Pre VP debate: Biden - not Romney - opposed bin laden raid, writes AEI's Marc Thiessen

In advance of the Vice Presidential candidates debate on Thursday, October 11, we thought you would be interested in AEI fellow Marc Thiessen's recent Washington Post column about Biden's opposition to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

"[T]oday it is Biden -- the lone opponent of immediate action to kill bin Laden -- who is painting Romney as unfit for office because he allegedly would have opposed it. There is, of course, no evidence that Romney would not have ordered the bin Laden raid. But we now know for certain that, were it up to Biden, the raid would not have gone forward."

Marc Thiessen has served in a senior position at the White House, as a speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, and as a senior policy adviser to the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the author of Courting Disaster in which he discusses the CIA interrogation program.

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  • A member of the White House senior staff under President George W. Bush, Marc A. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to the president and to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Prior to joining the Bush administration, Thiessen spent more than six years as spokesman and senior policy adviser to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.). He is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post, and his articles can be found in many major publications. His book on the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program, Courting Disaster (Regnery Press, 2010), is a New York Times bestseller. At AEI, Thiessen writes about U.S. foreign and defense policy issues for The American and the Enterprise Blog. He appears every Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" and makes frequent appearances on other TV and talk radio programs.


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