Skip to comments.Fact check: Biden again dishonestly suggests he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning
Posted on 01/06/2020 12:13:23 PM PST by Red Badger
Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden dishonestly suggested on Saturday that he had opposed the war in Iraq "from the very moment" it began in 2003 -- even though Biden's campaign said in September that he "misspoke" when he made a similar claim. Biden was responding Saturday to a voter in Des Moines, Iowa, who told him, "I'm with you 90% of the way" but questioned his judgment in part because "you were for the second Gulf War, which was a mess." Biden said that "from the very moment" President George W. Bush launched his "shock and awe" military campaign, and "right after" that occurred, "I opposed what he was doing, and spoke to him." It's false that Biden opposed the war from the moment Bush started it in March 2003. Biden repeatedly spoke in favor of the war both before and after it began.
Biden's language on Saturday -- saying he opposed "what he was doing" at the moment the war commenced -- was more vague than his language in September, when he flatly said he had opposed "the war" at that moment. But the new version was highly misleading even under the most generous interpretation. On both occasions -- and on another occasion earlier this week -- Biden created the impression that he had been against the war at a key moment when he was actually a vocal supporter.
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Joe might just not remember.
Maybe it was his war with Corn Pop that he was against.
The dems and their partners in the media don’t want an old white guy in the race.
Although I don’t consider Biden to be “smooth” in any real sense, he is nevertheless a “smooth talker”. He phrases things as artfully as he can manage so that he can lie to you without quite lying. He’s a used car salesman. He’s a politician. He just wants to get away with whatever he can getaway with.
President Trump, on the other hand, is not a smooth talker. He doesn’t “filter” himself because he doesn’t need to filter himself. He says what he means. He means what he says. That’s part of the reason the smooth talkers hate him.
Maybe he’s remembering Vietnam....... it’s seared into his memory, like John Kerry...............
His Campaign is always correcting him.
Something is wrong.
With the Media and his brain.
They don’t want a ‘white anything’ in the race.............
He says whatever he figures the people in front of him at any given time want to hear...................
Sounds like Biden was breathing heavy during the Vietnam war.
I opposed running a war of occupation and pointed out that within the middle east punative wars are appropriate.
Yes, drop the bombs, destroy the infrastructure, then leave.............
They’re turning on him?
Who do they have waiting in the wings to take the Dem nomination?
More “truth over facts” in action.
Is he saying he was against the war from the start..and not for it until he was against it?
I think he’s mixing up his wars, Vietnam with Gulf War II and Desert Storm................
The dirty secret is the leadership of the Democrat Fascist party is acting exactly like they always have done. They simply stopped lying about it now.
The only reason they were forced to put a sock in it after 09-11 was the people would of lynched them. The day after 09-11 people like Hillary Clinton were complaining about having to get the President a blank check to fight the terrorists.
The people running the Democrat Fascist Party are pure scum who have no business being in any position of political power anywhere
Biden is precisely what’s wrong with American politics.
Makes sense, opposed the Iraq War but was all in for Libya and removing Gaddafi.......yeah, okie dokie. This sh*t getting to the point that any time any DEM libtard running for POTUS opens their mouth, they flat out making sh*t up or outright lying. Like WTF, and peeps still identify or stay Democrats. The idiocy is real.
Enjoy this while you can -- once Joe is the nominee, all these pinnochio moments will be scrubbed from media websites.
I would go even further. I wouldn’t even claim responsibility. “no comment”
Let them see us as a hurricane that takes in the night.
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