The cynical REASON Biden didn’t want go ahead with the Bin Laden raid is somehow more disqualifying than his bad judgment itself.
How awkward is it for sleepy Joe that the al-Baghdaddy story came up just in time to remind us all how Joe was on the wrong side of history for an event as monumental as dispatching the nation’s most hated terrorist enemy to Dante’s Easy Bake.
That’s right, Old Joe had a quiver in his liver when it came time to give the green light to sending Satan’s ugly step kid to Hell where he belonged.
He was a dissenting vote. He was, in fact, one of ONLY TWO dissenting votes.
President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into Al Qaeda-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound.
If things had gone horribly wrong, Trump would have been blamed and borne the consequences. Just ask Jimmy Carter how the Desert One disaster affected his reelection. Trump knew the political risks but gave the order to go anyway.
Would former Vice President Joe Biden have done the same? Unlikely.
The former vice president advised President Obama not to carry out the raid that killed Usama bin Laden. As Mark Bowden, author of “The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” explained in 2012: “The only major dissenters were Biden and [then-Defense Secretary Robert] Gates, and before the raid was launched, Gates would change his mind.”
We have the text of Joe’s answer:
During a meeting in the Situation Room, Biden later recalled, Obama turned to him and asked, “Joe, what do you think?” Biden answered: “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go.”
Worse, Biden’s reason had nothing to do with national security. According to Bowden, Biden told the president that “if the effort failed, Obama could say goodbye to a second term.”
At the moment America had the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks in her sights, Biden was worried about politics, the absolute last thing a commander in chief should be thinking about in such circumstances. In the end, Bowden wrote, “Every one of the president’s top advisers except Biden was in favor of immediate action.”
When it was his JOB to defend national security, the guy who’d spent his entire life sucking on the government teat was far more interested in his own JOB security.
And that nutless wonder DARES to criticize the current Commander in Chief?
That statement, on its own, completely disqualified Old Joe.
There are plenty of self-interested Mercenary types floating around Washington DC. The last thing we need is to elect one as President.
Sit this one out, Joe.
Your opinion — together with a couple of bucks — might be worth a cup of coffee.