Can You Say Swift Boating?

It is no secret that the terror warrior in chief will trot out the head of OBL and parade it around for effect during the re election season, and who can blame him? This is a huge feather in his cap, and with the misery index, the unemployment rate, poverty level, debt, and inflated living expenses all stacked against him (that Damn Bush) success stories will be at a premium. But really, wasn’t it Valerie Jarrett who actually got OBL?

President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett?

I guess the point is simply that it does not matter who kicked him in the ass and got him to green light the mission, OBL was gotten, and good riddance. But much like the 527 organization called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth who tried to set the record straight wrt Kerry and his chest thumping promotion of his heroism under fire, some ex special forces dudes are peeing in Obama’s cornflakes:

A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives.
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“Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not,” Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.

“As a citizen, it is my civic duty to tell the president to stop leaking information to the enemy,” Smith continues. “It will get Americans killed.”

Personally I think this move will get even less traction then the swift boaters. If I was part of this group or in a position of influence, I would tell them to ditch the OLB angle and just hammer the president for his leaks.

There is much to criticize the president over in the international arena, and leaks that put American lives at risk should be pointed to. But if the OBL raid did go south and turned into another Operation Eagle Claw, it would have tarred Obama just like with Carter. Whether he was the prime motivator, or a reluctant participant dragged to the table and shamed in to action, by authorizing the mission, he essentially owned it, and knew the credit or the blame would go his way.

If ex veterans want to call attention to the plight of wounded warriors, to substandard medical care, to insufficient funding of our military, even for the careless nature in which terrorists are released from Gitmo, only to re enter the battlefield and kill Americans, their service gives them a ready made podium. but Obama did get OBL, the circumstances behind it take a back seat to the act itself.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    Other sources (and American Thinker is a joke to most people. I read it, but discount at least half of it) specifically point out that Valerie Jarrett was the one that was the most against getting OBL, to the point of saying “no” at least three previous times when they were ready to get him, and when it comes to orders out of the West Wing, she’s #1, and the president is generally listed as #3, with Michelle Obama a distant #2 to Jarrett.

    And make no mistake about it, Jarrett is the real president, Obama is just her sock puppet.

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    Laugh all you want, but “President Obama” is nothing more than an investment and loudspeaker for others. Take away his teleprompter and there is no original thought – merely stuttering and 3rd rate attempts to repeat comments made by his various far-left mentors over the years. He can’t even remember them well enough to be a convincing speaker, but the sources of them are generally identified rather quickly, such as his “you didn’t build that” gaffe.

    Insider reports have, from the beginning and in unison, reported that Jarrett and Michelle actually do all of the actual thinking in for the current administration, with Axelrod and others sometimes getting pulled into the mix. Obama apparently spends most of his time watching ESPN when he isn’t campaigning. His actions and schedule most certainly show that he isn’t spending any time being POTUS….

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  3. ilovecress

    I love silly season…

    “Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. You did not,” Ben Smith, identified as a Navy SEAL, says in the film.

    or – you didn’t build that. I can’t beleive Obama is taking credit for something when it was actually a huge collective effort.

    when it comes to orders out of the West Wing, she’s #1, and the president is generally listed as #3, with Michelle Obama a distant #2 to Jarrett.

    Then I guess Obama’s college records, his previous assocications, his birth certificate, his schooling, and his ‘well documented marxist leanings’ are all irrellevant then. I mean if it’s Jarret and the First Lady who are really running the country, we’ve been wasting our time arguing about Obama over the last few threads.

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    i.e “I didn’t build that”

    Holy smokes, you are doing it again. Do you remember when Obama first broke the news to the American people from the oval office? Go find the video, I have never in my life heard the word “I” inserted some many times in to so few sentences. If I didn’t know better I’d swear he not only piloted the chopper, he fast roped to the ground, kicked in the door and shot OBL all by himself.

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  5. ilovecress

    When we all know it was really Jarrett who was responsible. No, wait, that’s wrong, it was lots of people, but definitely not Obama.

    Sorry I’m confused. Are we outraged today because Obama is taking sole credit when it couldn’t have possibly been just the work of one person, or because Valerie Jarrett is runnning a shadow government and has ultimate power?

    If someone could forward me the memo, I’d appreciate it.

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  6. CM

    Holy smokes, you are doing it again. Do you remember when Obama first broke the news to the American people from the oval office? Go find the video, I have never in my life heard the word “I” inserted some many times in to so few sentences. If I didn’t know better I’d swear he not only piloted the chopper, he fast roped to the ground, kicked in the door and shot OBL all by himself.

    Yes, I’m failing to cherry-pick again. This time it’s all the “I’s”…..;-)

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  7. CM

    When we all know it was really Jarrett who was responsible. No, wait, that’s wrong, it was lots of people, but definitely not Obama.

    But who paid for the operation? American business owners, predominantly.
    They killed him. ;-)

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  8. Seattle Outcast

    As I’ve wondered previously, why the fuck is CM even here? Is it is sworn duty to promote socialism through the world? Here’s a thought CM, pay attention to the politics in your country, and quit shilling for neo-socialists in others.

    Your constant pandering for a politician that you can’t vote for, in a country you quite obviously know nearly nothing about, is not only annoying and unappreciated, but also kinda stupid on your part.

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  9. Xetrov

    Look at Jarret pulling his strings as she takes him for a walk –

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Valerie-Jarrett-Obama.png

    See the leash?

    Here she is implanting thoughts in his head –

    http://dakiniland.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/whhouse_valerie_jarrett20_obama.jpg

    It’s undeniable.

    Most damning is this one –

    http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/obama_vader.JPG

    Shows her in her real attire, training Obama as a Sith Apprentice.

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