NBC confirms Obama lied about bin Laden raid

  • tj85016

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    May 12, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pakistanis-knew-where-bin-laden-was-say-us-sources-n357306

    more lying shit from Obama; just like Bush and Clinton (both of them)
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    May 12, 2015 9:51 PM GMT
    Just watched it. NBC confirms nothing of the sort. John McCain does not seem to think Obama was lying. Admiral Mike Mullen says the Pakistanis knew nothing. Are you adopting the Southbeach practice of making up your own fraudulent headlines, tj?
  • tj85016

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    May 12, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
    Obama gave a false account of what happened, therefore, he lied
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    May 12, 2015 11:39 PM GMT
    The author is making the lies. McCain and anyone else who has ANY real information knows it.

    There were real people there, like the SEALS who went in.....this is just stupid conspiracy theorists (and a few Republicans who want to diss Obama's legacy).

    Pakistan may have been harboring him. They could not be trusted....even if a "walk-in" came in, it still wouldn't make Pakistan cooperative. There was certainly more extensive covert and investigative work done beyond what a walk-in could substantiate.

    "Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, dismissed Hersh's account. "I simply have never heard of anything like this and I've been briefed several times," said McCain, R.-Arizona. "This was a great success on the part of the administration and something that we all admire the president's decision to do. "

    CNN:
    "The principal claims that Hersh's article makes, which largely rely on the assertions of a single, unnamed, retired senior U.S. intelligence official....."

    "The evidence

    Hersh's account of the bin Laden raid is a farrago of nonsense that is contravened by a multitude of eyewitness accounts, inconvenient facts and simple common sense.

    Let's start with the claim that the only shots fired at the Abbottabad compound were the ones that killed bin Laden. That ignores the fact that two SEALs on the mission, Matt Bissonnette, author of "No Easy Day," and Robert O'Neill have publicly said that there were a number of other people killed that night, including bin Laden's two bodyguards, one of his sons and one of the bodyguard's wives. Their account is supplemented by many other U.S. officials who have spoken on the record to myself or to other journalists."

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/opinions/bergen-bin-laden-story-a-lie/

    Hirsh was a great reporter in the 60s. But this is 50 years later.

  • Hypertrophile

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    May 12, 2015 11:59 PM GMT
    Seems to me that no intelligence agency can protect their sources without lying.
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    May 13, 2015 1:31 AM GMT
    Physiqueflex saidSeems to me that no intelligence agency can protect their sources without lying.

    Whether the story is true or not, your comment is pure bullshit and totally lame. Sources typically say "no comment". Perfect example how a far-left kool-aid drinker justifies lying. I guess that's why Obama lying (in so many things if not this) and Hillary lying don't bother you.
  • Hypertrophile

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    May 13, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Physiqueflex saidSeems to me that no intelligence agency can protect their sources without lying.

    Whether the story is true or not, your comment is pure bullshit and totally lame. Sources typically say "no comment". Perfect example how a far-left kool-aid drinker justifies lying. I guess that's why Obama lying (in so many things if not this) and Hillary lying don't bother you.


    No. Intelligence sources don't usually say anything publicly. They are usually in hiding.

    To say lying doesn't bother me is simply wrong. What I choose to talk about here doesn't mean I don't have feelings about what I choose not to talk about.

    I'll say this, if the story pans out and the administration fabricated part of the story for whatever reason, it doesn't make any difference to the outcome of the event. Of all the things politicians lie about, this isn't one that I find all that Earth shattering. It might go as low as the president putting a cod piece in his jump suit and declaring "Mission Accomplished".
  • KissTheSky

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    May 13, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    Hersh's story is based entirely on one "anonymous source"... he's had a lot of ethical lapses in the past, and now we're supposed to believe this latest "bombshell?"