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Biden: Bin Laden killing most 'audacious' plan in 500 years
Politico ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein

Posted on 03/20/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by C19fan

Vice President Joe Biden is the biggest cheerleader of the president's decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound and, on Monday, he offered new praise for the choice Obama made last spring.

“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Morris Township, N.J.

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To: C19fan

Patton’s Normandy breakout.

MacArthur’s Inchon landings.

Just in case no one has mentioned these.


51 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: C19fan

I’d say D-Day June 6, 1944 was more audacious that the Bin Laden raid.


52 posted on 03/20/2012 7:43:55 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: C19fan

Joe Biden - History’s Idiot.


53 posted on 03/20/2012 7:44:49 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: C19fan

How about the “Raid at Cabanatuan” in WWII?


54 posted on 03/20/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: RJS1950

He is the dumbest VP in history, hands down. He may be one of the all-time dumbest public servants but, there are numerous contenders for that title in the House alone over just the last ten years.


55 posted on 03/20/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: unixfox

The real audacity is to assume DumBO did this and Bush or McCain would not. Personally, I don’t think ZerO had any part in this. He gave Paneta an order at CIA to get Osama when he came into office, and, until, the operation was underway and POSOTUS had no way to stop. After all, if he had failed to get bin Laden, he would be toast. And, it would have come out.


56 posted on 03/20/2012 7:49:57 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: C19fan
On second thought.....I think Biden is right.

Biden and 0 are looking at it from their buddy UBL's point of view....it is pretty audacious to think UBL would come out on top during a raid by Navy Seals.

57 posted on 03/20/2012 7:50:53 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Joe Biden was selected to be the Obama admininistration’s white lawn jockey.


58 posted on 03/20/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: PzLdr

Great list! Add the shooting down of Adm. Yamamotto, the architect of Pearl Harbor.


59 posted on 03/20/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: C19fan

48% chance? I think his name was on the mailbox.


60 posted on 03/20/2012 7:53:31 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: massgopguy
I'm with you...almost.

The Pearl Harbor attack was #2, IMO. Although if you count the erdication of the US, UK and Dutch navies in Asia in the first three months of WWII, Yamamoto is unrivaled.

Idiot Biden is boasting about taking out sitting duck Bin Laden, defended with small arms, when it was Bin Laden who was behind what I consider to be the most audacious and innovative and consequential single attack ever executed. The 9/11 attack was asymmetric genius in converting non-weapons (civilian aircraft) into kinetic projectiles and applying the force of those projectiles exactly in places where maximum damage could be inflicted. And the damage was simultaneously military, economic and political.

Audacious, in my mind requires complete surprise thus ruling out Normandy and others where the attack was inevitable and only the date unknown.

To rank high on historical significance the audacious attack must be consequential. This would rule out the Doolittle Raid and Benedict Arnold's slog through Maine to reach Quebec as they were not consequential.

61 posted on 03/20/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Don’t be ridiculous! No Navy SEALS were involved. Obama did it all by himself. Haven’t you studied from Zinn’s “The American People’s Destiny Fulfilled At Last”, Columbia University Press (2057)?


62 posted on 03/20/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by bagman
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To: C19fan

“audacious”?! In the last 500 years?!

I’m not a swearing man, but I couldn’t help it. The first thing that popped into my head was WTF?!


63 posted on 03/20/2012 7:58:40 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: AtlasStalled

Re: This man is quite probably psychotic and delusional.

I would change the statement to read he IS psychotic and delusional


64 posted on 03/20/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: avacado
And Sarah Palin was considered an “idiot” for saying one could see Russia from parts of Alaska.
(a verifiable statement)
Yet she was “too dangerous” to be considered to be a heartbeat away from the prtesidency.....
65 posted on 03/20/2012 8:05:48 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: C19fan
I keep going back the the Assclown in Chief's decision to announce OBL's death about 45 seconds after it happened.

The warriors that carried out the mission came away with a great deal of precious intel - that Bambi immediately rendered useless for political gain - by broadcasting the fact that the mission had taken place.

As soon as the other cockroaches knew OBL had been found, they scurried out of their current locations and disappeared.

Barry has no understanding of what it means to be an American

66 posted on 03/20/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: C19fan
You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan

Really Joe?

1521 Spanish chancer Hernán Cortés with a few hundred men conquers the Aztec Empire.

67 posted on 03/20/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Oztrich Boy
1982 The Catch...OK, maybe not the best example...
68 posted on 03/20/2012 8:12:07 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Seizethecarp

I’m sorry, but the Doolittle Raid was very much “consequential”, in two militarilly applicable (so setting aside the morale impact) ways: first, the Japanese drew a significant number of aircraft and their pilots, aircrew and support personnel back to the Home Islands from the combat zones as a hedge against the US trying something like it again and second it gave Yamamoto the argument he needed for the overreach of Midway.


69 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

To your post I would add..

Third it was a shot in the arm for our nation. We were reeling from our losses up to that point with no sign of any victory on the horizon. It was the first time we bloodied them and we rejoiced in the action.

Forth it made every Jap look up when planes were overhead, even their own, and wonder if the Americans were back. Masterful psyops.


70 posted on 03/20/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: C19fan

Teenaged Marines storming the beaches at Iwo Jima..........

Biden et al is so full of himself.


71 posted on 03/20/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: C19fan

Joe, I agree with you. Bin laden’s killing of the 3000 people on 9/11 was the most audacious plan in 500 years.


72 posted on 03/20/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: tanknetter; 11Bush
I just can't put the Doolittle raid remotely in the same class with the 9/11 attacks or the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Whatever influence on Midway, the Doolittle Raid might have had, it was too indirect to be consequential and that battle turned mostly on very bad luck for Yamamoto, IIRC, in having the wrong planes refueling on the deck at the wrong time and not on overreaching by Yamamoto. Don't war gaming replays to this day show Yamamoto’s forces doing much better than what actually occurred at Midway?

73 posted on 03/20/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: C19fan
Biden is such an idiot. For sure our SEALS deserve praise, but Obama??? give me a break.

Lots of FReepers mentioned great feats of military history. Just gonna add one that is near and dear to my heart. Rolling Thunder, in particular, Route Pack 6. God bless the mighty Thud and those who flew her.

74 posted on 03/20/2012 9:13:29 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: unixfox

It’s a shame that plugs is so stupid that he does not even relize what an as* he sounds like when he opens his mouth.


75 posted on 03/20/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Marguerite

Joe Biden has lost whatever sense he ever had, if he ever had any!!!

Say it isn’t so, Joe.


76 posted on 03/20/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: hometoroost

Yes, in the house we do have the island will tip over if we move all the troops there idiot and the can the rover go to where the astronauts planted the flag moron. There certainly is a large pool of almost entirely democrats.


77 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: C19fan

Killing an old man in his house in a friendly country. Not exactly daring.


78 posted on 03/20/2012 10:19:16 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Doofer; C19fan
How about the successful mission to shoot Adm. Yamamoto’s plane down in the Pacific
79 posted on 03/20/2012 10:59:18 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: allendale
And he is the Vice President of the United States.

The question is: Are they that stupid or do they think we are that stupid?

80 posted on 03/20/2012 12:57:37 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: All
How everybody on this thread so tastelessly mock the Commando In Chief? Have you no respect?


81 posted on 03/20/2012 7:54:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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