What do words even mean anymore?

What do apologies mean?

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he opposed the war in Iraq from the start.  On National Public Radio, he said, “Immediately, that moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment.”

So, when did Biden oppose the war?  According to that weirdly long, stringy sentence, he opposed it “the moment it started” and “at that moment,” in case you weren’t paying attention.  

This caused the Washington Postto award him some Pinocchios.  

“A review of Biden’s statements from the 2002-2003 period finds that although he was certainly a critic, sometimes a farsighted one, of Bush’s handling of the war effort, he did not forthrightly oppose the conflict once it started,” wrote Glenn Kessler.

At the time, Biden said, “I do not believe this is a rush to war. I believe it is a march to peace and security.”

When called out for his lies, Biden “apologized.”

The Democratic presidential nomination front-runner insists he disagreed with the war “internally” even though he didn’t say so and even voted with Republicans to support the war.

“So, the misrepresentation was how quickly I said I was immediately against the war. I was against the war internally and trying to put together coalitions to try change the way in which the war was conducted,” Biden told New Hampshire’s WMUR in an interview to be broadcast later this week.

Unbelievably, the Washington Post took away some of his Pinocchios, because he “admitted mistake.”


Does anyone else think that his “explanation” that he “misspoke” is a bit hard to swallow?

Shouldn’t Biden know if he supported the war?  Shouldn’t he be held accountable for lying to the American public?

Hat Tip: Washington Post

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.