nation feel as though this 'operation' was justified from beginning to end. The political spins being done, the question of exactly what the mission was, leaves justification in question. If it was a 'kill mission', it makes us no better than them, we just went on a smaller scale.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 May 11
See my reply to The Mettalion. As for your views on apprehending him and bringing him to court, do you realize what type of enemy we are facing? That would have led to al Qeada kidnapping and killing Americans all over the globe. I find the fact that the MSM using this to bolster Obama's falling poll numbers even more disturbing. I will not even justify your condemnation of our Navy Seals with a rebuttal.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 May 11
If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword. It disturbs me that someone could actually imply that America was wrong to take this mass murderer out. And before someone jumps in with some PC excuses why that's ok, let me remind you that forgiveness is only given to those who repent, something bin Laden never did nor intended to do. When a person rebels against the law, the law has everyright to punish. Its how civilization works. If mass murderers are allowed to kill without consequences we are no longer civilized. And what court do you propose to have tried him in? The same one that allows other mass murderers to go free? http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/lockerbie-case-wide-open-20110302
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
8 May 11
It's difficult to see where you commend our military when I read this: that a portion of our Armed Forces were used as executioners Since you clarify that with coommendations later I will let it alone. You do not address the fact that even though now there will be those who view him as a martyr, that capturing him might have given them the excuse to kidnap Americans abroad. My opinion is that the radical Islamic factions do not think like we do about the rules and no matter how we handled this they would use it against us in some way. At least them viewing him as a martyr does not directly lead to putting Americans in physical danger. There would have been talk of reprisals no matter how we handled it. I do fault the persons who are putting out faulty information. And I ask why the faulty information IS BEING PUT OUT THERE. As for Pakistan and their reaction, IMHO they are worried that we now may find they were complacent about bin Laden and stop aid to them because of that possible complacency. The best defense is a good offense? Accuse us before we accuse them of complacency?
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
5 May 11
I don't mind this too much. The info was obviously solid and it was apparent that bin Laden wasn't going anywhere. So if it is true Obama knew the window was open and waited for weeks or longer before giving the green light, I'm okay with it. Like or dislike the man, I think most of us can agree that he's a populous guy whose need to be liked is heavily apparent in the way he carries himself constantly. The head tilts up for praise and adoration. The eyes squint and his lips pucker when there's dissent around him. He's the most political politician I have ever seen in my entire life. If it's true it doesn't really get under my skin that much. Everything he's did in office thus far has been strictly political, except for, by and large, how he has handled terror. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. If he wavered, I'm willing to believe it's because he's simply not a decisive man. I give the credit where it's due. But this one instance doesn't make or break my opinion about Obama's leadership. I still think it is sorely lacking. Having every single aspect of the operation set up, waiting for the yes or no, is different than a lot of the other problems we face at home, where his leadership is needed and is decidedly absent. In my opinion, Obama handles the war on terror well because he hasn't tampered with as much as he claimed he would during his campaign. For that reason, I don't mind that he gets the credit for things that were in already in place when he was saying how bad they were to gain initial support. He's a politician, a shcmuck in my estimation. But bin Laden is no more and I'm fine if someone wants to pour the praise on.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 May 11
Do you not wonder about WHY he wavered?
• United States
6 May 11
Not really. So he would look good politically? No big deal to me, at least in the context of an Obama presidency. Every single little thing he does is to look good politically. One more instance of Obama being an overtly political politician isn't going to make me come down on the guy. The right choice was made. The nuance of "why" doesn't itch at me. I have seen plenty about the guy to form an opinion. This mighta, woulda, coulda stuff is just draining.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
6 May 11
The fact the MSM is not reporting this is disturbing to me. When they are silent on things of this nature, I feel it is up to the public to ask why. It is also up to us to question our President's ability to lead if he appears to have a problem doing so.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
7 May 11
Sleazy and repugnant is what Obama is. He remains the greatest and most potent threat to our nation and the world, BY HIS OWN CONTINUED CHOICES AND DECEPTION. The thought of this America-hating, Muslim terrorist- loving criminal at the site of Ground Zero taking credit for something "good" when all he does is "bad", and feigning "American pride", while actually gloating in Muslim taqiyya deception and TRIUMPH is beyond disgusting. See www.atlah.org, especially the posting "I'll See the Goose Pick the Grass off Obama's Grave". For the better part of the past three years, most thinking Americans have been aware of the unnatural hold this monster has on our Congress, courts, the media, etc. It's easy to see the "race card" aspect of this Soros, Arab, Marxist, Chicago radical, criminal plan and vendetta against America, but it goes way deeper. It is dark and is the very core of evil. Be warned; be prepared. Americans need to either rise up or die to their own freedom at his hand.
• United States
8 May 11
You certainly speak your mind!! I must applaud your very insightful description of Obama's qualities and character.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
9 May 11
If only "speaking my mind" would make a meaningful difference in the hearts and minds of those who have closed them to the truth and care not at all about justice. If only it could stem the tide of foolishness and ignorance that plagues our once free nation. I used to work in Harlem (now Atlah, per James David Manning) and Spanish Harlem (El Barrio) and I can attest to the fact that Rev. Manning is a brave and courageous "truth seeker" and "truth teller", especially when it comes to the issue of Obama's non-attendence at Columbia and his nefarious activities, during the years from 1981-83.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 May 11
I agree that this is yet another political ploy. that seems to be Obamas MO