Heros don’t spike the football

As a companion piece to my post earlier concerning the special forces community, Jim Geraghty points us over to a Facebook post with video at Veterans for a Strong America.

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Pakistan official claims rogue or retired intelligence officer helped OBL

A senior official in Pakistan’s government admitted to ABC News that current and/or retired intelligence officers did help aid and shelter Osama bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad.

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Did Obama order to kill OBL, or capture and kill if necessary? Update: bin Laden suicide vest

There is a huge difference, especially to the professionals on the ground tasked with completing the mission. As usual, the Obama administration seems to be talking out of both sides of their mouth in the aftermath of the take-down of Osama bin Laden.

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Leon Panetta to Brian Williams: Waterboarding led to OBL kill

Not the answer the lefties were hoping for, and there will still be the deniers, but Obama’s head of the CIA confirmed last night with Brian Williams on NBC that yes some of the information used to capture Osama bin Laden was gained through the use of waterboarding. All of the humanity. Read more

Pelosi on capturing or killing bin Ladin – then and now comparison

Someone please tell me this woman will be retiring or maybe a Republican will be able to mount a serious challenge in 2012? Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a different point of view concerning capturing or killing Osama bin Ladin in 2006. Today, it’s “the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida.”

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Bomb or raid Osama bin Laden compound? Obama makes the choice

Credit where credit is due. After years of intelligence gathering – that may have started with enhanced interrogation techniques at Gitmo – reports this morning indicate President Obama was provided with an option to bomb the suspected bin Ladin compound in Pakistan. Obama wanted – and we needed – proof of death.

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The President’s announcement: Bin Laden Dead

Just for posterity … here’s his entire address to the nation that came at about 11:30. The President gives “W” a few props. That’s change. Congrats to the Navy Seals and all of our service people who laid the ground work. Read more

Bin Laden Killed: CNN and Democrats go political

A magnificent mission of the four-door Navy SEALs, and it took plenty of guts on the part of this president to pull the trigger on this one. But it certainly didn’t take long for the left stream media to take a shot at President Bush. Make no mistake this is a great accomplishment for the young president. But let’s not forget the groundwork and intelligence was laid by the Bush administration. Still, CNN and Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman couldn’t resist the moment. Video below the fold. Read more

Quick reminder about the Tora Bora bin Laden thing

For those of you who keep bringing up the “fact” that President George W. Bush screwed up and missed bin Laden back in Tora Bora after Sept. 11, Uncle Jimbo over at Blackfive has a not so long ago history lesson for you.

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