AP: First intel on Bin Laden’s whereabout gathered in CIA secret prison

posted at 4:59 pm on May 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

One of the tastiest morsels in today’s banquet of intel details.

Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden’s most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information from Mohammed’s successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

One U.S. official, speaking to the LA Times, noted drily, “That took years and these guys don’t give it up all willingly.” So much for the canard that enhanced interrogation never, under any circumstances, yields useful information. I’m trying to get the timeline straight, though. Apparently, sometime between 2002 and 2007, KSM and/or al-Libi revealed the courier’s pseudonym to the CIA while at a secret prison; then, four years ago, the CIA finally figured out the courier’s real name, which was the first big break in tracking him to Bin Laden’s door. The NYT, however, says that the CIA got the courier’s pseudonym from detainees at Gitmo. Maybe they corroborated the info gleaned from KSM and al-Libi at the black sites, or vice versa? Bear in mind too that al-Libi wasn’t one of the three high-value detainees who were waterboarded. He coughed up the courier’s name after some sort of lesser enhanced interrogation, and not until we have a precise timeline on KSM will we know exactly when in the process he gave them the name. Dick Cheney phoned into Fox this afternoon to talk about the role of EIT in this and said, while he assumes that it helped, he’ll have to wait for more details to know for sure. Watch below via Fox News Insider.

Since we’re on the subject of operational details, be sure to read Marc Ambinder’s inside report on how elite special forces units have become increasingly sophisticated — and consequently more lethal — intelligence-gatherers. Petraeus and McChrystal famously perfected rapid military/intel integration in Iraq; the Bin Laden killing last night is a spectacular demonstration of how good we’ve gotten.

The way JSOC solved this problem remains a carefully guarded secret, but people familiar with the unit suggest that McChrystal and Flynn introduced hardened commandos to basic criminal forensic techniques and then used highly advanced and still-classified technology to transform bits of information into actionable intelligence. One way they did this was to create forward-deployed fusion cells, where JSOC units were paired with intelligence analysts from the NSA and the NGA. Such analysis helped the CIA to establish, with a high degree of probability, that Osama bin Laden and his family were hiding in that particular compound.

These technicians could “exploit and analyze” data obtained from the battlefield instantly, using their access to the government’s various biometric, facial-recognition, and voice-print databases. These cells also used highly advanced surveillance technology and computer-based pattern analysis to layer predictive models of insurgent behavior onto real-time observations.

The military has begun to incorporate these techniques across the services.

Another scoop from the same piece: “Several dozen JSOC operatives have died in Pakistan over the past several years.” Apparently, their deaths are typically reported as “training accidents” in eastern Afghanistan. Maybe that’s why Obama felt confident in ordering a daring special ops mission deep inside the country — judging by the death toll of U.S. troops there, daring missions are nothing new. Even so, it took balls to make a call like that given the risks of a Mogadishu/Desert One disaster and the availability of an effective-yet-sloppier bombing run on the compound. Obama reportedly considered the latter before ruling it out, knowing that only boots on the ground could limit civilian casualties and come back with proof that we got our man.. That was the bold move, and the smart one.


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Waterboarding never works….

except when it helps you kill OBL.

But hey, that’s like, the only time it’s ever worked, honestly.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Sweet vindication.

It’s gotta feel two taps to the noggin’ for the Lefties.

Heh.

Bruno Strozek on May 2, 2011 at 5:02 PM

One of the tastiest morsels in today’s banquet of intel details.

Misread this at first… thought it said “infidel” details. Still works, though

VastRightWingConspirator on May 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

enhance interrogations worked!

*crickets chirping from the lsm*

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

So much for the canard that enhanced interrogation never, under any circumstances, yields useful information.

The left will attempt to downplay or deny the veracity of this, but bottom line is if the Bush/Cheney policies were never enacted, Obama likely doesn’t have the intel to find and kill bin Laden. Deal with it, libs.

Doughboy on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

So, sesquipedalian, please enlighten us:

Which of the policies that helped find and kill OBL was not put in place by Bush?

fossten on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Thank you, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. We miss you.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

could only handle 20 seconds of tingles, the fawning over dear leader is pathetic

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Humpbot!

rbj on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Every time Obama tries to take credit for OBL’s death in the debates, our nominee needs to say “Yes, congratualtions for continuting GTMO, Rendition, TPA, and all of the other War on Terror tools that you campaigned against and promised to get rid of. You obviously had an epiffany. Have you had much luck persuading your base to also see the light that my side has been right all along?

Kataklysmic on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Thank you, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. We miss you.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

2nd that!!!

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Kataklysmic on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

i sure hope our nominee will….dear leader will be milking this until election day

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Does James Clapper know that Bin Laden is dead yet?

Mark1971 on May 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM

So, sesquipedalian, please enlighten us:

Which of the policies that helped find and kill OBL was not put in place by Bush?

fossten on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

They will never admit anything. All blame for anything bad goes to Bush, all kudos for anything good goes to Obama.

Economy down – Bush bad!
OBL found and killed – Obama Great!

Don’t expect intellectual honesty or coherence from a leftist, you will never see it.

Monkeytoe on May 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Thank you, President Bush and VP Cheney.

JammieWearingFool on May 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

If I had 2 healthy hearts, I’d give Cheney one if he’d run for President.

bernzright777 on May 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Thank you, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. We miss you.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

My thoughts exactly.

And please note the difference between Obama’s crowing “IIII, memememe” last night, and the dignity with which President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secty. of State Rumsfeld are handling themselves, while giving all the credit to our men and women in uniform.

Class will out every time.

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Do you mean one of these prisons?
Obama Orders Secret Prisons and Detention Camps Closed
Jan. 22, 2009

WASHINGTON — Saying that “our ideals give us the strength and moral high ground” to combat terrorism, President Obama signed executive orders Thursday ending the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret overseas prisons, banning coercive interrogation methods and closing the Guantánamo Bay detention camp within a year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/us/politics/23GITMOCND.html

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Ahh yes, these guys were one of Cheney’s socalled assassination teams.

The irony is so thick I can scarcely believe it. Imagine the reaction if Bush had killed Osama and then dumped his body in the ocean without giving Democrats in Congress a chance to view the remains. I can just imagine the conspiracy theories that would come out of that.

Kataklysmic on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

i sure hope our nominee will….dear leader will be milking this until election day

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I am sure he will, but people have such short memories anymore I am not convinced that it will help him with average voters for that long. So many of the people who care will not vote for him anyway, and the left does not exactly care about a strong national security president.

Terrye on May 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Glenn Beck is actually pretty entertaining today…

bernzright777 on May 2, 2011 at 5:12 PM

And please note the difference between Obama’s crowing “IIII, memememe” last night, and the dignity with which President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secty. of State Rumsfeld are handling themselves, while giving all the credit to our men and women in uniform.

Class will out every time.

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:10 PM

According to the Left, it was O’bama and O’bama alone who got bin laden. They are even starting to post Photoshopped pictures of their Dear Leader on the aircraft carrier deck with the “Mission Accomplished” banner behind him.

Del Dolemonte on May 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM

God bless and thanks Pres Bush & VP Cheney an Sec Rice et al. We love and miss you.

OmahaConservative on May 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Ahh yes, these guys were one of Cheney’s socalled assassination teams.

Terrye on May 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Yeah , and the official outrage from Penetta.

the_nile on May 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Wasn’t it the far-left moonbatters (including Nobama) who wanted Gitmo closed and the interrogations to stop? I think they said something about it being inhumane and served as an advertisement for terrorism. Hmmmmm….the next thing we’ll find out is that the planning of this raid started during the Boooosh Administration. Oh, wait….

Again, thank you President Bush and our brave hero soldiers who sent Osama on a lunch date with Satan. I can’t wait to see Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld opining. Wish they were still in the White House.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Terrye on May 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

good point….he’s got the lsm on his side propping him up,all hail dear leader!

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM

According to the Left, it was O’bama and O’bama alone who got bin laden. They are even starting to post Photoshopped pictures of their Dear Leader on the aircraft carrier deck with the “Mission Accomplished” banner behind him.

Del Dolemonte on May 2, 2011 at 5:14 PM

My wife got the pic last night, from a delusional college friend… shes unfriended a good 12 or 15 today!

Odie1941 on May 2, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Waterboarding never almost always works. Liberals would prefer that thousands of innocents die rather than that one terrorist be frightened into providing life saving information.

Basilsbest on May 2, 2011 at 5:18 PM

“That was the bold move, and the smart one.”

Sooooooo…

… Who was in the room and who do we really have to thank?

Seven Percent Solution on May 2, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Even so, it took balls to make a call like that given the risks of a Mogadishu/Desert One disaster

How so? If it had failed we would never have known about it. All we would have heard about was a helicopter “training accident”. All potential upside, no downside….politically speaking.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM

i sure hope our nominee will….dear leader will be milking this until election day

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Obama’s having a pretty good run. Last week he proved he was an American. This week he acted like one.

So, who will be the first to bash Bush over this? I say Chris Matthews.

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM

So, sesquipedalian, please enlighten us:

Which of the policies that helped find and kill OBL was not put in place by Bush?

fossten on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

life’s unfair.

sesquipedalian on May 2, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Hey! Let’s start waterboarding all the Gitmo ‘detainee’ terrorists on an hourly basis…

OmahaConservative on May 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM

i believe wolfie on cnn did it last night during the breaking news….

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM

life’s unfair.

sesquipedalian on May 2, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Apparantly its non sequitur as well.

Kataklysmic on May 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM

It doesn’t matter that Bush deserves the credit for the capture. Obama is going to get all the credit and his reelection is assured. Makes me sick to my stomach.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM

It doesn’t matter that Bush deserves the credit for the capture. Obama is going to get all the credit and his reelection is assured. Makes me sick to my stomach.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM

me too.

sesquipedalian on May 2, 2011 at 5:26 PM

The NYT, however, says that the CIA got the courier’s pseudonym from detainees at Gitmo. Maybe they corroborated the info gleaned from KSM and al-Libi at the black sites, or vice versa? Bear in mind too that al-Libi wasn’t one of the three high-value detainees who were waterboarded

Ap, weren’t both KSM and al-Libi at Gitmo? That is where they were transferred to IIRC and I think we captured al-Libi’s laptop when he was grabbed IIRC.

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Is sesquidiot drunk?

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Gutfeld bought some knee pads too. Won’t be watching Red Eye tonight.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Who was in the room and who do we really have to thank?

Seven Percent Solution on May 2, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Gen. David Petraeus who I’ll bet ya’ came up with putting SOF and CIA together… and now will be head of CIA.. the second best decision Obama had made.

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Someone hijacked ses account.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:31 PM

It doesn’t matter that Bush deserves the credit for the capture. Obama is going to get all the credit and his reelection is assured. Makes me sick to my stomach.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I don’t think so. It’s not like life is now going to stand still for the next year and a half.
Obama’s stock will rise but, hey, lets face it, it’ll only go so far. It’s not like he can keep killing Bin Laden over and over the next 19 months. Now if this had happened a few weeks out from the election, who knows. But at some point the party stops and reality of life sets back in. things like gas prices and inflation aren’t going to disappear just because Bin Laden is dead.

Even Jimmy Carter had the Camp David Accords or whatever it was called… Peace between Egypt and Israel. That was a pretty big deal at the time. I remember the celebrations. It didn’t do a thing for Jimmy on election day.

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Aw.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I am happy for america, Obama, Bush, and the US security teams. As for elections, someone get back to me on how this makes inflation go away.

rob verdi on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

What sucks is watching all the reliable conservatives hump Obama’s leg. Can’t trust anyone anymore.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Even Jimmy Carter had the Camp David Accords or whatever it was called… Peace between Egypt and Israel. That was a pretty big deal at the time. I remember the celebrations. It didn’t do a thing for Jimmy on election day.

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM

The carter parallels does add up…

the_nile on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Which of the policies that helped find and kill OBL was not put in place by Bush?

fossten on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Maybe that’s why Obama felt confident in ordering a daring special ops mission deep inside the country — Even so, it took balls to make a call like that given the risks …. Obama reportedly considered the latter before ruling it out ….. That was the bold move, and the smart one.

AllahPundit has a huge tingle running up his leg. I’ve never heard him talk about anybody like this EVAH. Obama’s confident, he has balls, he’s bold and he’s smart …… and, you know what comes next.

DaydreamBeliever on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Which brings back the memory of how often the Dems kept saying that Bush had OBL in a freezer and was going to thaw him out right before the election.. LOL

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

It doesn’t matter that Bush deserves the credit for the capture. Obama is going to get all the credit and his reelection is assured. Makes me sick to my stomach.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM

And then, there was George Bush 39. He saved Kuwait. 96% approval rating. No Democrat even wanted to run against him. Even bill Clinton was just testing the waters and expected to lose when he started. We all know how that turned out.
At the end of the day, Obama will still be Obama. Granted, he’s Obama with an official birth certificate, but he’s still Obama.

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

What sucks is watching all the reliable conservatives hump Obama’s leg. Can’t trust anyone anymore.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I think they should overdo it. Things moves in cycles…

the_nile on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I don’t think so either. The elimination happened on Obambi’s watch but it had be 10 years in the making and due to “torture” which all the contortions in the world can’t change.
Obama now has to deal with a Pakistan that hid him in plain view for 10 years. He doesn’t have the cajones.
This will not get him 2012.

ORconservative on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

sesquatch doesn’t know which way to turn; praise to The Ojesus being overshadowed by news of rendition AND Gitmo being very important resources seems to have knock him off his wobbly foundation.

Aw.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Even so, it took balls to make a call like that given the risks of a Mogadishu/Desert One disaster

How so? If it had failed we would never have known about it. All we would have heard about was a helicopter “training accident”. All potential upside, no downside….politically speaking.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM

1000%!!! The man has NO balls. If there was downside it would not have been attempted.
Weak analysis…ignores facts/history/track record

winston on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Ya know, information gathered during harsh interrogation is unreliable…… Bla bla bla

Greed on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I am happy for america, Obama, Bush, and the US security teams. As for elections, someone get back to me on how this makes inflation go away.

rob verdi on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Of course it doesn’t. But to the marginal voter this might be the issue that gets him to vote for Obama. Remember, 45% will vote for him if inflation is 1000% a day. 45% won’t vote for him if unemployment is 0% and GDP is growing at 10%.

It’s that 10% in the middle that matters. And to them this will be a big + in Obama’s column on election day. It won’t be the only thing of course, but every little bit counts.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I don’t think so. It’s not like life is now going to stand still for the next year and a half.
Obama’s stock will rise but, hey, lets face it, it’ll only go so far. It’s not like he can keep killing Bin Laden over and over the next 19 months. Now if this had happened a few weeks out from the election, who knows. But at some point the party stops and reality of life sets back in. things like gas prices and inflation aren’t going to disappear just because Bin Laden is dead.

Even Jimmy Carter had the Camp David Accords or whatever it was called… Peace between Egypt and Israel. That was a pretty big deal at the time. I remember the celebrations. It didn’t do a thing for Jimmy on election day.

JellyToast on May 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM

That gave me a hearty laugh, cuz you know he would if he could!

You’re right, though. Few Americans were thinking much about Bin Laden anymore. Still, what we were hungering for — what the nation has been hungering for — is a renewal of our sense of American exceptionalism, and this goes a long way toward renewing that. And Obama will get credit for that, for Americans feeling like Americans again (oh, the irony hurts!). BUT — I don’t think he’ll get that. As I said earlier, he has no sense of it, no sense of patriotic fervor, and that such patriotism comes typically on the battle field fighting evil in our time. He’ll misread this. He’ll think the joy is about him, rather than the nation. And very quickly he’ll begin again to look small and narcissistic. And then the folks will pivot back to the price of a gallon of gas.

Rational Thought on May 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Kataklysmic on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

i sure hope our nominee will….dear leader will be milking this until election day

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM

She will.

UltimateBob on May 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

What sucks is watching all the reliable conservatives hump Obama’s leg. Can’t trust anyone anymore.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I’m really starting to worry about your state of mind.

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

You’re one of a horde of liberals who condemned the interrogation of terrorists under Bush as “torture” and bragged about Obama “rejecting torture”, yet are now happy to take credit for a military action using intelligence obtained from such interrogations.

DKCZ on May 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM

winston on May 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I must disagree. There was a HUGE downside if this operation flopped. I give credit to Ojesus for pulling the trigger at the right time; he deserves recognition for making the right call when the window of opportunity opened, whether or not you agree with him on anything else.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM

She will.

UltimateBob on May 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM

:)

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Nothing Obama did in Afghanistan/{Pakistan could have been possible without what Bush did first.

This includes Gitmo, water boarding, the CIA prisons, establishing the drones.

I’ll give Obama credit for taking over from Bush and continuing Bush’s policies. He could have easily said f**k it and abandoned it all. He didn’t. Good on him.

But again, Obama pitched the 9th inning after Bush pitched the first 8. Don’t confuse that with Obnama pitching a perfect game.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM

At the risk of being considered negative towards this operation, a few things seem a bit odd to me.

First, this is a raid that lasted 40 minutes! Raids are always quickly conducted and in a minimal amount of time. The longer time spent on target, the more time for reaction forces to assemble.

Secondly, this was a scenario for the Delta folks, not the SEALs. Delta would not have been effective against Somali pirates as would SEALs, but this was a classic Special Forces door-kicking operation that would have been a perfect fit for Delta. I can’t help but wonder if the command of JSOC by a current Navy admiral might have something to do with the unit selection.

Perhaps doctrine has changed since my time in Special Forces (60′s and 70′s), but I doubt it.

I’m glad that OBL is dead and I salute all those military people who participated.

Special Forces Grunt on May 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM

P.S. The reverberations within Pakistan itself have only begun.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 5:49 PM

So Obama used intel garnered by using harsh interrogating methods. Doesn’t that make him an accomplice to what he deemed as criminal? hmmmmmmm.

Again, I’m glad OBL is not a worry anymore, but I think proper credit is due. First to the military, and the CIA. Without them none of this was possible. Yes..to Obama, but to Bush as well. Without Bush, Obama couldn’t have made the decision he did. Credit enough for everyone, but first and foremost to our men and women in the military, and the CIA.

capejasmine on May 2, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

You’re one of a horde of liberals who condemned the interrogation of terrorists under Bush as “torture” and bragged about Obama “rejecting torture”, yet are now happy to take credit for a military action using intelligence obtained from such interrogations.

DKCZ on May 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM

crr6 and her comrades all suffer from a severe psychosis known as “liberalism.”

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM

But again, Obama pitched the 9th inning after Bush pitched the first 8. Don’t confuse that with Obnama pitching a perfect game.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Right, you keep posting that and it’s just as stupid the fifth or sixth time as it was the first.

If anything Clinton pitched the first couple innings, Bush came in and screwed everything up, but later recovered slightly, and then Obama closed for the win.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Hooray for Rendition and EIT, right?

Also, what about Pakistan’s national sovereignty? Obama is a reckless cowboy! Doesn’t care about the rule of law!1!

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Thank you, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. We miss you.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

..we sure as hell do! It is so-o-o-o-o gratifying that Dick Cheney maintained his health to see this day! God bless him, W., him, and Rummy. And God bless you Philly!

The War Planner on May 2, 2011 at 5:59 PM

I chuckle every time I read a gloat or hear a boast from some liberal posing as an enthusiastic celebrant of “Øbama’s military success as CinC.” They are so desperate for Ø to show leadership and something akin to coherent policy without expiration dates that they grasp at any straw to claim success.
.
When I heard Wolf “Pomeranian” Blitzer yapping about what President Bush “tried” to accomplish, I could only snicker at the memory of his elimination from Celebrity Jeopardy with a negative score. He doesn’t get much correct, does he? LOLz!
.
Yep, Ø continued Dubya’s policy of hunting down bin Laden and happened upon a shiny example of good planning, dedication, competence, strength, character, and unmatched capability. He couldn’t create it but he, Teh Ø, could trust it! So, he did! No flaw there!
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As we laugh at the the liberals behind their backs and to their faces, let us remember that these folks are desperate for love, power, influence, and control. They are eager to claim it, especially after the sordid spectacle of a Nanzi Pelosi Congress which had to manufacture an Obamacare passage through budget reconciliation as “deemed passed” rather than “passed passed.” LOLz! They still stink of desperation, even in claiming Øbama’s one shining moment of success.
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LOLz

ExpressoBold on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

If anything Clinton pitched the first couple innings, shot some cruise missiles at some aspirin factories…

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Clarity is important; you as a law student should know this.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Right, you keep posting that and it’s just as stupid the fifth or sixth time as it was the first.

If anything Clinton pitched the first couple innings, Bush came in and screwed everything up, but later recovered slightly, and then Obama closed for the win.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM

How about when Jamie Gorelick came in and gave up 7 runs in 0.2 IP? Her WPA was pretty terrible.

By the way, you close for a save. A single pitcher can’t get both a save and a win.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp

HTH.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

crr6 and her comrades all suffer from a severe psychosis known as “liberalism.”

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I know she’s a liberal; I just want her not to be so hypocritical. Back in 2007, crr6 mocked a blog post by Bryan, denouncing those who think interrogating KSM may have saved lives as having “moral simplicity” and getting their ideas from television shows such as 24. Now, she wants Obama to receive the credit for the military carrying out an operation that would make for good television in a show like The Unit or 24 and using intelligence that ultimately relied on information extracted from terrorists in Guantanamo or secret CIA prisons during the Bush administration.

DKCZ on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

But again, Obama pitched the 9th inning after Bush pitched the first 8. Don’t confuse that with Obnama pitching a perfect game.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Right, you keep posting that and it’s just as stupid the fifth or sixth time as it was the first.

If anything Clinton pitched the first couple innings, Bush came in and screwed everything up, but later recovered slightly, and then Obama closed for the win.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM

As I said before:

crr6 and her comrades all suffer from a severe psychosis known as “liberalism.”

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

If anything Clinton pitched the first couple innings, Bush came in and screwed everything up, but later recovered slightly, and then Obama closed for the win.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM

LOL. Clinton, Mr. wall between CIA/FBI….great job there. Mr. there is no terrorism, it’s just a a law enforcement issue and if we just try a blind sheik or two, all our problems will go away.

The facts are there. Omaba continued doing what Bush did.
The intel was gained using the very same measures you and your fellow travelers complained about. . Those techniques worked. You were wrong. You can spin it any way you like it but you can’t change the facts….although I’m sure you will try as usual.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

If that’s Cheney in the screencap-it looks like him-he does NOT look well.
*looks sad*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

By the way, you close for a save. A single pitcher can’t get both a save and a win.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Who said anything about a save? Obama got the win. Last night.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Lefties,

I thought the USA is not supposed to assasinate people.

Really Right on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Pelosi knew about this but didn’t want to hurt anyones feelings.

seven on May 2, 2011 at 6:03 PM

By the way, you close for a save. A single pitcher can’t get both a save and a win.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Oh I’m sure in crr6 world a pitcher can win, lose and save a game simultaneously. They live in fantasy world, where anything is possible if you dream hard enough.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Who said anything about a save? Obama got the win. Last night.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Tell him what he’s won, Don Pardo!

God, you’re an insufferable jackass.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Who said anything about a save? Obama got the win. Last night.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

If Obama only pitched the 9th, he’d get a save, not a win. Though really, we were up by so much, he just came in for an inning of garbage time.

Hard stadium to win at on the road, though. Plus, the food is terrible.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 6:04 PM

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

well said!

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM

First, this is a raid that lasted 40 minutes! Raids are always quickly conducted and in a minimal amount of time. The longer time spent on target, the more time for reaction forces to assemble.

Special Forces Grunt on May 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM

What I heard is that the actual raid only took a couple of minutes. The rest of the time was sweeping the place for computers, phones, and other useful data-holding items.

cannonball on May 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I know she’s a liberal; I just want her not to be so hypocritical. Back in 2007, crr6 mocked a blog post by Bryan, denouncing those who think interrogating KSM may have saved lives as having “moral simplicity” and getting their ideas from television shows such as 24. Now, she wants Obama to receive the credit for the military carrying out an operation that would make for good television in a show like The Unit or 24 and using intelligence that ultimately relied on information extracted from terrorists in Guantanamo or secret CIA prisons during the Bush administration.

DKCZ on May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

crr6 will never stop being hypocritical. It’s in her blood; it’s what liberals do and who they are. They’re like pretzels, twisting and turning everything to suit their own purposes.

If my mind functioned in the same way as her’s, I would have taken the gas pipe by now.

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Without the courageous efforts of GW Bush and his administrati Bin Laden would still be running free and Obama would be continuing his appeasement agenda.

rplat on May 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM

LOL. Clinton, Mr. wall between CIA/FBI….great job there. Mr. there is no terrorism, it’s just a a law enforcement issue and if we just try a blind sheik or two, all our problems will go away.

Odd, I recall that Clinton was actually trying to take out OBL and you guys chastised him for attempting to deflect attention from the Lewinsky scandal.

The facts are there. Omaba continued doing what Bush did.

No, he did it differently and he did it better.

The intel was gained using the very same measures you and your fellow travelers complained about.

haha, you don’t know that. And even if you did, you don’t know that those techniques were necessary to get the info.

. Those techniques worked. You were wrong. You can spin it any way you like it but you can’t change the facts….although I’m sure you will try as usual.

angryed on May 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM

That’s rich, coming from you. Obama succeeds where Bush failed and you use some sort of convoluted baseball analogy to try to spin things the other way.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Well, now here I am waiting on cur6 to come out in favor of more enhanced interrogation and more rendition, since that was what got the team to the 9th inning (if we’re gonna wear out this metaphor, we might as well wring it dry.)

Oh noes. Here comes extra innings.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM

AllahPundit has a huge tingle running up his leg. I’ve never heard him talk about anybody like this EVAH. Obama’s confident, he has balls, he’s bold and he’s smart …… and, you know what comes next.

DaydreamBeliever on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Obama used Hillary’s balls.

sandspur on May 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM

crr6: torture apologist.

Jim Treacher on May 2, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Here’s a little math for ya, lawyerwannabe:

Waterboarding + Rendition = Osama Been Dyin’

Deal with it.

Despite all of your hyperventilating, it worked.

Your welcome.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:12 PM

haha, you don’t know that. And even if you did, you don’t know that those techniques were necessary to get the info.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Please don’t try to pretend that you were pro-EIT during the Dubya years.

But you’re right, we don’t know that we needed the EIT to get the info. We also don’t know that we needed a bullet to kill OBL; he might have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Good Solid B-Plus on May 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM

You’re

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM

haha, you don’t know that. And even if you did, you don’t know that those techniques were necessary to get the info.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Everybody needs to write this one down.

The cur6 has finally folded herself into a pretzel.

A good solid B+ for effort for the simpering idiot at the receiving end of the dog whistle.

hillbillyjim on May 2, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Hopefully the pathetically lawyered up and eunuched status of the intelligence officers will be restored to their necessary manly selves.

Schadenfreude on May 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM

I really did not want to criticize Obama in any way after hearing about the death of Bin Laden, which did take place under his watch since he did not cut and run out of Afghanistan, but in his speech he made a point of mentioning that just after his inauguration he made capturing Bin Laden a top priority. He seemed to congratulate himself quite often in his speech and with that single line of mentioning he Bin Laden a top priority, he might as well have said that Bush and all the work done in the 8 years of Bush’s presidency played no part in what happened last night.

Daemonocracy on May 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Bush.

Obama.

HTH.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Saw that on a lefty site this morning. Glad you are still receiving your talking points. Do you ever have an original thought?

stvnscott on May 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM

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