President Joe Biden is trying to rewrite history…again. This time, he might actually get away with it.
On Thursday, Biden held a presser committing to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by August 31.
The withdrawal is almost complete. According to Military.com, since the U.S. invasion in 2001, “2,448 Americans have been killed in combat and another 20,722 were wounded.”
Despite the Taliban’s strength growing in Afghanistan, Biden has committed to the withdrawal before the 20 year anniversary of 9/11.
Biden said that the Taliban “are at their strongest militarily since 2001,” adding that “no nation has been able to unify Afghanistan.”
“I will not send another generation of Americans to the war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome,” he said.
But he declared that the United States accomplished its primary objectives in the war: killing Osama bin Laden and hampering al-Qaida.
But back in 2011, then-Vice President Joe Biden opposed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
It was widely reported at the time and even said by Joe himself.
Here he is at the House Democratic Retreat in 2012 saying very clearly that he opposed the raid.
In August 2015, before Joe had decided whether or not he was going to run against Hillary in the primary, Politico reported that opposing the bin Laden raid could be a real problem for him.
In May 2011, Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House Situation Room, joining President Barack Obama and his top national security officials for a crucial meeting. The question on the table: whether to order a dangerous Special Forces raid to take out Osama bin Laden.
Intelligence experts believed they had located bin Laden in a Pakistan compound, but they weren’t certain, and the risks of failure were high. After most officials present urged Obama to go for it, the president turned to Biden: “Joe, what do you think?” he asked, according to an account Biden gave months later.
“Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go,” Biden said.
By October 2015, Biden had changed his story.
Surprisingly, it was actually caught by the Corporate Media. Maybe back then they, too, were terrified of what would happen if Joe “Wrong On Nearly Every Foreign Policy And National Security Decision For 40 Years” Biden became Commander-in-Chief.
ABC called out Biden on his prevarication in October 2015.
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checked Biden on the claim.
Sleepy Joe is doing the same thing again, but this time it’s worse — he says it with a very awkward long pause first.
Biden says one of the US objectives in Afghanistan was “to bring Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell” pic.twitter.com/z7t0QUkOgx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 8, 2021
It’s difficult to believe that this is the Leader of the Free World.
This awkward pause by Joe could be a sign of a few things:
a) he’s not as sharp as he used to be and after forgetting what it was he was saying, he has to take a moment to gather his thoughts;
b) he’s working out how to spin this story to his benefit when he’s been on record for years saying that he was the only guy in the room opposing the raid;
c) he’ got an earpiece and is being told what to say by handlers;
d) Joe Biden has no clue what the heck he’s doing or saying.
But notice… there isn’t the same “fact-checking” by the journos out there. Just do a quick web search on “Biden + bin Laden + gates of hell.”
You will find this report from Sky News Australia, though.
It’s so embarrassing that the President of the United States of America is this weak old man who can’t seem to handle a brief press conference while authoritarians in China and Russia are ascending.
God help us all!