There is a piece going around net that landed in my e-mail basket, after I wrote a blog offering in praise of Planned Parenthood's President Barack Obama on the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
I feel that criticism should always be tempered with recognition for accomplishment; otherwise, one is just another Keith Olbermann or Chris Matthews.
The killing of Bin Laden was huge. I felt the President deserved praise - he surprised me on that one.
Then this arrived, following a witty tune up from Non-Goo-goo pals like Mike Houlihan, Francis of New Haven, and others.
This is one in a series of pieces presented by a journalist calling himself The Ulsterman. This Insider dope might be a conservative fantasy presenting an imagined glimpse into the Obama War Room during those tense forty minutes while Navy Seal Team Six was killing Osama and Obama was wearing golf shoes in the War Room.
What makes this piece so believable that The Ulsterman actually has a White House insider is the presentation of Chicago's Valerie Jarrett* - called Obama's brain.
The Ulsterman offers either a genuine Q & A with an Obama insider bent on getting rid of Valerie Jarrett ( aide to Bill Daley?), or a fantasy for Glenn Beck fans.
Here is an excerpt from Obama Hesitated
The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such. As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts. One, that the military action could fail and harm the president’s already weakened standing with both the American public and the world. Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East. . . .Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound. Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go – including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice. Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via military contacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other. Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself. Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion. Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order – it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.
If this be a legit Q & A - it is a game changer. Click my post title and read the whole thing.
If it is a fabrication - not bad for a conservative fantasy. Either way, if it rids public service of Valerie Jarrett, I'm all over it. Valerie Jarrett is a professional "Ain't She Great" resumes built upon Progressive clout and powered by personal wealth and connections.
*...Valerie Jarrett's real clout comes less from her career than from her extraordinary connections and seemingly endless capacity for extracurriculars. As one observer put it, "She knows everyone in Chicago." Obama's media adviser Anita Dunn recently cracked that "she may be one of the most plugged-in people in the United States." Or as Susan Sher says, "Whatever situation she's in, she rises to the top," enumerating how Jarrett did just that at City Hall, where she ended up in the famously difficult post of chairing the Chicago Transit Authority for eight years; at the Chicago Stock Exchange; and on the board of the University of Chicago Hospital, which she now also chairs. "She is like a god in Chicago, an icon," says Adrienne Pitts, a 40-year-old lawyer who takes every opportunity to see Jarrett speak at events around the city, something she does with less frequency now that Jarrett is so often traveling with Team Obama or helicoptering into problem situations or trying to catch some of the big, joyous campaign moments and watch history change. That is, when she can get away from her day job.