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Valerie Jarrett’s Bin Laden Raid Veto
FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 2, 2012 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT by SJackson

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Valerie Jarrett’s Bin Laden Raid Veto

Posted By Matthew Vadum On August 2, 2012 @ 12:59 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments

Although taking out Public Enemy Number One would seem to be the easiest of calls, President Obama allowed key public relations adviser Valerie Jarrett to nix the military operation to kill arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions last year, according to an upcoming book.

Although President Obama’s reelection team is loudly trumpeting the dispatch of bin Laden in May 2011, saying it shows Obama’s decisiveness, author Richard Miniter suggests in Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, that the president was anything but decisive.

Apparently Obama had to be dragged kicking and screaming into action against bin Laden. Miniter’s evidence suggests the president took a long time to steel his resolve, hemming and hawing over the life-and-death decision, putting it off repeatedly over a four-month period.

Miniter says Obama bowed to the wishes of his close friend Jarrett, a slick, well-connected political hack from Chicago whose White House title is Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Obama has confirmed how much pull Jarrett has with him. “I trust her completely … She is family,” he said in 2009. Obama said he trusts Jarrett “to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues.” Obama has acknowledged that he runs every decision by her.

The military excursion that targeted bin Laden was first scratched in January 2011, then in February, and again in March, according to a summary of the book in the Daily Caller. Each time Jarrett convinced Obama to abort the planned raid, Miniter says, citing an unidentified source within the Joint Special Operations Command. Of course this raises the question of who is actually running America’s Overseas Contingency Operations, i.e. the Obama’s administration politically correct euphemism for the Global War on Terror.

Even on the day before the mission was ultimately carried out, Obama reportedly vacillated. The White House said the mission was temporarily delayed because of inclement weather in the area of bin Laden’s hideaway in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Miniter disputes the bad weather excuse. He says he examined the day’s weather reports from the U.S. Air Force Combat Meteorological Center and that they depicted picture-perfect conditions for the raid.

Miniter, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, has not yet explained to the media why Jarrett pushed for three separate stays of extrajudicial execution. Americans will have to wait until the book, published by St. Martin’s Press, is officially released on August 21 in order to find out.

Those who study American leftists know their ambivalence toward their country’s use of military power, even for indisputably worthwhile objectives.

One need only look at Obama’s schizophrenic attitude about the military’s use of force against bin Laden.

Last year after the raid, Obama inexplicably vowed not to gloat about sending bin Laden to his maker. This was an unusual promise for any politician to make. When asked why he refused to allow publication of photos showing the secret mission to Abbottabad, the president said, “We don’t need to spike the football.”

Fair enough perhaps. Maybe Obama thought he was being statesmanlike.

But that wasn’t the end of the matter. It wasn’t long before Obama began spiking the football up and down the end zones of the body politic, bragging to anyone who would listen about what in the opinion of many left-wingers and libertarians was a blatant example of an extra-judicial execution, the kind of thing they believe the U.S. government shouldn’t do.

Anyone who watched the stiff and robotic presidential candidate John Kerry on television saluting perfunctorily and saying he was “reporting for duty” at the Democratic Party’s 2004 national convention knows what I mean. Liberals’ hearts aren’t into it.

So-called progressives generally don’t care a whole heck of a lot about defending America; they would prefer to blow the nation’s defense budget on welfare. Leftists would rather send soldiers abroad as armed social workers bearing care packages instead of as warriors defending America’s freedoms.

And there’s no doubt that Jarrett, who seemed to function as de facto Secretary of Defense last year, is, like Obama, a hardcore leftist with radical roots.

Like Obama and Bill Ayers, Jarrett lived within the precincts of Hyde Park, Chicago, the home of many elite leftists. She worked for Chicago’s first black mayor, the radical Harold Washington, whose election was cheered by leftover 1960s radicals. After Washington died in 1987, she worked for the new mayor Richard Daley. Jarrett later landed a job at Habitat, which was headed by Daniel Levin, cousin of two left-wing politicians, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Congressman Sander Levin (D-Mich.).

In 1983 she was married to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, son of the Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett. Her father-in-law wrote upbeat articles about communist members of the artistic community including Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, and W.E.B. DuBois. He also served on a union publicity committee alongside Frank Marshall Davis, an important early influence on the young Barack Obama. And as Paul Kengor notes in his new book, The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, Vernon Jarrett was also a member of the Illinois Council of American Youth for Democracy, the youth wing of the Communist Party USA.

Jarrett is obsessed with racial issues. She has helped to promote Al Sharpton’s radical agenda, according to Obama administration staffers. She pushed Obama’s campaign staff in 2008 to be more aggressive on racial matters, telling them they needed to be less “gun-shy on race issues.” After that, according to a campaign source, moving forward Obama “made it very clear to us that we were just a bunch of white people who didn’t get it.”

Once ensconced in the Obama White House, Jarrett successfully lobbied to weaken rules preventing officials from meeting with lobbyists. The reason given for the flip-flop on lobbyist meetings was that the rule would prevent other “legitimate” issues raised by “civil rights organizations whose directors happen to be registered lobbyists – [from being] heard.” Of course, to Jarrett so-called civil rights organizations are groups like ACORN, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the radical Service Employees International Union.

Jarrett pressed Obama to create the office of Chief Diversity Officer within the Federal Communications Commission. The post came to be occupied by Hugo Chavez admirer Mark Lloyd, a Saul Alinsky adherent and former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who wants to put conservative talk radio out of business.

Jarrett also helped bring in law professor Cass Sunstein as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. The fey legal theorist has said Americans should “celebrate tax day,” and that animals ought to be allowed to sue people.

Without Jarrett’s advocacy, it seems unlikely that the self-described “communist” revolutionary Van Jones would have become green jobs czar in the Obama White House in 2009. At a leftist confab Jarrett got positively goofy about Jones.

“We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House,” Jarrett said. “We were watching him…for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that, and we have all that energy in the White House.”

What exactly was Jones doing out in Oakland, California?

He was leading a Maoist group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM). The vehemently anti-American collective held a vigil in Oakland mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world on the night after Sept. 11, 2001.

That’s what Jarrett, now arguably the most powerful woman in the world, holds in high regard.

Imagine what she’ll help Obama do to America if he wins a second term.

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1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:07:15 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Hope the author has good sources. I thought the white hut occupants said the story was a complete fabrication.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:14:32 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Who do you believe?

LLS


3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Something other than unnamed sources? It’s a pretty serious charge. It is in character for this administration to do this. Still, sources are good.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Levin was all over this last week...interview with a Prof who has a new book on all the Jarrett, Marshal Davis, Ayers and other communist interconnections....see the blurb on Levins web site.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: SJackson; All

From now on, every mention of this woman needs to include the information - “Iranian born” Valerie Jarrett...

Most people still don’t know that important bit of information, and it helps make sense of a lot of crazy stuff going on today.

And Trump mentions Tony Rezko’s land deal with Obama, but I haven’t heard him mention that Rezko is Syrian born.

That needs to be part of his identity in any discussion - Syrian born convicted felon, Tony Rezko...


6 posted on 08/02/2012 6:02:35 AM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: spokeshave

We will see. Or maybe we won’t see? “Miniter is standing firm on his sources and the information they provided him”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/31/White-House-Refers-to-Richard-Miniter-s-Claims-as-Utter-Fabrications


7 posted on 08/02/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SJackson

Jarrett is the puppet master.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 6:17:50 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: SJackson
Soon after the Bin Laden raid, Quinn and Rose told a story, source unknown, about the run up to the decision to ok the raid.

This story claimed that Obama (Jarrett) had refused to OK the raid for months. Then CIA director Panetta, Hillary Clinton and Bill Daly, the then Obama chief of staff collaborated on a scheme to force Obama to OK the raid. They were successful.

The "gutsy call" has since become history.

9 posted on 08/02/2012 6:18:54 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

I’ll be there as soon as I finish this round!


10 posted on 08/02/2012 6:33:03 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SJackson

Obama’s indecision and vacillation was very evident in his first test of leadership in April 2009 when Somali pirates were holding the captain of the US ship Maersk Alabama hostage. Despite US Navy special ops forces being on the scene, several opportunities to free the captain were lost while waiting for a go ahead from the White House. When the captain jumped from the life boat and was swimming toward he nearby US Navy warship, the pirates could easily have been taken out in a hail of naval gunfire, but no action was taken because of White House imposed rules of engagement. It was only when the commander on the scene took the initiative that the pirates were taken out and the hostage was rescued.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 6:40:48 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: listenhillary
I understand... like world renowned author and investigative reporter bob woodward when he claimed that he spoke with CIA Director William Casey when he was in a coma.

CIA Director William Casey’s deathbed scene

Woodward claimed in his book “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987” that Casey admitted on his deathbed that he had known about the diversion of Iran arms sale money to the Contras.

But Casey’s daughter, Bernadette Casey Smith, claimed that Woodward “never got the deathbed confession,” according to the Houston Chronicle. In addition, Kevin Shipp, a member of Casey’s security detail, asserted in a self-published memoir that none of the agents standing guard over the Casey allowed Woodward into his hospital room at Georgetown University Hospital, and that in any case the former CIA director was not able to talk at the time Woodward cited.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75738.html#ixzz22Od5kqxc

12 posted on 08/02/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: MissMagnolia
Her grandfather was also a communist and was a cohort of frank marshall davis and obama’s grandfather. Sickening isn't it? All three were investigated by the dim Committee on UnAmerican Activities in 1944.

LLS

13 posted on 08/02/2012 6:49:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: All

Levin was all over this last week...interview with a Prof who has a new book on all the Jarrett, Marshal Davis, Ayers and other communist interconnections....see the blurb on Levins web site.


Mark Levin interviews Paul Kengor who connects Jarrett, Axelrod, and Obama to communist mentors

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-interviews-paul-kengor-who-connects-jarrett-axelrod-and-obama-to-communist-mentors/


14 posted on 08/02/2012 7:00:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: All

Valerie Jarrett Truly Defines the “Culture of Corruption” - Michelle Malkin - Sean Hannity 8-1-12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFMHUHnI8Hk&feature=player_embedded


15 posted on 08/02/2012 7:02:51 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Here, the unnamed aricle about the unnamed source.

http://emergingcorruption.com/2011/05/4762/


16 posted on 08/02/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Here, the unnamed article about the unnamed source.

http://emergingcorruption.com/2011/05/4762/


17 posted on 08/02/2012 7:36:34 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: SJackson

Valerie Jarrett calls the shots in the White Hut. Make no mistake about that. She and Moochelle are the power along with Axelrod. Bambi is the used car salesman in the Brooks Brothers suit standing in the lot with a big smile on his face. He believes in what they are selling but isn’t allowed to actually set the price or close the deals.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:58:02 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Thanks for finding a posting that. After the first reading and maybe a couple of comments from Quinn, it disappeared. Now, the “gutsy call” is being attacked from another direction with confirmation that the raid had been not approved by Obama.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 9:13:25 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: SJackson

IMO, Jarrett should be indicted & tried for treason.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: redinIllinois
I'd probably give her a pass on that, not going to look up her birthdate but it was probably under the Shah's communist predecessor, or the Shah, but her birth in Iran was a function of her dad working there, a doc I think, whether a private charity or government agency I don't know. Could easily look up that info, but there's so much else wrong with her and the relationship.

Does she have a security clearance, or was she given a pass by the CIC?

21 posted on 08/02/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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