Bin Laden plotted killing Obama so the 'totally unprepared' Biden would succeed him

Joe Biden has always billed his decades-long stretch in the swamp as "experience."  His presidential election team has put him out as the steady hand, the familiar reassuring standard-bearer of business as usual, the competent guy who can handle a crisis.

So what does it say about Joe Biden's vaunted leadership in a crisis that a creature as vile as Osama bin Laden thought it would serve his interests best to have him at the helm of the U.S. as a sure way of creating chaos instead of Barack Obama?

Here's the Fox News report:

Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the "totally unprepared" Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States "into a crisis," according to documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011.

The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by The Washington Post, outlined a plan to take out Obama and top U.S. military commander David Petraeus as they traveled by plane.

"The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over the presidency," bin Laden wrote to a top deputy. "Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour ... and killing him would alter the war's path" in Afghanistan.

The Democrats will undoubtedly dismiss this whole report as irrelevant, given that bin Laden was evil personified.  But bin Laden was at war with us and seeking to destroy our entire country.  Chaos was his agenda — he wanted to see America in chaos.  And he was the terrorist who introduced us to the idea of "the strong horse."  Bin Laden always paid attention to the strong horse, saying people would always choose the strong one over the weak one.  Power, after all, is what terrorism is all about.

In his vile and diabolical mind, between bouts of watching kiddie porn in his Pakistani lair and waiting for that last view of a Marine before he was blown to hell, he was making his calculations, deciding what would be best for him, what his advantage would be.  Who that strong horse was and who that weak horse was...

He decided that Joe Biden was the weak one, weaker than even the pretty weak Obama because Biden was an incompetent, "totally unprepared," for a crisis.  All those years in Washington, and it was bin Laden's calculation that Biden had learned nothing — that he was a yes man, an ignoramus, a guy who understood nothing about enemies trying to kill us all and someone who could be manipulated to his ends.

Enemies of America like weak U.S. presidents.  That's why they scream loudest about ones who are strong.  Bin Laden wouldn't like Donald J. Trump.

It's significant, as Fox News noted, that Biden did oppose the raid that picked off bin Laden in 2011, which rather demonstrates the accurate calculation of bin Laden's views on Biden's judgment.  If Biden in fact were president in 2011 and was the leader calling the shots, bin Laden would be alive today, still plotting and conducting ever more evil terror attacks.

It's as though America dodged a bullet that he wasn't.

That ought to be a warning to voters about the capacities of this guy.  As Biden rises in the polls in the wake of a coronavirus-weary America, ugly creatures remain out there, watching, making their calculations about which leaders serve their purposes best.  Biden comes up short for us, and desirable to our enemies, based on this report.

Photo illustration by Monica Showalter with use of image by Gage Skidmore via FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0, and Needpix public domain image.