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Vice President Biden touting the operation that killed Osama bin Laden on the campaign trail.
But a new book reveals the vice president was actually opposed to that raids saying it could cost the president of second term.
If it weren't successful joining me now national correspondent for the Atlantic New York Times best selling author mark problem his new book is the finish.
The killing of Osama bin Laden.
And you'll probably recognize mark also as they author black mark down great to have you here thank you the well let's start with your your your first your first congratulations on your mark and it's outstanding.
I wanna get just quickly your reaction to what is going on we've been Ghazi.
I'm just your reaction well I just think it reflects the tremendous.
Tumult in that part of the world and I don't think anyone.
Including the people who are living there hasn't clear grasp of what's -- what's coming you know I think they're in the process of trying to sort things out and you know it's a tragic incident.
I know that there.
Level of security that we provide.
Particularly in consulates.
Around the world is more geared toward keeping them out of harm's way than.
Leading force with force and so if if someone.
No wonder -- this thing and it's it's light forcing the it's a life force and it's meant to be and I think a lot diplomats don't wanna be surrounded by tanks and armored personnel carriers.
So it to pick a big risk when they go into these woods well big risks the president took one going after Osama bin Laden issued document in your -- And Obama hold the separate graphics it's always -- -- -- I think we'll get back the finish the killing of Osama bin Laden they.
Europe polish that vice president Joseph Biden wasn't so sure about that -- idea.
He's whenever he appears on a bully pulpit of any sort.
A bully or otherwise.
He says it.
Well -- that actually he did announce fairly soon after this that he was the one person who opposed.
Launching the -- you know your right he really does give the president a tremendous amount of credit post.
For doing -- and I think maybe feels that way partly because the president didn't take his advice so well it's it's a good thing for everyone that he did not.
The idea that this this mission took so long term the rumors that took far too long to get to this point.
-- that he was sort of pro urged him -- view of so many buy into two that.
That proximity in that time to do it did he really have a choice.
I think that he had an opportunity and he had an enormous amount of confidence.
On the part of the military and intelligence community in his own advisors.
It would have been I think harder for him.
To decide not to do it than to do it.
And it -- your conversation with the president.
And an interest in that he.
It let you know very clearly.
That he believe the trial would have been appropriate would have -- whatever reaction there would have been in the Muslim world.
By demonstrating due process and American.
Commitments to justice and was at his preference you think -- -- be taken alive.
Yes I do I think that I don't think though that.
He was in a position to and did not.
The seals to bring him back alive I think he left.
That option to them realizing that they were going into a very dangerous situation and it becomes.
Even riskier if you -- with holding fire.
In you know -- a strong effort to take -- captive.
So I don't think there was a very strong directive in you know to the men on the ground but I do think that what the president himself would prefer.
-- ground could see you again go to the book is the finish the killing of Osama bin Laden.
It's available everywhere we highly recommend the book we thank you very.
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