Posted by Pat Cunningham on Apr 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | 8 comments
An ad like this has to be especially galling to Republicans, who like to think of themselves as the Daddy Party, the manly protectors of America against its enemies, foreign and domestic.
“Time magazine got hold of a memo written by then-CIA head Leon Panetta after he received orders from Barack Obama’s team to greenlight the bin Laden mission.”
“The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President.”
” It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA maneuver by the White House.
The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage of the operation is incorrect. The hero here was McRaven, not Obama. And had the mission gone wrong, McRaven surely would have been thrown under the bus.”
It was a CYA plan very gutsy.
wilson: You are sooo pathetic. You refer to a memo based on “orders from Barack Obama’s team to greenlight the bin Laden mission” and you read it into a bunch of crap about how the memo “doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong.”
How naive can you get? If the mission had gone wrong, Obama would have received plenty of blame. That’s how those things work. That’s how it worked for Carter in Iran in 1979.
There’s nothing in that memo about CYA. You’re just a hopeless wingnut Obamaphobe.
Why don’t you find some right-wing blog to peddle your nonsense? There are lots of them that would more than welcome your foolishness.
By the way, wilson, why don’t have anything to say about your cowardly buddy Romney’s reluctance to go after bin Laden in Pakistan?
That’s the issue here. Obama had the nerve go after bin Laden. Romney, on the other hand, signalled a clear reluctance to so do. What a weenie!
I see you are impressed by his manhood, it is just like you. We have Binden telling us about Obama’s big stick and you are all excited about Romney’s weenie.
You are pathetic.
“The media’s mischaracterization of Romney’s remarks, a mischaracterization that was eagerly and not inappropriately seized upon by John McCain who lamented Romney’s naïveté. But you know what? The media engaging in such shenanigans, be they the byproduct of a willful distortion or just garden-variety incompetence, is a boring dog-bites-man story. “
wilson: By the way, I find that the crap you offered here about the CIA memo was lifted verbatim from Breitbart.com without attribution.
Here’s a response from Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs to that nonsense:
“Uh… because Obama studied the possible risks of the operation, this means he was just ‘covering his ass?’ How does that make any sense at all?
“And what evidence is there that Obama would have ‘thrown McRaven under the bus’ if the operation had failed? Why, none, of course! Wingnut bloggers have no need for such pedestrian concerns. Obama EVIL!”
all the time i used to read smaller articles
or reviews which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading here.
Sorry about that Pat, you know only one URL/link allowed. I just made a mistake. I’d correct it but weeee can’t edit after the fact.
I am still laughing about your comment about Romney’s manhood.
Of course under the bus, he has made a habit of blaming everyone but himself. If you think about it, he was voting present.
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