How many times can the White House alter the story of bin Laden’s demise? It’s becoming more and more like the boy who cried wolf. After a while, no one believes him. Oh wait…
Professor Jacobson has a most excellent post on the years of work involved with tracking and subsequently removing OBL.
One of the collateral benefits of the killing of bin Laden is that more facts are coming out, and those facts debunk the malicious mythology which has been spread by the mainstream media and Democratic Party politicians and pundits about George W. Bush and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Obama may be taking the credit for the “gutsy move” in his mind, and in his minion media’s mind, but in reality, with the intelligence in hand, we’d all make the same decision, probably without sleeping on it. For sixteen hours he mulled his options (or consulted his secret cabal on the personal and political fallout).
But the president stunned officials when he told a national security meeting that he wanted more time to think – and disappeared out of the room.
‘I’m not going to tell you what my decision is now – I’m going to go back and think about it some more,’ said Obama, according to the New York Times. He then added ‘I’m going to make a decision soon.’
The head of the CIA and other senior intelligence officers who were keen to proceed were left tense as they waited for the president’s decision.
But the next morning after 16 hours, Obama summoned four top aides to the White House Diplomatic Room. Before they could speak, the president put his fist on the table and declared ‘It’s a go’.