Joe Biden Was Against The Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden [Video]
Hold the press! Joe Biden was one of several Democrats who was against giving the go order for the SEAL team to take out Osama Bin Laden. In this case though, you can never underestimate a President whose approval rating are in the toilet. President Obama gave the order and Osama is history.
In a speech delivered over the weekend at a Democratic congressional retreat, Biden recalled the moment when the vote was taken. Biden said,
“Every single person in that room hedged their bet except Leon Panetta. Leon said go. Everyone else said, 49, 51. He got to me. He said, ‘Joe, what do you think?’ And I said, ‘You know, I didn’t know we had so many economists around the table.’ I said, ‘We owe the man a direct answer. Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go. We have to do two more things to see if he’s there,’”
It would be interesting if he had told the conference what type of proof he wanted to see.
Biden used the moment as an excuse to praise the President saying,
“It says less about bin Laden than it does about character about this guy leading from behind–this guy doesn’t lead from behind, he just leads,”
The possible raid was so secret that the president did not tell his wife before it happened.
At his State of the Union Address President Obama recounted that moment and said,
“One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the SEAL Team took with them on the mission to get Bin Laden. On it are each of their names. Some may be Democrats. Some may be Republicans. But that doesn’t matter. Just like it didn’t matter that day in the Situation Room, when I sat next to Bob Gates — a man who was George Bush’s defense secretary; and Hillary Clinton, a woman who ran against me for president. All that mattered that day was the mission. No one thought about politics. No one thought about themselves.”
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