Obama Was Ready to Throw McRaven Under Bus if Bin Laden Raid Went South

We knew that Apologist-in-Chief Barack Obama would have taken extensive and relatively ironclad CYA steps before ever agreeing to let Seal Team Six take out the mastermind of the 911 terrorist attack, Osama Bin Laden.

In fact, if you read the book SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden, then you were aware not only of Obama’s reluctance to move on this intelligence, but also how Obama engineered some built-in “deniability” if the operation went south.

Now we see that Obama went beyond mere CYA steps and deep into the realm of being fully prepared to throw Admiral McRaven under the bus if anything went wrong with the op.

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From the Washington Free Beacon, as former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity:

MUKASEY: There was a memo from Leon Panetta that described the authority that was given to McRaven and it was to proceed according to the risks, only according to the risks that had been outline to the president.

And if he encountered anything else, he had to check back. You better believe if anything else had been encountered and the mission had failed, then the blame would have fallen on McRaven. That’s what that is about.

HANNITY: So in other words, here, the approximate president’s now, everything worked out in this case. But he had put in place a CYA that if it went wrong, McRaven would have been the fall guy.

MUKASEY: That was a highly lawyered memo.

HANNITY: Wow. So you are saying this was designed to protect the president politically.

MUKASEY: I think there is going to be more that comes tumbling out about that escapade. But so far that, memo is enough.

This makes Obama’s recent crowing and preening over the mission all the more pathetic. And never let us forget that it was George W. Bush’s policies that led to locating and killing Bin Laden. If we had followed the usual liberal SOP, we would have spent the last 10 years apologizing to the Muslim world for having made it necessary for their 19 terrorists to give their lives to punish our imperialism, occupation and oppression of the peace-loving Islamic people.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • http://www.dakotavoice.com dr. theo

    Obama’s shameless attempt to hog the glory of Osama bin Laden’s demise is not playing well with former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith, who unloads on the Gutsy Caller in Chief:

    “President Barack Hussein Obama — STOP using the Navy SEALS as a campaign ploy. Because with all due respect, (what little I have for you), you do NOT speak for me. …The American people are the ones who got Bin Laden… You did Not! We have fought wars and slugged it with Vast Terror Organizations to get to the man you say YOU killed. The United Sates of America has won you a title sir and you have spent the last three years trying to beg, borrow and bow as you GIVE IT ALL AWAY. You just happened to be president of the USA when WE THE PEOPLE got Osama Bin Laden. We do not see you as heroic or stoic, we see you as the guy who let America Go. We got fat and weak and you gave it all away. That isyour credit — you bow to foreign leaders and pander to the press. You do not represent me as a Military Man. You do not represent me as a SEAL. You do not represent me as an AMERICAN!You do not speak for me or any American military man because though you may now be Commander in Chief, you are not the man to whom we can point our sons and say “This is the American dream, this is American exceptionalism, this is what I wish for your future”, because you Sir are NONE of these things. You Sir, are the antithesis of American Exceptionalism. Your idols are Saul Alinksi and Karl Marx and your revolutionary dreams and anti-American ideals poison your every policy. Your every action betrays the fact that in your soul you do not understand what it is to be an American, not what America truly is. Your agenda from the beginning has been to get rid of and kill everything that is and ever was American. You who so easily dismisses America’s greatness and bows to foreigners… YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE NAVY SEALS. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR THE MILITARY MAN AND you SHALL NOT claim as your prize that which you have not earned. The Navy SEALS are NOT a campaign slogan to be bantered about for play. Nor are our accomplishments, including the demise of Osama Bin Laden, yours to claim.”(Thanks to moonbattery.com)