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It turns out that one of my predictions has actually come true. The Mitt Romney campaign just released the identity of the Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden. Yes, it was Mittens himself.

Matt Rhoades, Romney’s campaign manager explained that the mission was Governor Romney’s idea and that he personally led the mission, including flying the helicopter that did not fail.

Romney was first over the compound wall then helped the younger less experienced Seals join him before leading the assault on the house itself.

After taking out the guards on the first floor, Romney ran up four flights of stairs where he waited for the others to catch up before entering Bin Laden’s personal quarters.

Face to face with Bin Laden, Romney used his magic underwear to deflect a burst of machine gun fire before taking out Bin Laden. One of those ricochet bullets wounded Bin Laden’s wife. Romney immediately whipped out his first aid kit and performed life saving surgery while the other Seals wrapped Bin Laden in an America flag taking him to the waiting helicopter.

Once at sea, they gave Bin Laden a proper Muslim funeral. Following the funeral, Romeny had Bin Laden baptized as a Mormon.

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  •  Jelly Bean. (0+ / 0-)

    Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 12:16:54 PM PDT

  •  Well, at least Mitt has kept us safe! (0+ / 0-)

    Liberals: Taking crap for being right since before you were born. - Driftglass (and the amazing Professional Left Podcast at

    by briefer on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 12:22:44 PM PDT

  •  "Romney had Bin Laden baptized..." (8+ / 0-)

    I am so glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I read that line.

  •  One serious point I'll add... (7+ / 0-)

    We probably will one day, many years from now, learn who fired the shot that killed Bin Laden.  He may come forward one day, likely under a pseudonym.  It may come out by the declassification of documents 70 years from now.

    But lets rejoice for a moment in his anonymity.  Right now we know little about him (or the other members of his team.)

    We don't know his age.
    We don't know where he was born.
    We don't know his skin color.
    We don't know his religion.
    We don't know his political affiliation.
    We don't know his sexual orientation.

    We just know we're proud of him, and thankful for his service.

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    by TarantinoDork on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 12:58:58 PM PDT

    •  we do know the typical SEAL type though (0+ / 0-)

      Odds are he's in his late 20's early 30's.  Odds are he grew up in an area with access to water or winter sports and was probably a high school athlete and had interests in outdoor activities like snow boarding.  The overwhelming majority of SEALs are white.  The overwhelming majority of all service members are some denomination of Christian.  Most service members are heterosexual.

      There are a bunch of other factors.  But by in large most special operations forces are white males in the late 20s-30s that grew up in an area that exposed them to certain types of outdoor sports.  The military is pretty open about this as well.

      The fact is there are certain types of lifestyles and upbringings that make you far more likely to pass the entrance exams for these types of units.  And over the years a pretty clear pattern has emerged that the over whelming majority of people who do make it through fit to a certain type.

      Granted we don't know for sure, but by the Navies own admission the vast majority tend to be similar.

      Think of it this way... the best snipers tend to be country boys straight off the farm, including histories most deadly.  Of course there is a reason for this, when you spent your entire childhood shooting long rifles you tend to make a far better sniper recruit than someone from the city that's never been hunting.

      "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

      by overclocking on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 01:21:34 PM PDT

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      •  But again, we don't know (2+ / 0-)
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        And we don't (or at least shouldn't) care.

        Though I will add that the only thing we know for sure about any of the team members was that one of them was Muslim...the Pakistani translator who accompanied the team to handle both talking to neighbors & noncombatants inside the compound.

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        by TarantinoDork on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 01:26:43 PM PDT

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        •  we shouldn't even know it was team 6 (1+ / 0-)
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          For the longest time that sort of stuff was kept under wraps.  Secret units were, secret, unless it failed spectacularly and they ended up on the news.  I'm not for all this parading them around and chest thumping, it's antithical to how they are supposed to work.

          It's going to bite us in the as well.

          "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

          by overclocking on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 01:33:05 PM PDT

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  •  rec'd for the last line. (0+ / 0-)

    may we not be strangers in the lush province of joy - Charles Wright

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 02:57:21 PM PDT

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