I had wondered how the famously indecisive BHO had so quickly given the go ahead for the OBL raid.
Maybe I have watched too much "West Wing," but this sounds plausible.
Of course, West Wing was FICTION. And this may be fiction also.
I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.
As always, ATSRTWT
(nod to the lovely Blonde)