Joe Biden Did Not Have the Guts to Get Osama bin Laden

Then-President Barack Obama speaks about Syria next to then-Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden at the White House in 2013. (Mike Theiler/Reuters)
When the time came for a gutsy call, the vice president said ‘don’t go.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden wants to run on Barack Obama’s record. Obama himself, speaking at the Democratic convention last month, glossed over Biden’s own record while reassuring listeners of Biden’s value as a wing man: “For eight years, Joe was the last one in the room whenever I faced a big decision.”

The single best moment of Obama’s presidency was the May 2011 raid into Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden. It only happened because Obama ignored Joe Biden when he said, “Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go.” Biden is all too aware that he got the biggest decision of the Obama presidency

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