Obama the Decision Maker: It Took 16 Hours for Obama to Make up his Mind to OK the Bin Laden Kill Navy Seal Mission


Let’s hope that President Barack Hussein Obama does not take this long to make decisions on the golf course as to what club he is going to choose.

As reported by The Daily Mail, it took President Barack Obama 16 hours to make up his mind as to whether he was going to “go” or “no go” the US Navy Seal incursion mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. When provided the option of getting Osama Bin Laden after months of Navy Seal training and preparation … Obama vacillated 16 hours and could have cost the mission due to events that could have taken place during his angst.

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would ‘sleep on it’ before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden’s compound.

Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals – who were not even told who they were preparing to capture – had practiced the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound.

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.’

Barack Obama, a decisive leader? Hardly. It appears that the state run media in their infinite chance to make it first appear that Obama was some type of military hawk and decisive Commander in Chief was a smoke scree. A leopard does not change its spots and in the end, even with the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Obama dithered.

The dithering actually plays more to the narrative that we have come to expect from this President. Even so with the release of pictures and videos of the death of Osama Bin Laden. Wouldn’t one think that if a Navy Seal mission was on the table that  pics and video would come of it? Wasn’t the point of using Navy Seals over a missile attack was to prevent collateral damage and to confirm the kill shot? If so, it would have been known and debated months ago as to whether pics would be released to the public. However, this Administration is acting like this is the first to they thought of such a notion. Hardly proactive.

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  • Comments

    19 Responses to “Obama the Decision Maker: It Took 16 Hours for Obama to Make up his Mind to OK the Bin Laden Kill Navy Seal Mission”

    1. Mark on May 4th, 2011 7:09 am

      Great I like a president who thinks before he acts, with W it was often acting before thinking and then even the thinking was done for him.
      SM: LOL, you LEFTIST hypocrites. You folks were all over GWB for his 7 minutes that he spent with school children after the 9-11 terror attacks. Talk about a lack of credibility. Obama ponders for 16 hours after knowing about the plan for 8 months and you call it prudent. Bush does not want to alarm children in a school on Sept 11, 2001 and you moonbats lost your collective minds.

      How pathetic.

    2. barbreee on May 4th, 2011 7:31 am

      This was a decision that had only one option. Go. The delay was to give an impression of deep contemplation and consideration. What a crock of crap. For a guy who “considered going into the military.” All this guy can really do, is get out of the way and let the gentlemen do their thing.

    3. Michelle Smith on May 4th, 2011 7:55 am

      #1 What a pile of garbage you spew. Obama has known about this for 8 months there should have been no delay in making the decision to pull the trigger. Then he takes credit for the work of others. Obama is a failure. This administration can’t even get their stories straight on what happened.

      Keep drinking the Obama kool-aide you hypocrite.

    4. Neo on May 4th, 2011 7:57 am

      Consider now the possibility of a release of a UBL “death” photo.

      It has all the same procrastinating and indecision that were part of the original mission. I have to wonder if they think they can continue the “glow” by dragging it out with a promised “photo” that appears to always be “over the horizon” (like communism). They did exactly that with the “birthers,” so why not do a repeat ?

      As for the sensitivities, doesn’t anybody think that killing him was insensitive enough. After screwing with the narrative, they now even have it looking like they shot down a defenseless UBL … like a mad dog. I don’t think the “he may have had a bomb under his clothes” story line is going to cut it.

      If they really want UBL to be forgotten, let him go. Release the “death photo,” convincing those who can be convinced that UBL is dead, and close the bloody thing out. Instead, they have made a political calculation that they can bask in the glow of a killing, like a KKK mob after a lynching, and somehow show that they are “sensitive” by not releasing the bloody “photo.” Oh, please.

    5. dave on May 4th, 2011 8:12 am

      Seriously? This is what you guys come up with?

      We got Osama. There was american lives at stake. You always have to sit and think when you have people’s lives at stake, especially our soldiers. And do you forget that there was no conlclusive evidence he was in the compound. In addition, even if he was in ther: What else was in the compounds? Traps, bombs, how much amunition, underground escape routes? You always have to think of the evidence, weigh the cost of lives and the chance of succeess. Remember somolia, black hawkn down?

      I’d ratherer have a thinking president than let say a president that just says WMD’s?? let’s got get them!!! Sigh, please don’t grasp at straw, it makes you look desperate.

    6. Matt on May 4th, 2011 8:19 am

      Good picture with that article; Obama the thinker!

    7. flippy on May 4th, 2011 8:52 am

      To be fair, “The Daily Mail” is a middle-market tabloid. Exactly how did they get this scoop? There isn’t even a named source nor a real name for an author. This story is still unfolding…lets not “get ahead of it”, and put our trust in trustable sources.

    8. Flippy on May 4th, 2011 9:18 am

      After screwing with the narrative, they now even have it looking like they shot down a defenseless UBL … like a mad dog. I don’t think the “he may have had a bomb under his clothes” story line is going to cut it.

      Yeah right, the line is “he was unarmed but resisting”. A little clarification is in order there (regardless of your political view). Did he have a radio and was calling in backup? Was he throwing his poo? The ambiguity sticks out pretty obviously.

    9. Flippy on May 4th, 2011 9:24 am

      If they really want UBL to be forgotten, let him go. Release the “death photo,” convincing those who can be convinced that UBL is dead,
      Is there anyone, really, who is not currently convinced that could be convinced by a photo?

      As the BC fiasco proves, a photo proves nothing; and photo of guy that hasn’t been seen in years and may not look exactly like what he did 10 years ago….even less.

    10. Dolf on May 4th, 2011 9:26 am

      didn’t you fume against politizing this?
      (Behar thread)

      wait…forgot how it works here


    11. Dawg1948 on May 4th, 2011 9:41 am

      Dave #5 and Mark #1

      You two show the military intelligence of an Obummer. The fact is Obummer had been briefed for months on what was going on and down. A famous military man once said, “The one that wins the battle is the the one that gets there firstest with the mostest” (Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest). In short he who hesitates is lost. Sixteen hours after all the time and intelligence available in this case was totally too much time. And, if you want to compare the actions of GWB then look at the hesitations of Carter going into Iran. Carter’s hesitations most likely contributed to that missions failure because when Carter finally saw his Presidency on the line he agreed to go and the mission was flawed because the copters used had no or insufficient fliters and were brought down by the sand and dust of the Iranian desert. Also remember Lincoln relieved Gen. George McClellan as the Commander of the Army of the Potomac because he was “The Great Hesitator”. You might say combat is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get. 16 hours at the point in time in question was assinine and unexceptable. Obummer is no leader and if you doubt that then look at our economy, deficit, and unemployment. Obummer is a community organizer and that is all he is.

    12. tony on May 4th, 2011 11:56 am

      Why all the concern over a proper burial and release of pictures? I’m sure there were a couple of Muslims in the towers that didn’t get that respect. What about all the videos and pictures of innocent people hurling themselves out of the towers? didn’t seem to be any sensitivity to those images being publicized over and over. Why the double standard?

    13. NGBoston on May 5th, 2011 12:58 am

      #5- Dave…Seriously….that is what you came up with “JUST WMD’s”

      You freaking Moron. There WERE/ARE will always be WMD’s and terrorist activity to keep planning Mukes and the demise of the US.

      You are nothing but another LIBTARD MOONBAT, so put the crack pipe down and educate yourself about our Countries true enemies, all the conspiracies and trade deals going on and please, God please will you get a damn clue.


    14. NGBoston on May 5th, 2011 12:58 am

      Another post in the Spam Folder….TIA Monkeys
      SM: found it.

    15. flutter1 on May 5th, 2011 8:58 am

      Now this article paints a picture of the president we have come to know and, uh, “love”?


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    17. Scott on May 5th, 2011 1:49 pm

      Flutter – great find…notice Panetta has been doing the rounds since contradicting everything the WH has said?

      No doubt…Panetta gave the order.

      Really Mark? Are you seriously saying that Obama isn’t the Manchurian Candidate?

      My neighbor worked in the WH for both Bush and Obama and he said it was night and day how they place ran under Bush compared to Obama. Bush was professional and spoke to everyone from his VP to the night janitor equally; both with respect and compassion.

      When he left, along with many SS men; he said the WH under Obama was a CIRCUS. I’ll take my cue from someone who has seen both in action.

      Case in point: Bush remembered my neighbor’s whole family birthdays? Every single one of them. If he told him about a something from a conversation a week ago, Bush the next week, would ask him about their last conversation remembering what he told him.

      Now. Obama on the other hand, barely spoke to people outside his little circle jerk.

    18. Waterboy on May 6th, 2011 7:29 am


      Who cares if bin Laden was armed, unarmed, no armed, in prayer, asleep, awake, drunk, kissing a pig.

      He just needed to be shot.


    19. Dolf on May 6th, 2011 8:23 am


      It would be funny if they shot him while he was kissing a pig

      well…he is Luka Brasi now.

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