LEADERSHIP: Former AG Mukasey Says … Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If Bin Laden Mission Failed
Barack Obama, Commander in Chief, hardly. These are the actions of a “Campaigner” in Chief and one who always looks for a photo-op, takes credit for others actions and speaks to others a “I”.
The following is sure to make you ill; however, displays perfectly what leadership means to President Barack Obama. Not only does a hero not brag, they never try blame others for their decisions either. Barack Obama is a complete and total disgrace. The idea that he would politicize the brave actions of United States military heroes is as Uu-Presidential as it gets.
According to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden failed. Does this really surprise anyone who knows anything regarding President Obama, who has no comprehension of the term leadership?
That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.“
President Barack Obama was so quick to spike the football and take full credit for the killing of OBL in complete President “I” style; however, if anything went wrong, Obama was prepared to through the military under the bus and have them take the blame.
From the Wall Street Journal comes the following
Consider the events surrounding the operation. A recently disclosed memorandum from then-CIA Director Leon Panetta shows that the president’s celebrated derring-do in authorizing the operation included a responsibility-escape clause: “The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.”
Which is to say, if the mission went wrong, the fault would be Adm. McRaven’s, not the president’s. Moreover, the president does not seem to have addressed at all the possibility of seizing material with intelligence value—which may explain his disclosure immediately following the event not only that bin Laden was killed, but also that a valuable trove of intelligence had been seized, including even the location of al Qaeda safe-houses. That disclosure infuriated the intelligence community because it squandered the opportunity to exploit the intelligence that was the subject of the boast.
A fall back plan? Unreal, yet not unexpected from the likes of Barack Obama. Because nothing is ever this guys fault. Had something tragically gone wrong, his first thoughts would not have been for the lives and families of the US Navy Seals, it would have been for his political career and polls. As stated at Fire Andrea Mitchell, it seems that this revelation might just be the tip of the iceberg. How amazing would it be if Obama’s ‘spiking of the Bin Laden football” turns out to be his complete undoing? Irony can be cruel. Obama was so quick to show leadership, it’s most likely that was never the case.
President Barack Obama taking credit for the brave actions of US Navy Seals … President “I” and “Me”