Obamaâ€™s Poor Leadership Revealed in CIA Memorandum
July 27, 2012
David L. Goetsch
The reader will recall that following the long-awaited and much deserved demise of Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama went into overdrive in taking personal credit for the missionâ€™s success. The courageous Navy Seals who put their lives on the line carrying out the mission rated barely a mention from their Commander-in-Chief. Of course, what the president failed to say in all of his comments was that while the Navy Seals were doing their dangerous work in the treacherous mountains of Pakistan, he was comfortably ensconced in an air-conditioned room watching events unfold on television.
Much has already been written and said about the unmitigated arrogance of the president in his handling of the Osama bin Laden takedown. But just when I thought there was nothing more to say on this topic, a memorandum surfaced that casts Barack Obama in a much different light than that of the self-anointed courageous president who had the moral courage to give the go-ahead on a mission that could blow up in his face, embarrassing him and the United States. The president who portrayed himself as a strong leader willing to make tough decisions turns out to beâ€”no surprise hereâ€”a weak leader who was prepared to cover his tracks and blame the Navy should the mission fail.
Recall that even his most ardent detractors were willing to give the president credit for green-lighting the mission to take out bin Laden. It now appears that those detractors spoke too soon. A classic â€œCYAâ€ memorandum addressed to Leon Panettaâ€”Director of the CIA at the timeâ€”clearly shows that Obama gave only a tepid and impossibly conditional go-ahead to the Seals. This memo shows that the president wanted to have it both ways. He wanted to be able to claim credit if the mission succeeded and blame the Navy if it didnâ€™t.
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