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May 2nd, 2011
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Bin Laden? Bin Shot.

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

Re: In Which Ferrett Discusses The Death Of Bin laden

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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