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Official: Obama Admin Drafted Memo to Blame Military If Bin Laden Mission Failed



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Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity tonight that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. That way Obama could blame the general instead of taking the blame himself. Mukasey wrote about it this week in The Wall Street Journal.

“That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.“



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Here with more on this is former attorney general of the United States, who presided over a number of very high-profile terror trials as a federal TRANSCRIPT:judge, Michael Mukasey.

How are you? Good to see you, sir. Thank you for being with us. I have read your whole piece. I have it in front of me. First of all, the thing that has bothered me which has not been talked about much in the media is the president had a fall-back, it just didn't work out. He had a CYA.

MICHAEL MUKASEY, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: That memo was significant.

HANNITY: Explain this.

MUKASEY: There was a memo from Leon Panetta that described the authority that was given to McCraven and it was to proceed according to the risks, only according to the risks that had been outline to the president.

And if he encountered anything else, he had to check back. You better believe if anything else had been encountered and the mission had failed, then the blame would have fall own McCraven. That's what that is about.

HANNITY: So in other words, here, the approximate president's now, everything worked out in this case. But he had put in place a CYA that if it went wrong, McCraven would have been the fall guy.

MUKASEY: That was a highly lawyered memo.

HANNITY: Wow. So you are saying this was designed to protect the president politically.

MUKASEY: I think there is going to be more that comes tumbling out about that escapade. But so far that, memo is enough.







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Baton Rouge crime is outa control!





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May Surprise





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Tiger Bend Tiger
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That is a shocker! You could knock me over with a feather on that information! Was the blame memo also a "gutsy call"?





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Did anyone actually think he would take the blame for anything, let alone this big of an issue? He is still blaming Bush 3 1/2 years into his first term for the failed platform he campaigned on.





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When's the last time a president took the blame on a big issue? It would be a reelection death sentence.





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That's some courage right there. It takes a real leader to make a decision for which he will either take the credit or shift the blame depending on the outcome. That's really sticking your neck out.





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GoCrazyAuburn
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To be honest, I think most presidents would do this. To criticize Obama more than normal for this is excessive.





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Rex
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MUKASEY: There was a memo from Leon Panetta that described the authority that was given to McCraven and it was to proceed according to the risks, only according to the risks that had been outline to the president. And if he encountered anything else, he had to check back.


Only partisan idiots like Sean Hannity would see anything wrong with that.

Keep trying.






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I think most presidents would do this.


Why? You have any evidence of this happening in say the past 70 years? Did FDR cover his arse at D-Day? Truman at Inchon? Eisenhower at Suez? Kennedy at the Bay of Pigs? Carter at Eagle Claw? Reagan at Grenada? Bush at Desert Storm (Powell did prepare a memo to cover his ass)?

Seems like we would have heard of these memos.






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"Only partisan idiots like Sean Hannity "

after a decade of posting, can you still not see the irony of you calling others partisan idiots?






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To be honest, I think most presidents would do this.


There it is.

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To criticize Obama more than normal for this is excessive.


What would be normal, iyo? How hard does the decision look now? Either try to take out the "face of terrorism" and look like a hero. Or try and fail, and some other schmuck gets thrown under the bus. With accountability like that, literally nobody would have not made that call.






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Seems like we would have heard of these memos.


This administration knows they won't be called to the carpet for anything, so they don't give a shite if anything leaks.






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Rex
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Did FDR cover his arse at D-Day?

I am certain that Eisenhower acted according to FDR's wishes and had to keep him apprised of new unforeseen risks. Same for all those other events you mentioned, too.







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When's the last time a president took the blame on a big issue?
JFK, Bay of Pigs

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It would be a reelection death sentence.

They didn't wait for the election to happen....






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The partisan idiot named Jimmy Carter took the blame for the Iran hostage rescue idiot.





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Rex
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Or try and fail, and some other schmuck gets thrown under the bus.


What part of "only according to the risks that had been outlined to the president" seems unreasonable to you?

Are you suggesting that Obama should have agreed to a military operation inside a foreign country without first understanding the risks?

Riiiiiiiiiight.... AS IF.







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CarrolltonTiger
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I am certain that Eisenhower acted according to FDR's wishes and had to keep him apprised of new unforeseen risks. Same for all those other events you mentioned, too.


Unless you are suggesting McCraven kept Obama out of some loop what the frick are you writing about you dumb ass? The issue is the CYA memo not feedback, and none of those other guys had the communications ability Obama had to know what was happening in real time.







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GoCrazyAuburn
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So because we didn't hear about it, means it doesn't exist?

Why would FDR have to cover his arse at D-day?


Show me an assassination attempt that was signed off by another president, and I'll guarantee they had a plan to deflect blame away from the president if it had failed
And become public.

I'm not saying I agree with the tactic, but all of you acting so put off at the fact that a President, even of it is Obama, would do this is hilarious.






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