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There are so many Joe Biden lies ignored by the mainstream media they’re practically impossible to keep track of.

From claiming he was arrested for trying to visit Nelson Mandela to saying his helicopter was “forced down” near Osama bin Laden’s cave hideout, Biden is known for telling some major whoppers.

But this one may be his worst.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” former Vice President Joe Biden flat-out lied when explaining his vote in favor of the 2003 Iraq War as a member of the United States Senate.

A member of the United States Senate and its Foreign Relations Committee in 2003, Biden told O’Donnell his vote for the Authorization of Use of Military Force was a vote to allow inspectors into Iraq to verify Saddam Hussein did not have a nuclear weapons program.

“I didn’t believe he had those nuclear weapons. I didn’t believe he had those weapons of mass destruction,” said Biden.

Once again, that is a complete lie.

Andrew Kaczynski of CNN’s “K-File” called out Biden on Twitter, carefully documenting Biden’s actual statements at the time.

“Biden said on the administration’s WMD case in 2003: ‘I know there’s enough circumstantial evidence that if this were a jury trial, I could convict you,’” Kaczynski tweeted.

“In Feb. 2003: ‘I supported the resolution to go to war. I am not opposed to war to remove weapons of mass destruction from Iraq. I am not opposed to war to remove Saddam from those weapons if it comes to that,’” Kaczynski added, directly contradicting what Biden told O’Donnell.

Kaczynski notes this isn’t the first time Biden has changed the history of his vote for the Iraq War.

In a January article on Biden’s changing story, Kaczynski notes the story began changing almost as soon as it became clear Hussein had no nuclear or new chemical weapons.

“Let me tell you what I see with Iraq,” Biden told the University of Delaware’s graduating class in 2004. “We had to go into Iraq, not because Saddam (Hussein) was part of Al Qaeda, there was no evidence of that, not because he possessed nuclear weapons or because he posed an imminent threat to the United States, there was no evidence of that.”

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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