At the time of the raid I noted my surprise that Obama had actually gone for it. After all, I mused, if he could have stopped the raid, he would have. Little did I know how right I was. In his new book, Richard Miniter is now reporting that Obama did cancel the raid–three times, and then dilly-dallied for 16 hours before finally giving a ‘yes’ for the fourth time.

Do you know how lucky we are that our plans were not leaked and the maniac was still in the Pakistan compound when Obama got around to saying yes? From January (the first request) to May (when we finally struck) is an awful long time. I would speculate that Obama was hoping the plan would be blown allowing OBL to escape. There’s no excuse for this and highlights the strange way Obama views, and handles, the enemies of our nation.

Via the Daily Caller.

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.

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.

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  1. trevy says:

    He’s just a yellow-bellied, lily-livered, spineless, gutless wimp who, while he can swat a fly courageously and decisively, can’t kill anything bigger than that without help.
    Our Warrior-Presidents from the past like George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy must be rolling in their graves.

  2. Southrider says:

    Here’s my theory. I suspect that the real director of the hit was Gates. Gates was career CIA then SECDEF and leaving government. Both agencies were embarrassed by their failure to first anticipate, then respond appropriately, to OBL. Gates didn’t want to leave OBL for someone else to have to deal with. Confronted with the risk a tell all book from Gates would hit the stacks days before the election dumBO had little choice.

  3. Alain41 says:

    I question if BHO really delayed due to Valerie’s counsel or if she knew that that is what he wanted to hear, so she gave it to him to provide cover for him. And after 3 months of delay, she felt that she could no longer give him cover and that meant that he knew that he would now be on the hook for go/no go decision. BHO is practiced at voting present and Valerie knows his political thoughts.

  4. jeaneeinabottle says:

    Talking about three times….I’m in twittergulag for the FORTH time now!! If anyone on twitter would contact @twittersupport or the twitchy team to help me get out AGAIN that would be great. We really need a site or email address to go to, I always raise hell when I see it happening to others which happens all the time. Thanks, oh my twitter is @123TAMjeanee

  5. thierry says:

    It’s “leadership” has been referred to as “womanly power” but how many average soccer/hockey moms, girly girls who like dressing in pink, female warriors in our armed forces or quilting grandmas would have been the first ones to volunteer to personally march in there if necessary and kill that piece of filth, that murderer, within a nano-second of his hidey hole being first discovered ?

    i know drag queens who would make better commanders-in-chief than barry dearest.

    it shows how little concerned It is with the safety of americans and how much It doesn’t give a fig about the victims of a mass murderer. it’s beyond disgraceful.

  6. ancientwrrior says:

    The big ‘0’, is first, last, and foremost,for himself and no others.

  7. radargeek says:

    THE only claimed positive event out of this adminstration from the fake media and that db bragged about since it happened ended up being a lie. Wow, total disaster wretched liars all!

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