Remember when Biden took down Hitler?
During President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, he bragged about following Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda terrorist leader, to the “gates of hell,” even though at the time he was against the mission to kill or capture bin Laden when he was vice president.
Liberals accused Donald Trump of lying all the time, usually referring to his exaggerations. In a conversation Trump would say, “Yeah, I know Frank. He’s the greatest guy on the planet,” only to have CNN do an investigative report and reveal that the greatest guy on the planet was a guy named Eddie. “I paid the guy $100,” the former president would say, only to have the New York Times do a report saying that after taxes the guy only got $78, therefore Trump lied.
At the same time, we can look at a career in Washington spanning close to 50 years of lies told by Joe Biden and the press lets him get away with most of it.
During his address Wednesday night, Biden said, “We said we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell to do it. If you’ve been to the upper Kunar Valley, you’ve kind of seen the gates of hell. And we delivered justice to bin Laden. We degraded the terrorist threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.”
Biden forgot the tell the part where in reality he opposed the Navy SEAL raid in 2011 that wound up killing Osama bin Laden.
While our media made a story out of President Trump getting two scoops of ice cream when everyone else got only one, they will say nary a peep about President Biden taking credit for killing the most wanted terrorist on the planet when he was against the mission right from the start. I think a lie of omission like that is far more important than the former president’s love of ice cream.
Former President Barack Obama, Biden’s old boss, wrote in his memoir called “A Promised Land” that his Vice President Joe Biden “weighed in against the raid.”
Obama wrote that Biden was worried about “the enormous consequences of failure,” and counseled that the president “should defer any decision until the intelligence community was more certain that bin Laden was in the compound.”
In the end, the SEALs were successful and bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was dead. No thanks to Joe Biden, who, in the end, followed White House security to the gates of the parking lot.
Obama never wrote about any later conversations with Biden, however, he wrote that after they declared the bin Laden mission a success, “As the helicopters took off, Joe placed a hand on my shoulder and squeezed, ‘Congratulations, boss.’”
For goodness’ sake, in 2012, Biden admitted telling Obama not to go ahead with the raid, saying he told the president, “My suggestion is don’t go.”
Here he is in his own words.
As with other bullschtein stories Biden has told over the years, his advice to not go ahead with the mission morphed into he was a part of the decision to go get the terrorist leader and then he plagiarized a line from the now-late John McCain (R-AZ).
“I said, among — with others, we’d follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That’s exactly what we did, and we got him.”
For decades, the Washington press touted Biden as an expert on foreign affairs. I don’t know why, because he has been wrong about every single decision he ever came to over foreign affairs.
Even Robert Gates, who served as President Obama’s Defense Secretary when being interviewed by CBS’s “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan if he stood by something he wrote in his memoir that Biden had “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Brennan said, “I was rereading your memoir before we sat down to talk and you said in your memoir, Joe Biden is impossible not to like.” She added, “Would he be an effective commander-in-chief?”
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Gates responded, “I– I don’t know. I don’t know. I– I think I stand by that statement. He and I agreed on some key issues in the Obama administration. We disagreed significantly on Afghanistan and some other issues. I think that the vice president had some issues with the military. So how he would get along with the senior military, and what that relationship would be, I just– I think, it– it would depend on the personalities at the time.”
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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