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May 8, 2011

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do

But he made that decision to go without telling Pakistan and that took some real courage, as much courage as our Navy SEALs did in pulling off a near flawless operation.

~ Wendy Chamberlain (Former Ambassador to Pakistan)

Posted by Cjunk at May 8, 2011 7:21 PM
Comments

I understand CNN is nominating Obama for a Congressional Medal of Honor.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 8, 2011 7:35 PM

Andy - that's not nearly magisterial enough. Maybe they'll make an "Order of Obama" medal instead? After all, he is the One that they've been waiting for.

Posted by: C_Miner at May 8, 2011 7:45 PM

I liked the decision, and recognize it as a gutsy decision to make. But those comments are ridiculous.

What got me was his comments when he met the Seals. He said, "When I made the decison you were ready". Any other President would have said, either "When the decision was made, you were ready." or "When the order was given you were ready"

Sad pattern, too much "I", and just when he actually would have been given credit. There is a difference between being given credit and taking credit.

Posted by: Stephen at May 8, 2011 7:49 PM

And here's a roundup of blowing-Obama quotes:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/100086873/former-us-ambassador-to-pakistan-barack-obama-showed-as-much-courage-as-our-navy-seals/

And too bad Idi Amin's not around any more, C_Miner, I'm sure he'd have invented a really good decoration for the One.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 8, 2011 7:49 PM

I'm happy that they managed to eliminate Mr. Bin Laden, BUT, isn't this (technically) the invasion of a sovreign country? If the Pakistanis weren't aware of it...........

Just thinking.

Posted by: mike in white rock at May 8, 2011 8:04 PM

Might as well toss in the first of the Congressional Medals of Restraint as well. He showed no crankiness at being hauled off the golf course.

Posted by: BL@KBIRD at May 8, 2011 8:05 PM

"he made that decision to go without telling Pakistan and that took some real courage"

Obama has a visit with India/Pakistan coming up.
I wonder if he'll go to Pakistan now?

Gosh, I shouldn't have even asked that question since he has as much courage as the Navy Seals that went to Pakistan.

Posted by: Oz at May 8, 2011 8:12 PM

He is the world's greatest chef. He speaks Russian in Japanese. He achieves enlightenment at will. He's inventing time-travel in the White House basement (between rounds of golf). He can fly. He communicates with plants telepathically. He once took on a train full of Gurkha warriors and defeated them single-handedly, with one arm tied behind his back. Secretly, he is a rock star. When the time is right, he will achieve World Peace by going on TV and sternly telling everyone to "settle down now, people!". He diffuses time-bombs armed only with an elastic band and a q-tip. He flosses regularly. He is: The Most Interesting President in the World!

Posted by: Black Mamba at May 8, 2011 8:13 PM

Pretty interesting read…, and I believe it more than other.


"What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound."

Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.


(Notice that Panetta is NOT in the room)

This update comes some 24 hours after our longtime Washington D.C. Insider first outlined shocking details of an Obama administration having been “overruled” by senior military and intelligence officials leading up to the successful attack against terrorist Osama Bin Laden. What follows is further clarification of Insider’s insights surrounding that event.
I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such. As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts. One, that the military action could fail and harm the president’s already weakened standing with both the American public and the world. Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East.

Q: What changed the president’s position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?

A: Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again. Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act – sort of. Panetta was receiving significant reports from both his direct CIA sources, as well as Petraeus-originating Intel. Petraeus was threatening to act on his own via a bombing attack. Panetta reported back to the president that a bombing of the compound would result in successful killing of Osama Bin Laden, and little risk to American lives. Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act. But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack, and Obama would be left attempting to explain Panetta’s failed policy. Again Obama hesitated – this time openly delaying further meetings to discuss the issue with Panetta. A brief meeting was held at this time with other officials, including Secretary Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Gates, like Panetta, was unable to push the president to act. It was at this time that Gates indicated to certain Pentagon officials that he may resign earlier than originally indicated – he was that frustrated. Both Panetta and Clinton convinced him to stay on and see the operation through.

What happened from there is what was described by me as a “masterful manipulation” by Leon Panetta. Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the president’s inaction would be “…significant to the point of political debilitation.” It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid. This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett. Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure. The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound. Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go – including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice. Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via military contacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other. Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself. Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion. Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order – it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.

This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission. A storm system had been in the area earlier, but was no longer an issue. Check the data yourself to confirm. Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan. She was furious, repeating the acronym “CoC” and saying it was not being followed. This is where Bill Daley intervened. The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission. What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates’ office, a representative from Leon Panetta’s office, and a representative from Jim Clapper’s office. I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound. I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States. There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier. The operation at this point, was in effect, unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it was already underway. President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission. Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military. When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.” The president was then placed in the “situation room” where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold. Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already “up to speed” on the operation. A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that day’s events before the president was. The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.

At the conclusion of the mission, after it had been repeatedly confirmed a success, President Obama was once again briefed behind closed doors. The only ones who went in that room besides the president were Bill Daley. John Brennan, and a third individual whose identity remains unknown to me. When leaving this briefing, the president came out of it “…much more confident. Much more certain of himself.” He was also carrying papers in his hand that quite possibly was the address to the nation given later that evening on the Bin Laden mission. The president did not have those papers with him prior to that briefing. The president then returned to the war room, where by this time, Leon Panetta had personally arrived and was receiving congratulations from all who were present.

In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the president’s office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact. What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett. One source indicated she is threatening resignation. I find that unlikely given my strong belief she needs the protection afforded her by the Oval Office and its immense powers to delay and eventually terminate investigations back in Chicago, but we shall see.



Posted by: Chas at May 8, 2011 8:24 PM

I couldn't read the stupid interview.

It was to full of chucklehead comments like, "I was expecting to see bullet pockmarks on the walls, perhaps signs of explosions in the walls of the building."
(no dumbass, Navy Seals don't pray and spray, they hit their targets)


"Pakistan military services have lost thousands of troops along the border, helping us with our counterterrorism efforts."
~WENDY CHAMBERLIN

Says who?
Anyone can check Khalid Sheik Mohammad's ransom demands when he was holding Daniel Perl(in Pakistan) and one of his demands is: expedite the foreign aid shipment of F-16s from America to Pakistan.

Now KSM was the guy who actually masterminded the 9/11 attack and is an al-Qaeda leader, so why does he demand that the Pakistan military get these new strike fighters if the Pak military is going to use them against the Taliban and al-Qaeda?

Posted by: Oz at May 8, 2011 8:34 PM

Brave Brave Obama
when danger reared its ugly head .
Barry gave the orders instead
yes Brave Sir Barry turned about
and gave his orders with a shout.

I , me , me ,I,I Sir Barry

Posted by: cal2 at May 8, 2011 8:34 PM

Leftists attempt to censor free speech on behalf of their Mohammedan ally.

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"Activist Communiqué: URGENT: Callout to Respond to Anti-Muslim and Anti-Native ... rabble.ca (blog)"

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"Anti-Islamic Dutch politician speaking in Canada for the first time
Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Protesters are getting ready for Geert Wilders' first Canadian visit as the controversial anti-Islamic Dutch politician rolls into town Monday night to give a private speech to local Christian groups."

http://news.google.ca/news?pz=1&cf=all&ned=ca&hl=en&q&js=0

Posted by: maz2 at May 8, 2011 8:42 PM

"I'm happy that they managed to eliminate Mr. Bin Laden, BUT, isn't this (technically) the invasion of a sovreign [sic] country? If the Pakistanis weren't aware of it..........."

Not technically an invasion; more of an incursion. Illegal of course - under Pakistani law. But that's a Pakistani problem, not an American one.


And therein lies the rub.

All those lovely Canadians who think equipment like the F-35 costs too much and the money would be better used for universal daycare should remember this: the OBL take-out is what happens when a country is no longer perceived as either capable or willing to enforce its own sovereignty.

Posted by: JJM at May 8, 2011 8:45 PM

Whatever you do...DON'T perform a Google image search for Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain's photo...{{shudder}}...

The horror...the HORROR!!!

Posted by: Rogue Male at May 8, 2011 8:57 PM

Chas at May 8, 2011 8:24 PM,

Not saying I believe or disbelieve your extremely interesting post. But, where did you get this?

Posted by: Dave in Pa at May 8, 2011 8:59 PM

disclaimer: I'm not an Obama supporter nor a liberal/democrat

Obama said, when he was a presidential candidate, that the U.S. should invade Pakistan.(and now they have under his administration)

The U.S. invasion of Pakistan wasn't even run past any NATO Allies or aired in front of the U.N.
Also, the best part of this thing is that future U.S. Presidents can use this as a precedent to wack just about anybody they want as long as they use the U.S. military instead of the CIA and Leftists in Canada and the U.S. can just STFU.

Posted by: Oz at May 8, 2011 9:12 PM

Above, andycanuck says, "I understand CNN is nominating Obama for a Congressional Medal of Honor". Make that the Congressional Medal of Honor with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Bambi is worth it! And then he can go back to the Berlin Victory Column with real confidence!

Posted by: John Lewis at May 8, 2011 9:25 PM

“I mean, you think about Black Hawk Down. You think about what happened with the Iranian rescue,” Obama said. “Yeah, absolutely. The day before, I was thinking about this quite a bit.”
~Barack "The Worst President of All Time" Obama

Yes, the only thing that was on Zero's mind was being better than Democrat Presidents Clinton and Carter when they tried to micromanage military operations from D.C. and failed.

http://tinyurl.com/3hpwbp9

Posted by: Oz at May 8, 2011 9:26 PM

Remember the part where Obama went along in the chopper with the SEALs, led the invasion into the compund, personally took out the guards while dodging bullets, and then dispatched Osama bin Laden using nothing but his bare hands?

Yeah. Me neither.

Posted by: Ellie in T.O. at May 8, 2011 9:30 PM

Then I will show you, John, where the Congressional Medal of Honor with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds grow!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 8, 2011 9:39 PM

and then dispatched Osama bin Laden using nothing but his bare hands?
Yeah.

I read it was the razor sharp creases in his pants.
Cut that suckah's bearded throat.
Ca-'CHOW!

Posted by: Oz at May 8, 2011 9:43 PM

Operational leadership is straightforward if difficult:

"We will attack.
   I will lead.
  Let's go!
.................
You were magnificent."

Anti-leadership: Bambi and Wendy.

Posted by: John Lewis at May 8, 2011 9:50 PM

This is more or less how it went down. But, you know, starring Barry.

Posted by: Black Mamba at May 8, 2011 9:51 PM

"I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, my friends."


Posted by: Obama - The Most Interesting Man In The World at May 8, 2011 9:55 PM

Too bad Kate is not around to comment, she would use my favourite line:

Panty clean-up required in aisle seven.

Posted by: Cascadian at May 8, 2011 10:07 PM

black mamba...u funny

Posted by: doug at May 8, 2011 10:16 PM

The last person in the USA to find out Osama was dead was Obama.

Posted by: a@c at May 8, 2011 10:18 PM

Posted by: Chas at 8:24 PM


sounds something like what was reported when they (USA) started into Lybia, Hillary being the one to "push" the Ozero into a decission

Posted by: GYM at May 8, 2011 10:30 PM

Dave in PA @ 8:59:
It appears here, and elsewhere, but this seems to be the source.

Posted by: nick at May 8, 2011 10:34 PM

WTF did you expect? This is just the opening round of Obummers bid for a 2nd term. It's gonna get a whole lot worse.

Posted by: North_of_60 at May 8, 2011 10:41 PM

Remember that time Gary Oldman tried to hijack Air Force One when BHO was on board? Bad idea, Gary.

Posted by: Black Mamba at May 8, 2011 10:52 PM

I wonder how long before the BigZero has a fatal golfing accident and the more decisive Biden takes over. If the material that Chas posted and nick referenced is true, then the US has a very major problem on its hands.

For military operations like this one, the role of the president should be to let the military decide how to execute the operation -- their asses are on the line, not his. Obviously it was a very well executed surgical strike with no collateral damage. Seems that Hillary's got more balls than BO. The essence of leadership is making decisions not dithering. BO has just demonstrated he's not fit to be in charge of anything let alone being US president. Should the material about his indecisiveness be verified and get widespread publicity, expect all sorts of unfriendly foreign governments to test the US in various ways. This leads to the interesting question of who really is in charge in the US?

Posted by: loki at May 8, 2011 11:17 PM

Obama jumped out an airplane over Pakistan without a parachute and beat Bin laden to death with his Nobel Peace Prize.

Posted by: Stan at May 8, 2011 11:42 PM

*
"When I made the decison you were ready".

and it only took him since august 2010 to
make that decision.

yeah... you can smell the leadership.

*

Posted by: neo at May 9, 2011 12:17 AM

First we import millions of Paki's into the west over 20 years, then we send in predator drones to kill thier remaining relatives indiscriminately. Family they still send 20% of their welfare checks too every month.

Do you think we may have a potential terrorism problem in our countries?

Now let's go ahead and piss off thier national government to boot. The one with real nuclear weapons to hand out if threatened. Me thinks many don't understand how big this Pakisthani thing really could get for us. We have already filled our countries with millions of them, now we suppose thier all loyal Canadian's, German's, English what have you?

Posted by: Knight 99 at May 9, 2011 12:23 AM

Loki: "This leads to the interesting question of who really is in charge in the US?"

Valerie Jarret ... The Big O can't wipe his ass without her ... never could; never will.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Jarrett

Posted by: Cjunk at May 9, 2011 12:25 AM

Black Mamba!!

You perfectly captured 0blabla's essence. Masterfully done, the essence of the sharia compliant whackademic soicialist plant, our very own dear leader. Well done.

You owe me a keyboard!

Posted by: Black Mamba at8:13 PM

"He is the world's greatest chef. He speaks Russian in Japanese. He achieves enlightenment at will. He's inventing time-travel in the White House basement (between rounds of golf). He can fly. He communicates with plants telepathically. He once took on a train full of Gurkha warriors and defeated them single-handedly, with one arm tied behind his back. Secretly, he is a rock star. When the time is right, he will achieve World Peace by going on TV and sternly telling everyone to "settle down now, people!". He diffuses time-bombs armed only with an elastic band and a q-tip. He flosses regularly. He is: The Most Interesting President in the World!

Posted by: trappedintrudeaupia at May 9, 2011 1:04 AM

loki >

"Obviously it was a very well executed surgical strike with no collateral damage".


Meh. At least they say so. Course we have 6 different official versions of events to take our pick from. The downed chopper doesn't sound too surgical too me anyway. Mechanical or RPG/ Stinger failure?

Guess we will never know and can just lump it in with every other lie Obamba blows out his trap.

Everyone seems to think that "at least he's not lying this time"! I'm not so optimistic, and would like to see some sort of track record of truth before I jump to conclusions, zip, nada, nothing yet.

Posted by: Knight 99 at May 9, 2011 1:06 AM

Everyone seems to think that "at least he's not lying this time"!
~Knight 99

Not me.
I think he's lieing all the time, it's only a question of whether it's a whole lie or lieing in part.

Posted by: Oz at May 9, 2011 1:17 AM

Knight 99:
The downed chopper doesn't sound too surgical too me anyway. Mechanical or RPG/ Stinger failure?
I seem to recall the official line about this being some sort of "mechanical failure". I suspect this was probably facilitated by an RPG. It was in Somalia that hammering some used cans into a heat deflector allowed use of an RPG to shoot down helicopters without incinerating the shooter.

OTOH, the official line is no friendly casualties and, if this can be believed, it was an impressive piece of work. Going into a hostile situation in a country that might not take very kindly to such a strike, taking out a target and exiting with all team members is impressive especially given a military college 1000' away. I don't know what they had lined up for potential air support if it was needed but not killing a lot of Pakistani soldiers to extricate themselves makes it a lot easier for future US-Pakistani relations. If anything, this might make the Pakistani's think twice about what they do with their nuclear weapons as this could just as easily have been a mission to remove Pakistans nukes should it become necessary. Perhaps this was more of a demonstration of US capabilities?

Posted by: loki at May 9, 2011 1:18 AM

Cjunk, thanks for the info on Valerie Jarret. What reading this tells me is that the most important positions in the US are held by a small incestuous group of individuals who came from the cesspool of Chicago politics.

If someone was leader of a minor tribe of a few thousand people, then what BO has done would be appropriate. Given the responsibilities of the POTUS, a true leader would have sought out the best people in the US for positions in the White House rather than choose a tiny group of like-thinking sycophants. One can't expect a narcissist to do what is best for the country.

What is really interesting about the alleged US military/CIA unilaterally going ahead with the mission is that this would, in effect, represent a US military coup. One just wonders how long they will put up with BO or if he's now been banished to the golf course while the grown ups take care of serious items.

Posted by: loki at May 9, 2011 1:28 AM

"When I gave the order, you were ready".

Someone with more talent than I should Photoshop Barack Hussein's mug on Michael Jacksons military costume.

Idi Amin style? Why yes!!

I'd put THAT one up in my barroom.

Posted by: eastern paul at May 9, 2011 1:55 AM

"When I gave the order, you were ready".

Someone with more talent than I should Photoshop Barack Hussein's mug on Michael Jacksons military costume.

Idi Amin style? Why yes!!

I'd put THAT one up in my barroom.

Posted by: eastern paul at May 9, 2011 1:55 AM

Sumpthin funny happened...

Posted by: eastern paul at May 9, 2011 1:56 AM

Here you go eastern paul.
It's not Obama in a military uniform, but you might like this one with Chris Matthews admiring the love of his life here.

http://tinyurl.com/3mer9vg

Posted by: Oz at May 9, 2011 2:04 AM

loki >

"Perhaps this was more of a demonstration of US capabilities?"

Perhaps.

If so, they're even more stupid than I had imagined. As I commented earlier, this would be no WW2 scenario if the US got into it with Pakistan. Nor would it resemble, Afghanistan or Iraq.

Pakistan has a population of around 170 million people who have been is some form of war or another since forever. They have also copiously populated themselves around the western world, are savvy with military technology, and are nuclear capable.

Aside from a mountainous region, it is also a region getting pretty bloody close to Russian interests amongst other Pakistani allies.

Not a good play by the Obamba regime if that's where they want to dabble thier trade next!

Posted by: Knight 99 at May 9, 2011 3:00 AM

In the photo of Clinton, Gates et al watching the Bin Laden mission's live events, it is interesting that the Ipres is seated in the back corner of the room, almost like he doesn't belong.

Posted by: Grant at May 9, 2011 8:38 AM


gym @ 10:30pm

sounds something like what was reported when they (USA) started into Lybia, Hillary being the one to "push" the Ozero into a decission

Too bad she didn't have that kind of influence on slick Willie when he was Pres and passed up a good opportunity to get him.

Posted by: a different bob at May 9, 2011 9:08 AM

Barry's "wag the dog" Bin Laden story continues...But for how long can they sustain the attention diversion?:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=296293

Posted by: Right Honourable Terry Tory at May 9, 2011 9:21 AM

Current leader in the "Felch Obama" sweepstakes...

Posted by: mojo at May 9, 2011 11:19 AM

re. Valerie Jarrett - you know how those ancient Romans who were given Triumphal Parades used to have a slave sitting behind them who would periodically murmer into their ear "Remember, you are only a man"?

Valerie Jarrett is the bizarro universe version of that. Creepy, no?

If she is his closest advisor, then he's as childish and narcissistic as I think he is.

Posted by: Black Mamba at May 9, 2011 2:38 PM

Chas at May 8, 2011 8:24 PM

Thank you for posting that comment and link. I re-read the whole thing, plus some related links. More than enough to scare me and make me despair. This president is a catastrophe for America, easily out-scoring Jimmy Carter as worst president ever.

Posted by: Dave in Pa at May 9, 2011 2:39 PM

Never has one so bland, so limited in experience and leadership skills inspired so many to spout so much overheated worshipful praise.

Posted by: Simplemind at May 9, 2011 3:25 PM

Hmmm....

With her understanding of courage, Wendy Chamberlain might just be the grandaughter of Neville Chamberlain.

Posted by: Frank Q. at May 9, 2011 8:12 PM
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