According to the Daily Mail, President Obama slept on the decision to move forward with the Osama action while military chiefs waited. It allegedly took 16 hours for the decision to be made.
“President ‘slept on it’ as tense military chiefs awaited decision
Action started the next morning when Obama declared ‘it’s a go’
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Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would ‘sleep on it’ before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden’s compound.
Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals – who were not even told who they were preparing to capture – had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound.
The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan..”Read more here: Obama slept on it