Monday, July 30, 2012

President Obama Wavered Four Times on Whether to Kill Osama bin Laden or Not

After being away in Ireland for the past week and a half, there’s something to be said about coming home, even if it is to the monotony of regular life. Then again, there’s also something to be said about ignoring all of the political and social chaos happening in the U.S. for the past week and a half.

And chaos there has been, of course. I didn’t expect anything different with Obama in charge.

Speaking of our significantly-less-than-perfect president, it looks like that call to kill Osama bin Laden – You know, the one that OBAMA made based on HIS good judgment, making HIM a hero for killing off a vicious killer? – might not have been quite so timely or decisive.

According to Richard Miniter’s new book, “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him,” Obama actually canceled the hit in January, February and March of 2011… all based off senior advisor Valerie Jarrett’s counsel. On top of that, he even delayed the order a fourth time before the hit actually took place.

I suppose that it’s good to know that President Obama actually does question his decisions every once in a while. It’d just be nice if it wasn’t about something as obvious as killing a mass murdering mastermind.

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