Remember how those on the left, and the media, made out like Obama was the one responsible for killing bin Laden? Well, now it looks like the commander-in-chief was actually doing what he does best. No, not spending taxpayer dollars. Obama was golfing.
From the Daily Mail:
In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief.
Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him.
According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.
Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency.
A new book claims the official account was riddled with errors and that Bin Laden was referred to as ‘Bert’ and not just ‘Geronimo’.
Also, none of the Navy SEALs said the now famous words: ‘For God and country’, and when they burst into Bin Laden’s room, his wife screamed: ‘No, no, don’t do this… it’s not him!’
The claims are from Chuck Pfarrer, a former SEAL team commander, in a book called SEAL Target Geronimo.
He has spoken to several of the men who carried out the operation at Bin Laden’s mansion hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2.
Mr Pfarrer paints a very different picture to the official photo released at the time which shows Mr Obama and advisers huddled round a table in the White House situation room as footage was beamed from a drone 15,000ft above the al-Qaeda leader’s mansion.
Mr Pfarrer says the President’s role was largely inflated and suggests he stayed out on the golf course for so long so he could distance himself in case it went wrong. Mr Pfarrer writes: ‘If this had completely gone south, he was in a position to disavow.’
As I recall, the administration had ‘inconsistencies ‘ with their story soon after bin Laden was killed.
Lefties forget that Obama was against everything that was used to gather intelligence on the whereabouts of bin Laden. He was against Gitmo, CIA black sites, enhanced interrogation techniques and a host of other information gathering techniques used by the Bush administration. The courier who led the CIA to bin Laden, was identified due to information obtained inside Guantanamo Bay Prison.
He says the White House photographs did not show the moment that Bin Laden was killed, but the moment a helicopter went down, which happened after the shooting.
As we have come to learn, imagine, and propaganda, is important to team Obama.
Mr Obama is known to be a keen golfer. Just today, as the White House was being encircled by 8,000 environmental protesters, he was on a course in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The President also played golf four times during his week-long family holiday on Martha’s Vineyard.
The book also claims that bin Laden would have been captured if he gave himself up. Mr Pfarrer said a SEAL team would not have been sent in for a kill mission, adding: ‘If it was a kill mission you don’t need SEAL Team 6; you need a box of hand grenades.’
The book also gives a dramatic new insight into what happened during the 1am raid, during which only 12 bullets were fired.
He also reveals that Bin Laden was known as Bert to the Seals, and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri was Ernie – a reference to the Sesame Street puppets.
The SEALS have decided to speak out after being enraged by the image that was being painted of them as cold-blooded murderers on a ‘kill mission’.
Obama and his team of political radicals tried to make out like Obama was responsible for planning the mission, giving the go-ahead and pulling the trigger. The biggest fraud in political history now sits in the White House