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Exclusive: Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet
Dailty Mail ^ | 8/20/12 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 08/20/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by Nachum

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bin; binladen; hillary; kill; laden; leadingfrombehind; miniter; obama; obamabinladen; richardminiter
Full title: Exclusive: Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet - until Hillary Clinton stepped in', claims explosive new book
1 posted on 08/20/2012 10:08:13 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 08/20/2012 10:10:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This surprises no one on FR.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 10:11:23 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but, but, but... Romney would have probably cancelled FOUR times. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

What an unbelievably worhless and gutless POS!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, but, but, but... Romney would have probably cancelled FOUR times. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

What an unbelievably worthless and gutless POS!


5 posted on 08/20/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Nachum

That’s nothing. Jimmy Carter aborted the Iran Hostage Rescue mission eight times.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Nachum

For some reason I’m picturing Lionel Ritchie at the piano singing... “You once, twice, three times a spineless coward....”


7 posted on 08/20/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Nachum

Shame we have to hear this from a BRITISH Publication.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Nachum

He just couldn’t bring himself to allow the killing a fellow muslim...


9 posted on 08/20/2012 10:16:44 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1309 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Nachum

Did Hillary remind Obama of the number of times BJ Clinton had an opportunity to get OBL — and didn’t?


10 posted on 08/20/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum
not new info(cue Valerie Jarrett) ......and MSM probably wont run with it, again.

Great negative ad, though:

"Obama got the 3:00 a.m. call... and handed the phone to Hillary."
11 posted on 08/20/2012 10:17:42 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: Nachum
I carried a list for many years called: "What a Leader Does" On that list was:

"Makes tough decisions" -- Making no decisions is worse then making bad decisions, as a leader can gain respect for accepting responsibility for decisions made that result in a negative impact.

(The list also said a leader has to make more decisions right, then those made wrong)

12 posted on 08/20/2012 10:21:03 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Hoodat

In fairness, he might ought to have canceled it a ninth. Eagle Claw didn’t go all that well.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 08/20/2012 10:21:03 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Nachum
‘Obama feared taking responsibility for a risky raid that might go tragically wrong.’

C O W A R D

It's the reason he is more virorous on domestic issues, and social changes.... that is the arena he knows (if it can be said he actually KNOWS anything).

Failure on those issues wouldn't be so bad because there are a lot of fingerprints on any type of domestic and social plans. He would need to assume TOTAL responsibility on that kind of failure.

Foreign policy? He is afraid of his own shadow. "O's" administration shows the most profound inertia.

This guy is such a sissy flake!!

14 posted on 08/20/2012 10:21:55 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: SMARTY

Correction: “He would NOT need to assume TOTAL responsibility on that kind of failure.”


15 posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:06 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: Nachum
at the insistence of Hillary Clinton

This is all coming from the Clintoonians. They're sabotaging the Zero's reelection. Arkancidal payback for 2008. LOL & pass the popcorn.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:27 AM PDT by kevao (Romney = philosophical threat. Obama = existential threat.)
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To: Nachum

Hillary has more balls than Obama/Biden x 1000

Crazy huh?


17 posted on 08/20/2012 10:25:50 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: kevao

Too funny for mere words, and steeped in irony, too!

Consider that when Obama finally got the balls to order Ben Laden’s death, it turned out the balls involved belonged to the HillaBeast.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Nachum
Exclusive: Obama Valerie cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet.
19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:29:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GladesGuru

And let’s not forget:

Obama didn’t kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!


20 posted on 08/20/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by kevao (Obama didn’t kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!)
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To: Nachum
Cancel this mission, 0bungles! Let's see you try.

Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

21 posted on 08/20/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nachum
Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet

... Valerie Jarret forbade him to. The mission only went ahead the fourth time because she wasn't there to stop it.

22 posted on 08/20/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Nachum

So this time that “Obama” killed Bin Laden was the time that they finally arranged that he wouldn’t be able to screw it up again for the 4th time and put operational control in the hands of someone who wouldn’t chicken out.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 10:31:50 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Nachum
Wasn't one of his hacks on TV this weekend claiming that Obama led the raid? I guess the first three times he couldn't find his camouflage uniform and rappelling equipment for the attack.
24 posted on 08/20/2012 10:35:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: aruanan

imagine that Hillary is the only adult in the room lately?

LOL!!!!


25 posted on 08/20/2012 10:37:44 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nachum

So now we have a Hillary/Valerie catfight going on every day. Must suck to be Barry.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum
Panetta" "Mr. President, we have Osama cornered. Should we kill him?"

Obama: "Present"

27 posted on 08/20/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Valid point. It didn’t help that Jimmy was a micro-managing bozo that thought he knew better than those plannng and conducting the op.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Nachum
I think the Muslim Communist Obama had to get the okay from his buddies the Muslim Brotherhood before he could do anything..He does nothing without his friends like Soros and and the brotherhood give him the okay..
29 posted on 08/20/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Nachum

oh lawd..Obamer killed Bin Laden


30 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Remember - Obama is DOMINATED by women. Im sure WoollyMamoth is also pissed off w Clinton now having to save her husband on this.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nachum

I thought it was Panetta who forced his hand?


32 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
In fairness, he might ought to have canceled it a ninth.

There was no ninth. The crash occurred during the eighth attempt after the point at which the ABORT order had been given by the President.

33 posted on 08/20/2012 10:44:38 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Nachum
Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton

Who ordered the rain on bin Laden?

That Little Old Bullet-Dodger...who warn't no ways tarhed...Sir Edmund Hillary's namesake(born before anyone knew Edmund Hillary)...Hillary "Yes We Cankles!" Clinton.

34 posted on 08/20/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Nachum

Same thing he did with the seal sniper yacht stand-off off the coast of Somalia.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum
Oh, but don't you know that the official history of the bin Laden raid will not be written until Hollywood releases their version this October? What else can you expect from a society that has all but abandoned meaningful education for sound bites and pulp fiction subjects.

BTW, I wonder what part the Emperor will play in this free massive reelection movie? First man up the steps? Last man out? Commander in Afghanistan? Decision maker-in-chief in Washington DC? Or, the eighth hole on a golf course?

36 posted on 08/20/2012 10:54:03 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Nachum

There is no problem canceling an operation like this one if Intel on the ground warrants it...after all we were entering a sovereign nation who is an allied without permission Of course the real reason he canceled was because his nanny Jarret was not on board because it was too risky if it failed... Michelle must have Obama borrow her jock strap to grow a pair to make a decision


37 posted on 08/20/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Made In The USA

“For some reason I’m picturing Lionel Ritchie at the piano singing... “You once, twice, three times a spineless coward....””

I was thinking more along the lines of Eddie Murphy as Buh weet singing it.

Unse, tise, fee tines a fwayler.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 10:57:35 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: kevao
This is all coming from the Clintoonians.

Correct. First the Newsweek article and now this. Team Clinton is on the march. They have two weeks to get Obama to drop out of the race and anoint Hillary as his successor.

Expect more.

39 posted on 08/20/2012 11:24:48 AM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Publius
They have two weeks to get Obama to drop out of the race and anoint Hillary as his successor.

Ah, you think that was what last week's WH lunch was all about? Not Hillary replacing Biden, but Hillary replacing Obama?

40 posted on 08/20/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by kevao (Obama didn't kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!)
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41 posted on 08/20/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: Nachum

Evidently “C in C” means Coward-in-Chief in Obama’s case.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 1:09:32 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kevao

The lunch was about Hillary replacing Biden, and she turned Jarrett down, citing her “burn out”. She most certainly didn’t bring up to Jarrett her own plans. These are things best done by surrogates, leaving Hillary plausible deniability.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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