Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims He Opposed Iraq War from Beginning

Breitbart | 1/14/2020 | Staff
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Former Vice President Joe Biden inaccurately claimed during the Democrat Debate in Iowa on Tuesday that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning.

Biden was asked by the debate’s moderators to expand on his foreign policy judgments, especially in light of his support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The former vice president, although admitting he regretted his vote for the Iraq War, claimed he only supported the conflict as a tool to convince Saddam Hussein to allow United Nations weapons inspectors into his country.

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“It was a mistake to trust they weren’t going to go war,” Biden said. “They said they were not going to go war … the world, in fact, voted to send inspectors in, and they still went to war. From that point on, I was in the position of making it was a big, big mistake. And from that point on, I moved to bring those troops home.”

The former vice president, though, did not oppose the war as soon as it began. In fact, Biden supported the effort until 2005 when he came out against then-President George W. Bush’s handling of the conflict...
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