A famous photo shows President Barack Obama hunkered down in the Situation Room in May 2011 with his 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.Does anyone think it strange the Commander-in-Chief would leave the command post during an operation where a split-second decision might be needed? Remember, earlier in the day he played golf.
The "Body Man" also recalled the birth certificate saga:
Love, who left the White House at the end of 2011 to complete his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, also recalled the moment when the president "finally" found his birth certificate. The moderator jumped in: "It took a little too long, by the way."
Explaining the delay, Love said when "your parents don't live together (and) you travel all over the world, documents get lost."Hold on a sec. The birth certificate Obama presented to the press (four days before the Osama raid) was not 'found', it was obtained by an administration staffer who flew to Hawaii and paid for a copy of it at the records bureau. Why would Love make it sound like Obama simply 'couldn't find' the one he had at home (that was mentioned in "Dreams")? Was anyone in the birther movement accusing him of 'losing' it?
This interview from Love was either disinformation designed to stir up or rekindle more conspiracies or he let something slip. Probably the former. By the way if you're wondering if Obama is the only politician to have a "body man" he's not. He might be the first to have someone known as a body man, as previous officials call them 'aides' in public. And if you're thinking about Clinton, don't even ask.