Shocker: Joe Biden Lied About Voting For Iraq/Afghanistan Wars
“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?’” Vice President Joe Biden said during last night’s 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 continued. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.”
The problem? Joe Biden actually did vote for both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:
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.
If Biden wants to finger-point about “voting to put two wars on a credit card,” then he should point the finger at himself.
And by the way, the Obama administration hasn’t handled war funding any differently than the Bush administration did. He promised to “End the abuse of the supplemental budgets, where much of the money has been lost, by creating system of oversight for war funds as stringent as in the regular budget.” But in June of 2009 President Obama signed an emergency, supplemental spending bill to fund escalating military operations in the middle east. In 2010 the Obama administration also requested an emergency $33 billion supplemental spending bill to fund a troop surge in Afghanistan.Tags: afghanistan, election 2012, iraq, joe biden, paul ryan