Former AG Michael Mukasey: Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If OBL Mission Failed (Video) | The Gateway Pundit

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.“

via Former AG Michael Mukasey: Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If OBL Mission Failed (Video) | The Gateway Pundit.

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.

9 thoughts on “Former AG Michael Mukasey: Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If OBL Mission Failed (Video) | The Gateway Pundit”

  1. I think you’re right that Eagle Claw was incredibly complex. It was also a terrible time for the military, with morale low and, IIRC, not much money around to spend on frivolous things like training or maintenance. The blame for those problems could be shared around, but Carter has to take the bulk of it, since that’s what the guy who sits in that chair needs to do.

    If this blame memo exists, I’d love to see it. If true, it almost gives one a glimmer of thinking good things could have come from a failure, but far better for that scumbag to be dead.

    1. David: fair enough, as long as you recall that Congress had been gutting the defense budget since the official end of US involvement in Vietnam c. 1973.

      I think Carter was a terrible president, but I’ll concede that -unbeknownst to most- he was actually increasing DoD spending his last (what?) 2 years in office, including the authorization of the B-2 and the F-117.

      Does anyone remember what Carter had to say right after the fiasco?

  2. Mike Mukasey doesn’t seem the type to make wild accusations. Such a memo would fit quite smoothly into how this Administration does business.

    Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan. Except true leaders lay the blame where it must be, which is on their shoulders.

    1. I agree with David that it would nice to have evidence of this memo. I am not surprised to hear the claim, but if anyone wants to go forward with charges against the administration, something more than “because I said so” is required.

      That’s what I would say to BDS sufferers before ’08 when they made all sorts of claims, and that’s still my position today. As it stands, all this story does right now is establishing confirmation bias. The libertarian/TP/conservatives say they knew it all along, and the liberal/progressives are even more convinced that “those people” will do anything to slander the President.

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