Video: Biden lied about voting against wars

posted at 10:41 am on October 12, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s a good catch from the Washington Free Beacon on a point I missed during the debate itself.  Joe Biden attacked Paul Ryan for his votes to support two wars as the reason for the massive deficits we now face.  Biden also claimed to have voted against both.  The only problem with that argument is that it’s entirely false:

“By the way, they talk about this great recession like it fell out of the sky–like, ‘Oh my goodness, where did it come from?’” Biden said. “It came from this man voting to put two wars on a credit card, at the same time, put a prescription drug plan on the credit card, a trillion dollar tax cut for the very wealthy.”

“I was there, I voted against them,” Biden continued. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.”

Then Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 which authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

And on Oct. 11, 2002, Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq, according to the Washington Post.

Of course, in the heat of the debate, few viewers will recall how Biden voted in 2001 and 2003.  Considering the Obama administration’s constant prevarications on the Benghazi terror attack, though, this kind of lie might stick to Biden’s flesh for a while.  When it comes to war, you just can’t trust Joe Biden to either know the truth or tell it to you.


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