Here are some quotes from Biden that have been fact checked by the New York Post. It should come to as no surprise that Biden was wrong or lying about many of the things he said in the VP Debate. I feel sure this is just a the ones the Washington Post had room for in their paper.
It's "simply not true" that Barack Obama said he'd meet Iran's president without preconditions, Biden insisted.
I wanted to post the video, but embedding has been disabled upon request. I wonder who would request such a thing? In case you just want to take my word for it he said it and it's on tape.
* Biden said he's "always supported" clean-coal technology - after stating emphatically only last month, "We're not supporting clean coal."
* Biden asserted - repeatedly - that the US spends more money on three weeks' combat in Iraq than it's spent in Afghanistan since the war began.
That claim's only remotely intelligible if he limits Afghan expenditures merely to US rebuilding efforts - and even then, he's off by a factor of three, according to State Department numbers.
* Also on Afghanistan, Biden insisted - repeatedly - that "our commanding general in Afghanistan said the surge principle in Iraq will not work" there.
That may not be an out-and-out lie, but it took supposed foreign-policy neophyte Sarah Palin to bring any context or nuance to the statement.
What Gen. David McKiernan had said was that tribal realities in Afghanistan are very different than in Iraq - requiring a different form of cooperation.
But he flatly said more troops, and more local engagement, are needed.
* Then there was what might have been the biggest head-scratcher of the night. Said Biden of the Bush administration's supposed Middle East follies:
"When . . . along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, 'Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don't, Hezbollah will control it."
We never kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon we kicked Syria out of Lebanon in 2005. By the way who else thinks that there in no chance that the countries in Nato would have sent their troops to fight Hezbollah in Lebanon. They won't even help us with Al Qaeda in Afgahnistan.
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