Sen. Joe Biden is either forgetful or he is lying.
On Fox News Sunday he responded to a question regarding the Vice President’s remarks about members of Congress, such as himself, who voted for the war and are now campaigning against it by attempting to rewrite history.
Biden responded by attempting, yet again, to rewrite history. Biden accused the administration of saying we had to go to war because of the “imminent” threat posed by Saddam Hussein. Biden then went on to boast that you could find several quotes from him arguing that the threat is not imminent. The problem is Biden is misstating of the President’s 2003 position.
In the 2003 State of the Union address, the President Bush said:
Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option.
Biden was at that State of the Union address in person. That is the same address that contains the “16 words” that are the foundation for the left’s erroneous claim “Bush lied.”
Question 1 for Biden: If those 16 words were important enough culminate in an indictment and a closed session of the Senate, why are the above 69 words in the same address insignificant?
Question 2 for Biden: Did you forget you heard the President specifically say the threat was not imminent, or did you deliberately lie on Fox News Sunday?