“President Gutsy Call” turns out to be President “Valerie, May I?”

Posted by: Phineas on July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas


Even Jimmy Carter wasn’t this much of a wimp:

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.

Okay, while the usual caveats about unnamed sources apply, this just nauseates me. The man simply does not get his role. Message to “President” Obama: you are the Commander in Chief. You are in charge of the most powerful military the world has ever seen. Osama bin Laden massacred nearly 3,000 of our people in an act of jihad — war. When you have him in the crosshairs, you whack him; you do not go running to your political nursemaid to see if it’s a good idea.

And who the Hell is Valerie Jarrett, a corrupt slum lord, that she should have what appears to be a deciding voice on military operations?

Next time, President Obama Short Pants, just let Jarrett handle the press conferences. She’s clearly the one in charge.


PS: And yet CBS and Newsweek can call Mitt Romney a wimp? Yeah, that’ll hold up.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to ““President Gutsy Call” turns out to be President “Valerie, May I?””


  1. Carlos says:

    Jarrett is not just a corrupt slum lord, she is a communist who has gotten her wealth by gaming the system she is out to destroy.

    The hypocrisy of the left is absurd, but the hypocrisy of those in this administration is stunning, starting with the Overgrown-Baby-in-Charge.

  2. Sefton says:

    She’s clearly the one in charge.

    And, I would wager, the source of the leaks coming from the White House.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    All his career he was used to voting ‘present’ whenever there was a need to take a firm position. Ceding responsibility to Valerie Jarrett was completely in character.

    One wonders why he didn’t do it the fourth time. My guess is that Axelrod, or Soros, or some other puppetmaster pointed out that it would look good in the next campaign. You’ll note that even then he passed the buck to Panetta and hid out on the golf course so he’d have a scapegoat if the mission failed.

  4. Gravelagitator says:

    I’m pretty sure that if he had any real role in the decision he would have waited until October 2012 to have OBL knocked off. They probably found out that he (OBL) was close to dying of natural causes (bad kidneys,remember) so they had to moveup the date to garner whatever glory he could get out of the execution.

  5. Bigus Macus says:

    So you think that maybe NewsWeak was just a bit confused on their “Wimp Factor” cover story and meant to run Obama instead?

  6. Chris in N.Va. says:

    Conjurs up visions of a Hamlet-in-the-bathroom Prissy-dential soliloquy –

    To pee, or not to pee? THAT is the question; whether ’tis nobl—

    YO!!! Obambo, eitheir $#it or get off the %$#@ pot and come out of there!! Other people are waiting!!

    (Someone says “Call in the guns” and HE thinks it’s time to “flap your gums!” Sheeesh…. Posturing political peacock.)

  7. TexasMom2012 says:

    Look the delay in allowing the hit on Osama is completely in character for our procrastinator-in-chief. How many months did he delay on the Afghanistan surge numbers? He tried to thread the needle on the number to be sent and the length on time they would be there all coinciding with withdrawal before his reelection attempt. Silence from the White on the fact that the Senate has not passed a legally required budget in over three years! While he vilifies the House for not passing his jobs proposals. The House passed budgets every year and many jobs bills as well and Harry Reid and the democrat led Senate have refused to even allow a vote on any of them. All for political gamesmanship. Crickets from the White House, instead “Blame Bush” has involved to “Blame the House” trumpeted from the White House! There should be a great ad featuring crickets…

  8. The Borg says:

    Who is she? She’s an Obama crony. You know those are the ONLY people that he listens to.

  9. Drew the Infidel says:

    These are the characteristics found in a Commander-in-Chief who never wore a uniform because they felt themselves too worthy. LBJ and Clinton (a.k.a “The Unabanger”) are other prime commiecrat examples. Another trait is trying to give the impression they are bad enough to whip Mike Tyson, when in actuality they are a coward in every other department of their lives. You knew the entirety of the Situation Room attendees were working overtime to divulge sensitive details since there were eighteen differing versions of the account of the UBL raid.

  10. MoxieLouise says:

    So is this where we say “Hey Mr. pResident, YOU didn’t do that…”