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'I'm Not, I'm Not Going to Be Down There, I Can't Watch This Entire Thing'

Posted on the 15 August 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

So instead, during the Bin Laden raid, the President of the United States played cards:

A famous photo shows President Barack Obama hunkered down in the Situation Room in May 2011 with ObamaPlayedCardsDuringBinLadenRaidhis national security team as U.S. Navy SEALS carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

But his former body man Reggie Love said in an interview posted online Wednesday that Obama also played cards to distract himself during the day-long ordeal.

In the July 18 interview, which took place during a lunch hosted by UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, Love talked about life with the president, including the historic moment more than two years ago when bin Laden was killed.

Describing it as a "very long day," Love said most people were in the Situation Room but Obama came to the private dining room to play cards with Love, White House photographer Pete Souza and staffer Marvin Nicholson.

"[President Obama] was like, 'I'm not, I'm not going to be down there, I can't watch this entire thing'," Love said. "We must have played 15 hands-15 games of Spades."

There's not much more I care to say about this.


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