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Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound.
Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound.
The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
But the president stunned officials when he told a national security meeting that
Originally posted by Intelearthling
Obama made it sound like in his post-operation speech that upon confirmation of Osama's whereabouts, that he gave an immediate go ahead for the Special Warfare raid on the compound that housed Osama bin Laden.
What if, by chance, that during this time, Osama got word of the raid and fled once again. The American public has been waiting really more than ten years for this scumbag to be either captured or killed.
I know some will say that why should 16 hours matter when we waited this long. 16 hours is an extremely long time, especially when given the conditions and the magnitude of this mission.
We're very lucky that Osama, if in fact it was him, was killed in the raid. Lolly-dagging around with such an important decision as this, IMHO, is not the sign of a competent leader.
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Originally posted by ShaunHatfield
reply to post by anon72
pssst... you have a black / democrat as your president... nanananananaananananaan Nothing you can do about it now..
I love it.. The man can't do anything right.. If he stormed in people would complain about that too... If he brought the body to America, people would have complained.... If they kept him alive and put him on trial, people would go flippin nutz!!!!!
What should he do? Get you some tea?
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by Crakeur
It's because he's black,
That's what I am being told for any deviation from the State Sponsored Message.
Apparently him being colored gives him some special immunity from review and question.
How dare we in this modern question anyone of color that has made it to a positon of promindence.
THANK you for that back tracking. Nail-on-HEAD.
I LOVE that he waited until he was absolutely sure that this operation would be successful before giving the orders.