Biden: Failure of OBL Raid Would’ve Made Obama ‘One-Term President’ - Printable Version
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Biden: Failure of OBL Raid Would’ve Made Obama ‘One-Term President’ - gateley - 03-14-2012 10:23 AM
Vice President Joe Biden says that President Obama put his job on the line when he authorized the covert raid into Pakistan last year to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
“This guy’s got a backbone like a ramrod,” Biden told a crowd of campaign donors in Washington, D.C., Monday night. “He said, ‘Go,’ knowing his presidency was on the line. Had he failed in that audacious mission, he would’ve been a one-term president.” /snip
In a forthcoming Obama campaign documentary on the president’s first term, Biden and former President Bill Clinton both reflect on the bin Laden raid, hailing it as a “tough decision.”
“He took the harder and more honorable path,” Clinton says in an excerpt of “The Road We’ve Traveled” released Monday. “When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, ‘I hope that’s the call I would have made.’” /snip
Hope I posted this okay. I think it's unfortunate how the news services presented the headline -- like another "Biden Oops" -- but maybe I'm just over sensitive when it comes to Biden criticism. I haven't heard anything negative on TV yet this morning, but maybe I'm a day late and this is old news?
I'm looking forward to seeing this documentary!
RE: Biden: Failure of OBL Raid Would’ve Made Obama ‘One-Term President’ - jaxx - 03-14-2012 10:36 AM
Biden is right, the wingers would have screamed if the mission had failed. Hell, they screamed anyway because they didn't know. Like they could keep a secret like that! PBO had the courage to do the right thing.
ps....you posted just fine!
RE: Biden: Failure of OBL Raid Would’ve Made Obama ‘One-Term President’ - azmouse - 03-14-2012 10:46 AM
Not only did Pres Obama do the right thing in getting OBL, he did it in a very quiet, understated way. No bragging, no boasting. Just a simple message to the nation when the mission was accomplished.
Sadly he's right - NJMaverick - 03-14-2012 10:58 AM
yet failure to find WMDs in Iraq didn't make Bush a one term President
I'm also lookin fwd to this doc. - yowzayowzayowza - 03-14-2012 11:02 AM
Hopefully it'll provide some concise issue excerpts for the coming onslaught. Thx for the post.