'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Only If You Never Picked Up a History Book

This from Crazy Joe Biden is to marvel at:
Biden: Bin Laden killing most 'audacious' plan in 500 years
By Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Vice President Joe Biden is the biggest cheerleader of the president's decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound and, on Monday, he offered new praise for the choice Obama made last spring.

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,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Morris Township, N.J.

“Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?” Biden asked. Obama, he said, “is willing to do the right thing and risk losing.” [link]
There you have the Obama/Biden campaign strategy for 2012. I killed Osama bin Ladin. Reelect me.

Keep thinkin' that, genius.

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* Me?  I'd put Chancellorsville right up there.  Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, facing a foe that was well over twice the size of their Army of Northern Virginia, an enemy that was vastly superior to their force in arms and ammunition, went on the attack and annihilated General Joseph Hooker's Army of the Potomac in one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War.

Perhaps Crazy Joe is right, though.  It could be that Obama nodding his head to a subordinate, an acknowledgement that sent Seal Team Six into bin Ladin's home, was far more ... audacious.

Don't blame Biden for not knowing any better.  He was probably studying linear algebra and algorithm analysis the day they were teaching History 101.  Or maybe he was watching "Little House on the Prairie" that day.  Who knows.

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See "White House Backs Biden's Claim That Killing Bin Laden Was Boldest Mission in ‘500 Years’." A reporter makes the argument for D-Day being at least sowewhat more audacious than Obama's grunt in acquiescence. It's arguable.  But probably true.