General Jack Keane (Retired), the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, said that Barack Obama knew about Osama Bin Laden’s hideout since the summer of 2010, 10 months before the raid. Obama refused to act for several months, as every month goes by the risk of comprise increased and Obama still did not act until pressured by others within the surveillance community and CIA.
Now a high-level White House staffer Reggie Love and Obama’s personal assistant at the time said President Barack Obama expressed disinterest on the night of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden Reggie Love said the president played card games instead of remaining in the White House Situation Room to watch the raid unfold.
Regarding May 2, 2011, Love said: “We sat around in the private dining room. Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing.’ So he, myself, [White House photographer] Pete Souza, and Marvin, we must have played 15 hands, 15 games of spades.”Ryan Zinke, former Commander at SEAL Team Six and Chairman of Special Operations for America, said “while America’s best risked their lives to take out the world’s most notorious terrorist, the President chose to play cards. Afterwards, he cynically took credit for directing the operation for political gain. One can only wonder what our Commander-in-Chief was doing the night of the Benghazi attacks.”
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has testified that, like Love says of the bin Laden raid, Obama was not in the Situation Room the night of the Benghazi terror attack.
The Obama administration also revealed the identity of the Pakistani doctor Dr. Shakil Afridi who helped the CIA track down Usama bin Laden. Afridi was later sentenced to 33 years in prison.