View Full Version : Osama bin Laden to al-Qaeda: 'Don't bother assassinating Joe Biden'

05-12-2011, 07:02 PM
US officials have revealed that Osama bin Laden’s diaries contain the rather startling conclusion that he didn’t think Vice President Joe Biden was worth bumping off (hat tip: a tweet from my New York colleague Jon Swaine).

According to ProPublica, the Obama administration is briefing that Barack Obama was bin Laden’s the “top target” (no surprise there) while “military chiefs like the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the defense secretary” were also major scalps.

But Joe Biden’s scalp (hair plugs and all)? Apparently, not so much. A counterterrorism official said: “There is a note indicating that the vice president is not an important target because that position has less weight.”

To be fair, it seems that Uncle Joe was not mentioned by name and the al-Qaeda leader tied the comment to the constitutional weakness of the vice-presidency rather than the antics of the garrulous current occupant.

But one does suspect that bin Laden might have rather liked to have got Dick Cheney.


05-12-2011, 11:40 PM
shows a gross misunderstanding of the US government structure, if they had really want to show chaos, take out the top 5 in line for the Presidency all at the same time

American Pitbull
05-13-2011, 09:04 AM
Joe Blighten is far too humorous for Al Qaeda to take out, not to mention he poses zero threat to them as he has NO spine.

05-13-2011, 10:52 AM
this should go in the humor forum

Biden ain't worth the gun powder it takes to blow him to hell


05-13-2011, 10:56 AM
......But one does suspect that bin Laden might have rather liked to have got Dick Cheney.

So does MSNBC