When even scumbag former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden knows you’re incompetent, you might want to rethink your line of work.
In an uncovered letter bin Laden wrote, dated May 2010, he urged followers to target former President Barack Obama and then-CIA director David Petraeus, but to leave then-Vice President and current President Joe Biden alone because he’s “totally unprepared” to be presdient and that he would “lead the US into a crisis.”
“Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis,” bin Laden wrote.
Here is the full passage from the letter, which instructs bin Laden’s followers who and who not to target:
I asked Shaykh Sa'id, Allah have mercy on his soul, to task brother Ilyas to prepare two groups - one in Pakistan and the other in the Bagram area of Afghanistan - with the mission of anticipating and spotting the visits of Obama or Petraeus to Afghanistan or Pakistan to target the aircraft of either one of them. They are not to target visits by US Vice President Biden, Secretary of Defense [Robert] Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Chairman) [Michael] Mullen, or the Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan [Richard] Holbrook[e]. The groups will remain on the lookout for Obama or Petraeus. The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term, as it is the norm over there. Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour in this last year of the war, and killing him would alter the war's path.
Bin Laden figured that having Biden as the president would be a net-positive for the terrorists trying to attack the U.S.
Fast forward 11 years, Biden’s bungled withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan caused an immediate vacuum, which opened the door for the Taliban to take the country over in a short period of time.
The New York Post reported that the letter was found in bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan following his reported death at the hand of U.S. forces back in 2011.
West Point’s Combatting Terrorism Center published the documents found for public consumption.