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Originally posted by Ali3nAlly
I've heard of armchair quarterbacks, but there seem to be a whole lot of armchair presidents on this forum.
Administration officials split over whether to launch the operation, whether to wait and continue monitoring until they were more sure that Bin Laden was really there....[Defense Secretary Robert] Gates was skeptical about a helicopter assault, calling it risky, and instructed military officials to look into aerial bombardment using smart bombs....Last Thursday  Mr. Obama met again with his top national security officials....Around the table, the group went over and over the negative scenarios. There were long periods of silence, one aide said. And then, finally, Mr. Obama spoke: “I’m not going to tell you what my decision is now — I’m going to go back and think about it some more.” But he added, “I’m going to make a decision soon.”
Sixteen hours later, he had made up his mind. Early the next morning, four top aides were summoned to the White House Diplomatic Room. Before they could brief the president, he cut them off. “It’s a go,” he said. The earliest the operation could take place was Saturday, but officials cautioned that cloud cover in the area meant that Sunday was much more likely.
Originally posted by Scytherius
reply to post by Intelearthling
After 10 years, why does 16 hours seem like a long time? They knew Osama wasn't going anywhere. You want another knee jerk moron in office? That's why we are in the mess we are in.
OMG!! 16 hours!!!! *sarcastically runs for the hills*
Originally posted by optimus primal
reply to post by ShaunHatfield
what a lazy debate tactic, throw out the racist word a bunch of times and win! woo!
no wonder you were banned once before.
don't worry, i wont tell.....whoops.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
The "Daily Fail" Can spin this any way they want, the SOURCE for the actual quote is the NYT, which stated:
Headlines like this one, that is being bandied about all the right-wing "conservative" sites, is just a pathetic attempt to detract from the mission and the administration that made it happen.