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May 2nd, 2011
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Bin Laden? Bin Shot.

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From:flirtaciousj
Date:May 5th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)

Re: In Which Ferrett Discusses The Death Of Bin laden

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My understanding is that the order was given on Friday, the operation was on for Saturday, but weather forced the postponement until Sunday.

I seriously doubt this mission was timed for news coverage. If the operation had gone toes-up (Desert One Redux), then that would have been timed maximally as well. If political motivations were driving this truck, then the order would never have been given, because this was a "bet your Presidency" moment. It would always have been easier to say "hey, we weren't sure, it's a populated area in another country ... " and not go. But Obama didn't do that. That takes big brass ones, and the fact that the operation came off doesn't mean we should think for a moment that the outcome was inevitable, or even overwhelmingly likely.
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