Obama Canceled Order to Kill bin Laden Three Times
As the Daily Caller reports, President Obama canceled an order to kill Osama bin Laden three times, each time due to the urging of aide Valerie Jarrett. The earliest such canceled order was in January 2011. Two more were in February and March 2011. On May 2, 2011, Obama finally approved the Navy Seal mission. This all comes from a new book by Richard Miniter, Leading from Behind.
Miniter uses the anecdote to criticize Obama. But, in at least one way, the president and his advisers deserve praise from the incident: They must have known the whereabouts of bin Laden for at least four months--yet that information was never leaked to the press.