New book alleges Obama delayed Bin Laden decision 3 times before strike

John Malcolm

By Rick Moran | July 30, 2012 | American Thinker

A new book by investigative reporter Richard Miniter alleges that President Obama canceled the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound three times before finally giving the go ahead for the mission.

Each time, the president canceled on the advice of his trusted aide Valerie Jarrett.

Daily Caller:

In “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,” Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book.

Miniter, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, cites an unnamed source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning.

Obama administration officials also said after the raid that the president had delayed giving the order to kill…

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