White Houses Releases Photo Of Obama Watching Bin Laden Operation Unfold

An interesting bit of history, to be sure, but this seems a bit narcissistic. Especially when the information most are clamoring for is a photo or some other sort of proof of bin Laden’s demise.

My reaction? The White House situation room doesn’t look anything like it does in the movies.

Meanwhile, Andrew Malcom has some fun:

“Minutes passed like days,” says John Brennan, who bravely stood with press secretary Jay Carney before reporters and TV cameras today chronicling his boss’ weekend heroics.

The heavily-armed commandos flying in a quartet of darkened Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters more than 100 miles into Pakistan were probably listening to their iPods and discussing the NFL draft.

“The concern was that bin Laden would oppose any type of capture operation,” said Obama’s Sherlock Holmes. So U.S. troops were prepared “for all contingencies.”

In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.

I thought Obama’s speech last night was great, but he’s in real danger of mucking up what is a nice moment for the country with his relentless drive for self-promotion.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Photoshopped. Obama doesn’t go anywhere without the prompter to tell him what to say.

  • Jamermorrow

    I would have had a cooler of beer next to me with one in the hand.

  • Jimmypop

    i fit didnt go this well……..would they have released this photo?

    this douche is turning a WONDERFUL thing for our world into a pr stunt……

  • borborygmi

    Patriot Games; The war room was alot more ….detailed. The lady in the photo looks like she is going to upchuck.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      That’s Hillary Clinton, and that’s just how she looks.


      • borborygmi

        That’s Hillary?….. Must be wearing her hair different.

      • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

        Yeah good point Rob and Hillary Rotten Clinton her thighness looks really old and run down…

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    Who was keeping plugs awake?

    • borborygmi

      Electro shock collar. Thats what the guy at the computer was doing , that or MahJong.

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    “An interesting bit of history, to be sure, but this seems a bit narcissistic.”

    Oh rube, you crack me up.

  • headward

    [Photographer] – Hilary, this time look like you have feelings. 3, 2, 1. Got it. Alright, now a fun one.

  • spud

    The reason they didn’t tell congress about the impending operation is they would have had to place bets on who would have been the first on camera to relay the info to everyone before the plan was carried out. My money would have been on Michelle Bachman then Steve King, with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in the rear.

  • sanity

    Unfortunately Biden looks more presidential sitting at the table than Obama does bent over in the corner.

    Good photo op for obama would have been him standing beside the the military person in charge of the operation, authorative and standing above those he is in charge of, not bent over looking like he is squatting in the corner and not allowed to sit at the big boy table. Personally I don’t think this picture makes obama look good.

    • headward

      Biden is just wondering when he’s going to get his treat. Obama is just watching an instructional video on improving his back swing.

  • 11B40


    In this picture, President Obama reminds me of when one of the kids slides over to the adult’s table at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.