Guest blogger Gary Brandt has told Fio that President Obama did try to consult with the Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari before Osama bin Laden went down. Brandt says that, according to those on the scene, Obama walked in a square around his desk as he paced the oval office, aware that protocol dictated a phone call to the Pakistan President, but his AT&T 4G kept dropping his connection.
Following is Brandt's word-for word transcript of the call:
“Hey, Asif. Barack here. Say, you know that new mansion right next to your military base in Abbottabad? We found the snake in that mansion.”
“Yes, Barack. I just found out that very thing not more than a second before you call. I sent Minister of Military to ask him surrender. Did you want process extradition paper?”
Static… “Hello, Asif?”
“Asif, Barrak again. He’s with us now, but yeah, fax me the papers.”