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« on: May 05, 2012, 11:48:27 am »
The difference between real and pretend is simple and obvious:

Former AG Michael Mukasey: Obama Officials Drafted Memo to Blame Military If OBL Mission Failed (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, May 4, 2012, 10:39 PM

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, May 4, 2012, 10:39 PM
 
 

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.“

And, of course, this surprises no one who is familiar with Obama’s leadership style.



Mukasey also contrasted Obama’s leadership style tonight to Lincoln and Eisenhower as he did in his WSJ Opinion piece earlier in the week.

    Lincoln took responsibility in August 1862 for failures that had been attributed to General George McClellan—eventually sacked for incompetence—and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Lincoln told a crowd that McClellan was not at fault for seeking more than Stanton could give, and “I stand here, as justice requires me to do, to take upon myself what has been charged upon the Secretary of War.”

    Dwight Eisenhower is famous for having penned a statement to be issued in anticipation of the failure of the Normandy invasion that reads in relevant part: “My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

    A week later, when the success of the invasion was apparent, Eisenhower saluted the Allied Expeditionary Forces: “One week ago this morning there was established through your coordinated efforts our first foothold in northwestern Europe. High as was my preinvasion confidence in your courage, skill and effectiveness . . . your accomplishments . . . have exceeded my brightest hopes.

    Eisenhower did mention himself at the end: “I truly congratulate you upon a brilliantly successful beginning. . . . Liberty loving people everywhere would today like to join me in saying to you, ‘I am proud of you.’”


Source: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/former-ag-michael-mukasey-obama-officials-drafted-memo-to-blame-military-if-obl-mission-failed-video/

More on the real leader, and how it's really done (includes image of his handwritten message):

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/d-day-message/
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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 12:17:30 pm »
     :vomit  I'm not surprised.
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    « Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 07:45:17 pm »
     :vomit :facepalm :-[ :-[ :-[ :vomit

    The more I hear about Obama the more disgusted I am that he is the president.
    Lincoln had class.
    Eisenhower had class.
    What does Obama have?



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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 09:02:33 pm »
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    On August 12, 2008 Mukasey told American Bar Association annual meeting delegates that "not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime", with "only violations of the civil service laws" being found among hiring practices during Gonzales' tenure as Attorney General.

    Yeah... Mukasey knows leadership. ::)
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    « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 02:36:45 am »
    :vomit :facepalm :-[ :-[ :-[ :vomit

    The more I hear about Obama the more disgusted I am that he is the president.
    Lincoln had class.
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    « Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 02:55:03 pm »
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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 03:59:51 pm »
     :facepalm
    So basically he confirmed it wasn't his decision it was a general's decision on the OBL raid.  :hmm
    Wow Obama WTH do you think you are doing.
    All these great leaders in our past didn't tout their success like they were more important then the people who did them our past great leaders gave the credit to the people who did the job and excepted all blame if the job would've failed.
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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 08:59:47 am »
    Classic communist leadership style on display.

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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 01:18:17 pm »
    What, being a Community Organizer didn't give him enough leadership skills?  :hmm
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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 02:13:52 pm »
    How did he get a hold of that memo, and here's one more good question - there's a whole department off people writing excuses for EVERY President.  Barry didn't write this crap himself any more than he shot Bin Rotten in the eye. 

    Or does everyone forget the TPOTUS.
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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 09:17:35 pm »
    No but with Obama it was probably right from his mouth because he didn't need another failure on his shoulders right then and there.
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    « Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 09:36:23 pm »
    . . . there's a whole department off people writing excuses for EVERY President.  Barry didn't write this crap himself any more than he shot Bin Rotten in the eye. 


    I don't remember anywhere in the OP that this was attributed directly to him; but it's a product of his administration, and is his responsibility.  Doesn't matter a whit who wrote it -- it's the pattern his core group has followed all along.  If he wasn't aware, is he competent to be in the White House?  Or did Bush do this, too?


    Or does everyone forget the TPOTUS.

    Haven't forgot.  Matter of fact, I've heard him try to speak without it.  He can't.  Which is to say he reads well, but leaves one wondering if he ever speaks his own mind.

    I freely admit to being pretty cynical about politicians in general -- of any stripe -- and more so in regards to this one.  (BTW, I'm not a fan of Mukasey -- but even a blind dog finds a bone once in a while -- or of the previous Administration.)  I've followed the Gunwalker debacle for too long to have any faith at all in the good faith of this Administration.  A blind dog would do less damage.

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    Re: Leadership
    « Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 10:49:57 pm »
    Holder... that's someone who needs some dimension lumber therapy. >:(
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    « Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 11:42:34 am »
    I don't remember anywhere in the OP that this was attributed directly to him; but it's a product of his administration, and is his responsibility.  Doesn't matter a whit who wrote it -- it's the pattern his core group has followed all along.  If he wasn't aware, is he competent to be in the White House? 

    Yup. Obama's group had prepared two scenarios, one where OBL was killed and Obama took the credit and the other where Obama blamed the military.

    I can't grasp what sort of twisted mindset would produce such a worldview, but it lowers my opinion of the Obama administration even more.
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