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Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in 2012 Elections, Politics | 16 comments

Biden Disappoints In Bin Laden Comments

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I want to preface my comments by saying that while I don’t always agree with him I’ve long been a fan of Joe Biden. He has always struck me as a decent man and one who, while always a firm partisan, still tries to maintain a level of honor and dignity in his politics.

That is why I found his comments on the killing of Osama Biden Laden to be disappointing.

I understand that this was a big success of the Obama Presidency and as I’ve said before on this site I think the President deserves a great deal of credit for making the tough calls to order the strike.

But I also think that the prior two administrations deserve a lot of credit because it is on their work and efforts that we were in a position to make the decisions under Obama. And to listen to Biden pretty much suggest that only the Obama administration really deserves credit for the killing is disappointing to say the least.

Equally disappointing is the mantra of citing one comment by Mitt Romney or George Bush to suggest that this means they never would have done anything to get Bin Laden. I’m quite sure we could find comments from not only Obama and Biden but probably from every member of the Cabinet and the Congress that could suggest they felt the same way or that they opposed some other popular and vital national security move.

Now I have no doubt that there will be plenty of disagreement with this post. Some will come from those who are sincerely in disagreement but I suspect too much of it will come from the “my side can never be wrong” crowd and that is sad.

Vice President Biden is a good and decent man. He’s a man I’ve respected over the years and this one incident won’t stop me from continuing to do so.

But it does disappoint me that he didn’t choose to take the higher road.

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