Obama’s Office Bravery
Comrade Obama’s unseemly attempt to take credit for the bullets Navy SEALs sent through Osama bin Laden’s brain is drawing guffaws even at the edges of the liberal media establishment that put him in power. From the LA Times:
Osama bin Laden dead: Yes, SEALs were in on the raid, but aides hail Obama’s office bravery
According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed to suck up all available credit for good news, President Obama’s homeland security advisor reveals that it was a really tense time in the air-conditioned White House as unidentified U.S. Navy SEALs closed in on the world’s most wanted man after midnight a half a world away.
“Minutes passed like days,” says John Brennan, who bravely stood with press secretary Jay Carney before reporters and TV cameras today chronicling his boss’ weekend heroics. …
“The concern was that bin Laden would oppose any type of capture operation,” said Obama’s Sherlock Holmes. So U.S. troops were prepared “for all contingencies.”
In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.
Sunday was, Brennan revealed to his eager audience, “probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of times in the lives of the people assembled here.” Poor poor bureaucrats. Extra Tums all around. Did someone order dinner? …
“There was nothing that confirmed that bin Laden was at that compound,” Brennan related as if such uncertainty is uncommon in war.
“And, therefore,” Brennan continued, “when President Obama was faced with the opportunity to act upon this, the president had to evaluate the strength of that information and then made what I believe was one of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory.”
If giving the green light to the guys who found bin Laden thanks to George W. Bush’s policies was “gutsy,” imagine how courageous it would have been to hold them back indefinitely.
No doubt the heroes who repelled from helicopters through a swarm of bullets to pull off the operation are content to bask in Obama’s reflected glory.
On a tip from SR. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.