Time magazine helpfully edits Obama campaign ad to remove unflattering quote that was uttered, add flattering quote that wasn’t uttered
Obama is running a commercial with B.J. Clinton (Billy Jeff…William Jefferson…you perverts!) talking about B.O. ordering the hit on Bin Laden. Details at Boortz’ site. Here is the original, unedited transcript of BJ’s comment in the ad:
“That’s one thing George Bush said that was right: the President is the Decider-in-Chief. Nobody can make that decision for you. Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the navy SEALs had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden? Suppose they’d been captured or killed? The downside would have been horrible for him. But he reasoned, ‘I cannot in good conscience do nothing.’ He took the harder and more honorable path, and one that produced, in my opinion, the best result.”
So Bubba opines that had the raid gone awry, the fallout would have been disastrous…for Obama! Yeah, screw the SEALs and the country, the real issue would have been Obama’s re-election chances! Way to keep your eyes on the prize (and off of the interns), BJ!
Well, Time magazine had an article, by former Newsweak hack Jon Meacham, with a slightly different (but highly significant) quote from Bubba:
“That’s one thing George Bush said that was right: the President is the Decider-in-Chief. Nobody can make that decision for you. Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the navy SEALs had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden? Suppose they’d been captured or killed? The downside would have been horrible (???? – CL). But he reasoned, ‘I cannot in good conscience do nothing.’ He took the harder and more honorable path, and one that produced, in my opinion, the more honorable and best result.”
Notice how the quote was totally altered to remove the pesky and problematic “for him” part, and how “honorable” was added a second time, despite the fact that Bubba never used it the second time. Isn’t the purpose of the quote to, oh I dunno, quote something that someone actually said?
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Islam: The religion of
The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.
The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.
Heh. Goats Gone Wild or Camels in Bondage? 😆
It’ll be interesting to see if the Paulnuts will try to polish this turd:
Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid.“I think things could have been done somewhat differently,” Paul said this week. “I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he’s been in prison. Why can’t we work with the government?”
Asked by WHO Radio’s Simon Conway whether he would have given the go-ahead to kill bin Laden if it meant entering another country, Paul shot back that it “absolutely was not necessary.”
“I don’t think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary,” Paul said during his Tuesday comments. “I think respect for the rule of law and world law and international law. What if he’d been in a hotel in London? We wanted to keep it secret, so would we have sent the airplane, you know the helicopters into London, because they were afraid the information would get out?”
Let’s see: if bin Laden had been holed up in a London hotel room, we could have counted on, with 100% certainty, cooperation from the British intelligence services and military. However, we had evidence that Pakistan’s intel may not have exactly had our best interests at heart and concealed OBL for years now. So you can forgive a rational being for thinking that maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t have been a wise decision to send our playbook to the opposing team seconds before kickoff.
If Dr. Paul cannot see the difference between the “London hotel vs. Pakistani palace” scenario, then he has absolutely no business being commander-in-chief. Dude, how sad is it that B.O. has more street cred on national defense than Republican Ron Paul?
Video clip at RCP. Here’s part of the transcript:
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you for getting bin Laden.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, there you go. (Applause.) Case in point. (Applause.) It should inspire us to finish what we started. Because of you, we were able to prevent a second Great Depression. But in the next few weeks, in the next few months, the next few years, we have to make sure that the new jobs in industries of our time are created right here in the United States of America. We have to make sure that America is prepared to win the future.
In other words: Hey, I killed OBL, but I have only started to kill the American economy! Until the economy is totally destroyed, I’m gonna need another term.
Remember when the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) feared Bush would try to politicize 9/11? Those were the days, eh?
McQ illustrates how the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) are locked on to their talking points about Obama, specifically using the word “gutsy” in reference to BO’s decision to let the Navy SEALs take out Osama. You can tell the memo has circulated to keep parroting that word, and the left is obliging.
But dude, this one really takes the cake. If you’re prone to high blood pressure, you may want to cease reading this quote from former Ambassador to Pakistan, Wendy Chamberlain. OK, you’ve been warned.
But he made that decision to go without telling Pakistan and that took some real courage, as much courage as our Navy SEALs did in pulling off a near flawless operation.
Yessiree Bob – not telling Pakistan was just as gutsy as flying into a foreign land, at night, nap of the earth, hoping no one sees your helicopter and blows it out of the sky. Then fast roping into a compound of hostiles, number unknown, engaging in a firefight and clearing it. Then exfiltrating. Yup, not telling Pakistan is just like that.
Telling the SEALs “go ahead” is exactly like personally risking life and limb (and possibly torture, if captured), isn’t it? Talking tough = being tough. Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
Interesting, since the left was fond of accusing Bush of alleged “cowardice” in sending soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan. Guess it’s not cowardice when a Marxist president orders a military operation, though, is it?
Obama to 9/11 victim’s sister: The criminal probe of CIA agents who used interrogation techniques that got us bin Laden will go on
Obama: Hey, guys, thanks for helping procure critical information that nabbed OBL for us. Now where were we? Oh, yeah, now I remember: trying to send your butts to prison for using harsh interrogation techniques! Details:
The sister of a Sept. 11 victim said President Obama on Thursday turned down her request to advise Attorney General Eric Holder to drop his probe of CIA agents whose interrogation methods may have provided information leading to the raid on Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden.
Debra Burlingame, whose brother was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was hijacked and forced into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, told Fox News on Thursday that she made the request during Obama’s meeting with families of victims of the Al Qaeda attack.
When the president approached her table, Burlingame said she told him that as a former attorney she knows he can’t tell the attorney general what to do – an assessment the president agreed with, she said.
“And I said, but that shouldn’t stop you from offering your opinion. After all, we wouldn’t be here celebrating today if they hadn’t done their job,” she said. “And they have the hammer of a possible indictment over their heads. Can’t you at least give him your opinion?”
The president replied that he wouldn’t, she said. She added, “And he turned around and walked away.”
B.O. in 2009: Let’s release those photos detailing alleged abuse by American soldiers.
BO in 2011: I’m not releasing photos of Osama’s stinking corpse.
What’s that, Mr. President? The photos are “very graphic”? So was watching people jump to their deaths from the blazing Twin Towers, you hyperactive condescending nanny. About ten years ago, we had a national traumatic experience as we all watched thousands of people die before our very eyes when the towers collapsed. Since then, we’ve seen Daniel Pearl beheaded, Madrid subway cars blown up, London buses and trains blown up, Bali nightclubs blown up, a Beslan school turned into a massacre site. We’ve seen enough death and dismemberment of innocent civilians to last a lifetime. So pardon me for thinking that our delicate sensibilities might be able to handle seeing the man with more American blood on his hands than anyone else on the planet missing an eye and with some brain matter exposed.
What’s that? It might be “an incitement to additional violence”? Show me one extremist Muslim who’s not going to go into a violent rage over killing bin Laden, but who will do so if he sees the photos. Go out and find him. A few weeks ago, a bunch of Afghanis went on a rampage and killed a bunch of aid workers because Pastor Pyro down in Florida decided to flame-broil a Koran. A controversial book, a cartoon, the latest conspiracy theory — it doesn’t matter. These guys are just looking for excuses to run around and kill people in a frenzy.
I am tired of my government’s adjusting its policies in these inane attempts to placate the triggers of rage among unstable people — as if it’s our fault for provoking them.
Apparently, releasing photos that may portray America in a bad light and may endanger our war-on-terrorism goals is fine and dandy. But releasing photos that don’t portray America in a bad light is verboten. Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
It was said in 2009 that while bloodthirsty camelhumping Islamonuts would get whipped into yet another frothing frenzy after seeing the photos, we absolutely had to release them. But now we can’t release photos of OBL with a hidey-hole in his gourd because…bloodthirsty camelhumping Islamonuts would get whipped into yet another frothing frenzy?
Queen Botox in 2006:
[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done . . . is done. And even to capture him now I don’t think makes us any safer.
The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. . . . I salute President Obama, his national security team, Director Panetta, our men and women in the intelligence community and military, and other nations who supported this effort for their leadership in achieving this major accomplishment. . . . [T]he death of Osama bin Laden is historic. . . .
But it’s the Republicans that are politicizing OBL’s death, right?
Consistency, integrity, and shame are sooooooo passé!
There are bad analogies, and then there are really bad analogies.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson used the years-long covert operation that culminated last night in the death of the country’s No. 1 enemy to slam a GOP-backed elections overhaul the Senate is slated to vote on today.
“We have cut off the head of the snake,” said Nelson, joined in the Capitol by a host of fellow Democrats, voters rights groups and civil rights advocates at a previously-scheduled press conference about the elections package.
After congratulating President Barack Obama and the White House administration for killing Osama bin Laden (Obama killed Osama? Huh. I thought it was the Navy SEALs. Who knew, right? – CL) , Nelson paralleled the fight for democracy overseas to Democrats’ fight against the elections package.
“Now in an effort of 10 years, ever since Sept. 11, 2001, protecting our democracy, protecting us from those that would do harm and who provide this protection because our democracy is unique, we find ourselves gathered in our Capitol city of this state again here to protect our democracy,” he said. “Now we are here for another reason of protecting our democracy and that is to keep the right to vote. Don’t make it harder to vote. Don’t make it harder to register to vote and don’t make it harder to try to count your vote. And that’s what we have in front of the legislature right now.”
Among the most contentious components of the bills are rigorous new standards on third-party voter registration groups that helped drive Democratic turnout in 2008. (In other words, Dems are fighing for ACORN’s efforts to continue the vote fraud on Dems’ behalf for which ACORN is well-known. – CL)
Godwin just called to say “Well played, Senator Nelson!”
This buttclown is up for re-election next year. You can rest assured I will do my part to end this jackwagon’s career.
As details emerged yesterday on how Osama bin Laden was killed and how the information was obtain that led to that dramatic moment, more and more Americans were reminded that President Obama was building upon the infrastructure that President Bush and his administration very quickly assembled in the wake of 9/11. Like Switzer building upon Jimmy Johnson’s efforts, President Obama was lucky enough, in spite of his own efforts to the contrary, not to dismantle it. Or as Professor William A. Jacobson quips at Legal Insurrection, “Obama may be re-elected because George Bush had the good sense not to listen to Obama.”
Don’t get bent about the “he may get re-elected” part, because as Doug Mataconis demonstrates, George H.W. Bush didn’t see his post-Desert Storm bounce last long: he was bounced out of office 18 months later.
Still, a humorous quip is a humorous quip. 😆
Well, that didn’t take long, now did it? From Radio Vice Online:
A magnificent mission of the four-door Navy SEALs, and it took plenty of guts on the part of this president to pull the trigger on this one. But it certainly didn’t take long for the left stream media to take a shot at President Bush. Make no mistake this is a great accomplishment for the young president. But let’s not forget the groundwork and intelligence was laid by the Bush administration. Still, CNN and Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman couldn’t resist the moment. Video below the fold.
The first video is a clip from last night CNN coverage. Wolf Blitzer is interviewing former Bush administration official Fran Townsend. He gets everything off to a good start by rubbing Townsend’s nose in it. Nice job Wolf. Oh and about the 1 min. mark, notice a comment that bleeds into the on-air broadcast. I’ve listened to this about 10 times and it sure sounds like a CNN producer, who apparently doesn’t know his Mike is feeding into the production, seems to drop a nice expletive deleted on Ms. Townsend. You tell me. Either way, nice job CNN.
Video at the link.
You know, this is supposed to be great news for America…right? But I guess it’s to be expected. I mean, if Democrats don’t know how to act in mourning (see Paul Wellstone and Coretta Scott King funerals), then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they don’t know how to act in celebration, either. Interesting, though, that the left is all about giving more props to Obama (who merely said “Yeah, go ahead” and didn’t vote “Present” for once) than the intel community and Navy SEALs who pulled this off.
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