Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu



IN NEWS, POLITICS, WORLD NEWS / BY SEAN BROWN / ON JANUARY 27, 2015 AT 4:10 PM /
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In the wake of the snub heard ‘round the world, where President Obama refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he’s in the country and addressing Congress, news has surfaced of a sinister plan from the Obama camp involving Israel’s upcoming elections.



Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu

The Israeli media outlet Haaretz is reporting that Obama’s Deputy National Field Director from his 2008 campaign has traveled to Israel in order to influence the upcoming elections. Jeremy Bird is a Harvard educated community organizer, who also served as Obama’s National Field Director in 2012, was formerly the Deputy Director for Obama’s group Organizing for Action, and is now a major player working for Ready for Hillary, according to Front Page Mag, who also says Bird is “as Obama as it gets.”

Haaretz reports that along with heavy American funding, Bird will be joined by four other operatives to work with “One Voice” to conduct the V-2015 campaign to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2015 Knesset Elections. Bird is apparently planning on employing the same type of ground game that proved highly successful for Obama both years he won the presidency.

Nice, right? It gets better.

Key Obama Operative In Israel To Enact SINISTER Plan Against Netanyahu

Liberty Unyielding reports that One Voice was formed in 2003 as “an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives towards the two-state solution.” In other words, their goal is to get anybody out of office who believes that the Palestine Liberation Organization is actually a terrorist group, which would ultimately spell trouble for Israel.

To take this further, the group appears to be funded by none other than George Soros and also has an influential Soros operative working on the honorary board. When the group was founded, long-time Chief Operations Officer of Soros Fund Management, Gary Gladstein, was appointed to the honorary board of advisors, where he’s still listed as a member.

The current management team of the group also includes two veterans of the Obama and Hillary campaign organizations, Joshua Nerpel and Mara Lee. Nerpel had a successful career with both politicians managing logistics and media events before scoring a political appointee position in the White House, while Lee served on several campaigns and was also a political appointee in the White House.

Why does all of this matter?

Well, if you remember correctly, the reason Obama snubbed Netanyahu to begin with was because “as a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.”

Right, so while he doesn’t want to give the “appearance” of influencing elections, he’s more than willing to allow his people to go to the country and have a direct hand in the outcome. What’s even worse is the fact that he’s working to get someone in office who sympathizes with the neighboring terrorist group.

I don’t know about you, but hearing this absolutely enrages me. Neither Obama nor any of his operatives should be in Israel to influence an election in such a manner, period. And should they prove successful, Israel could face the same perils we currently face from having a leader that despises their nation.

Let us know what you think of this outrageous plan in the comments!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

EGYPT’S EL-SISI: RADICAL ISLAM’S WORST NIGHTMARE

By Marshall Frank
Remember this face: El-Sisi

As usual, all the world attention is on current upheavals, mainly Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel, Russia, etc. and now France. (What happened to the anti-cops?) Everyone is aghast at the world of terror, with varied points of view as to the source, though the answer to that question is very obvious to anyone with a brain. The leadership of the U.S. works hard at diverting our attention from Islam when discussing terror. Under the Obama administration, the word “Islam” cannot be even associated with terrorism in training sessions to military, FBI, and etc., as though one has nothing to do without the other. That’s our leadership, folks.

No one has had a real solution, certainly not American leaders. Many of us complain that no one within the Muslim world has taken a firm position against fundamentalists. Those of us in the know, who have studied this cancer on the world, have agreed that radical Islam – which numbers 15 to 20 percent of the world’s Muslim 1.5 billion population – can only be curtailed or eradicated from within, by the inner workings of peace-loving Muslims, of which few have been brave enough to be heard. It certainly won’t be accomplished by an occasional news byte, “We condemn these actions.” Big deal!

Now, perhaps there is meaningful hope. One major Muslim leader is strongly speaking out as a lone reformist within the darkness of the world stage, so dark that he’s barely noticed. One wonders why. Why isn’t this man being covered by mainstream news sources?

His name is Abdel-Fattah el Sisi. Hope is coming from this brave new leader of the most populous Islamic nation in the world: Egypt. The former military general, now president of Egypt, spoke to a huge audience of Islamic imams at a Cairo University on New Years Day — receiving little press – openly denouncing terrorism and extremism to the shock of many in the room, calling for (of all things) reform and assimilation with all the peoples of the world.

Reform? The last time a major religion was subject to reform, was in 1521, by Martin Luther.
This is chilling. For those of us who have followed the jihad intensity of Islamic conquest, the mass murders, the subjugation, the infiltration, propaganda and political funding by extremist organizations across the globe, it’s like witnessing an epiphany. So few have been willing to go up against the Muslim Brotherhood or radical Islam on the public stage, which is exactly what the terrorists want.

Anwar Sadat was murdered in 1981 by the Muslim Brotherhood for daring to sign a treaty with Israel. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen again. This is the Muslim leadership the world has been yearning for, especially peace-loving Muslims. Here are a few of his quotes to the New Year’s audience of imams: “We are in need of a religious revolution…You, imams, are responsible before Allah…The entire world … is waiting for your next move … because [the Islamic world] is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost — and it is being lost by our own hands.”

Are you kidding me? This is BIG! Here’s more: “It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants — that is 7 billion — so that they themselves may live? Impossible!

“You cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset,” el-Sisi said. “You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.”
Renowned columnist, George Will, suggests el-Sisi receive the next Nobel Peace Prize.

Just a reminder to everyone. It was the Egyptian people, in concert with the Egyptian army led by el-Sisi, that overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood and the fascist regime of Mohammed Morsi. For one year, the Muslim Brotherhood imposed Sharia law on the secular populace of Egypt, and destroyed scores of Christian churches throughout the land, killing hundreds and causing the Christians to flee for their lives.

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, were strongly supported by President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. That’s why millions who took to the streets of Egypt carried banners accusing Obama and Hillary and their minions as being terrorists. We didn’t hear much about that on CNN or NBC or ABC or CBS did we? Now we don’t hear much about the courage of el-Sisi of Egypt, standing up against radical Islam of the world in a meaningful way, lecturing the clerics directly on why fundamentalism is so dangerous to their religion.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy of the United States and a purveyor of jihad everywhere. That was proven with supporting documents in a federal court of law in 2007.

I’ve often written that we are being led by an administration who may be working behind the scenes for the other side. Think about it folks:
* Will not allow his staff to associate terrorism with Islam
* Bolted from sight following Benghazi (as did Hillary)
* Called for ally, Hosni Mubarak to step down while supporting Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood
* Has had Islamists associated with the Muslim Brotherhood working in high level American government positions
* Would not associate the Ft. Hood massacre with Islamic terror. And on, and on.

And now, el-Sisi of Egypt, a significant international figure to establish close alliance in the war against Islamic fundamentalism, is but an embarrassment, if not a thorn to the Obama administration. If Obama won’t give el-Sisi any attention, then neither will network media, nor left wing print media.

Let’s support el-Sisi. Let’s write our congressmen and senators, and newspapers, and television networks, local imams, churches and anyone else who is interested in preserving freedom. Let’s bring him to the U.S. to speak before congress. Let’s arrange meeting between him and the Israeli prime minister, not for photo ops, but for serious strategy talks. This guy needs international attention.
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Hillary Clinton with Morsi


Click here: Egypt’s New President Blasts Islamic Extremists
Click here: Will: Egypt’s Al-Sisi Deserves Nobel Peace Prize For Speech On Islam | Video | RealClearPolitics

Monday, January 12, 2015

FORTY OBAMA QUOTES...

Compiled by Michael T. Snyder, attorney at law

You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has ever uttered in public. A few of these have been widely circulated, but most of them are very obscure. Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout his political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical Christianity and he has a very long history of anti-Christian actions. In public speeches he has repeatedly cast doubt on the Bible, he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe that Jesus is necessary for salvation, and he has consistently said that he believes that all “people of faith” believe in the same God. At the same time, Obama has always referred to Muhammed as “the Prophet”, he has always expressed great love and respect for Islam, and he has even removed all references to Islam from terror training materials used by federal government agencies. So what in the world does “the leader of the free world” actually believe? Read the quotes below and decide for yourself…

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America”

#7 “We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

By Karin McQuillan

President Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden three times before saying yes, because he got cold feet about the possible political harm to himself if the mission failed. Instead of listening to advisors from the U.S. military, Defense, or even State, Obama was acting on the advice of White House politico and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett?

This account comes from Richard Miniter's upcoming book Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him. Miniter has written a half-dozen books on the war on terror. He is relying on an unnamed source within the U.S. military Joint Special Operations Command who was directly involved in the operation and planning of the Osama bin Laden kill mission.

Is the story credible? According to Edward Klein, a reporter once asked Obama if he ran every decision by Jarrett. Obama answered, "Yep. Absolutely."

Edward Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and editor of the New York Times Magazine for many years, describes Jarrett as "ground zero in the Obama operation, the first couple's friend and consigliere." Klein -- who claims he used a minimum of two sources for each assertion in his book on the Obama presidency, The Amateur -- writes in detail about Jarrett opposing the raid on bin Laden. She told Obama not to take the political risk. Klein thought Obama ignored Jarrett's advice. Miniter tells us he listened to her, three times telling Special Operations not to take the risk to go after bin Laden.

We need to understand the role Valerie Jarrett plays in Obama's private and political life.

"If it wasn't for Valerie Jarrett, there'd be no Barack Obama to complain about," starts Klein's chapter on Jarrett. He quotes Michelle Obama on Jarrett's influence over her husband: "She knows the buttons, the soft spots, the history, the context."

No one outside Michelle has the access or power over Obama's decision-making like Jarrett does. Here's an odd little fact that gives some insight into what kind of president Obama is: Michelle, Michelle's mother, and Valerie, and only a few others in Washington, are allowed to call Barack by his first name. After work, Jarrett joins Obama at night in the Family Quarters, where she dines often with the First Family. She goes on vacation with them.

Jarrett's title is the weird mouthful "Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs." She is the gatekeeper, but she is also much more than that. She occupies Karl Rove's and Hillary's old office and has an all-access pass to meetings. She shows up at the National Security Council, at meetings on the economy and budget. She stays behind to advise Obama on what to think and do. Obama uses her as his left-wing conscience. Klein's sources describe how at each pressing issue, Obama turns to ask her, "What do you think the right thing to do is?" As president, he likes to have her next to him "as the voice of authentic blackness in a White House that is staffed largely by whites."

A longtime friend told Klein that Jarrett is the "eyes, ears and nose" of the Obamas. She tells them whom to trust, who is saying what, whom to see at home and abroad. Michelle wants her there: "I told her ... it would give me a sense of comfort to know that (Barack) had somebody like her there by his side." As Obama told the New York Times, "Valerie is one of my oldest friends. ... I trust her completely."

To understand why Obama relies so heavily on Jarrett, we must remember the president's identity crisis as a black man, which is the main subject of his memoir, Dreams from My Father. Valerie Jarrett's adoption of the Obamas as her friends and protégés in Chicago's upper-crust black society was one of the greatest things that ever happened to Obama. Until becoming a community organizer, Obama tells us he felt himself to be an inauthentic American black. Nothing in his life helped him understand or fit into the American black community.

Within a few weeks of Obama's birth, conceived out of wedlock as he was, his mother moved away to a different college, leaving Obama's African birth father behind in Honolulu. There may have been a shotgun wedding or not -- in the memoir, Obama says he is not sure. The only time Barack set eyes on his father was a brief visit when he was ten. Our president lived with his white mother, then with her and her Indonesian husband in Indonesia from age six to ten. He was so unhappy that he chose to leave his mother and live with his white grandparents back in America. Obama's America was the tolerant, wealthy American world of Honolulu's top prep school.

His only black experience was his grandfather's creepy old friend, Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist and self-disclosed pederast, who was Obama's voice of authentic blackness. One result of this lonely and unhappy childhood as a mixed-race child was Barack Obama's envy problem. The key to understanding Jarrett's power over the president is that Obama didn't just envy people with normal parents and loving, successful fathers. He envied American blacks, especially those who grew up in intact black families, knowing who they were, comfortable in their black skin.

Valerie Jarrett reflects Obama in many ways. Like himself, Valerie looks more white than black. Her mother had three white grandparents, and her father was black. Like Obama, she lived in the Muslim world for part of her childhood, when her father practiced medicine in Iran. Like Obama, she is a committed leftist. But there are crucial differences. Her father was not a drunk Kenyan polygamist like Obama's, but a famous pathologist and geneticist. Her mother was not a leftist expatriate like Obama's, but a distinguished psychologist. Valerie married into Chicago's black elite, the top rung of African-American society. She went to Stanford, got a law degree from Michigan, and became Mayor Richard Daley's deputy chief of staff, "the public black face" of his administration.

When Valerie Jarrett hired Michelle to work for Daley and befriended her, the Obamas gained access to the exclusive world of upper-class black Chicago politics. Valerie knew everyone whom it was important to know in black and Jewish money circles. She gave Barack entrée and legitimacy. She financed and promoted his ambitions for national office.

Obama finally belonged. Not that Jarrett's record in Chicago was anything to be proud of. Jarrett was known for her corruption and incompetence. Daley finally had to fire her after a scandal erupted over her role in misuse of public funds in the city's substandard public housing. She went on to become CEO of Habitat Executive Services, pulling down $300,000 in salary and $550,000 in deferred compensation. Again, she managed a housing complex that was seized by government inspectors for slum conditions. The scandal didn't matter to Obama. The sordid corruption was all part of Jarrett's Chicago success story.

Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works.

The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her.

Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of himself. When Obama looks at Jarrett, he sees himself as whole and good and real. He is no longer the fake black, the fatherless kid flailing around in a white world, tortured by the unfairness of it all. She fills the emptiness at the core of his identity. She admires and adores him. Jarrett told New Yorker editor David Remnick that the president is "just too talented to do what ordinary people do." And the icing on the cake -- she shares his left-wing politics that project unfairness out onto white America.

Obama relies on Jarrett to create the White House bubble he likes to live in, where his narcissism is stroked and his desire to do the big, left-wing thing is encouraged. Jarrett is the doorman. She runs access to the president. As Klein puts it, she guards him from meeting with "critics and complainers who might deflate his ego." No one gets past Jarrett who has an incompatible point of view.

Jarrett pushed ObamaCare. At the beginning of Obama's presidency, there was pressure on Obama to focus on the economic crisis. Rahm Emanuel advised a small, bipartisan health care reform with popular items such as coverage for young adults -- to get it passed quickly and focus on the country's money problems. Jarrett urged the president to be true to his left-wing agenda. She was all for having Reid-Pelosi create the ObamaCare assault on the American health system and ramming it through on a one-party vote, using Chicago-style politics, while Obama crossed the country doing what he does best: make speeches. Obama liked Jarrett's idea. Emanuel is now out of the White House.

Jarrett pushed the Solyndra fiasco. Jarrett promoted Solyndra because one of her richest Chicago connections, billionaire George Kaiser, a top Obama bundler, had a 35% share in Solyndra. Kaiser visited the White House sixteen times.

Larry Summers, the director of the president's National Economic Council, warned Obama that the federal government should not get involved in venture capital of any sort. Summers understood that crony capitalism sabotages economic growth. Huge government funding distorts and destroys whatever market segment it touches, replacing economic decisions with political ones.

A member of Obama's finance committee warned the president that Solyndra was going bankrupt. But it is Obama and Valerie who see eye to eye, and they saw the value to Obama of rewarding his political cronies. It worked fine in Chicago. Larry Summers is now out of the White House.

Jarrett pushed Obama to take on the Catholic Church over contraception, arguing that it would appeal to single women (she was right) and that religious freedom isn't important (she was wrong). Bill Daley, who had replaced Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff, argued against Obama pushing contraception on the Church and invited Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York to meet with a displeased Obama, who didn't appreciate hearing from the Church. Daley is now out of the White House.

Valerie Jarrett is the most powerful woman in Washington. She has guided the president's decisions on health care, the budget, the stimulus, the deficit, foreign affairs.

So when Jarrett told Obama that the mission to kill bin Laden was too politically risky, and to play it safe, it is entirely plausible to believe that the president listened to her. It is consistent with everything we know about Obama's dependence on her. According to Miniter's source in the U.S. Military Joint Special Operations Command, Obama listened to her for four months, dithering and deciding no the first three times the military told him that the time to get bin Laden was now.

In The Amateur, Klein reports that another worry won out. Obama was even more scared of the political fallout if voters learned he'd passed up the chance to get bin Laden. What decided him wasn't the national interest, but politics. For once, the president disagreed with Valerie Jarrett.