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Biden claims again to have been shot at in Iraq

Was he ever in more danger than some kids often are in the inner cities of the United States?

Nobody was shooting at you, Joe.

According to Fox News:

“You have great personal courage. I’ve been with some of you when we’ve been shot at,” Biden told a group of diplomatic aides at the State Department Thursday. He didn’t offer details about when he’d been shot at.

The White House could not be reached for comment to detail when the president had been shot at.

The president stirred controversy when he made the initial claim of being shot at over a decade ago, and later had to walk it back.

During a Democratic presidential debate in 2007, Biden disclosed that he’d been “shot at” inside Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. “Let’s start telling the truth,” he said. “Number one, you take all the troops out — you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at. You better make sure you have protection for them, or let them die, number one.”

He amended that later, saying the quarters he was staying in while visiting the Green Zone in 2005 shook from a nearby blast, and “I was near where a shot landed.”

Patrick Campbell, legislative director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told The Hill at the time Biden should be precise in how he describes his experience in combat zones.

“Veterans don’t like it when people mischaracterize their service, people who overstate what happens to them,” he said. “We have names for them.”

3 thoughts on “Biden claims again to have been shot at in Iraq”

  1. Surprising that his handlers allowed senile Joe to travel to the State Dept and actually say something. I can just see Senile Joe’s handlers as Joe spoke, every handler’s muscle taut hoping senile joe will not say anything that will embarrass him or make him look foolish.

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