Obama Allegedly Lied About Bin Laden Raid

There are drawbacks to having a Commander in Chief whose main strategic objective is self-aggrandizement:

An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al Qaeda leader’s death.

This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then corroborate the president’s version of events.

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“High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no,” Hersh wrote of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. …

Hersh’s report also accuses the Obama administration of embellishing the details of the raid itself and presenting al Qaeda as a bigger threat than it actually was before bin Laden’s death.

Not many things have gone right during Obama’s presidency. It is hardly surprising, given his personality, that he would milk Osama bin Laden’s death for every drop of positive press he could get out of it. At least he refrained from taking one of his selfies with his arm around the terrorist’s corpse.

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President Selfie.

On tips from Stormfax, JusttheTipHQ, and Petterssonp. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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