This was a lie:
Biden emphasized in last week’s vice presidential debate that U.S. troops would exit the country in 2014.
This is the truth:
Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday.
How do we know? Easy, this was also a lie, and it is in agreement with the most recent Biden lie detailed in the story immediately above:
On the Issues: Iraq and Afghanistan (dateline: 2008)
Senator Obama says America must shift its defense resources from Iraq to Afghanistan, which he sees as ground zero for any war on terrorism. He says he would remove one or two brigades a month from Iraq, and get all combat troops out within 16 months. “The only troops I will keep in Iraq will perform the limited missions of protecting our diplomats and carrying out targeted strikes on Al Qaeda,” he said last year.
Now, in considering the habitual pattern of lying to the American people, did you also catch that tasty little tidbit about “protecting our diplomats and attacking Al Qaeda?” Turns out, he meant “helping Al Qaeda kill our diplomats.”
To those of you who read the RNL and plan to vote for Obama: WHY? Don’t you care about this nation? And, if you do, how can you trust it to a man who has repeatedly lied to you? Do you remember when you had to do those mental gymnastics to say “Bush lied, people died?” Guess what? We don’t have to perform ANY logic tricks to get to “Obama lied, people died.” So, please, think about this before you vote.
If you are ever going to be the principled person you think yourself to be, then you are going to have to hold your Party and its leaders to the same standards you wanted to hold Bush to. Otherwise, hard as it may be to accept, you are no better than any conservative or Republican, and everything you have ever said about them applies equally to you. After all, if you will defend Obama when it is this clear that he is doing exactly what you complained about Bush doing, then you are doing what those conservatives/Republicans were doing when they defended Bush.
Stop the cycle: vote for America. (Note: I did NOT tell you that means vote Romney — just not Obama).