When even the Washington Post calls a Democrat a liar, he must be. Usually, they cover for them like crazy. The story is titled “As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden tells a moving but false war story.”
At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Biden told the story of a four-star general who asked him to go to Kunar province in Afghanistan back when he was vice president. His job there was to award a medal to a Navy Captain a medal for his heroics.
He allegedly grappled into a 60-foot ravine to recover the body of a dead soldier, but as he was awarding the medal, he said the captain refused it. The only problem was that the story was not true.
“This is the God’s truth,” Biden said. “My word as a Biden.”
The Post said this: “Except almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect. Based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials, it appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened.”
Biden visited Kunar province in 2008 as a U.S. senator, not as vice president. The service member who performed the celebrated rescue that Biden described was a 20-year-old Army specialist, not a much older Navy captain. And that soldier, Kyle J. White, never had a Silver Star, or any other medal, pinned on him by Biden. At a White House ceremony six years after Biden’s visit, White stood at attention as President Barack Obama placed a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, around his neck.
The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.