Leadership: Obama Administration Drafted Memo to Blame Military if OBL Mission Failed
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.“
I’d like to see this purported memo. Surely even Obama and his minions can’t be so stupid as to have planned to fob off failure of a mission onto the shoulders of the single most trusted public institution in America. Heck, even Carter didn’t try that after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw at Desert One.
By the way, I’ve always felt Carter got kind of a bad deal out of that. Sure, he was the Commander in Chief, and the buck stops there. But Eagle Claw was so incredibly complex, and on such a shoestring of resources, that, looking back, I tend to think they were insane to even attempt it. Seriously, if the mission had proceeded, the plan was to stage the helos forward, and hide them 50 miles outside Tehran for an entire day. Really? Desert One was supposedly the most remote place they could find, and it was as busy as Times Square. Did they really think no one would notice half a dozen giant helicopters? And if they’d been discovered, they’d have been in for a heck of a fight. And no chance to rescue the hostages.
In contrast, the quick snatch and
grab shoot of OBL was child’s play.