On Sunday, Bernie Sanders’ campaign speechwriter released an archival, C-Span video from July 2003 showing then-Senator Joe Biden praising then-President George Bush as “popular” and a “bold leader” and pledging to support the Iraq War effort.
The video of Joe Biden, taken at a Brookings Institute talk several months into the Iraq War, comes amid recent attempts by clueless Joe and his campaign to distance the Human Gaffe Machine’s support for the Iraq war and President George W. Bush.
Nearly a week ago, Joe Biden, who sat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, characterized himself as an early skeptic of the war, saying he opposed it “from the very moment” it started.
A CNN fact-check found Biden’s claim “highly misleading,” however, and, in fact, Biden walked back a very similar, false claim about his war stance that he made back in September.
The Sanders campaign has taken a much more aggressive approach toward Biden of late, having just released a public statement calling it “appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history.”
Below John Kerry who was Secretary of State under Obama, while Clueless Joe was the VP went on CBS ‘Face the Nation’ claiming Bernie butchered Biden’s record…
Of course, as he so often does, John Kerry was lying
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) January 12, 2020
David Sirota, the Sanders’ campaign aide who posted the C-Span video, attacked what he saw as a pattern of lies made by Biden.
In the 45-second clip, Biden can be seen taking a highly optimistic viewpoint toward the war and he also makes no effort to distance himself from the president who orchestrated it. Instead, he chastises fellow Democrats for their skepticism and pledges support and patience for Bush.
NEWS: Yesterday, the Biden campaign for the 3rd time insisted that @JoeBiden didn't support the Iraq War. Here's a newly surfaced video of Biden proudly bragging about voting for the Iraq War & saying he didn't regret it – months AFTER the war was launched https://t.co/Vy7LQF5Ns7 pic.twitter.com/CYAyDlyoQl
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) January 12, 2020