Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek has written a new book, Kill or Capture, about the Obama administration’s anti-terror policies, containing much information that obviously came from insiders, some of which is now the subject of demands for a special prosecutor to investigate leaks. In a review of the book in the Wall Street Journal, Mark Moyar quotes a passage that is frighteningly illuminating about the management style of the man upon whom our national security depends:
In one of his most telling passages, Mr. Klaidman depicts a passive commander in chief who often procrastinated in the hopes that problems would go away, a sharp divergence from the engaged and proactive president of the official narrative. “The president’s own elusiveness created confusion about who was in control of policy,” Mr. Klaidman writes. “In this vacuum his advisers fought brutally, each side invoking the president in support of its cause.”
This seems to epxlain the president’s policy toward Iran. It also explains why we should be frightened about his ability to contain the threat to our survival posed by Iranian nuclear arms.