State Department officials said Tuesday that formal negotiations to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan past 2014 are set to begin soon — contradicting claims by Vice President Joe Biden that U.S. troops will be “leaving in 2014, period.”
Biden emphasized in last week’s vice presidential debate that U.S. troops would exit the country in 2014.
“We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we’re going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion,” he said. This makes the third Biden debate claim the administration or campaign has since walked back or clarified.
The vice president suggested President Obama’s tax plan would only raise taxes on individuals earning more than $1 million in income — rather than the $250,000 threshold the administration has pushed all year. The campaign quickly shot down the claim the next day.
And you can take THAT to the bank!
Meanwhile we are arming the terrorists allegedly responsible for 9/11 again. New York Times.