Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is under the gun following a damaging news report on Friday.
Then-VP Biden reportedly spoke up against launching the raid to kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who wanted to assassinate Obama because he thought if Biden were president, he would destroy America.
When asked by Fox News‘ Peter Doocy in January: “…to follow your remarks earlier, as commander-in-chief, if you were ever handed a piece of intelligence that said you could stop an imminent attack on Americans — but you have to use an airstrike to take out a terrorist leader — would you pull the trigger?”
Biden replied, “Well we did, and the guy’s name was Osama bin Laden.” Doocy pressed, “And didn’t you tell President Obama ‘don’t go’ after bin Laden that day?” As Biden claimed, “No, I didn’t. I didn’t.
The Washington Post gave Biden’s claim “Three Pinocchios” which designates statements that contain “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions” and that are in realm of “mostly false.”
The Post told, “According to the various accounts of administration officials involved in the internal debate, Biden was one of the two main skeptics of the intelligence suggesting that bin Laden was in Abbottabad. He publicly even stated that he said ‘don’t go’ until more intelligence was gathered. So it’s certainly clear he advised Obama not to go at that moment when Obama’s advisers were debating the issue. No matter what he said to Obama privately, he cannot so easily argue that he did not offer this guidance.”
As The Daily Wire reported, “In a letter, bin Laden wrote to a top Al-Qaeda official that he was instructing the Islamic terrorist organization to create two groups to watch for and target U.S. aircraft visiting the region that could be carrying Obama or then-CIA Director David Petraeus. Bin Laden specifically instructed the terrorists to ‘not to target visits by U.S. Vice President Biden.’”
Bin Laden was quoted telling, “The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him will automatically make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term, as it is the norm over there. Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the United States into a crisis.”
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