Look, if the OBL kill-mission failed does anyone seriously think that the mainstream media would have held Obama accountable?
Of course not. Just as they covered up his disgusting 20-plus year association with Jew-hater Jeremiah Wright—and when revealed there was only one soft-ball question from the MSM—they would, instead, savage one of their favorite liberal targets: a rogue U.S. military.
Gutsy call? Look, I’m all for killing terrorists and terrorist leaders. But we no longer take prisoners to interrogate and extract high value intel. That’s because Obama thinks its mean to imprison genocidal Islamists in Gitmo. Thus, it’s drone warfare which is Hollywood cool but profoundly limiting. And while Obama is deleting individual jihadists he’s losing the Arab Muslim Middle East to a poisonous brew of Salafists and Muslim Brotherhood, while funding the jihadists of the Palestinian Authority.
Obama was taking no chances with the OBL assassination.
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity… that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. That way Obama could blame the general [Admiral William H. McRaven] instead of taking the blame himself. Mukasey wrote about it this week in The Wall Street Journal.
“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.“
In his WSJ article Mukasey contrasts Obama’s leadership style with Lincoln and Eisenhower:
Lincoln took responsibility in August 1862 for failures that had been attributed to General George McClellan—eventually sacked for incompetence—and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Lincoln told a crowd that McClellan was not at fault for seeking more than Stanton could give, and “I stand here, as justice requires me to do, to take upon myself what has been charged upon the Secretary of War.”
Dwight Eisenhower is famous for having penned a statement to be issued in anticipation of the failure of the Normandy invasion that reads in relevant part: “My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
A week later, when the success of the invasion was apparent, Eisenhower saluted the Allied Expeditionary Forces: “One week ago this morning there was established through your coordinated efforts our first foothold in northwestern Europe. High as was my preinvasion confidence in your courage, skill and effectiveness . . . your accomplishments . . . have exceeded my brightest hopes.
Eisenhower did mention himself at the end: “I truly congratulate you upon a brilliantly successful beginning. . . . Liberty loving people everywhere would today like to join me in saying to you, ‘I am proud of you.’”
H/T Gateway Pundit