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May 03, 2011

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MayBee

Any attempts by American authorities to question OBL's wife? Or other survivors.

I don't know. Ask the state department .

Bungle.

MayBee

Porch: Is that an admission by Ambinder that this is more about the election than anything else?

And why should the press partake in that?
They have always pushed to have information like this released.

Ignatz

Here's a video and story from Patterico about the scandal that at the very least should cost that corrupt nincompoop Holder his job.
Two dead federal agents due to the idiotic plan to make FFLs let known criminals buy guns and he pretends to know nothing about it and has done everything he can to stonewall congressional investigators.
Posted on the other thread too, but nobody should miss Holder's miserable performance.

MayBee

Now Carney will not even say if Obama's son was killed in the raid.

US did not take any survivors.

Porchlight

MayBee,

Ambinder is possibly the hackiest of all WH hacks and is probably comfortable spinning it this way. But other, actual journalists shouldn't be.

Captain Hate

How did F. Chuck, make such an error, because it is a doozy,

Tammy is re-tweeting F. Chuck on exactly that.

MayBee

Ambinder is possibly the hackiest of all WH hacks and is probably comfortable spinning it this way. But other, actual journalists shouldn't be.

Completely agree.

Sue

I took the Ambinder tweet as an attack on Obama. Am I wrong?

 centralcal

F. Chuck wasn't the culprit. CBS 60 Minutes was and they have changed their story. F.Chuck and others were tweeting blurbs from Obama interview with CBS.

Thomas Collins

See LUN for the thoughts of James Jesus Angleton.

narciso

How did they hack up their segment, too many redbulls, that array of editors and fact checkers, borrowed from Dan Rather no doubt.

Captain Hate

60 Minutes must've given Mapes the fact-checking assignment

Sue

Ann Compton just informed me that one of the reasons Obama isn't releasing the photo is there hasn't been a clamoring from the Arab world for its release. Didn't realize Obama was president of the Arab world.

Dave (in MA)

And here is the video that they were watching in the WH SitRm, so you can see why Hillary had her hand over her mouth in shock.

Captain Hate

Iggy, I'm glad that Issa is finally drilling in on Steadman. Sounds like he came in very well prepared

JM Hanes

MayBee:

"Carney says Obama has decided not to speak at Ground Zero."

I imagine the numbers on his attempt to unify Osama, Giffords and 9-11 wasn't going over well, and he probably got cold feet about appearing all by his lonesome when Bush turned him down. I'd have bet serious money that the plan was to play GWB and BHO as the alpha and omega of the hunt for Osama, from bullhorn to yes-we-can.

How bad is Carney? Bad enough that I'm beginning wish they'd bring Gibbs back. I think Carney is the Obama Administration's version of Scott McClellan: totally outside the loop.

Sue

Bill Clinton declined too, JM. I would imagine Obama is pissed off at them for refusing his invite.

Sue

Good grief, talk about clowns. Now Senator Scott Brown is saying the picture he and others saw was not authentic.

JM Hanes

Captain Hate:

Issa is terrific. He was also practically the only guy who had both the goods and the guts to confront Joe Wilson in the House Judiciary Committee hearing back in the day.

narciso

Seriously, he's coming off like the smarmy characters that Jason Bateman, used to play
on early 80s sitcoms.

clarice

Yes, jmh. Scott McClellan. I had forgotten his name earlier when I said O had finally found a spokesman as bad as Bush's.

JM Hanes

Sue:

"Bill Clinton declined too, JM."

More than just poetic justice there, eh? It was really interesting that when Bush turned him down, he said he was already planning to go to Ground Zero on 9/11. Preemption -- is there anything it can't do? Maybe he'll invite Obama to join him. ::grin::

DebinNC

WCVB/Boston:

"Sen. Scott Brown's office said he did not view the actual death picture and was duped by one of the various fake photos circulating the Internet."

He was "duped" by internet pics of a dead OBL? Sheesh. I hope Rep. Rogers and others weighing in weren't that stupid duped.

Danube of Thought

Donald, the owner is Greg McPartlin--ever run into him in there?

narciso

I think we've seen plenty of times now, that Scott, has been taken in by 'candygram'; I mean landshark.

Captain Hate

My biggest problem with Scotty Centerfold isn't that he makes so many dumbass mistakes but that he feels the need to contact the MFM to publicize them. I don't even think Durbin is that stupid, although I could be very wrong about that.

Sue

Great. Reuters bought pictures from the Pakistanis of the dead men in the compound. No guns are seen in the photos.

Porchlight

Maybe he'll invite Obama to join him. ::grin::

Actually I think it's a certainty that Obama will try to horn in on whatever Bush is doing on 9/11 in NYC.

Porchlight

Could the SEALs have taken the weapons with them, Sue?

Don't get me wrong, I think this firefight story is bogus, I'm just trying to think of possibilities.

Donald

Probably not unless he was telling me to shut up Mr. DOT. I was young back then!

About 5 years ago, I took my wife out to San Diego to see the Beat Farmers. A good friend of mine who was living out there met us on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and we sat there with Joey playing (A day after the 25th anniversary Beat Farmers show). It was a great day, she got to meet my Senior Chief (Lee Ellingson...shout out to Lee), he got us on to one of the carriers, I'm looking at a picture now. Man I'm not pretty! We also went across and showed Becky the Hotel Del and ended up eating at that diner on the main drag about 1:00AM (I forget the name). That was a long day.

When I was stationed on the Ranger and we were in North Island I made about $140.00 ever two weeks. That was the wrong town for that!

Danube of Thought

Limbaugh was saying this morning that a SEAL Chief Petty Officer with twelve years service makes $54K a year. They ain't in it for the publicity, and they ain't in it for the money.

Sue

$54k a year to do what they do. Unfreakinbelievable. I love them, I do, I do, I do.

Sue

Porch,

I don't know and really don't care if they had weapons. They needed killin'.

Stephanie

But, Sue, to the arab street those killed without weapons were 'civilians.' The US killed unarmed civilians!!!eleventy!1!

Porchlight

I don't care either, Sue. Just anticipating the spin.

Sue

Stephanie,

Yeah, well...the Arab street is going to do what the Arab street is going to do. And I'm sure, like me, you don't lose much sleep worrying about offending them.

Porch,

If there had been an armory inside that compound, they would spin it. See above. I've just about reached the end of my give a shit rope.

Rocco

I doubt OBL wore a bullet proof vest 24-7. They're big and bulky and uncomfortable as well. And he must have felt pretty secure after living there for 6 years or so. Perhaps he was still breathing after the chest shot? Would one between the eyes be a humane way to end ones suffering? I also believe Obama didn't want OBL alive with all the hype over civilian trials versus military tribunals and closing Gitmo etc. That can of worms would have continued right through the election. What a hypocrite, gotta close Gitmo cause it's inhumane but it's ok to kill an unarmed man because my poll numbers can't afford that debate! To be honest, I would have preferred he be taken alive, then tortured till he gave up every last one of his secrets, then shamed as a rat who gave up his brothers followed by slow painful death!

 centralcal

I've just about reached the end of my give a shit rope.

What took ya so long, Sue? lol! I reached it (as far as the ME, or the Arab street, et al. go) a long, long time ago. Don't give a rat's ass if they are offended. Don't give a rat's ass if "moderate" American Muslims are offended - first off they will have to PROVE TO ME that moderation they claim.

Rocco

I think the 54 Hamas supporting Democrat Congressmen owe us an explanation since Hamas condemned the killing of OBL

Captain Hate

What a gruesome bunch the 54 dhimmicrats are; I was *shocked* to see Kucinich not on that list so I guess there's a distance even he won't go to against the country. Marcy Kaptur from Toledo shows that she'll spread 'em for anybody as long as the price is right.

MayBee

Porch- our officials have said we did not take any weapons away from the raid. That was before these pictures were released, so that may be revised.

jorod

In the end, when all is said and done, we are just taking care of business...

Porchlight

Thanks, MayBee, I didn't know that.

It all stinks to high heaven, doesn't it? It is such a shame because it tarnishes the superb work by our forces.

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