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-- says -- -- secretary of state Hillary Clinton who prodded a reluctant President Obama and a green lighting that raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
And killing him a -- the White House rejects joining us now Richard manager New York Times best selling author whose new book is entitled.
What this leading from behind the reluctant president in the advisors who decide organ good and be -- to -- -- let's start with.
Well let's start with third secretary of state Clinton.
Did -- did -- not.
Hillary Clinton with a major force and influence and the president take direct action if it's on the -- along with than CIA director Leon Panetta.
And other members administration there was very much -- divided administration or number of policy options to go through.
-- the debate whether to send in the team as they eventually did or use an air strike and if so what capabilities views.
And there are other voices in the White House that were opposed to such -- -- We're talking about the new book.
Are no easy -- -- on that rate.
A new movie coming out after the election turns out now we ought to be treated to the trailers soon.
Yet there's -- controversy about whether or not there was disclosure.
Classified information and and procedures used -- the seals the your reaction to.
To -- Both disclosures well but that -- Well I haven't read the book but I will say that I would I'm not surprised that the agency is putting this view out there.
They've been the Obama administration has had to change its narrative about what happened during the bin Laden -- a number of times.
They serve raced out the narrative very quickly one of the points -- make in my book losing.
Leading from behind is that.
You know they can they kept changing the narrative because so many different officials were not directly involved.
-- giving different accounts to the New Yorker Magazine the Washington Post and the New York Times when you live -- accounts side by side they simply don't add up.
What's going on with this administration and the military -- we just -- general tendency.
Fired -- the when in Afghanistan chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff then -- back before microphones.
Not to exercise their -- lawful.
Writes their constitutional rights -- engage in a political campaign.
What is the deal here book we've got a great tradition in this country of people in uniform not making political statements.
After all you know we're not Argentina in the 1950s this tradition is a good one military.
People and unify to persuade me sure what -- -- thought -- -- against god himself is making a political statement.
By weighing in on American citizens -- honorably discharged the military.
Exercising their free speech rights.
By he in uniform is chairman of the joint chiefs -- and he himself was making a political statement.
He is criticizing the baby's daddy is in violation is on -- it fit the typical of and yet ongoing almost without comment in the national liberal media.
The reluctant -- Like them busy for him and -- worked -- awful hard for a Bob -- who Israel walked.
Well look drone strikes have tripled since bush left office and under -- -- -- credit for that in prosecuting the war on terror but I think it was a mistake.
Strategic military mistake to announce the death of bin -- hours after it happened.
If that intelligence could have been -- the hard drives the paper documents and so on -- carried out in the hefty trash bags by the seal teams -- could have located.
Other Qaeda operatives it could have located -- the sources of money -- -- is and they could -- also located sleeper cells -- pending plots against Americans and our allies around the world.
President Obama for political advantage through all that away in order to claim credit from the cameras and that military advantage was thrown away.
And that I think is incredible.
-- this leading from behind -- reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him good to have you with.
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