Oh, I dunno.... the fact that it took 4 days should have clued you that Obama was not being decisive, David. Read this email I got:
Just fwiw, that e-mail made the rounds a lot and was also the subject of a lot of follow up discussion. There are serious inconsistencies in the account as put out in the e-mail. And there have been some fairly consistent denials as to the veracity of most of the claims.
Snopes has a page on it in case anyone is interested