The Daily Caller reports:
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.
Considering that “killing bin Laden” is fully half of the given reasons for Obama’s re-election (the other half being “GM is alive,” which is only half-true), this could be a painful shin-kick for Obama’s campaign, or at the very least, yet another reason to question the official narrative:
@CrankyTRex I hadn't heard that. I think we need to edit Obama's movie about his gutsy call
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) July 30, 2012
— Timothy Salters (@thealtofsalt) July 30, 2012
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) July 30, 2012
Some speculated it was just another sign that Jarrett is the one wearing the real mom-jeans at the White House:
— Richard Wagener (@yeoman3rd) July 30, 2012
So Obama never really made that so called "gutsy" call to kill Osama, Valerie Jarrett did. Good to know the US is in her hands, right?
— #UniteNotFight (@MeganSmiles) July 30, 2012
Opening credits of "Zero Dark Thirty": a montage of Valerie Jarrett shaking her head each time Obama tries to make the Gutsy Call.
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) July 30, 2012
Once. Twice. Three times a lady! Gutsty Call! http://t.co/DLPc3oAR
— Creative Minority (@CMReport) July 30, 2012
Others attributed it to what could euphemistically be described as “character flaws” in the president himself:
— Mike For Emperor '16 (@mikeydog) July 30, 2012
— El Pachuco (@migaz) July 30, 2012
And, of course, there are those who disregard the book’s scurrilous accusation, and continue to cite Obama as the heroic role model that he is:
— Lord XIII (@TheGamingKhan) July 27, 2012
Maybe the biggest problem is just that Obama doesn’t quite understand what all the fuss is about:
Obama is so confused, he thinks the "gutsy call" everyone is referring to is him picking the Giants to win the Super Bowl.
— woot6 (@woot6) July 30, 2012