The media is working overtime to depict Obama as a hero and personally responsible for the raid against Bin Laden’s suburban mansion in Pakistan.
Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, has revealed the media’s accounts to be a fantasy.
First we learned from Panetta that Obama was opposed to the raid. He had to be forced into it kicking and screaming by the CIA. Now Panetta has revealed that the alleged photo of Obama watching live feed of the raid is a fabrication. We had to learn this from the British press. Do not exspect many American media outlets to cover it!
A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.
In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.
“We had some observation of the approach there, but we did not have direct flow of information as to the actual conduct of the operation itself as they were going through the compound.”
Mr Panetta also told the network that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.
The media is doing everything they can to help Obama. Why not mention the fact that Obama is giving $2.4 Billion of our tax dollars a year to finance a regime in Pakistan that was probably aiding and abetting Bin Laden. Bin Laden was living large in a gated suburban palace down the street from Pakistan’s largest military academy.
In fact, Pakistan won’t even return the surviving pieces of a top secret stealth helicopter. Pakistani intelligence whisked away the surviving pieces of the helicopter for possible sale to China.