Joe Biden is supposed to be an expert on foreign policy.
That is why he was the right choice for VP. Right?
“Pakistan already has nuclear weapons. Pakistan already has deployed nuclear weapons. Pakistan’s weapons can already hit Israel and the Mediterranean.” It would take an ICBM, so probably not. The longest-ranged weapon Pakistan has would only reach about halfway to Israel. (h/t Ace)
“When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, ‘Move NATO forces in there.’” Um, no. Complete fabrication (on both the Hezbollah-kicking and NATO counts).
“[W]e spend more money in three weeks on combat in Iraq than we spent on the entirety of the last seven years that we have been in Afghanistan building that country.” Again, no [10/5, fixed the link]. The totals are $661.1 billion in Iraq versus $177.5 billion in Afghanistan. Biden inflates the difference by a factor of twenty.
“Ahmadinejad does not control the security apparatus in Iran. The theocracy controls the security apparatus.” The theocrats in Iran certainly have a great deal of power, but using that to say Ahmadinejad does not is pretty, well, stupid. Furthermore, how dumb is the argument that talking to Ahmadinejad does not matter because of this? Pretty dumb.
AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.
“John McCain voted against a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty that every Republican has supported.” Every Republican except John McCain and 49 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate, that is.
AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.
IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.
“Here’s what the president said when we said no. He insisted on elections on the West Bank, when I said, and others said, and Barack Obama said, “Big mistake. Hamas will win. You’ll legitimize them.” What happened? Hamas won.” Mistaking the West Bank for Gaza.
My favorite Biden gaffe was when he said, in reply to a question about what would happen if Obama died and he became POTUS,- drumbeat, please – “That would be a national tragedy”. Am I the only one who caught that?
I don't have room here to list all his lies/gaffes.
I don't mean just during the debate.
I mean all the time.
Now everyone makes mistakes.
And when you are on the campaign trail
every day talking, mistakes will happen.
But you just can't make things up if you
call yourself an expert.
Remember he is a Foreign Policy expert.
But he doesn't sound like one.
Why does he get a free pass?
Because he is a Liberal.
He is in favor of Big Goverment.
He is for abortion on demand.
He is for Government run health care.
So no matter what he says or does
he gets a free pass.
[unlike Bush or Palin]
This is what you get from
the antique/State run media.
The Libreals say "we don't care how bad
Joe is because he is one of us".
Obama picked Biden of VP
(instead of Hillary Clinton) because
Biden makes Obama look good.
Remember this: "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me." --Joe Biden, speaking at a town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Joe said this:
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened." –Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time.