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View Diary: Obama's Decisions re: Bin Laden Prevented Another Desert One Disaster (132 comments)

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  •  Excellent post (8+ / 0-)

    There are so many places where this mission could have failed. Even a successful airstrike - the likely Republican option - could have had unintended consequences, from trying to determine if OBL was even there to creating a shrine for his nutty followers to go to worship.

    Obama is a wise leader who is not gonna just accept what his advisers tell him. Isn't it great having a smart guy in the White House?

    NC-4 (soon to be NC-6) Obama/Biden 2012

    by bear83 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 12:17:45 PM PDT

    •  That likely R option (2+ / 0-)
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      bear83, elwior

      I agree, apart from choosing not to go at all, the second easiest option was nuking it from the sky.

      But not only would the world not have proof they got the guy, the intel would have been lost.  Really, far more important than killing the leader, was the ammunition for continuing to dismantle the enterprise

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