Biden told many lies, and made many exaggerations last night. One of them — a big and obvious lie — is being ignored by fact-checks on ABC News and Associated Press. And yet it was a known lie caught during his debate with Sarah Palin four years ago. Ryan should have been prepared for this — as both Obama and Biden have a propensity to repeat the same information no matter how false it is. Biden, during the debate: [...]
The general that she referred to in this evening’s debate should have been McKiernan, not “McClellan”.
Nevertheless, Joe Biden characterized the general as saying: The fact is that our commanding general in Afghanistan said today that a surge — the surge principles used in Iraq will not — well, let me say this again [...]
The most intriguing part was Senator Biden’s insistence that he ONLY supported the Iraq resolution to threaten, not to actually attack.
BIDEN: With regard to Iraq, I indicated it would be a mistake to — I gave the president the power. I voted for the power because he said he needed it not to go [...]