In Ron Suskind’s book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, the White House is described as a playpen with children running amuck, with little if any adult supervision. Larry Summers, part of Obama’s former economic “dream team,” is reported to have said “We’re home alone. There’s no adult in charge.”
In preparation for the propaganda film Zero Dark Thirty, the intelligence community hemorrhaged classified information about the Osama Bin Laden raid to mega-director Kathryn Bigelow, expecting a hagiographic ode to Obama. But Obama and Hollywood blacklisted the movie for portraying torture as the key to getting Osama Bin Laden. Additionally, Obama was merely given a “cameo,” in which after almost thirty minutes of non-stop torture, including waterboarding, Obama appears on a TV screen in one of his idiotic softball interviews, castigating the use of torture in the previous administration and vociferously stating that he had stamped out the practice in his own administration. Obama is made to look like a fool, and his administration is portrayed as a bunch of paper pushers who could care less about avenging the deaths of thousands of Americans for the events on 9/11.
But both Larry Summers and Kathyrn Bigelow got it wrong. There is an adult in charge. There is someone in the Obama administration who is not merely a paper pusher.
Oddly, that person did not get to where she is by being elected by the American people. And oddly, she didn’t want to take out Bin Laden.
We are speaking here of Valerie Jarrett, former Chicago slum lord, born in Iran, and (as expected) was coddling Muslim extremists. She and she alone is the reason it took the Obama administration months to take out Bin Laden after his location was made known.
In the weeks and months leading up to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, military and administration officials continually told the Obama administration that the window of opportunity was disappearing with each passing day. There were two reasons for this: Obama’s “no one in charge” manner of governing—that is, his indecisiveness–and the real power in the White House (Valerie Jarrett, chief advisor to Obama, continually subjugating and overruling kill plans made by military and administration officials.
According to a May 2011 email of intelligence giant Stratfor hacked by WikiLeaks, an internal White House source states there was a literal coup d’état within the White House—albeit temporary—overruling both Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s resistance to take out Bin Laden.
In the email, Obama is described as an “absentee President” in the decision-making process to kill Bin Laden. Every time officials would present a kill plan to Obama, Valerie Jarrett would stoke Obama’s doubts and the operation would be cancelled. In one case, officials presented a plan to drop a bomb on the compound, only to have Jarrett throw a monkey wrench into the plan.
According to the hacked email:
Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act. But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack.
When Jarrett could not plant seeds of doubt, she would countermand the order herself.