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Who the Hell Would Not Have Killed Bin Laden? It’s No-Brainer. But Obama Dithered for 16 Hours Over Whether to Give the Green Light to Let the SEALs Kill the Terrorist.
U.K. DAILY MAIL: Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’.
In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed.
Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Immersing himself in Brazil’s poverty and pride, President Barack Obama on Sunday held up the South American nation as a model of democratic change in a time of uprisings and crackdowns across the Arab world and yet another war front for the United States.
From Rio’s glamorous beaches to a notorious slum to an elegant theater, Obama glimpsed the city’s cultural extremes and offered the kind of personal engagement that can pay political dividends for years. Less than one day after announcing U.S. military strikes against Libya’s government, Obama made time to kick a soccer ball around with kids in a shantytown.
The competing stories of Obama’s itinerary — a war front in Africa, an economic commitment to South America — divided his time in incongruous ways. By morning, he spoke with his security team about the international assault against Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses; by night, he stood atop Corcovado Mountain and drank in Rio’s storied statue of Christ the Redeemer and the city lights far below.
Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes pounded faraway Libya.
Here are some especially bad optics from his Brazil vacation
LA TIMES: There may be no good time for a busy president to leave the country, but President Obama arrives Saturday in Brazil for a five-day, three-nation swing that comes as jittery Americans brace for a military showdown in Libya and clouds of radioactivity waft eastward from Japan.
The timing of the visit left White House advisors a bit defensive; they insisted that Obama would remain on top of fast-moving events despite his absence from the communications and military command hubs in Washington.
“You can’t allow what’s happening in the world to consume the presidency,” said Daniel Pfeiffer, Obama’s communications director. “You have to be able to walk, chew gum and juggle at the same time.”
Giving the trip a domestic spin, Obama’s advisors said the stops in Brazil, Chile and El Salvador were important to expanding trade and creating job opportunities for a U.S. population that is slowly recovering from the global recession.
YAHOO NEWS: President Barack Obama is staying with defending champion Connecticut in the women’s basketball bracket.
For the second straight year, Obama has filled out an NCAA women’s tournament bracket for ESPN. He says top seeds Connecticut, Baylor, Stanford, and Tennessee will make the women’s Final Four.
Obama has the Huskies beating the Lady Bears in the national championship game.
The Huskies have won the last two national championships and lost only one game since Obama took office. That loss was to Stanford in December and snapped
UConn’s 90-game winning streak.
His pick to win it all was revealed Friday on SportsCenter.
Obama correctly chose Connecticut to beat Stanford for the championship last season.
He picked Kansas to win the men’s title this year.