Obama’s poker face hides Osama mission
May 2nd, 2011
05:32 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama’s poker face hides Osama mission

Washington (CNN)- In the days leading up to the attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound, President Obama stuck to his routine and kept a poker face even though he was on the verge of getting his most wanted terrorist.

While he juggled a trip to tornado ravaged Alabama and the Kennedy Space Center, made jokes at the White House Correspondents dinner, and played a half round of golf, the president was holding secret meetings and weighing intelligence before giving the operation a green light.


Filed under: 9/11 • Osama bin Laden • President Obama
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. J

    Awesome job by our president and men and women in uniform.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 2, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Albo58

    @ Tired of the nonsense: so you like double-digit unemployment; $4+-a-gallon gas and a $14T national debt? Furthermore, you must also enjoy political class warfare; the failure to enforce our immigration laws and an unwanted/unConstitutional health care law! If you are "tired of the nonsense", then your words must have you in a coma!

    May 2, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Ex-GOP Con

    I'm glad people are finally starting to recognize that President Obama is very good at handling the multiple demanding task of the job.

    May 2, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  4. kat

    The fool doesn't have a clue how to lead. I do how ever think he made ONE right decision over the past two years and this was it. He has shown nothing but weakness until now. He's still a fool and we need to fire him in 2012. We need full time leadership, not just trying to win re-election.

    May 3, 2011 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  5. GOP has a Tea Problem, not a Tea Party !!!!!

    3...2....1 and the GOP and Media heads are exploding!!! A sleep at the wheel again, chasing wild(Donald Trump) stories.

    May 3, 2011 03:30 am at 3:30 am |
  6. Sandy

    That's my President!

    May 3, 2011 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  7. Rob R

    They were showing old clips of Bush press conferences on why we couldn't track down bin Laden back in 2003 and I have to say – watching those clips compared to Obama has made me wonder how on earth did we ever elect GWB not once but TWICE? For GWB to stand there and bumble through a question saying that bin Laden was not that important really shows how terrible of a president he really was.

    Obama, more than anyone in recent memory has a great abillity to stay cool under intense pressure and deliver RESULTS. I seriously doubt ANY of the current Republican contenders can touch Obama on that front. In these trying times we need a president who can stay focussed and do the job right. I mean look at it – he had to deal with the tornado damage, the standoff over the budget, the whole Trump birth certificate crap, all while secretly plotting to get the most elusive terroist of our time. NONE of the GOP wackos could even come close to executing that kind of leadership. NOT EVEN CLOSE.

    If Obama does not get re-elected, something is majorly wrong with this country.

    May 3, 2011 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
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