I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. In Aprilthe following update was added to the original:
With that September morning inhe introduced fear and ingrained the threat of terrorism into the daily lives of anyone who lives in a big city, travels by air or enters a federal building.
For more than a decade, bin Laden managed to elude the U. The full "60 Minutes" interview A riveting 30 minutes with President Barack Obama as he describes the weekend that made history. Now, for the first time, we hear the story from President Barack Obama, who spoke with us on Wednesday at the White House.
He explains how the plan was prepared and carried out, what was going through his mind as he watched it unfold, and the secrecy leading up to his historic announcement last Sunday night. President, was this the most satisfying week of your presidency?
Well, it was certainly one of the most satisfying weeks not only for my presidency but I think for the United States since I've been president. Obviously, bin Laden had been not only a symbol of terrorism but a mass murderer who had eluded justice for so long and so many families who have been affected I think had given up hope.
And for us to be able to definitively say, "We got the man who caused thousands of deaths here in the United States" was something that I think all of us were profoundly grateful to be a part of.
Was the decision to launch this attack the most difficult decision as that you've made as Commander-In-Chief? You know, every time I send young men and women into a war theatre, that's a tough decision.
And, whenever you write a letter to a family who's lost a loved one, it's sobering. This was a very difficult decision, in part because the evidence that we had was not absolutely conclusive. This was circumstantial evidence that he was gonna be there.
Obviously it entailed enormous risk to the guys that I sent in there. But ultimately I had so much confidence in the capacity of our guys to carry out the mission that I felt that the risks were outweighed by the potential benefit of us finally getting our man.
How much of it was gut instinct?
Did you have personal feelings about whether You know, the thing Obviously I had enough of an instinct that we could be right, but it was worth doing. A "60 Minutes" producer connects the dots between a controversial campaign pledge and the president's decision to go after Osama bin Laden.
When the CIA first brought this information to you Was there a sense of excitement? Did this look promising from the very beginning? It did look promising from the beginning.
Keep in mind that obviously when I was still campaigning for president I had said that if I ever get a shot at bin Laden we're gonna take it.The "Letters to the President" video follows the journey of your message as it winds its way from your home to the President’s desk in the Oval Office.
This is the first in a series of exclusive "Inside the White House" videos that will be available here at ashio-midori.com Jan 20, · When Barack Obama joined the U.S. Senate in , he was a year old former law professor making $85, a year.
In the 12 years since then, . Comments. Brother Nathanael October 29, @ pm. Text –Text– Text. The Obama Hoax Finally Revealed. It was a group of wealthy Chicago Jews back in the ’90s — some with strong Socialist views — with a plan to make Obama, America’s “first black President.”. April 25, – Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger warns U.S. EPA that the state will sue if the federal agency fails to act within 6 months on California’s long-delayed request for a waiver to implement its clean cars law. Governor’s news release and letter to EPA. April 24, – U.S. EPA has finally opened the public comment period for California’s request for a waiver under the Clean.
The reason this post is here is because I received a chain letter story featuring Irena Sendler that seemed to be more of a way to discredit President Obama and former Vice President Al Gore than educate the world about this wonderful heroic woman.
FUN FACTS ABOUT WHAT'S-HIS-NAME You can only imagine how many different ways people type the name Barack Obama.
Here is a sampling for his first name: Barac, Barach, Baracks, Barak, Baraka, Barrack, Barrak, Berack, Borack, Borak, Brack, Brach, Brock even, Rocco.