Long before the world knew about Osama bin Laden, FBI agent O’Neill was obsessed with him.
"for those who do not know" that Saudi-born bin Laden was left blind in the right eye after an accident in his youth.
Trust me, if you went to 26th and California [the Cook County Criminal Courthouse] with the evidence that Osama bin Laden was in the building, no judge would have given you a search warrant. No way. They would have looked at you and said, ‘bring me something real here.’
As for the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mr. Obama did what virtually any commander in chief would have done in the same situation. Even President Bill Clinton says in the film “that’s the call I would have made.” For this to be portrayed as the epic achievement of the first term tells you how bare the White House cupboards are.
You ask me, [Obama] should have put that mother-f*!cker on ice and defrosted his ass Nov. 1.
When the president asked his top advisers for their final opinion on the mission, all of them were hesitant, except for the former CIA director, now Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Biden said.
"Every single person in that room hedged their bet except Leon Panetta. Leon said go. Everyone else said, 49, 51," Biden said, as he offered the unsolicited details of the decision-making process.
"He got to me. He said, ‘Joe, what do you think?’ And I said, ‘You know, I didn’t know we had so many economists around the table.’ I said, ‘We owe the man a direct answer. Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go. We have to do two more things to see if he’s there,’" Biden recalled.
While the vice president did not explain what those two more things were, the next morning the president gave National Security Adviser Tom Donilon the “go” to launch the SEAL raid of the compound.
"He knew what was at stake, not just the lives of those brave warriors, but literally the presidency," Biden said.
some fun facts, 450,000 people joined a facebook group called “i hate reading”, while 45,000 joined one called “i love reading” - and beyonce’s pregnancy announcement got more tweets than the death of bin laden. wait, those arent fun at all, they pretty much suck