I found it kind of strange that the public was informed that SEAL Team 6 took out Osama Bin Laden. I thought that was the sort of information kept under wraps, not to be released for years. Perhaps that was the plan in this case, but then Vice President Joe Biden opened his big mouth. Someone needs to get that guy a muzzle.
Since President Barack Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” had killed Osama bin Laden, US government officials have carefully stuck to the line that they will not talk about which units were involved.
Obama did not say it was the SEALs. In numerous television appearances, Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan didn’t and his deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough didn’t. Despite the numerous news reports that named the SEALs, none of the anonymous briefers from the CIA and Pentagon would confirm it. ….
But here’s what the legendarily verbose and loose-lipped Vice President Joe Biden said at a dinner at Washington’s Ritz Carlton Hotel last night to mark the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic Council:
“Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday.”
It got worse from there.
Um, wasn’t Biden chosen to be Obama’s VP because of his vast foreign policy experience?
Who knows, maybe it was by design.
Update: The Sundries Shack linked – thanks!