Tuesday, May 03, 2011

White House Insider: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden

Explosive. For what it's worth.

But doesn't it sound plausible, given what we know of this president?

(And given Bill Clinton had the chance and gave bin Laden a pass I bet Hillary was more than a little sensitive to that. Not to mention Blackhawk Down, but the defense secretary this time is made of smarter and tougher stuff)

...President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission.

Sounds plausible.

Thanks for the link, Pundit & Pundette


Just a conservative girl said...

If this is true, and I don't believe that it is, he must fired immediately. We cannot have someone circumventing presidential orders or making up his own. Even if I think the president is incompentent.

Adrienne said...

Entirely plausible.

Am I the only person that thinks that photo looks really weird? Look how tiny Obummer is compared to everyone else. His head is the same size as the girl who is clearly much further back. Honestly - it looks almost photoshopped.

Anne said...

I don't know what to say JACS. Because I think Obama needs him too much--and he just decided to move him over to be SecDef.

I really think Bill Daley is in there to essentially be president. Rahm and Valerie Jarrett kind of had a standoff with each other, but I think Bill Daley can back her off.

It really is scary all around.

Yes, Adrienne, that photo looks very strange. Maybe all his height is in his legs. It's odd, though, that he's not sitting at the table

MAMA BEAR said...

i'm not usually the suspicious type but after reading these comments I stared at that picture. It really does look ... odd. Then I went to the White House "official" photo page. There are 4 photos of the event. In one Mr. Obama's golf jacket clearly has a bright green collar lining, in this and a portrait shot the collar lining is navy, the final one is from the rear. The long table in the photos goes from covered with papers to covered with laptops.


Anne said...

Oh well, who knows.

The color of the collar sure looks different, but maybe it's the lighting. Maybe he changed to a different golf jacket to freshen up!:)

Anyway, they covered themselves by calling it a series of meetings--in the paper covered table Panetta is there--he had been over at CIA earlier.