Israel National News -- At the urging of senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three seperate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to a new book scheduled for release August 21, The Daily Caller (DC) reported.
In “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him,” Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, reportedly persuaded Obama to hold off each time, the book reveals, according to The DC.
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 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. However, 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 DC. “Leading From Behind,” he said, traces six key decisions of the Obama administration, and shows how the president made them, or, in many cases, failed to make them.
The president has made the assassination of Osama bin Laden a focal point in his re-election campaign, calling it one of the "gutsiest calls of any president in recent history."
Blog author's comments - So much for the 'gutsy' call. Obama is not the hero the media wants him to be. This isn’t any real shock – everything about Barack Obama screams fraud. He is always campaigning; if possible he would have waited until the election was closer.
Obama, the man is a myth created by the main stream media. If anything had gone wrong with the operation he no doubt had his story ready that would have placed the blame on his generals and those in charge of the mission. He would have taken no responsibility for failure.
Obama could not discuss this with Leon Panetta the US Secretary of Defense and the leaders of the operation and make the decision? The advice of Valerie Jarrett was more important? If the voters are aware of this story perhaps Obama will no longer 'spike' the Osama bin Laden victory ball and take so much credit for his death.