The lying liars in the Obama White House

This much we know.

Sunday, May 1, 2011: SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killed him.

Monday, May 2, 2011: The White House was blabbing about it the next day, thereby destroying any benefit we could have reaped from the intelligence gathered at the compound. The White House also leaked critical details about the mechanics and personnel of the raid itself, seriously compromising the safety of the men and their families and hurting the success of future operations.

Ever since: “Obama got bin Laden” has been a major them in Obama’s re-election campaign.

But who really “got” bin Laden?

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The White House version of the events leading up to the raid, as recounted by Vice President Joe Biden, is that the “entire national security apparatus” sat down in the Situation Room and Obama asked each one’s recommendation. According to Biden, it was 50-50, go-don’t go; as Obama “walked out the room, it dawned on me, he’s all alone. This is his decision. If he was wrong, his Presidency was done. Over.” Ever since, Obama, Biden and their surrogates have been showering accolades on Obama for having made “one of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory.”

But that isn’t what others are saying. And it is not what the written record reveals.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011: Just 2 days after the raid, a secret “Deep Throat” source, known as White House Insider, reported to the Ulsterman blog that senior military and intelligence officials had deliberately by-passed President Obama on this decision. According to White House Insider,

President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

There had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again.

Panetta warned that the fact they knew Osama bin Laden’s location was bound to get out; if Obama failed to do anything to capture him, the political backlash would cripple his administration. Jarrett totally nixed a bombing raid, which would have killed the terrorist leader with little risk to American lives, but agreed they could go along with a ground raid.

Nevertheless, when that raid was ready to go, Jarrett again convinced Obama to refuse permission. Obama’s then Chief of Staff Bill Daley fully supported Panetta, Clinton and Gates in going ahead with the raid and told them that, if the raid failed, he would disclose the president’s indecision to the American public. Panetta initiated the raid himself, keeping both President Obama and Valerie Jarrett out of the loop.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011: Craig Whitlock, who covers the Pentagon and national security for the pro-Obama Washington Post, published a lengthy feature article about Admiral McRaven that strengthens the image of Barack Obama as a narcissist grotesquely taking credit for the operation:

“As US helicopters secretly entered Pakistani airspace Sunday, the Joint Operations Center at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan was under the control of a square-jawed admiral from Texas who had labored for years to find Osama bin Laden’s elusive trail. Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, one of the most experienced terrorist hunters in the US government, had tapped a special unit of Navy SEALs for the mission two months earlier. A former SEAL himself, McRaven had overseen weeks of intensive training for a covert operation that could cripple al-Qaeda if it worked, or strain an already troubled alliance with Pakistan if it went awry. The search for bin Laden was led by the CIA, which painstakingly pieced together scraps of intelligence that eventually pointed to a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. … On Friday, [April 29, 2011] McRaven received the green light from Panetta to launch the raid at the earliest opportunity.”

Nearly a year later, TIME magazine published a memo written two days before the raid that matched up with the information above.

Friday, April 29, 2011: Memo by Director of the CIA Leon Panetta –

For the record

Received phone call from [Obama’s National Security Advisor] Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault.

The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.

Leon Panetta, DCIA

This memo proves President Obama did not gather his team in a room and make a “gutsy call.” He didn’t even make the phone call to Panetta. And his operational instructions were absurdly vague, just to go “get” bin Laden.

Far from personally walking through every stage of the operation with his national security team, Barack Obama made sure that, should the mission fail, Admiral McRaven could be thrown under the bus for failing to “bring back for his consideration” whatever “additional risks” they’d encountered, no matter how trivial or last minute they might be.

And instead of protecting or evacuating the man who actually located where Osama bin Laden was living, the Obama administration’s self-glorifying leaks handed Pakistanis enough information to identify, arrest and sentence the man to more than 30 years in prison for helping a foreign intelligence agency.

May 29, 2011: Pakistani Doctor who found bin Laden for us [2:48]

April 30, 2012: Rush Limbaugh reported further evidence, from an anonymous source, that Panetta et al. had cut Obama and Jarrett out of the loop:

“They had to go call the president off the golf course and get him into that Situation Room an hour and a half before the attack so he was there for the photo-op. And if you’ll notice, if you’ve seen the picture of Obama looking with the deer-in-the-headlight eyes at the monitor supposedly of the op taking place, you see a golf shirt under that jacket that they put on him.”

May 1, 2012: A highly decorated former Navy SEAL named Chris Kyle said the following on the record regarding the Osama Bin Laden mission:

“In years to come there is going to be information that will come out that Obama was not the man who made the call. He can say he did and the people who really know what happened are inside the Pentagon, are in the military and the military isn’t allowed to speak out against the commander- in-chief.”

August 20, 2012: The UK’s Daily Mail reported they’d seen an advance copy of a new book by journalist Rich Miniter called Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him, in which Miniter, who has worked for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times and London’s Sunday Times, cites an anonymous source within Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) revealing that in January, February and March of 2011, Valerie Jarrett talked President Obama into canceling three separate missions to kill bin Laden.

Everything Miniter says backs up White House Insider’s story and even expands it with more details.

According to his source,

Clinton, Panetta, Gates and Petraeus were the driving forces behind getting the successful May 2011 raid under way over Jarrett’s objections and Obama’s indecision.

Despite Obama’s and Biden’s public claims to have made getting bin Laden a TOP PRIORITY from the very first day of his administration, Obama was actually ‘studiously undecided’ about whether to kill the mastermind of 9/11, refusing “to weigh in or commit himself on even small matters related to a possible strike on bin Laden.”

Jarrett’s opposition was totally political. She worried about a backlash against the president if the operation failed, or even if it succeeded. She repeatedly reminded everyone that Obama had campaigned on the alleged “intelligence failures” of the Bush years and that there was no need to hand their political rivals a set of intelligence failures of their own.

Clinton used her weekly meetings to finally convince Obama of the political dangers of failing to act, but still Obama dithered, trying to again call the raid off the day before. The White House later said that “poor weather conditions” had prompted this final stalling tactic, but weather reports are public and prove conditions were ideal. It was just Obama getting his panties in a pucker.

October 11, 2012: A distinguished military analyst reported that a senior intelligence community source has leaked to him that President Obama did not even know of the raid in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011, until after the helicopters with SEAL Team Six had crossed into Pakistani airspace.

The president was notified at the golf course and called back to the White House, which is why he appeared so calm at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the night before and then went golfing as the mission was getting underway.

According to this source,

Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta was the key player who organized and supported this daring raid. He signed the “execute orders” with only a few people aware: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Adm. Bill Mullen and Gen. David Petraeus.

The White House was closed out of the decision because the president, through Valarie Jarrett, had turned down two or three other earlier proposals. The deputy of central intelligence and his covert planning team were extremely frustrated at all the denials and saw the opportunity to get Osama bin Laden slipping away.

The source reports the decision to leak this information is due to the “boiling point” frustration within the State Department, the Department of Defense and the CIA, over the actions and cover-ups of the president and his administration hierarchy following the Libyan debacle in which our Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave and dedicated Americans were murdered by an al-Qaida affiliate.

Their frustration is understandable, since they knew that Al Qaeda was rebuilding in Libya and that a 9/11 anniversary attack was a serious threat. While they were not certain immediately after the attack exactly who was behind it, they were most certainly not telling the White House the thing was some spontaneous “OMG YouTube” demonstration that got out of hand.

October 11, 2012: During his debate with Paul Ryan, Vice President Biden AGAIN threw the intelligence community under Obama’s famous blame bus, saying the phony YouTube video excuse the White House had used for NINE DAYS after the Benghazi attack was “what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.”

2011 Sources:

Obama’s decision to go after bin Laden “one of the gutsiest” moves, adviser says

By Stephanie Condon, CBS News – May 2, 2011

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden

By Ulsterman on May 3, 2011

Adm. William McRaven: The terrorist hunter on whose shoulders Osama bin Laden raid rested

By Craig Whitlock, who covers the Pentagon and national security for The Post – May 4, 2011

2012 Sources:

What ‘Gutsy Call’?: CIA Memo Reveals Admiral Controlled bin Laden Mission

By Ben Shapiro – April 26, 2012

Memo @

Obama Spikes the Ball in Celebration of the Day He Came in Off the Golf Course to Take Credit for Killing Osama

By Rush Limbaugh – April 30, 2012

BLOCKBUSTER: Navy Seal Says, “Obama Did NOT Make the Bin Laden Call”

by Ulsterman – May 1, 2012

Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killing

By Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd, CNN – August 17, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Obama ‘cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet – until Hillary Clinton stepped in’, claims explosive new book

By Toby Harnden – August 20, 2012–Hillary-Clinton-stepped-claims-explosive-new-book.html

Intercepts Show Attackers on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bragged to Al Qaeda

By Eli Lake – September 28, 2012

Osama bin Laden raid not Obama’s call

By Paul Vallely – October 11, 2012

Biden Throws Intelligence Community Under the Bus

By Stephen F. Hayes – October 12, 2012


Filed under Armed Forces, Barack Obama, Benghazi, CIA, Hillary Clinton, Osama bin Laden, Valerie Jarrett

15 responses to “The lying liars in the Obama White House

  1. Excellent work. As you implied at the end, after Benghazi, does ANYBODY still believe Obama had anything to do with the OBL raid, except to possibly do everything in his power to mess it up?


    • Grunt you make an excellent point. Of course he had almost nothing to do with the OBL raid.

      This Benghazi thing is getting more bizarre as facts start surfacing.

      Blind Sheik. I will say nothing more than BLIND SHEIK


  2. Ting

    Wow! I am very impressed.


  3. GP

    Double Wow! You had a very busy day. Great work!


  4. chrissythehyphenated



  5. chrissythehyphenated

    FUNNY FOLLOW UP: I’m working my way through the Bible from beginning to end. I’ve never done that before and, esp in the Old Testament, am reading stuff that is totally new to me. Today is no exception. But the TIMING of it (after blogging this yesterday) just cracks me up.

    Judges 4: 4-23

    The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so He turned them over to the power of Jabin, king of Canaan, who cruelly oppressed them for 20 years. At that time, the Israelites had a female prophet, Deborah, to whom the Israelites would go with their disputes.

    She sent for “Barack son of Abinoam” (told you Barack Sr. wasn’t his daddy! hee hee) and told him God had commanded he take ten thousand men against Jabin’s army, which was led by Sisera, who had 900 chariots fitted with iron.

    Judges 4:8 – Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”

    Seriously?! God calls this twit to lead His army against the oppressors and he REFUSES to go unless some woman comes too? ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    So Deborah says she’ll go, but that because he’s being such a pantywaist, “the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.”

    Barak gets his troops together and Deborah goes with them to meet Sisera’s scary army with all his men and his nine hundred chariots fitted with iron.

    But Deborah (Hillary Clinton?) says to Barak, “Go! This is the day the Lord has given Sisera into your hands. Has not the Lord gone ahead of you?”

    And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and his whole army and all of them died, except Sisera, the coward, who got down from his chariot and ran off to hide in the tent of an ally of Jabin’s, whose wife was named Jael.

    Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, “Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid.” So he entered her tent, and she covered him with a blanket, gave him something to drink and agreed to guard the tent while he slept.

    But as soon as he was fast asleep, she picked up a tent peg and a hammer and drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.

    I love how the Bible records this. “and he died.” SNORT. Well, yeah. I guess he would. LOL

    Then Barak came by looking for Sisera and Jael went out to meet him and invited him in, “and there lay Sisera with the tent peg through his temple—dead.”

    I’m sorry, but that just cracks me up. Tent peg through his head right into the ground. And he died. LOL Plus, coming on top of the study I did yesterday about the reluctant CINC of our Armed Forces being so totally whipped by women … who knew reading the Bible could be so fun?

    I wondered why the wife of Jabin’s ally would kill his general, so I googled. Best answer I saw was that Jael means Jehovah is God, so maybe she was an Israelite who had been given in marriage to this ally of Jabin. She’d have reason to hate Jabin’s general. And it does say just a bit earlier in Judges that the Israelites were intermarrying with the Canaanites who were still living in the land God had given them.


    • That’s hilarious! As a good little evangelical Protestant, I read the Bible all the time — I had no choice, since I spent my childhood in Sunday School and church and youth groups and Christian schools and a home where the Bible was read, memorized, and quoted constantly — so I was familiar with the story of Jael and Sisera, but it was never as funny as hearing you tell it! 😀

      More adventures in Bible reading: This happened way back in November of 1992. The weekend before the presidential election, all the polls were predicting a Clinton win, and I was feeling very depressed. I went to church hoping to be cheered up a little, and guess what the Old Testament reading was that morning? The first chapter of Habbakuk:

      How long, Lord, must I call for help,
      but you do not listen?
      Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
      but you do not save?
      Why do you make me look at injustice?
      Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
      Destruction and violence are before me;
      there is strife, and conflict abounds.
      Therefore the law is paralyzed,
      and justice never prevails.
      The wicked hem in the righteous,
      so that justice is perverted.

      “Look at the nations and watch,
      and be utterly amazed.
      For I am going to do something in your days
      that you would not believe, even if you were told.
      I am raising up the Babylonians,
      that ruthless and impetuous people,
      who sweep across the whole earth
      to seize dwellings not their own.
      They are a feared and dreaded people;
      they are a law to themselves
      and promote their own honor.
      Their horses are swifter than leopards,
      fiercer than wolves at dusk.
      Their cavalry gallops headlong;
      their horsemen come from afar.
      They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
      they all come intent on violence.
      Their hordes advance like a desert wind
      and gather prisoners like sand.
      They mock kings
      and scoff at rulers.
      They laugh at all fortified cities;
      by building earthen ramps they capture them.
      Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
      guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

      Not quite the words of comfort and consolation I’d been hoping for!


    • as I recall the incident involving pantywaist in the White House, yep he was pussy whipped… and how…. 3 women in particular forced his hand…..


    • Funny how the reading for that day so often seems to have meaning with current events, huh? I like these passages, too. For one thing, they dispute what I often hear from idiots who claim that the Old Testament was just fiction meant to aggrandize the jews or the Hebrew men and put down women. How can that be when the Hebrew men are repeatedly shown to be such faithless cowards, and the women are frequently shown to be faithful, brave and heroic? I sure wouldn’t want to mess with Jael. She must swing a mean hammer! 😯


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