‘Crazy Ol’ Uncle’ Joe Biden: Gaffe-Machine or Blatant Liar?

Barb Wire

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden wandered off script during a little trip — as in a stumble — down memory lane.

The latest Biden blooper involved his role in Poland’s NATO membership.

“Fifteen years ago, I was honored, as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, to lead the fight for Poland’s admission into NATO,” Biden said in Warsaw as he attempted to reassure America’s Eastern European allies following Russian aggression in Crimea.

There’s a big problem with that statement: Joe Biden wasn’t the chairman of that committee back then.

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Sen. Jesse Helms, a North Carolina Republican, was actually the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee at the time. He guided the committee and initiated the floor debate on granting NATO membership to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

After expressing initial concerns about expanding NATO, Biden eventually got on board and led the minority Democrats in approving the treaty resolution.

While everyone in the media is quick to dismiss such gaffes as “Joe being Joe,” there’s a question that needs to be asked: Is this just the latest flare up of Biden’s bad case of “foot-in-mouth” disease, or is it a blatant lie? Based on his boss Barack’s track record, one can’t help but wonder.

Either way, America’s gaffe-prone Veep is bound to get a pass from the Democrat arm of the mainstream media.

But I repeat myself.

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Jeff Allen is both a senior editor and columnist for BarbWire. He also serves as senior pastor in a mainline Christian church in Indiana. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jeff is involved in several community ministries.

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