Now, don’t think we’re implying Biden is making this up.
I mean, there’s no history of him simply lying…
“Biden claimed in multiple speeches in 2008 that he knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding because his helicopter had been ‘forced down’ nearby in the mountains of Afghanistan” Goodman recounted before quoting the Democrat:
“If you want to know where al Qaeda lives – you want to know where bin Laden is – come back to Afghanistan with me,” Biden asserted, according to the Examiner. “Come back to the area where my helicopter was forced down with a three-star general and three senators at 10,500 feet in the middle of those mountains. I can tell you where they are.”
And in a later speech, he added to the story:
“[Al Qaeda is] in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan … where my helicopter was recently forced down,” Biden claimed in another speech, according to the Examiner, calling the place “the superhighway of terror.”
He then allegedly attempted to school Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain with his self-proclaimed military and combat savviness:
“John McCain wants to know where bin Laden and the gates of Hell are? I can tell him where,” Biden insisted.
The Associated Press reported that Biden’s helicopter actually landed safely while waiting out a snowstorm. He was reportedly on a Senate junket with former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that took safety precautions and ultimately rerouted them to America’s main airbase in the area – a reality Kerry joked about.
“Other than getting a little cold, it was fine,” Kerry described the incident to the AP. “We were going to send Biden out to fight the Taliban with snowballs.”
The second inaccurate rendition also took place when Biden was running for president in 2008, when he falsely claimed he was a coal miner to United Mine Workers:
“I hope you won’t hold it against me, but I am a hard-coal miner, anthracite coal, Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Biden said, according to the Examiner. “It’s nice to be back in coal country. It’s a different accent [in Virginia], but it’s the same deal. We were taught that our faith and our family was the only really important thing, and our faith and our family informed everything we did.”
Later, Biden’s campaign claimed his remark was a joke, but the falsehood was reminiscent of another bogus account he made on the campaign trail 20 years earlier:
“[M]y ancestors … worked in the coal mines of Northeast Pennsylvania and would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours,” Biden told supporters in a 1988 speech – a line that was plagiarized from a speech given by British politician Neil Kinnock.
Later, in 2004, Biden admitted he didn’t have any family members who were miners:
“[Expletive], I might be president now if it weren’t for the fact I said I had an uncle who was a coal miner,” Biden told Jon Stewart in an interview. “Turns out, I didn’t have anybody in the coal mines, you know what I mean? I tried that [vulgar term]. It didn’t work.”
More feigned bravery was reportedly witnessed in Biden’s third attempt to recreate his own history.
“In 2007, Biden claimed he was ‘shot at’ during the Iraq War while visiting the Green Zone – the heavily guarded area in the middle of Baghdad where the United States embassy is based,” Goodman recounted.
Ironically, the now-76-year-old candidate apparently started his following statement with a falsehood:
“Let’s start telling the truth,” Biden insisted, according to the Examiner. “Number one, you take all the troops out – you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at.”
A Biden aide later explained what really happened – a mortar landed several hundred yards away from a hotel he was staying at in the Green Zone.
And, there’s plenty more examples of “Gropin’ Joe” mis-remembering details from his past.
But here he is now, recalling his “High Noon” moment against four toughs with razors.
At the pool.
Over hair gel.
Next to the projects.
I’m sure this is true (LOL!)…