As we all know, President Obama has spiked the football again and again regarding the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. “I did it…I did it…I did it” he can be heard saying in speech after speech, when the chips are down and he needs to remind us, he’s got what it takes to lead the U.S. military.
Here’s the problem: Next month, Richard Miniter is releasing a new book that claims Obama doesn’t lead at all in these kinds of situations. Rather, he is a follower whose advisers tell him what do and whose advisers actually talked him out of going after bin Laden three times before he finally okayed the mission in May 2011.
Aptly titled, “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,” Miniter’s book relies on information from an unamed source within the Joint Special Operations Command, according to the Daily Caller. That source told Miniter that Valerie Jarrett was able to talk Obama out of going after bin Laden “on three separate occasions” in January, February, and March 2011, before Obama somehow found the courage to give Seal Team Six the go ahead in May.
Kinda changes “I did it…I did it…I did it” to “do I really have to do it”… doesn’t it?