Re-writing history again
Source: Steve Watson
Announcing a troop drawdown in Afghanistan (which was scheduled to happen much sooner under President Trump anyway) Joe Biden claimed credit for the 2011 Navy Seal raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound, even though at the time he OPPOSED it.
Except it wasn’t Biden who said this at all, it was John McCain, who ran AGAINST Biden and Obama in 2008:
Biden only used the “gates of hell” phrase years later in reference to ISIS, but he has never been one to let facts get in the way of a good yarn.
Indeed, when it comes to Bin Laden, Biden actually opposed the raid that supposedly took the Al Qaeda kingpin out.
In 2012, Biden noted “The president, he went around the table with all the senior people, including the chiefs of staff, and he said, ‘I have to make a decision. What is your opinion?’ He started with the national security advisor, the Secretary of State, and he ended with me.”
Biden has been attempting to erase this priceless nugget for some time now:
Meanwhile, Biden’s ‘decision’ to carry forth Trump’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has surprised and angered several neocon establishment figures, who never want to see the conflict there end.
House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) released a statement Tuesday declaring that the move “abandons our global leadership position, and plays into our adversaries’ hands.”
“President Biden’s decision hands the Taliban and al Qaeda a propaganda victory,” Cheney proclaimed.
Retired Army Gen. and former CIA head David Petraeus added that “Ending U.S. involvement in an endless war doesn’t end the endless war. It just ends our involvement. And I fear that this war is going to get worse.”
Both Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham expressed opposition with the latter calling the decision “a disaster in the making” and “dumber than dirt.”
Practically the only Republican to express agreement with the move was Senator Rand Paul: