|Ike talking to the Paratroopers who would be dropped behind the Atlantic Wall the night before D-Day.|
“My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
“The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the president. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the president for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.”
"Risk profile presented to the president" ??? Give me a break..... this was a CYA memo by someone who couldn't vote "present". He may be able to make great speeches but he is no leader!