I thought you might want to see a little bit of this NBC special that aired last night.
I’m disgusted that the Situation Room was opened up to cameras without a compelling news reason. I’m sure many of you are too.
It also appears NBC repays the favor by buying into the White House line that President Obama is much more to thank for the killing of Bin Laden that George W. Bush.
The piece, you’ll note, states falsely that the first big break in the case came in 2010. Actually, it was years before, during the Bush presidency, when the existence and then the identity of Bin Laden’s courier was uncovered using interrogation techniques Obama has since outlawed. The courier led us to Bin Laden.
Also, I noticed, the number of people who advised Obama to go ahead with the mission seems to be growing retrospectively. In January, Biden – who by the way looks kind of ill in last night’s video – said that only Defense Secretary Panetta, then CIA director, gave a clear nod to send in the SEALs. In the NBC special, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now listed as being on the right side of history.
Anyway, this is an exercise in self-promotion, both for Obama and NBC. But it contains some interesting information, so I put Part 1 of it up here for you to see.
If you want to watch the rest of it, you can find it here.