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Seal Team Six Admiral – Obama Is ‘Fantastic’ President (VIDEO)

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The killing of Osama bin Laden is often considered one of the highlights of President Obama’s first term as President and more specifically, as Commander-in-Chief. In his first interview, Admiral William McRaven, the Admiral in charge of the invasion that successfully captured and killed the master mind behind the 9/11 attacks. He had some stellar words about the man whom he credits with making the greatest decisions on that now infamous night, President Obama. From CNN’s The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer (emphasis added):

BLITZER: We always think of, in recent years, of course, at least in the past year, with admiral McRaven, as the orchestrator, the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. And you know, we’ve all read a lot about it. I know Peter Bergen is here, he’s written a whole book about it, an excellent book about it. But this is the guy who’s sitting right here, who had the guts to tell the commander in chief, we should do it, let’s do it, and when you ordered that raid, and when you said, you think — you didn’t even know for sure that bin Laden was in a Abbottabad in that compound, about a mile or so away from the west point of Pakistan, did you?

ADMIRAL WILLIAM MCRAVEN, COMMANDER, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS:Well, let me make one thing clear, I didn’t order the raid.

(LAUGHTER)

BLITZER: But he told the president of the United States that he thought he could do it. 

MCRAVEN: And this is not a small point. The fact of the matter is, it was the president of the United States that ordered the raid. 

BLITZER: And he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision.



MCRAVEN: Absolutely, he does.

BLITZER: What kind of commander in chief is he? 

MCRAVEN: The president of the United States? Fantastic. Again, I’m not a political guy. I’ve worked in both administrations. I very much enjoyed working for President Bush. And I very much enjoy working for President Obama.

And it’s, again, this isn’t about politics but a commander in chief who I have the opportunity to engage with on a routine basis. And watching him and the decisions he makes along with his national security team. They’re a very impressive group of guys and gals.

Here’s the video

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/08/16/seal-team-six-admiral-obama-is-fantastic-president-video/

by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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TracyBryant
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 7:01 AM
Good.


dl42272
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

A military person can't say anything bad about the President. Military personnel is property of the government. This interview really doesn't mean anything except to those that don't know the military life. The real question would be how does he feel about the leaks? And how does he feel about the leaks that have put the seals' in danger?

GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM
2 moms liked this

it was okay for Bush/Cheney to out CIA agent Plame though, right? 

Powell disagreed with Presidents... he didn't get fired.  I call bs on the excuses.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Aug. 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM
This:

"watching him and the decisions he makes along with his national security team."

I'm sorry but he does NOT make these decisions alone. No president does.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Aug. 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM
Also...
I am glad that the Admiral respects him. That is a good thing for the military and the lower ranks to see.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Aug. 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM
That Marine THREATENED the President and created a military political group which is a HUGE no-no.

It wasn't just "dislike"


Quoting momof31995:

really look what happened to the sgt in the Marine Corps who simply put his dislike for the pres on facebook...do you really think this guy would risk his career by stating anything other than praise on national TV?
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hope_love_dream
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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Quoting GardenerArtist:

it was okay for Bush/Cheney to out CIA agent Plame though, right? 

Powell disagreed with Presidents... he didn't get fired.  I call bs on the excuses.

let's make this bigger so people can actually see it.

and i agree with you 100%


pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Aug. 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

lolol...Come on now......you and I both know that they failed to put that in "How to be a Liberal 101."

Quoting jcrew6:

You realize an admiral can't speak AGAINST the commander in chief, right?


Citygirlk
by on Aug. 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM
He could of said hes ok instead of fantastic.

Quoting jcrew6:

You realize an admiral can't speak AGAINST the commander in chief, right?
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NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You make sense, but they are still using excuses.

Quoting hope_love_dream:


Quoting GardenerArtist:

it was okay for Bush/Cheney to out CIA agent Plame though, right? 

Powell disagreed with Presidents... he didn't get fired.  I call bs on the excuses.

let's make this bigger so people can actually see it.

and i agree with you 100%


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