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A recently disclosed memorandum from then-CIA Director Leon Panetta shows that the president’s celebrated derring-do in authorizing the operation included a responsibility-escape clause: ‘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. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.’
Which is to say, if the mission went wrong, the fault would be Adm. McRaven’s, not the president’s.
So are you saying the raid was real? And showing respect at that time was real?
But the heck with trying to be nice to Muslims NOW??
This is SMART??
Am I missing something?