The Obama Administration has repeatedly spiked the football on President Obama's "brave call" to order the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Given the Administration's policy of placating enemies, it was the one event that stood out as demonstrating something like an American backbone.
According to a new report, however, the White House's version of how it all happened is a lie.
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely has produced a report citing an insider intelligence source that claims the mission to kill bin Laden was hatched and given the go-ahead by Intelligence Director Leon Panetta and other White House staffers who deliberately kept the president out of the loop until the last minute.
According to the report, the reason Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Adm. Bill Mullen and Gen. David Petraeus went behind the president's back is because Obama had rejected three previous kill missions on bin Laden earlier in the year.
Panetta was the leader of the subversives and signed off on the final "go" order. Only after the SEALs were committed did anyone go find Obama on the golf course and clue him in.
Obama "did not know of the raid in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011, until after the helicopters with SEAL Team 6 had crossed into Pakistani airspace," Vallely wrote.
According to the book "Leading From Behind," Obama's chief adviser Valerie Jarrett was the person who convinced Obama to reject previous plans to get bin Laden.
The Iranian-born Jarrett is the power behind the throne in the White House. Although her religious affiliation is unknown (the media apparently forgot to ask), she was named Iranian of the Day in 2008 by Iranian.com, and she is the Administration's voice in meetings with Muslim activists.
By all accounts, Obama doesn't make a move without Jarrett's advice. So Jarrett was the primary roadblock to taking out bin Laden, and it was to get around her that Panetta and company kept Obama in the dark.
Given the recent Libya coverup and allegations of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the Administration, it's reasonable to ask if Jarrett might not be the Brotherhood's connection to Obama's leash.
Whether she is or not, one of Obama's most trumpeted accomplishments, the killing of bin Laden, apparently is just another Administration lie.