PRIORITIES … The following will come as a surprise to no one. He was so quick to take credit, but where was the President prior to the mission?
Good grief, Barack Obama, the Commander in Chief, was golfing prior to the US Navy SEAL mission that killed Bin Laden. According to the UK Daily Mail, Obama was golfing just 20 minutes before the Navy Seals began their mission to take out terrorist mastermind. As reported at Town Hall, according to a new book, SEAL Target Geronimo, written by former Navy SEAL commander Chuck Pfarrer, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.
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.
The book claims that Obama distanced himself by golfing from the mission in case something went wrong. You review what he has done the last 3 years as President and make the call.
Mr Pfarrer says the President’s role was largely inflated and suggests he stayed out on the golf course for so long so he could distance himself in case it went wrong. Mr Pfarrer writes: ‘If this had completely gone south, he was in a position to disavow.’