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Biden Lies About Support for Iraq War

Joe Biden claims he wasn’t for the Iraq War before he was against it, to paraphrase John Kerry.

But in fact, he was. Yet what he actually did was support the war before turning against it when the going got rough.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden has given a false account of when he turned against the Iraq War and cited details of a conversation with George W. Bush in 2003 that the former president’s aides and his current spokesman dismiss as wholly untrue.

Biden, the 2020 front-runner, said in the second Democratic presidential debate: “From the moment ‘shock and awe’ started, I was opposed to the effort and outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress and administration.”

He amplified the claim this week, adding vivid detail about what he claims Bush told him beforehand.

“He looked me in the eye in the Oval Office,” he told NPR this week, referring to 2002, when he was Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman. “He said he needed the vote to be able to get inspectors into Iraq to determine whether or not Saddam Hussein was engaged in dealing with a nuclear program. He got them in and before you know it, we had ‘shock and awe.’ Immediately, that moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment.”

A spokesman for Bush says Biden’s memory of his White House meetings was “flat wrong.”

But Biden continued to publicly back military action in Iraq for many months after the March 2003, U.S.-led invasion. In a July 2003 Senate floor speech, Biden, by ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stood squarely behind the invasion.

“I personally think this job is doable, or I wouldn’t have voted for us going into Iraq in the first place. I think it is doable,” Biden . “And I voted to go into Iraq and I’d vote to do it again.”

5 Responses to Biden Lies About Support for Iraq War

  1. Biden has turned his previous life into a Forrest Gump parody. He was there, he did that, he saw it all.
    Why the Iraq war, now? Of all the modern conflicts we’ve spent Blood and Treasure on, the Iraq war is the least of them.
    The Dems and their ‘bucket of crabs’ campaigns have lost the election before it even begins by allowing Biden to be their frontrunner.

  2. Biden seems to be one of those who lose cognitive skills as they age–he forgets words and his train of thought, fantasizes about his past, etc. I sense a bit of aphasia when he tries to explain something and a rewriting of personal history when he speaks or tries to communicate something in order to convince us he’s some sort of archetypal hero who can “save the day”, like Mighty Mouse. He wants to keep his grip on his political life because that’s the only profession he’s ever known. It’s the only way he knows how to validate himself. It really is time for him and those around him to face the truth. Biden’s future political life and success, should he win the Presidency (he won’t, as we know), would be terrible for the country. Time for him to retire and get out of the madness of political life.