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Joe Biden Admits He Advised President Obama Not To Carry Out Bin Laden Raid
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Posted on 01/28/2012 6:10:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Joe Biden Admits He Advised President Obama Not To Carry Out Bin Laden Raid video by Josh Feldman | 11:22 pm, January 27th, 2012 » 21 comments

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a conference of House Democrats in Maryland today, and in discussing the SEAL Team raid that successfully took out Osama bin Laden, he admitted that he advised President Obama not to carry out the mission because “we have to do more things to see if he’s there.” The vice president gave an insider account of the internal discussions in the White House before the order was officially carried out.

Biden praised the president for having a “backbone like ramrod” before giving a point-by-point recollection of everything that happened in the final day before Obama gave the SEAL team its orders.

“The President, he went around the table with all the senior people including the Chiefs of Staff. He said, I have to make this decision what is your opinion. He started with the National Security adviser, the Secretary of State and he ended with me. Every single person in that room hedged their bet, except Leon Panetta. Leon said GO. Everyone else said 49, 51, this…

It got to me. Joe what do you think? I said ‘You know I didn’t know we have so many economists around the table. 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.’”

Biden said that Obama left that night promising to make a decision, and the next morning returned to the White House and made the order official.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; binladen; osama; usama
Put a name tag on him and leave him at the bus staiton........
1 posted on 01/28/2012 6:10:24 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What a lie..!

This lie is designed to make the Muslim Bisexual appear decisive and bold.

And then Biden loses nothing cuz he knows he’s already considered a JOKE.

POLITICAL EXPEDIENCE BE THY NAME.


2 posted on 01/28/2012 6:11:55 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver

Here we go... Obama is so ballsy and bold that he went against the advice of slo jo.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 6:13:36 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Sub-Driver

If true, it shows Biden’s level of idiocy.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 6:19:26 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: gaijin
Exactly. They are so transparent it's laughable.

More likely Hillary wanted to knock him while Obama locked himself in a closet.

5 posted on 01/28/2012 6:22:35 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“not to carry out the mission because “we have to do more things to see if he’s there.” “

So our cutting edge technology and our SEALS didn't know?
What horsecrap.

6 posted on 01/28/2012 6:25:00 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Sub-Driver

Proving the reliability of the Biden Principle: Just do the opposite of what he says and you’re golden.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver; potlatch; PhilDragoo; devolve; bitt

If this were true, 0 would have been in a suit at the head of the table. He was dragged in from the golf course and given a borrowed jacket at the last minute, when it was too late to muck things up.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: gaijin

Same thoughts.

And if Biden doesn’t play along, Hilary can just be replaced by Hilary.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 6:26:33 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: Sub-Driver; potlatch; PhilDragoo; devolve; bitt

If this were true, 0 would have been in a suit at the head of the table. He was dragged in from the golf course and given a borrowed jacket at the last minute, when it was too late to muck things up.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 6:26:33 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: nhwingut

I’m having a difficult time understanding this. Does the resident have to stamp his imprimatur on every operation, or is it only for High Value Targets? Are the SEALS crouching outside the compound awaiting the official GO? I can’t believe that these warriors just don’t execute the operation on their own. As they say in the SAS, “Who Dares Wins.”


11 posted on 01/28/2012 6:28:32 PM PST by Ax ( He's the only guy I ever knew that was trampled in a giraffe stampede.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Only time Biden opens his mouth is to change his feet..

Moron


12 posted on 01/28/2012 6:28:32 PM PST by rainee
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To: gaijin

In the photo the jacket shown on Obama does match that he had been wearing for golf that same day, but I’ve seen several reports that in fact OBAMA WAS NOT IN THAT ROOM.

I mean that that part of the photo might have been faked.

Obama the boooooold leader, suuuuure...!

So bold that at the Somali yacht stand-off he just let the whole SEAL team cooooooool their heels, and then the on-scene commander BROKE PROTOCOL AND ORDERED THE SHOT.

And THAT is why there was bad blood between the SEALS and the Bisexual Muslim —later that SEAL got hugely court-marshalled for “punching a POW”.

It was Obama pay-back to the SEALs for disobeying his, “sit out there and do NOTHING”-orders.

Oh suuuure Obama is soooooo bold, uh-huh...


13 posted on 01/28/2012 6:33:09 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll bet Clinton was pissed. He was on the golf course and they couldn’t get in touch with him and Osama got away.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 6:37:33 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think this is another drip that will turn into an eventual tsunami of opposition to keeping Plugs on the ticket.

Hitlery to the rescue.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 6:41:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver

This is important because? Joe? Why even waste medias time on this Joe? What internal polling do they have to keep this in the media anyway?


16 posted on 01/28/2012 6:43:23 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Barry replied by sending him out for a box of donuts.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 6:46:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS. I still beleive Osama bit the dust in that cave.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 6:58:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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19 posted on 01/28/2012 7:09:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Admits” newspeak translated to English: Claims


20 posted on 01/28/2012 7:12:59 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: rdl6989
If true, it shows Biden’s level of idiocy.

If false, it ALSO shows Biden's level of idiocy.

21 posted on 01/28/2012 7:20:32 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So was this after Slow Joe told President Bush that “Look behind you—no one’s following you!”?


22 posted on 01/28/2012 7:34:38 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Sub-Driver

As with others, I don’t buy this either. There have been so many stories out of the Obama Admin, I believe they are covering up something major - such as what one of the early leaks said- Obama was basically backed into a corner. Look at his expression in the Sit Room- he looked ticked off.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 7:49:23 PM PST by PghBaldy (Person at RP's “Campaign for Liberty”, sold "Protocols of Elders of Zion" for 3 years on C4L site)
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To: freekitty

I can’t get that out of my mind, either. Osama supposedly killed, but no pictures? Burial at sea, with no body for evidence? Most/all of the seal team killed in an “accident” only weeks later? Was there a DNA laboratory on that ship? and more?????


24 posted on 01/28/2012 7:50:26 PM PST by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: gaijin

My first thoughts were the same


25 posted on 01/28/2012 7:56:26 PM PST by uncbob
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To: bigbob
Proving the reliability of the Biden Principle: Just do the opposite of what he says and you’re golden.

Lol!

26 posted on 01/28/2012 8:10:55 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was he even in the room when the decision was made? I thought he was golfing.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 8:27:44 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Quickgun

I don’t believe those were the SEAL team members on the Osama raid that were killed shortly afterward.


28 posted on 01/28/2012 8:38:44 PM PST by binreadin
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To: Sub-Driver
i don't believe a word of it... the boy was prolly told about it when they were on short final.
29 posted on 01/28/2012 8:39:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only thing worst than an Obama presidency, would be if somehow Biden got the job. He has got to be the most stupid VP in modern history.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 8:41:23 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Sub-Driver

Uncle Joe may have been right...What evidence do you have that Bin Laden was there???


31 posted on 01/28/2012 9:05:46 PM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: gaijin

Biden will say anything because he wants to keep his job.


32 posted on 01/28/2012 9:10:53 PM PST by carola
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To: gswilder
The only thing worst than an Obama presidency, would be if somehow Biden got the job. He has got to be the most stupid VP in modern history.

Biden is 0's insurance policy. Nobody wants to see him take the reins. If he'd gone with Hillary he would have needed a taster, and triple the Secret Service squad.

33 posted on 01/28/2012 10:02:57 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Sub-Driver

Lol!


34 posted on 01/28/2012 10:48:27 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t believe you Plugs.


35 posted on 01/29/2012 4:36:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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