It's come to this: Islamophobic crank Pam Geller (last seen on Fox Business lying about President Obama's “photoshopped” birth certificate) is now reporting that Obama didn't actually want to kill Osama bin Laden, but the military “overruled” the Commander-in-Chief and conducted the mission anyway.
As anyone familiar with the Constitution and the concept of civilian control of the military can tell you: it doesn't work that way.
Her source for this shockingly stupid report is NewsFlavor.com, which claims to have received a “communication” from their “long time D.C. Insider” in which intimate details of the most closely-guarded national security deliberations in recent memory are laid out, portraying the president as weak, vacillating, and overly concerned with politics -- basically, the right-wing caricature of Obama.
Here's the key part of the “D.C. Insider's” message [emphasis in original]:
IMPORTANT SPECIFIC: When 48 hour go order issued, CoC was told, not requested. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled. This order did not originate from CoC. Repeat - this order did not originate from CoC. He complied, but did not originate.
Independent military contacts have confirmed. Stories corroborate one another. This is legit.
The killing of Osama Bin Laden was in fact a Coup within Obama WH.
Got that? A “Coup.”
And just in case you doubt the veracity of this steaming pile of truth, the good people at NewsFlavor have done a little analysis of the now-famous photo of Obama and his national security team watching video of the Bin Laden raid:
JUST RELEASED PHOTO OF THE WHITE HOUSE “WAR ROOM” DURING THE OSAMA BIN LADEN ASSASSINATION OPERATION SHOWING A SEEMINGLY ANGRY BARACK OBAMA STILL WEARING HIS GOLF ATTIRE AND BILL DALEY, HILLARY CLINTON, AND ROBERT GATES ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF ROOM. THIS PHOTO APPEARS TO FURTHER SUPPORT THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT DAY'S EVENTS BY INSIDER...
Geller says this story “is deeply disturbing but hardly surprising.” There certainly is something disturbed at work here, I'll give her that.
UPDATE: As several commenters have pointed out, what Geller is describing is, essentially, sedition. According to the Uniform Code of Military Justice:
894. ART. 94. MUTINY OR SEDITION
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) with intent to usurp or override lawful military authority, refuses, in concert with any other person, to obey orders or otherwise do his duty or creates any violence or disturbance is guilty of mutiny;
(2) with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition;
(3) fails to do his utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in his presence, or fails to take all reasonable means to inform his superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which he knows or has reason to believe is taking place, is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition.
(b) A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.