Joe Biden is not a man for understatement.

At a fundraiser last night in New Jersey, the vice president bragged about President Obama’s decision authorizing the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

And then he said: “You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48% probability that he was there.”

As Olivier Knox pointed out at Yahoo! News, Biden’s analysis would place the bin Laden raid “above the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944, the surprise landing at Inchon in 1950 that turned the tide of the Korean War or, going back a bit further, George Washington’s daring night-time crossing of the Delaware River before the Battle of Trenton in 1776.”

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