|English: President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the East Room of the White House on the mission against Osama bin Laden, May 1, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
In historical context
In regard to two letters in the local paper, I submit the following fact-based hypothetical, and a history lesson:
With respect to "the other end of the line," a more realistic call might have been like this: Caller: "Mr. President Bush, we have bin Laden in our sights. Give the order and we'll take him out."
Bush: "Didn't you see my press conference? I said I really just don't spend that much time on him. Let me get back to bed, I'm golfing tomorrow."