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My understanding is that they had asked for permission to launch operations to take bin Laden down a half-dozen times, and Obama said no. Finally an opportunity came up and they launched the operation, and then told Obama - after copters were in the air.

Your understanding is wrong, as usual. If it was impromptu, everyone wouldn't have gathered in the situation room ahead of time. Nice try perpetuating another lie, though.




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