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Gutsy Tweet of the Day

It relates to this story:

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.

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I recall reading a report that Obama finally relented to go ahead the last time because Panetta threatened to quit if he again said no.

    creeper in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    According to the WH Insider, Obama never did make the call, nor did Jarrett. Gates, Clinton and Panetta put the operation in motion and then dragged Barry-O off the golf course to watch it unfold.

    If he had actually made the call do you think he’d have been on the ninth fairway when we finally got Osama?

      alan markus in reply to creeper. | July 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      do you think he’d have been on the ninth fairway when we finally got Osama?

      Why not? Imagine the scenario (probably scripted by Valerie Jarrett) – Obama is on the golf links,is “advised” that the Bin Laden target is ripe for picking. Our cool, calm President collects his thoughts and takes decisive action right there on the golf course (he’s got golf balls of steel, you know) and makes the move to bring down Bin Laden. All in a normal golf game. Wonder if that guy who used to lurk at the golf tournaments saying “you the maaa-aaan” was there.

LukeHandCool | July 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm


“Funny Phineas Fahrquar” we call him in these here parts.

The actual go call was made by a vice admiral under an order so ambiguous that no blame would have fallen on president Gutsy Call.

Let’s see. Throws like a girl. Wears mom jeans. Needs permission from Mom to do the job he is supposed to do. Surrenders to the lavender mafia by changing his phony public position on gay marriage to keep his money umbilical cord from being cut.

But Romney is a wimp.

I’ve suspected for some time that Barry is henpecked. This is more evidence.

    Henpecked? I still believe that he’s gay.

      Conservative Beaner in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      After Obama was inagurated, the comedian Wanda Sykes talked about how much more sex was going to happen in the White House with the new first couple.

      My thoughts turned to what she might be really saying is Moochie would strap on the big one and show the Bamster who was really the boss.

And in the meantime, Daily Caller is offline with some sort of hacker-supplied (I’m guessing) problem, blocked by my security program(s). It’s probably nothing.

Received this today. Seems appropriate to this entry:

“If you’ve got a business—-you didn’t build that.
Somebody else made that happen.”
Barack Obama

My new FAVORITE quote……

“If you are claiming you got bin Laden—you didn’t do that.
Somebody else made that happen.”
A Vietnam Vet

I want to believe this, I really do.

But one, anonymous source doesn’t hold much water for me.

That being said: He may be totally used to taking all direction from women (not an inherently bad thing, unless the top brass in the military happens to be all male). When did he have a good positive male role model?

LukeHandCool | July 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Rumor has it he only stopped dithering when Sasha and Malia barked, “Stop whining and do it now!!”

Here is a report from PJTatler from May:

It has often been reported that Obama is isolated but for Jarrett and Michelle O. He never meets with his cabinet. This was offered many times by advisors who quit, most notably the many members of his Council of Economic Advisors. Titles mean absolutely nothing with this administration. It’s all about “family”. Just like the mob.

Minter’s account just has the ring of truth to it. And if you look at the ‘famous photo’ you’ll notice BO has a jacket on over his signature white golf shirt. Small detail, I’ll admit, but lends some credence to the ‘pulled him off the golf course’ scenario Minter describes. Knowing what we know of Obama, I would not be surprised in the least if it went down just as Minter says it did and that he cut to the front of the line only once the kill was confirmed.

    OcTEApi in reply to Daiwa. | July 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Who knows if that photo op was even in real-time, Hillary just needed to recall her trip to Bosnia to find inspiration for that expression.
    lol Back up and running. No explanation of the, shall we say, weirdness..

“President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions…”

Will the REAL WIMP please stand up !

Any competent manager would have fired Jarrette long before this. She needs to be buried far in the bureaucracy far out of harm’s way. Evidently, Jarrette attended the Bill Clinton School of Appeasement and Procrastination that was so successful in the 1990’s.

The ensuing set of delays only strengthens the “enhanced” the value of the interrogation techniques employed during the Bush years.

No wonder the democrats are showing signs of desperation…

At what point are people going to realize these people are treasonous, nuts — or both? — That this lunatic truly is the ‘Manchurian president?’

TrooperJohnSmith | July 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

We ate a late lunch at Chick-fil-A, and even at 1310, the place was still packed. Several people behind my daughter were discussing the homosexual boycott. This will be another line in the sand that the Loopey Looney Left draws, which we just step right over. They don’t understand that most people in America either agree with Mr. Cathy, don’t really care what he believes and/or thinks government officials speaking out against private companies over an opinion of the CEO is ridiculous.

At the end of the day, it’s just going to dissipate like a fart (aka ‘petard’) in a windstorm.

Many of Obama’s advisers were against the mission: Intelligence wasn’t sure bin Laden was in the compound, there was a risk of Americans getting killed or caught by the Pakistanis.

Obama gave the order to get bin Laden. The mission was successful.

Speaking of leading from behind and attempting to self-aggrandize. I finally got around to watching a DVD of “Act of Valor”. Before it started, there was some nattering by Tom Hanks (Band of Bros credentials), and then a nauseating commercial by FLOTUS. So I was prepared for the worst, but pleasantly surprised. The movie itself didn’t refer to the (or “a”) president at all, and to “the State Department” in only one line. It was pretty decent action movie, and gave a good idea of why there is a “war on terror”. I can see why the media critics didn’t like it so much and went out of their way to call it propaganda and diss the “soldiers'” acting. I’m still peeved about the security breaches, but the movie is worth watching.