In an interview with Fox News on Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden was asked if he could replicate the quick and efficient decision-making of President Donald Trump if he were given the opportunity to take out one of the United States’ worst enemies.
“As commander in chief, if you were ever handed a piece of intelligence that said you could stop an imminent attack on Americans — but you have to use an airstrike to take out a terrorist leader — would you pull the trigger?” Fox News asked Biden, referring to the strike against Iran’s Qassem Soleimani.
“Well we did – the guy’s name was Osama bin Laden,” Biden replied.
If Biden were being interviewed by his buddies in the liberal press, he could have probably gotten away with that answer. Well, let’s face it, the leftist media would have never asked the question in the first place, since they’ve decided to run with the narrative that killing Soleimani was a tragic mistake that will likely send us spinning into World War III. But assuming they did, it would have been solely for the purpose of reminding viewers that Biden and Obama were responsible for killing the al Qaeda leader.
Fortunately, the Fox News reporter had a longer memory.
“Didn’t you tell President Obama not to go after bin Laden that day?” they asked.
“No, I didn’t,” Biden said.
Biden said? Rather, we should say, “Biden lied.”
Because at a retreat for congressional Democrats in 2012, Biden held court and told the gathered that he was among those in Obama’s inner circle who urged the president to stand down.
“Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go — we have to do two more things to see if he’s there,” Biden said at the time, recalling his advice.
So…which was it, Joe? Were you for the killing of bin Laden or were you against it? Or does it just depend on which audience you’re talking to at the moment?
“This isn’t another instance of Joe Biden misspeaking, it’s an instance of Biden flat-out lying,” said RNC spokesman Steve Guest.
Biden and the rest of the 2020 Democrats are having an awful week. In their desperation to bash Trump for authorizing the strike on Suleimani, they are proving that they don’t have what it takes to sit in the Oval Office and make the tough calls. Trump is more vehemently opposed to Middle Eastern military entanglements than all of these Democrats put together, but he doesn’t wait for “push” to become “shove” before taking decisive action. That’s a trait of great leadership, and it’s a trait missing from the Democratic primary stage.