CIA director Leon Panetta oversaw the U.S. military operation that led to Osama bin Laden's death. Obama stopped the mission twice with phony excuses about the weather.
Days later, a frustrated Panetta, without White House knowledge, ordered the mission. The president was in the middle of a round of golf and was completely out of the loop; only after the mission was at a point of no return was the president notified.
Mr. Panetta was the only man in Washington who had everything on the line. The White House would have tossed Panetta under the bus for a failed mission, in the form of an apology to all Muslims, quicker than he took credit for an action in which he had no prior knowledge. As a result, Panetta was seen as a loose cannon by the White House.
Their problem was that he had ways and means to make things happen as director of the CIA. He was seen by the public as a success and could not be outright fired for disobeying the White House. Therefore, they had to put Panetta where he could not cause any more problems, a place where there would be multiple buffers to stop actions he may want to take. His reward/reprimand was make him the 23rd Secretary of Defense.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how Obama solves "his problems." When you see Obama look into the teleprompter and take credit for killing bin Laden, you now know the truth.