For about half a day, the political world seemed interested in a detail from a historic day in May 2011. According to a close aide to President Obama, the president ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, but to blow off some steam while waiting, Obama also played cards that day.
As details go, it’s an interesting historical footnote, but it doesn’t change our understanding of that day’s events. The president was deeply involved in the planning of the mission, scrutinizing the intelligence, giving the order, and watching the raid. It obviously turned out well.
Of course, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer had a slightly different take.
After learning of the president’s card playing that Sunday in May, Fischer told his audience this week that the president wasn’t really in the Situation Room during the raid on bin Laden – he was “photoshopped” into the iconic photo.
Remember, the Voice of Russia considers Fischer an “expert” – on what, I don’t know – and in the 2012 presidential election, most of the GOP field appeared on Fischer’s radio show in the hopes of appealing to social conservatives.