While serving as Vice President to former President Barack Obama, Joe Biden said he would not have given the green light on the Seal team raid in Afghanistan that killed international terrorist and Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
Now, at the ten year anniversary of the operation, Biden says he would have done it differently.
“Joe weighed in against the raid,” Obama wrote about the operation saying his vice president was worried about “the enormous consequences of failure” recommending Obama instead “should defer any decision until the intelligence community was more certain that Bin Laden was in the compound”.
Obama ended up making the right call. The raid was successful and Bin Laden was eliminated. Biden wanted to do a low recon flight over the Bin Laden compound which could have alerted the terrorist leader of an impending strike against him by American forces. After all, it’s not exactly a common sight to see a U.S. drone flying over the suburbs of mountainous Pakistan.