Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton’s New ‘Hard Choices’ Book:Seven Ways Obama Failed to Lead During Bin Laden Raid
Posted on 05/29/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT by lbryce
With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obamas actions during the Bin Laden raid were as crisp and courageous a display of leadership that she had ever seen.
Here are 7 reasons that Obamas leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous.
1) Obama Canceled the Mission to Kill Bin Laden Three Times
Clinton writes about one of the strongest examples of decision-making under pressure:
Perhaps the most famous example from my four years as Secretary of State was President Obamas order to send a team of Navy SEALs into a moonless Pakistani night to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The Presidents top advisors were divided. The intelligence was compelling, but far from definitive. The risks of failure were daunting. The Clinton memoir tries to paint a picture of decisiveness despite risks of failure and far from definitive intelligence. President Obama made the call despite the numerous doubts. That isnt necessarily the case, however.
According to a book released in August of 2012, titled Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, a source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning, claims that Obama squashed the kill order on bin Laden in January, February, and March of 2011. Bin Laden was successfully taken down in early May.
2) Obamas Indecisiveness Was Decided For Him
According to that same book, the three canceled kill missions were done so at the urging of the Presidents close advisor, Valerie Jarrett.
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Bill and Hillary will never forgive Obama for having usurped the presidency from them both and for quite awhile the hatred and revulsion they harbored towards him for having the temerity to challenge her as future President really stuck in her craw. Had there been a white candidate sitting in on Wright's diatribes, he would he have been gone on that first Sunday before his car ever entered the Church parking lot.
What shocked Hillary and her hordes of lesbian groupies was the total non-movement in the poll numbers even after that clip of Wright shrieking had been showing for 72 hours straight. In retrospect, that was the moment when Obama became unofficially president. Those videos of Wright were so incredibly devastating, and to her having those clips being thrown out into the public was nothing less powerful than a 20 Megaton news clip which should have had Obama's shadow swept off the sidewalk. But the amazing thing was that nothing, nothing at all happened and Hillary ended up with more than just her tale between her legs.
Okay, Obama kind of made it up to her by getting rid of her considerable campaign debts and accepted his Machiavellian offer as Secretary of State. But still nothing would ever ,could ever make up for what was surely their total absoluteness of her being the next C**T-in-Chief.
And now some of her secondary thrills begin. As we all know, there is nothing more pathetic, more useless, more of a persona non grata than a lameduck/ex-president.
It is conventional wisdom that had Algore enlisted, embraced Bil Clinton in his election campaign against Bush, there never would have been the embarrassing world wide attention being played out over a bunch of stupid, sticky CHADS, inspired by the Florida Board of Elections to make it easy for those arthritic old folks to cast a vote. But Algore, washamed of Clinton, wanted nothing to do with him and his litany of scandals, and that was Algore's biggest, any candidate's biggest electoral blunder ever.
Because while Clinton was spawned by some itinerant nobody of a one stand who even didn't stay the night, Bill Clinton is immortalized as the greatest campaigner ever, no matter his ethics or morals.
Now, you know what they say about never to "assume" but if Hillary gets the nomination, she won't allow Obama a single moment in which to show what a sport he is, absolutely won't allow him to do a single campaign jig, the proof of it all is everything she's thrown in her new book to start the payback of her her loss for the nomination back in 2008. I wish them both no luck at all.
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This book praises Obama. It continues the Clinton ass-kissing all Dem candidates will perform or risk being called racist for criticizing the darkest-skinned President....so far.
Rev Wright was only an issue in conservative circles. The MSM did not cover the story aggressively.
LETS STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Hillary had a nasty fall when she was about to testify WRT Benghazi. Hillary's all-girl State Dept said she was "up and about" in a week. But Bill recently said it took Hillary six whole months to recover from her fall.
Now the issue of Hillary's blood clot resulting in brain damage has been raised......but we need more details.
<><> Is she having blackouts?
<><> Did she suffer a brain aneurysm?
<><> Did she have an aneurysm removed?
<><> Did she become comatose?
<><> Did she go to any neurological centers?
<><> Was she in rehab?
Even with months of rehabilitation, victims of aneurisms can't
hold a thought for more than 20 seconds, according to experts in the field.
Blood Clots in the Brain---Blood clots in the brain are frequently caused by injury to the vessels in this area. Symptoms of blood clots include speaking difficulties, dizziness, lack of coordination, headaches, etc......
Causes of Blood Clots in the Brain---- Head injuries or trauma to the brain, head and neck can cause these clots to form in the brain. Blood clots in the brain are caused when bleeding occurs between the skull and the brain. The body will form a clot to stop the bleeding, which will put pressure on the surrounding brain tissue. Trauma to the head can also cause blood clots formed outside of the brain to break loose and become lodged in the brain, which can cause an ischemic stroke.
Travelling clots from other parts of the body will travel to a blood vessel that leads to the brain, causing a blockage that can lead to an embolic stroke or cerebral embolism. These travelling clots are more likely to cause damage to other parts of the body before they reach the brain.
Symptoms of Blood Clots in the Brain---There are a variety of symptoms one may experience when having blood clots in brain, ranging from headaches to difficulty speaking, depression and Ischemic Attack.
Headaches- Headaches associated with a blood clot will normally be found on one side of the head. These can be worsened by coughing or sneezing and can impair head movement or physical activity over time.
Speaking Difficulties- You may begin to slur your words or have difficulty speaking. This is especially prominent if you have a clot on the left side of the brain. Confusion- It may feel as though it takes longer to think, or your thinking capacity is not where it should be. You may feel confused or feel as though it takes longer than usual to understand things.
Changes in Personality- A blood clot can cause your personality to become altered from its usual state. You may suddenly feel very manic or normally energetic people can feel subdued.
Dizziness- Bouts of dizziness may occur from time to time. This may be accompanied by temporary blindness. Depression- Those who suddenly develop depression are frequently checked for blood clots in the brain to ensure that all portions of the brain are getting the right amount of oxygen.
Loss of Coordination- You may find yourself unable to move with the same level of coordination that you are used to. The ability to transfer objects from one hand to the other may be especially affected.
Seizures- Seizures caused by a blood clot can last up to two minutes. Seizures that last longer may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Paralysis- One side of your body may suddenly become paralyzed if you are suffering from a blood clot. The arm, leg and face will be especially affected by this. Ischemic Attack- This is also known as a "mini-stroke," which will cause dysfunction on one side of the body. If this condition escalates it can become a full stroke.
I have some fascinating details about some things that went on during that event from the inside. The source is credible.
Here is the jist of it: Jarret was vehemently against it unless Pakistan approved first. She actually wanted Pakistan to participate. Obama was under intense pressure from several folks, INCLUDING Hillary (for what it is worth). Obama so parsed and delayed decisions that training started without his approval and in secret. Obama purposefully DID NOT give THE ORDER to proceed. Instead, he made it clear that if the decision was to be made, it would be a CIA/military decision and the accountability for anything that went wrong would be with them. He wanted to be able to deny knowing about the secret op if anything went wrong. And he didn’t want anyone to know it was about Bin Laden if it went wrong. In a conversation, captured by an e-mail, it was said, “He didn’t say no and he will never say yes. It’s on you if it goes bad.”
This is why Obama was on the golf course when the raid started. He wasn’t involved in the details and/or when the assault started. He wanted plausible deniability in case there was an “international” incident over it.
In reality, though it will never be known, Obama made NO decisive decisions on Bin Laden. He was actually against it. Look for Hillary to begin to take some credit for Bin Laden. Ironically, it sounds like she deserves some it (and I hate to even admit that). On the flip side, she let Obama take credit for it, so she shouldn’t plausibly even be able to point to that as a success during her tenure as SoS.
Correction, that should read:
never tiring of Wright's NOT GOD BLESS AMERICA BUT GOD **** America.
We won’t get any of those answers. Hillary’s records going way back are sealed, as are Obama’s and Bill Clinton’s. We are subjects to be used & abused by “our betters” for that’s the way Hillary and the Democrat hierarchy view us. As long as they win/steal elections that will be our reality: Mushrooms that get a fresh load of manure dumped on us every 4 years.
That merely gives her something her constituents can relate to and identify with...
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