President Joe Biden boasted about following Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden to the “gates of hell” during his first address to a joint session of Congress, despite having opposed the mission to kill or capture bin Laden when he was vice president.
During the address, Biden said:
We said we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell to do it. If you’ve been to the upper Kunar Valley, you’ve kind of seen the gates of hell. And we delivered justice to bin Laden. We degraded the terrorist threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Biden did not mention he had actually opposed the 2011 Navy SEAL raid to kill or capture bin Laden at the time.
Former President Barack Obama wrote in his memoir A Promised Land that Biden “weighed in against the raid.”
Obama wrote, according to a summary by the Guardian, Biden