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.