Phony outrage from the right over word that Obama delayed mission to get Bin Laden on advice of aides


The right-wing blogosphere is waxing apoplectic today over a “bombshell scoop” and “stunning revelation” to the effect that “President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission.”

Wow! Grounds for impeachment? Nah!

Charles Johnson puts this nonsense IN PERSPECTIVE:

Don’t we want a President to plan carefully and consult with advisers in such an important matter? Would the wingnuts prefer we just send in the SEALS with guns blazing, regardless of the conditions, wild west-style?

It’s yet another ridiculous fake outrage, and all the right wing blogs are parroting it in unison, once again. Wingnuts live in their own universe these days, with its own rules and strange assumptions about reality.




  1. Another attempt at swiftboating.

  2. Neftali

    I’m all for Obama listening to his various Chiefs of Staff, but what the heck does Valerie Jarrett know about military reconnaissance strategy?

  3. Neftali: Even if it’s true that Obama delayed the Bin Laden mission three times, I doubt that he based those decisions entirely, if at all, on advice from Valerie Jarrett.

    Nor am I going to take some right-wing scandal-monger’s word on the matter.

  4. Luke Fredrickson

    Republicans are far more comfortable with a president who acts swiftly, with only God’s answers and Cheney’s demands to guide him.

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