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His new book is making waves in Washington and all around the country.
It's a book called leading from behind you reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him which did debuts tomorrow.
Author Richard -- exposes.
What the president and about the president's unwillingness to lead by looking at the real force behind Obama's accomplishments -- his failures.
-- the book -- a very fundamental question is our commander in chief actually leading at all.
I guess now the author is he leading.
Well certainly not a.
-- -- big things he talks about I mean look if you look at this campaign one of the things that they've said repeatedly.
Is that that the administration's ability to lead -- things like that the moderate I dug into the details I've looked back further than anyone has people look -- the day before the day after.
Look at the beginning when the president has -- sworn in in January.
And in the first briefings on the -- location occur in the spring of 2009.
And Leon Panetta then CIA director begins pushing.
To go after -- mom and what is what does the president do.
In two years leading up to the killing of bin Laden he only meets with the CIA director nine times.
At the same time he meets with the head of 35 times and he -- -- Valerie Jarrett two to three times a day.
According to White House visitor logs so basically that the three separate times and -- eleven he passes.
That's right you've been planning for the mission that the mob -- is canceled three times in 2011 alone they stop the planning they're not sure if they wanna go forward.
And this is -- example Obama's decisive leadership.
These are based -- based on accounts from people in the room career people and political people or intimately involved in the planning of this mission so what about -- here.
We'll Valerie Jarrett is -- unusual figure in American history for.
Since 1991 she has been the advisor the mentor of both the president and the First Lady.
She issued their careers and -- -- never in American history received someone who simultaneously.
To mentor to both the First Lady and -- -- United States.
And the President Obama has said.
He never makes a decision without consulting her and members of Obama's staff referred to her as the other half of Barack's brain.
-- and she panicked she did not want to -- moderate to go forward what what what it felt that the fact that he sort of -- off health -- -- a lot of these big decisions of -- let congress feel it what is it is it doesn't wanna deal with -- of of the administration past him and -- previous or people who work with the president and congress in other ways.
One of the things that surprised me is that obamacare really doesn't deserve the name it's really should be called Pelosi care.
Because at the beginning President Obama was not on board Rahm Emanuel was opposed for months and months early on.
And it was Nancy Pelosi with every moment of indecision every moment which Obama wanted to back way in which she forced the ball forward she was leading.
And he was letting her -- what did you learn about him because I've always cities of rigid.
But you know radical ideologue.
What else did you learn about him and his personality because he does -- from one of the great surprises is that how much -- defers to strong minded ideological women.
Women some people say -- like his mother.
But -- -- -- look at Nancy Pelosi you look at Hillary Clinton was able to build this incredible relationship with Obama.
These people were enemies they were rivals still -- I say the Clinton still hit.
Well maybe bill does but.
Hillary Clinton has forged a tremendous relationship she's the only cabinet member have a weekly standing meeting with the president states.
And she's used that a lot of hard work to build a solid report.
Very unlikely allies and some of the biggest accomplishments including the bin Laden raid itself.
Is thanks to Hillary Clinton not to brought this in Obama a pretty amazing leading from behind the reluctant president -- advisors who decide formally -- People make bad decisions -- form.
Richard good see -- thanks -- -- us through.
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