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Obama Canceled Bin Laden Raid Three Times

From the Daily Caller:

Book bombshell: Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging

By David Martosko | Sunday July 29, 2012

At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.

In "Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him," Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book.

All of this flies in the face of earlier reports that it was the White House ‘hen hawks,’ Obama’s female advisors, Jarrett, Hillary, and Susan Rice, who were the most gung ho about going after Bin Laden.

Of course, it also undercuts the whole ‘gutsy call’ mythology, as well.

Miniter, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, cites an unnamed source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning.

Obama administration officials also said after the raid that the president had delayed giving the order to kill the arch-terrorist the day before the operation was carried out, in what turned out to be his fourth moment of indecision. At the time, the White House blamed the delay on unfavorable weather conditions near bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

But when Miniter obtained that day’s weather reports from the U.S. Air Force Combat Meteorological Center, he said, they showed ideal conditions for the SEALs to carry out their orders.

“President Obama’s greatest success was actually his greatest failure,” Miniter told The Daily Caller Friday. "Leading From Behind," he said, traces the arc of six key Obama administration decisions, and shows how the president made them — and, often, failed to make them.

Another chapter, he told TheDC, concerns the push to pass the Affordable Care Act. The president, Miniter said, was less interested than then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in passing his own signature legislative achievement…

Remember, the Obama campaign put out an ad that said Romney would not have even made Obama’s ‘gutsy’ call to kill Bin Laden. That Obama ad closed with this question: "The commander-in-chief gets one chance to make the right decision. What path would Mitt Romney have taken?"

Apparently, this was another lying ad, since Obama had several chances. Besides we already knew that was untrue, since commander-in-chief Bill Clinton had anywhere from 8 to ten chances to kill Bin Laden, and he passed on each and every one of them.

Meanwhile, Newsweek is calling Mitt Romney ‘a wimp.’

From The Hill:

Romney laughs off Newsweek magazine’s ‘wimp’ cover story

By Meghashyam Mali | Sunday July 29, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney brushed off a Newsweek cover labeling him a “wimp,” saying that the media tried the same tactic to discredit former President George H. W. Bush.

“They tried that in [sic] George Herbert Walker Bush. He was a pretty great President and anything but,” said Romney in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation.

Romney was asked if he worried a narrative questioning his toughness would hurt him with voters. “If I worried about what the media said I wouldn’t get much sleep and I’m able to sleep pretty well,” he responded.

The Newsweek magazine cover story titled “Romney: The Wimp Factor” hits stands Monday.

In 1987, Newsweek ran a similarly titled profile of then Vice President George H.W. Bush during his bid for the White House, entitled “Fighting the ‘Wimp Factor.’”

Romney said it was the first time he could recall that he’d been called a wimp, laughing off the cover story.

Apparently, the attempt to portray Mr. Romney as a bully wasn’t working out, so they are trying a different tack.

Still, just think about the absurdity of the news media calling Romney a wimp and calling Obama ‘gutsy.’ Hasn’t Newsweek ever noticed which of the two men wears ‘mom jeans’ and throws like a girl?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 30th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama Canceled Bin Laden Raid Three Times”

  1. JohnMG says:

    The only caricature Newsweek is portraying in their current effort is that of Newsweek as a reputable news source.

    Now THAT’S funny. Don’t know who said it many years ago, but whoever it was called that fish wrapper ‘Weaknews’. He was way ahead of the curve with that.

  2. JohnMG says:

    You gotta love the picture at the lead of this article. Bumbles looks like someone stuffed him into a high chair on top of his fully-loaded diaper.

    And his people insist this picture wasn’t photo-shopped. Priceless!

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