Biden: Osama bin Laden raid most audacious plan in more than 500 years!

Vice President Joe Biden’s changing up history. Actually, he’s ignoring successful historical military events unless they took place after the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama.

From Blackfive. At a fundraising event last night in New Jersey, Biden mentioned the following concerning the planned raid on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan.

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.

The first thing that came to mind was World War II’s D-Day on June 6, 1944. I’d say that was a pretty audacious plan, where more than 200,000 Allied casualties were incurred. I’d suggest the probability for success was pretty low on D-Day. Blackfive reminds us of the North Vietnam Son Tay Raid in 1970.

But it’s not just Binden’s lack of historical knowledge here that should be noted, rather his constant desire to prove his boss is a real tough guy willing to make military decisions without concern for his political ambitions.

Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president? …

This guy is willing to do the right thing and risk losing.

I never got the impression President Bush (43) felt the need to justify his decisions by suggesting they could destroy him politically, rather he justified decisions since they were the right thing to do at the time, with the information available. There is an important difference.

MCQ at Blackfive notes…

This is an attempt to equate saying “yes” to the raid while sitting in a room in DC to the courage necessary to execute the raid.  That supposedly risking your political future is akin to actually risking your life in the raid.  This is an attempt to frame a decision that really wasn’t very tough at all into an agonizing, courageous and risky choice.

MCQ mentions the really tough decision would be to called it off, and risk learning later that he was definitely there, and have the information go public.

As an addendum, I want to point out claims from both the left and the right that the United States people have “never been so divided” when it comes to “political discourse” is total bull shit. It’s been this way for hundreds of years, the only difference is the speed of information as compared to, oh let’s just say the 1860s … during the time of the American Civil War.

If ever – God forbid – we get to the point of division and political discourse that leads to an armed conflict between the states, federal government and/or the people, only after that fight will we be able to re-define when we were most divided. To claim 2012 represents a time where we have “never been so divided” not only ignores the Civil War, but also devalues the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as well as other events in American history when we were pretty opinionated.

19 replies
  1. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    As we are just past the Ides of March, I note that historically all assassinations are for political/military gain and it is a time-honored tradition. One of my history-changing favorites was Yamamoto in ’43. Although it is the height of bad manners to yuck it up about them….?

  2. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    I doubt Obama would invade Pakistani territory with less than 50% likelihood that Usama would be found.?? I find Obama’s disregard for law and the other two branches of government to be audacious, and pushing through Obama-Care by hook and crook, while telling us that it would save us money- criminal!

    • Sal
      Sal says:

      He doesn’t know history doesn’t know which Giants team he is talking about winning in San Fransisco and the left made fun of Dan Quayle for the spelling of potato ?

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Steve, as always great points! I would also like to point out Truman’s decision to drop bombs to end a war. The other disturbing point about President Obama that I will restate continually, is that he does not respect our troops and their sacrifice. How can he lower healthcare benefits to troops? I bet ACORN is still getting bennies, just under another name.

  4. Dr Underhill
    Dr Underhill says:

    Deep inside Biden is a Quaker Oats-like funnel of? idiots receding? into infinity.? We’ve decided he’s an Event Horizon that not a particle of intelligence can escape, so we have to pray nothing happens to Obama except losing by a landslide..

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Biden was picked either to be ?bama’s best life insurance, or make ?bama look intelligent by comparison (and live up to the mythology)!
      ?

  5. JBS
    JBS says:

    SloJoe makes Homer Simpson look like a Mensa member. D’oh! Homer is a cartoon character and SloJoe is . . . never mind.

  6. winnie
    winnie says:

    I love when people say, “We’re sooooo? divided…we have to compromise!” (usually a lib saying it).? So, who’s supposed to give up their values to bridge the great divide?? First of all, their values are limited, so that was more of a rhetorical question.?? Second of all, if any and all division ceased to exist that would make us a one-party system and I just *know* what party that would be (think welfare).?
    I also find it interesting that people thought that the election of an (apparently) black president would end any and all remaining racial tension in this country.? I’m nearly positive that if a woman were elected to the presidency that any and all sexism would instantly end, too.? Some people are soooooo naive.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      THEY create the divide, then tell US that we have to bridge it.? The incremental destruction of our society.

      • Lynn
        Lynn says:

        Is that US =United States because THEY=this administration, is definitely NOT United States of America-like! You can chuckle now

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