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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I give Obama credit for making the not-obvious call in this case regardless of the outcome.
    Its hard to give him credit when his other actions embolden the the enemy, like trading captive terrorists for soldiers, and releasing their friends for political points. He is sending mixed messages, which is weak. One day he'll say Islam preaches peace, and then the next day bomb them.

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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Its hard to give him credit when his other actions embolden the the enemy, like trading captive terrorists for soldiers, and releasing their friends for political points. He is sending mixed messages, which is weak. One day he'll say Islam preaches peace, and then the next day bomb them.

    Which is why we congratulate him on the rare occasion he makes the right call. Maybe there is a chance he will learn and make more good calls in the future.
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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Which is why we congratulate him on the rare occasion he makes the right call.
    You dont congratulate someone for getting it right once. You congratulate them once they establish a pattern of getting it right. I dont recognize my employee being on time once a week when hes late the other 4 days.

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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Which is why we congratulate him on the rare occasion he makes the right call. Maybe there is a chance he will learn and make more good calls in the future.
    Bit of a dog's breakfast really..especially when one of the hostages..(who died) was due to be released..

    Obama must get over the idea that he is Schwarzenegger...

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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    The right call would have been to launch the mission before his life was in eminent danger.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. journalist killed during failed rescue raid

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Apparently, Somers was shot by his captors either before or during the rescue attempt. South African hostage Pierre Korkie was also murdered. At least ten militants were killed. No US or Yemeni military personnel suffered injuries.

    Korkie was scheduled to be released the day after he was killed.

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