I had guessed it would take no more than 24 hours before some wing-nut blogger named an anonymous “highly placed insider” as the source of some bullshit claiming that Obama really cowered in the corner while all the real men in the room did the heavy lifting when it came to the attack on Bin Laden.
As Obama continues to politicize and mine the takedown of Osama Bin Laden and the outrageous “Islamic burial” that followed, new details emerge of his reluctance and refusal to sign off on the mission. It is the height of hypocrisy and crass opportunism to draw out the release of the death photos so as to prolong the news cycle on the story, and to neglect the tornado-ravaged parts of the country — instead, Obama campaigns at Ground Zero on Thursday for an “O-victory lap,” while it appears that in fact Obama had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the OBL operation.
The story that follows is deeply disturbing, but hardly surprising. When news broke that Obama rejected bombing the complex last month, one had to wonder why. It was reported that Obama feared collateral damage, despite being assured that the walls of the complex were high enough so that no civilians would be killed. Instead, he risked losing Americans in a mano-a-mano raid.
The “story that follows” is in fact so questionable that even Pamela Geller felt the need to post a prea culpa (like a mea culpa but preemptive) in the form of the following note:
Note: This communication came from our long time D.C. Insider and details previous and ongoing conflicts surrounding the decision to assassinate terrorist Osama Bin Laden. This has been reproduced here as originally communicated to us.
Lady, all that Botox is rotting your little bird brain. What saddens me is that people like you, willing to either make up or repeat whatever crap you feel will support your deluded world view, actually have a role in the discourse. Sadly, you have no capacity for accepting reality. You believe so absolutely that if you just wish hard enough and click your heels together (and double-up the tin foil lining in your hat) that the liberal menace will go away and unicorns and burly men will rule the day.