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Old 05-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #226
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This is pretty sweet:

Stars Get Everything First: The Rock Knew About bin Laden’s Death Before You Did - TIME NewsFeed
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #227
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What time did he tweet this, is what I want to know
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:34 AM   #228
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An official Bin Laden death photo will be released by the White House, probably later today
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #229
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What's the protocol on informing former Presidents of major news? I know that Obama called W and Clinton each personally to let them know what had happened, which to me was the right thing to do. But I didn't hear anything about him calling Carter of HW Bush
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #230
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Actually I was following the Rock on Twitter for draft day info and picks before they happened.............
Is he a Republican?
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:48 AM   #231
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An official Bin Laden death photo will be released by the White House, probably later today

Some finally touches in Photoshop?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #232
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What's the protocol on informing former Presidents of major news? I know that Obama called W and Clinton each personally to let them know what had happened, which to me was the right thing to do. But I didn't hear anything about him calling Carter of HW Bush

I thought about that too. Basically, there's a lot of overlap between Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in effort to combat terrorism. And remember Bill Clinton had the intel and the opportunity to take out bin Laden, but he was public enemy number one back in those days. You have Republicans and Democrats under Obama who have worked with Clinton and Bush. The obvious ones that come to mind are Panetta and Gates. So it's more out of presidential courtesy and respect.

I would also imagine that Obama had numerous off the record conversations with both George Bush and Bill Clinton, not so much with Bush I and Carter. From a sheer PR perspective, I would imagine that the Obama administration wouldn't want to be perceived to be to closely aligned with President Carter and his foreign policy, as most view his presidency as a failure.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #233
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US may release photos of bin Laden sea burial - World news - Death of bin Laden - msnbc.com
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:10 AM   #234
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Another interesting read about how it all came together

Clues Gradually Led to the Location of Osama bin Laden - NYTimes.com
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:17 AM   #235
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Clues Gradually Led to the Location of Osama bin Laden - NYTimes.com
Man...imagine these moments as they happened


The code name for Bin Laden was “Geronimo.” The president and his advisers watched Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, on a video screen, narrating from his agency’s headquarters across the Potomac River what was happening in faraway Pakistan.

“They’ve reached the target,” he said.

Minutes passed.

“We have a visual on Geronimo,” he said.

A few minutes later: “Geronimo EKIA.”

Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation Room.

Finally, the president spoke up.

“We got him.”
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The code name for Bin Laden was “Geronimo.” The president and his advisers watched Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, on a video screen, narrating from his agency’s headquarters across the Potomac River what was happening in faraway Pakistan.

“They’ve reached the target,” he said.

Minutes passed.

“We have a visual on Geronimo,” he said.

A few minutes later: “Geronimo EKIA.”

Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation Room.

Finally, the president spoke up.

“We got him.”
Yeah that situation room must have been super intense. I would have chewed all my nails off.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #237
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What's the protocol on informing former Presidents of major news? I know that Obama called W and Clinton each personally to let them know what had happened, which to me was the right thing to do. But I didn't hear anything about him calling Carter of HW Bush
Wasn't he still a ally back then? I think so. I think it was Clinton that initially put the order out on Osama, and both he and GWB have vested interest in this campaign/target.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #238
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Clues Gradually Led to the Location of Osama bin Laden - NYTimes.com

I think it is funny that they got food from Costco for this. Like the WH kitchen could not make something up for all of them?


Everyone should read this it is a bit long but way worth it! Great insight, nice find Matty!
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:01 PM   #239
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Wasn't he still a ally back then? I think so. I think it was Clinton that initially put the order out on Osama, and both he and GWB have vested interest in this campaign/target.
True. I mean certainly the last three Presidents have the most vested interest in this. I just wondered what the protocol was, if any, to inform all past presidents when there is major news.
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The code name for Bin Laden was “Geronimo.” The president and his advisers watched Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, on a video screen, narrating from his agency’s headquarters across the Potomac River what was happening in faraway Pakistan.

“They’ve reached the target,” he said.

Minutes passed.

“We have a visual on Geronimo,” he said.

A few minutes later: “Geronimo EKIA.”

Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation Room.

Finally, the president spoke up.

“We got him.”
That's so awesome. It's like something straight out of a movie.
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