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Friday, October 12, 2012

Biden falsely claimed he voted against Afghanistan, Iraq wars during debate

During the vice presidential debate on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said he voted against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday that Biden actually voted for both conflicts when he served in the Senate.

“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 during the debate. “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 added. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.”

But according to the Senate roll call at the time, Biden voted for the Sept. 14, 2001 resolution authorizing “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," the Free Beacon reported, citing the Washington Post. (Continues)

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