Comments: Video Blackout on Bin Laden Raid? Not Likely.

I'm no snake-eater, but I've worked in an industry that employs plenty of them. Besides being thrill-junkies and having the killer instinct, they are to a man very smart.
I would imagine they simply switched off during the raid, with a mind to not having video evidence at their trials for murder. Too many of these heroes have been prosecuted in the past for doing their job.

Posted by Riley at May 5, 2011 09:08 PM

Minor point here, but the word is "credible," not "credulous." "Credulous" refers to a person who is gullable and is easily duped.

For example, people who voted for Obama expecting that he would really make the oceans recede are considered "credulous."

Obama's claim that he would make the oceans recede wasn't "credible."

Sorry, but the misuse of that word sets my teeth on edge and detracts from the impact of the content.

Posted by Grzmlyk at May 5, 2011 10:54 PM

If the White House Insider is right and this was a Panetta/Clinton/Daley operation and Obama didn't even know about it until he got yanked off the golf course and into the situations room... maybe part of the operation was an expected "malfunction" of the link between the White House and the theater. So that there was no temptation for anyone to get last minute golf-shoed cold feet.

Posted by Phelps at May 8, 2011 12:03 PM