Those that have been paying attention have always believed that the drooling sycophants surrounding Barack Obama think him some kind of god, a superhuman being capable of astounding feats beyond the abilities or mere mortals. In the recently released e-mails of Hillary Clinton, we see a rather glaring example. Via Fox News:
Another revelation in the latest email dump is that Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal urged Clinton to approve the showing of Usama bin Laden’s death photos to members of Congress after the Al Qaeda leader was killed by Navy SEALs in May 2011.
In an email to Clinton, Blumenthal argued that the photos would provide a boost to President Obama’s political capital ahead of that summer’s lengthy debt ceiling fight with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
‘Having the members file through [a special secure room] will provide testimony to the President’s feat,’ Blumenthal wrote in the May 5, 2011 message. ‘They will be not only be acknowledging but also enhancing his power. They will in effect become liegemen bowing before him, but not in any way they will resent or will protest. They will serve as witnesses to the magnitude of what he has done.’
Members of Senate and House committees who deal with intelligence and military matters were later invited to view the photos, but they have not been made public.
No doubt many members of Congress believe that the raid that finally killed Osama Bin Laden was a “feat” of Barack Obama worthy of his “liegemen bowing before him,” because of the “magnitude of what he has done.” I’m surprised only in that such people don’t capitalize the pronoun “he” when referring to Obama to better reflect his godhood. And “They will be not only be acknowledging but also enhancing his power.” Who, in a republican democracy, talks like that?! Who even thinks like that?! Blumenthal and anyone like him have gone entirely off the rails of sanity. Such people shouldn’t be allowed out in public, let alone be advising the Secretary of State.
But is Blumenthal right? Mr. Obama’s primary, double secret advisor, Valerie Jarrett, a woman many think is actually the shadow president, had this to say about Mr. Obama:
He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what ordinary people do.’
‘I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is…He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them, and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually. I mean, he’s the kind of guy you’d hate in law school, who would pick up the book the night before the final, read it, and ace the test. So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but someone with extraordinary talents that they had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy.
Ah. This other-worldly brilliance must be why he—and many others—has gone to such extraordinary lengths to hide all of his academic achievements, including his college transcripts.
But let us not forget Mr. Obama and his “feat.” On 05-09-12, I wrote The Stolen Valor of Barack Hussein Obama.
The conclusion of that article:
Even in the faux-heroic White House version of events, contradictions and improbable explanations abound. Mr. Obama was supposedly very concerned about operational security, yet when the principles were gathered for his go order, he decided to sleep on it.
This was a mission painstakingly planned for months and exhaustively rehearsed. On the other side of the world, our strike assets waited for the word, ready to jump off. Mr. Obama himself told NBC that speed was of the essence as bad weather was imminent. Yet he delayed the mission by a day. The only possible explanation is that he was actually considering scrubbing the mission. The President of the United States was actually seriously considering preventing our military from taking out Obama Bin Laden.
The next day, Mr. Obama’s manner of giving the authorization for the mission has been described as particularly bold and determined, yet by that time, the forecast bad weather had caught up, and Mr. Obama’s dithering set the mission back two full days, and this was the manly, White House approved, heroic version of Mr. Obama’s exploits.
Add what we now know. Mr. Obama didn’t dither for a day; he dithered for nearly a year. If he was worried about mere days allowing the escape of Bin Laden, how can he possibly spin delaying for nearly a year?
No doubt Mr. Obama and his supporters will claim they couldn’t act without being absolutely certain Bin Laden was present. This is nonsense. From what is publically known, there would have been no reason why a raid could not have been done earlier. Mr. Obama was told that Bin Laden’s personal courier, the only person he used to communicate with the outside world, was visiting the compound. They knew the man they were watching was unusually tall for that part of the world. Even if Bin Laden was not present, any raid could almost certainly yield a treasure trove of intelligence like that found on the 2011 raid—and promptly rendered virtually useless by Mr. Obama’s self-aggrandizement and bragging.
Considering Mr. Obama’s treatment of our allies, considering his fawning toward Islamists, including our most deadly declared enemies, considering his constant public support for and preference toward Islam and Muslims, one might be forgiven for suspecting that Mr. Obama really did not want to capture, or even kill, Bin Laden. As with everything he has done in his life, his first consideration had to be how the raid, regardless of outcome, would affect him and his political viability.
Is it possible to imagine George W. Bush, being given the information Mr. Obama was given during the summer of 2010, dithering for a year before grudgingly allowing our military to do what Americans would expect? Of course not, yet that’s precisely what Mr. Obama did.
Circa March, 2016, virtually all of the treasure trove of documents captured in the raid on Bin Laden’s compound languish in government vaults, having never been read and analyzed by order of Barack Hussein Obama. Why, having the innermost secrets of one of the foremost terrorist masterminds in the world—hot, actionable intelligence relating to our most deadly state and non-state enemies–would our President not only fail, but refuse, to exploit that information? Would it reveal too much about Mr. Obama’s own misdeeds? Would it enable America to more effectively defend itself and require Mr. Obama to actually harm terrorists on a significant scale? Would it prevent Mr. Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal? Would it expose him for the weakling and poseur he is?
Sidney “Sid Vicious” Blumenthal thinks Mr. Obama’s authorization of an attack on the architect of 9-11 a god-like act, an incredible feat. We should praise and worship an American president for doing the absolute minimum duties of his position, for giving the order to take out one of America’s most vicious enemies? And now we know he was exceedingly reluctant to do it, and nearly cancelled the raid. We have sunk so low in our opinion of the abilities and intentions of this President that when he merely does his job, we consider it worthy of praise?
My 2012 article—I think you’ll find it interesting in light of what we now know of our Commander in Chief—also speaks to Mr. Obama’s tendency to blame everyone but himself for his failures. Rather than leave you, gentle readers, with a bad taste in your eyes, consider this, from a genuine leader, Dwight D. Eisenhower. On the eve of D-Day, victory was far from assured. In fact, failure was a real possibility. Rather than scheme about how to pass the blame, Eisenhower wrote this letter:
Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.
Perhaps, one day, Americans will again see that kind of leadership. If we do not, and soon, I fear for the survival of liberty.