In 2012 the Washington Post reported on a group of documents that revealed some plans of the terrorist leader Bin Laden. In those documents, Bin Laden made this statement;
“The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over the presidency,” bin Laden wrote to a top deputy.
“Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour … and killing him would alter the war’s path” in Afghanistan.
Biden has struggled to clarify exactly what his opinion in the raid of Osama Bin Laden’s compound was. Seal Team six entered Bin Laden’s compound and killed Bin Laden shortly after the message above was sent. But Biden opposed the raid initially, according to early statements by Obama as well as Biden himself – who later retracted and changed what he said concerning the raid.
Here was Biden’s original description of what he said regarding the raid;
The next time Biden was speaking on this issue, he said something very different.
Biden’s explanation was simple for these seemingly inconsistent answers; he hadn’t told the whole story the first time.
“…everything I said was completely accurate, I just never, until last Tuesday night, told the whole story.” Biden said that “in order to give the president the leeway he needed, I said ‘Mr. President, there’s one more thing we can do’ … one more pass to see if it was bin Laden. I said, ‘You should do that, and there’d still be time to have the raid, but that’s what I would do.’”
Biden again said he privately told Obama: “I know you should do it, but follow your instincts.”
When Biden was pressed on this he said, “The reporting was accurate when I said ‘I didn’t say go.’ And I didn’t. What I said was, ‘Mr. President, try one more thing.’”
“Imagine if I had said, ‘Mr. President, go,’ and he didn’t go? And then, bin Laden did something else bad? They would’ve said, ‘Well, everybody said, even his vice president said to go, and he said no.’” Biden explained. “And had I said, ‘By the way, when I went up privately I told him to go,’ it would’ve made it look like I was self-aggrandizing.”
Obama later clarified that Biden also opposed the raid during a debate with Mitt Romney;
In light of Biden’s recent nomination to the last remaining Democratic candidacy, every American will soon have to answer this question; Should we elect the man that Usama Bin Laden wanted to be President?
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Matthew – Strictly News