Joe Biden Undercuts Hillary Clinton On Decision To Invade Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden speak at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, but he specified in a recent video that he disagreed with her advice to go into Libya to assist in the removal of dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

“I argued strongly against going,” Biden said in an interview with Charlie Rose on Monday evening.

Rose asked Biden if it was a mistake to overthrow dictators like Saddam Hussain, Qaddafi and even Hosni Mubarak.

Biden volunteered that he did not support the president’s decision to go into Libya — something that his Secretary of State supported.

“My question was, okay, tell me what happens. He’s gone. What happens?” Biden recalled. “Doesn’t the country disintegrate? What happens then? Doesn’t it become a place where it becomes a Petri dish for the growth of extremism? Tell me? Tell me what we’re going to do.”

“And it has,” Rose replied, pointing to the devolving chaos in the country.

“And it has,” Biden confirmed.

Biden indicated support for Clinton’s bid for president, after President Obama signaled his support for her.

“Anybody who thinks that whoever the next president is, and God willing, in my view it will be Secretary Clinton,” Biden earlier this month.