I haven't read the full story at the Daily Caller because I keep getting malware warnings when I click on the link, but I've looked at what others have written about it, and I've at least managed to read this much:
At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.I guess what we're being told is that the killing of Osama bin Laden doesn't really count because it was delayed. It doesn't matter that bin Laden's dead. It doesn't matter that the president ordered the mission to go forward -- he could have ordered it sooner, so it's as if he never ordered it at all.
In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the "kill" mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama's close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book....
You know what else was like that? 9/11 itself. At least that's what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said when he was interrogated. This is from The Eleventh Day, a Pulitzer-nominated book about 9/11 by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan. They base this on reports from KSM's interrogations:
At one point that spring , with no more justification than that the number 7 was by tradition auspicious, bin Laden urged KSM to bring forward the hijackings and strike on May 12. That date, he pointed out, would be exactly seven months after the successful attack on the Cole. KSM told him the team was not yet ready.So those guys reportedly delayed their mission as well. By Daily Caller logic, that means 9/11 doesn't really count as a terrorist act -- 3,000 people didn't really die.
In mid-June, following reports in the media that Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon was within days due to visit President Bush at the White House, bin Laden bombarded KSM with requests for the operation to be activated at once....
KSM, however, again persuaded bin Laden that precipitate action would be ill-advised.
Of course, following that logic, it doesn't really matter whether bin Laden is dead or not, does it?