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Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden 3X after getting cold feet - until Hillary stepped in
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Posted on 08/20/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book.

The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth.

Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online.

Miniter, a former ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Washington Times’ and ‘Sunday Times’ of London journalist, cites an unnamed source within Joint Special Operations Command as revealing that three ‘kill’ missions were cancelled by Obama in January, February and March 2011.

Bin Laden was eventually killed by US Navy SEALs inside his compound in Abbotobad, Pakistan in May 2011.

At the start of his presidency, Miniter writes, Obama was ‘studiously undecided’ about whether to kill the mastermind of 9/11. ‘He refused to weigh in or commit himself on even small matters related to a possible strike on bin Laden.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; 2012electionbias; binladen; bushhelped; elections; fail; huntforosama; leadingfrombehind; nationalsecurity; navyseals; nobama2012; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamagotosama; obamakilledosama; obamatruthfile; proislamist; richardminiter; soshillary; waronterror; whywefight

1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:03:02 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Just in time to dump him at the convention!

There are two reasons that Hillary would have turned down the V.P. job. One is that she didn’t want to be associated with the landslide defeat. The other is that she is positioning to get Obama dumped at the convention.

There does seem to be a turning of the MSM against Obama and some references like this story which tout Hillary.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:10:48 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: InvisibleChurch
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: the_Watchman
The media does seem to be turning.

Even the McClatchy News/Sacramento Bee had a most favorable major story about Romney and his many charitable acts as a Mormon bishop. Quite a turn for them.

4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by tbird-james
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To: the_Watchman

who’s going to make him leave?


5 posted on 08/20/2012 11:21:17 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: InvisibleChurch

“Leading From Hillary’s Behind” (there’s enough cover there for the whole administration)


6 posted on 08/20/2012 11:21:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: the_Watchman

Evita could be the cure that kills.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 11:24:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: the_Watchman

There’s a third reason too: she wants to run for Pres in 2016 and doesn’t want to be as closely tied to Obummer as a VP would be.

Can’t say I’m surprised that Hillary has more balls than Obama or for that matter a lot of people in his administration.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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To: the_Watchman

Can you really believe that the Dems would dump Obama in Charlotte at Hillary’s behest? There would be a street reaction that would make 68 Chicago look like a Tea Party Rally. Also if the Clintons had the power to do this, we’d not have Obama as POTUS. We’d have Hillary. She was to be crowned in 08 and Obama beat her like a rug. Is she angry? Of course. Can she do anything about it? No!!! It will be Obama and the Media vs Romney without 20% of his vote, as they are unwilling to back him. Result? 4 More Years!! After that 2016 won’t matter a bit.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: SMARTY
Evita could be the cure that kills.

Could?

You mean she does something else?

10 posted on 08/20/2012 11:50:39 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: the_Watchman
yes to your point one, no to your point two. There is no way in the world the democRATs will dump Obama. If there was to be an exit, he'd be JFK to Hillary's LBJ.

NO, the second reason Hillary didn't want to replace Biden is that should Obama win, she'd be tied to the RAT administration that ensured another democRAT would not be elected until the next century.

11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: InvisibleChurch

So much for that “3am phone call” debate from 4 yrs ago...who wone that again???


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

So much for that “3am phone call” debate from 4 yrs ago...who won that again???


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:19 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Would not surprise me in the least. Look, the Clintons, as wrong as they are, do, I believe, love this country and hate its enemies. Obama does neither.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: TigersEye

“Leading From Hillary’s Behind”

Good thing my mouth was empty when I read your post or I’d be cleaning my monitor right now...


15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:44:02 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Not the only thing he does from behind...


16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: the_Watchman
Just in time to dump him at the convention!

Never gonna happen! The backlas from the black community would be horrendous. The rats would lose the black vote over night.

17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: verum ago

Plus you have to remember that Hillary had her own close call when her husband refused to accept Osama when the Ethiopians offered. Had to send Sandy Pants Burger in to destroy the evidence.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 43north

Mission accomplished!


19 posted on 08/20/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: InvisibleChurch

Whomever it was, it wasn’t Hussein that gave that particular order. However, he owns the order that shot down the SEALs.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 1:14:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: InvisibleChurch
If she is such a hawk, why didn't she make Bill take him out when obama (whoops!) osama was in the bullseye?
21 posted on 08/20/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Once again, the queer-in-chief, confronted by a strong woman, had to do something, to show that he is not a queer!


22 posted on 08/20/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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