Breitbart Dumbstupid From Beyond the Grave

This might be the dumbest thing ever written about the killing of Bin Laden. And of course it comes from one of Breitbart's stooges.

Ben Shapiro from clearly doesn't understand anything about chain of command or military orders. If he did, he would understand that the president ordered the raid on Bin Laden's compound and military commanders carried out his orders.

Instead, Shapiro -- with classic Breitbart mendacity -- twists a basic memo into evidence that the president had little or nothing to do with the killing of Bin Laden.

And people will believe this nonsense.

(via Benjamin Hershleder)

  • Victor_the_Crab

    They said Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure. Which seems to make sense, given he had heart failure when he was alive.

  • Phil

    Funniest comment over these was the guy who said George “Mission Accomplished” Bush would never have taken credit for killing OBL – he would have deferred 100% of the credit to the military

  • Bubble Genius

    Not fucking clicking there. Not giving them traffic, damn it. I can imagine.

    • muselet

      I can imagine.

      No, you can’t.

      “The horror! The horror!”


  • muselet

    Followed the link. Now my brain hurts.

    The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage of the operation is incorrect. The hero here was McRaven, not Obama. And had the mission gone wrong, McRaven surely would have been thrown under the bus.

    And had the president been in the Situation Room, micromanaging the Abbottabad raid, Ben Shapiro and his ilk would have been screaming that Obama doesn’t trust the military.

    The memo is crystal clear on that point. It says that the decision has been made based solely on the “risk profile presented to the President.” If any other risks – no matter how minute – arose, they were “to be brought back to the President for his consideration.” This is ludicrous. It is wiggle room. It was Obama’s way of carving out space for himself in case the mission went bad. If it did, he’d say that there were additional risks of which he hadn’t been informed; he’d been kept in the dark by his military leaders.

    Really? Really? Making clear that any decisions other than purely operational ones are the president’s to make constitutes “wiggle room”?

    Finally, the memo is unclear on just what the mission is. Was it to capture Bin Laden or to kill him? The White House itself was unable to decide what the mission was in the hours after the Bin Laden kill, and actually switched its language. The memo shows why: McRaven was instructed to “get” Bin Laden, whatever that meant.

    “English, motherfucker, do you speak it?”

    Sadly, No! calls Ben Shapiro “America’s Worst Unemployed Lawyer”. I’d add “illiterate” and “dumb as a sack of hair” to that description.


    • i_a_c

      All from a 94-word memo. He has quite the “talent” for reading between the lines.

      • JackDaniel07

        well then I have 3 fingers for him

  • D_C_Wilson

    The right is so desperate to deny Obama any credit for the success of this mission because they know Bush sat on his ass for years doing nothing to get bin Laden.

    It goes without saying that if it had gone south, they’d be crucifying the president 24/7 over it.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    We have always been at war with Eastasia. Snowball fought on Farmer Jones’ side. Yada yada yada.

  • i_a_c

    He ascertained all of that from a 94-word handwritten memo? Jesus.

    • Treading_Water

      That part is easy. You just start with a few basic assumptions and work backwards from there. As long as you know exactly what you want the analysis to prove, getting the analysis to prove your point isn’t that difficult.