Navy SEAL: Why Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058229/Obama-playing-golf-20-minutes-Navy-SEAL-Osama-Bin-Laden-mission.html#ixzz1cyo5Yf1i

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    In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief.

    Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him.

    According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.

    Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency.

    A new book claims the official account was riddled with errors and that Bin Laden was referred to as 'Bert' and not just 'Geronimo'.

    Also, none of the Navy SEALs said the now famous words: 'For God and country', and when they burst into Bin Laden's room, his wife screamed: 'No, no, don't do this... it’s not him!'

    The claims are from Chuck Pfarrer, a former SEAL team commander, in a book called SEAL Target Geronimo.

    He has spoken to several of the men who carried out the operation at Bin Laden's mansion hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.

    Mr Pfarrer paints a very different picture to the official photo released at the time which shows Mr Obama and advisers huddled round a table in the White House situation room as footage was beamed from a drone 15,000ft above the al-Qaeda leader's mansion.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    "The claims are from Chuck Pfarrer, a former SEAL team commander, in a book called SEAL Target Geronimo.

    He has spoken to several of the men who carried out the operation at Bin Laden's mansion hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.


    so these book about where the President was exactly is based on hearsay from people who were in Pakistan? icon_lol.gif



    yes, this just the kind of information riddler accepts as gospel and dissiminates


    That is evidence of his weak mind or someone with malevolent intent.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn said"The claims are from Chuck Pfarrer, a former SEAL team commander, in a book called SEAL Target Geronimo.

    He has spoken to several of the men who carried out the operation at Bin Laden's mansion hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.


    so these book about where the President was exactly is based on hearsay from people who were in Pakistan? icon_lol.gif



    yes, this just the kind of information riddler accepts as gospel and dissiminates


    That is evidence of his weak mind or someone with malevolent intent.


    Hmm must not have posted the original comments that I had made. I had intended to include the fact that while it just shows that Obama was less involved and that he hedged his bets considerably versus the official version of events, I think most people recognize that and expect that. However that Osama Bin Laden was killed on Obama's watch is definitely a credit to his presidency.

    The only weak minded individual is you if you actually believed the chain of events as pushed by the White House. Of course I don't really blame you. What can one really expect of someone like yourself whose core beliefs have been shown not only to be entirely wrong but actually harmful to the poor for whom you have attempted to advocate? What a waste of a life.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:51 PM GMT
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    Hmm must not have posted the original comments that I had made. I had intended to include the fact that while it just shows that Obama was less involved and that he hedged his bets considerably versus the official version of events, I think most people recognize that and expect that. However that Osama Bin Laden was killed on Obama's watch is definitely a credit to his presidency.

    The only weak minded individual is you if you actually believed the chain of events as pushed by the White House. Of course I don't really blame you. What can one really expect of someone like yourself whose core beliefs have been shown not only to be entirely wrong but actually harmful to the poor for whom you have attempted to advocate? What a waste of a life.


    "it juts shows"? a book writer? Ok.. puff the magic dragon was green. It was 'shown' in the book by the author. He was there..icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 10, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    i think the only really damaging part of the book is that our President DID go public so soon after bin Laden's death. had he waited, other concurrent clandestine operations MIGHT have come to fruition.

    i think it telling that President Obama did go public rather than wait later in the election cycle when it MAY have had a greater impact on the 2012 election.

    i actually think it shows a cool headedness to play golf while the mastermind behind 9/11 is about to die at the hands of US Navy SEALs. in any case, i'd rather bin Laden a martyr, than a living symbol to rally around if he were captured.