Obama plotted bin Laden raid while making NCAA picks

Remember the heat President Obama took for filling out NCAA tournament brackets?

I'm picking Kansas to win, Osama to lose.

I'm picking Kansas to win, bin Laden to lose.

Many pundits argued that he was devoting too much of his time to sports prognostication when he should be solving real problems, like disasters in Japan, the Libyan crisis, or even finding the world’s most infamous terrorist.

Well, it seems Obama is quite the multi-tasker: The same week he was mulling hoops, he was also plotting the May 2 raid on bin Laden’s pig-sty of a mansion.

Business Insider has a good summary, but it seems Obama held a week of top-secret planning meetings beginning March 14. He publicly revealed his tournament picks on ESPN March 15.

Navy SEALS are better at taking out mass murderers than the president is at picking winners. Obama didn’t pick any team that appeared in the Final Four, but the SEALS got their man without suffering a casualty.

19 comments Add your comment

Brneagle

May 4th, 2011
5:37 pm

Mr. Obama has proven to be the ultmate multi-tasker. Its’ “ok” with me if he play golf and basketball the rest of his term and do nothing else.

lawrence

May 4th, 2011
6:09 pm

GEORGE MATHIS. YOU NEED TOO FIND A REAL JOB, IF THIS ALL YOU CAN REPORT ABOUT. I DONT CARE IF HE WAS BETTING, HAVING SEX OR RUNNING THE COUNTRY, AT THE SAME TIME. BIN LADEN IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!! GEORGE GET A LIFE

mpw

May 4th, 2011
6:27 pm

Shows he can walk and chew gum at the same time. Hooray for him!

Rose

May 4th, 2011
9:51 pm

Ha ha ha—–this is a joke, right? I do not believe a word of this nonsense——

Machsta

May 4th, 2011
9:55 pm

That idiot did’nt “PLOT” anything, he is a community organizer not a military planner, he was advised and then said OKAY, look at that picture of the group watching the RAID go down, OBAMA looks out of place, like a kid sitting at the adult table at Thanksgiving.

Ben Dover

May 4th, 2011
11:18 pm

You neocons can’t stand it that OBL was taken out on President Obamas watch can you? You are a pathetic bunch of losers.

Ray

May 5th, 2011
1:26 am

I guess it’s working already. There putting up other stories like this stupid one to devert from the situation at hand. Until I see those pictures, I am not going to believe any part of this. Anyone who believes this latest load of DUNG out of Washington that was dumped on your doorstep a couple of days ago have got to be very naive. The Government LIES to US on a regular basis, why would anyone in there right mind believe them without proof. This story may have been CONCOCTED while Obama was picking his brackets. We all know ELECTION TIME is just right around the corner and wouldn’t this be a nice boost/headstart for Obama. NO OSAMA PICTURES = NO OBAMA VOTE

Bush

May 5th, 2011
3:38 am

Does anyone really believe he plotted anything?? It was more like one of his staff nudged him at 1am and was like “dude wake up, brush your hair you have to go to TV.. we just killed Osama!”… “Really?? I thought we hung him over a year ago??”

Judy

May 5th, 2011
5:35 am

Why are you publishing this story? It’s because you just can’t stand the fact that America’s first black president succeeded where George W. Bush failed. That really sticks in your craw, doesn’t it? Grow up. Barack Obama accomplished something his predecessors could not: he rid the world of Osama bin Laden, “Public Enemy Number One”. Get over it. Give Obama the credit he deserves, and stop engaging in junk journalism. Your racism is showing. You should be ashamed to write such trash.

Caleb

May 5th, 2011
6:11 am

W could not single task! Unless you count choking on pretzels while watching football on tv instead of getting Bin Ladden

RedNeck Rick

May 5th, 2011
7:12 am

Carter – Military fubar in Iran (Eagle Claw) failed to rescue the U.S. hostages.
Reagan – Funneled money to Bin Laden and pals to find the “Communist Menace”.
Bush – Didn’t take out Saddam when there was a legitimate chance to do so.
Clinton – Didn’t take out Bin Laden when there was a chance to do so.
Bush II – Failed to prevent 9/11, took out Saddam when it was unnecessary to do so, and failed to get Bin Laden. Don’t forget “Mission Accomplished”.
Obama – Got it done.

And Ray is a coot.

LADIBUGZ

May 5th, 2011
8:53 am

OBAMA VERSUS OSAMA………OBAMA MTF’S

steve

May 5th, 2011
9:28 am

To the blogger who says Obama looks out of place in the picture. It is obivious that you are misinform because all the others in that picture with years of military experience told him not to do it because it was too risky. Obama said “I am going to do it” now how is that for you as a military planner. Do your research before you speak….

WINNER

May 5th, 2011
9:32 am

GREAT JOB PRESIDENT OBAMA

I AM A PROUD A AMERICAN

Machsta

May 5th, 2011
1:58 pm

That was me STEVE, I should know, I’m in the MILITARY and he does look out of PLACE.

Old Geezer

May 5th, 2011
6:57 pm

George Bush turned down the invitation to appear with Obama at ground zero for good reason, if he had shown up libs would make the claim Bush was trying to take credit away from Obama. We all know it was the military who deserves credit and it was the Bush who said the military will not stop until UBL is killed, Obama can’t do anything to get people motivated and proud to be American.

obama made the call

May 10th, 2011
8:21 pm

had this gone bad and seals gotten killed – there would’ve been lynch mobs in DC that night. But it went well and the US got the world’s most wanted man. Great LEADERSHIP from our president and commander in chief. Not taking anything away from Bush’s efforts and progress, but Obama closed the deal. Proud of our CIC

Richard

May 11th, 2011
9:10 pm

@Machsta- Don’t be a bleeding idiot. While Obama’s military advisers were actually plotting the details of the SEAL raid, Obama was at the very least mulling the geopolitical repercussions of the attack, not the least of which was Pakistan’s reaction.

If it’s too cerebral for you, I’ll spell it out. This is why presidents have cabinets, full of experts and aids that assist on specific issues.

YOU saw a “kid sitting at the adult table at Thanksgiving”, but then again you’re obviously an Obama hater, so your opinion is worth only so much. I saw a president heavily focused on the task at hand.

Christmas ornaments

December 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

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