More on the CYA memo and the "gutsy call"!
Former U.S. Attorney Michael Mukasey told Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on Friday night that the Navy SEAL mission to kill Osama bin Laden was preceded by “a highly lawyered memo” from CIA Director Leon Panetta — one designed to insulate President Barack Obama if the operation failed.
As Mukasey first suggested in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, the Panetta memo appeared calculated to shift any future blame to Naval Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/07/mukasey-panetta-drafted-memo-to-insulate-obama-if-bin-laden-raid-went-bad-video/#ixzz1uJB2uWIX
“Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault. The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.”
Translation - We will throw the good Admiral under the bus, say he did not tell us all of the risks involved, and let him twist in the wind if this all goes sour. If it doesn't go sour and is in fact in any way successful, the President will take full credit for this masterful and heroic effort.
God help me, I despise this despicable piece of sh*t with every fiber of my being. He cannot have his worthless ass hit the curb fast enough to suit me!