Though, imagine if a Republican had said this.
Joe said Syria is geographically 10 times larger than Libya:
According to Wickedpedia, Libya is 679,000 square miles, while Russia, with the largest landmass of any country, is 6,590,000 square miles. Syria is 185,000 square miles.
"When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012, 9:42 pm.
Repeated, 10:16 pm: "When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012.
I caught this immediately last night. I about fell off my chair, and I was disappointed that neither the moderator nor Ryan nailed him on it. It was a typical Bidenism: utterly stupid and beyond reason to anyone who has the faintest inkling of African geography.
Since when do facts matter with DemoRats or their morons as fawning voters? Biden bullied Ryan with arrogance, laughs and smirks.
And all the moron Dems rejoiced in exaltation—facts be damned and on with the leftist, feel-good agenda.
I didn't know which country was which last night when I heard it. Reading the transcript, I still don't.
“It has one-fifth the population THAT IS Libya,”?????
Syria has one-fifth the population of Libya?
Libya has one-fifth of the population of Syria, ?????
It depends what the meaning of “IT” is.
Maybe the moderator could have asked Biden to clear that up.
“So why doesnt the same logic apply in Syria? Vice President Biden.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Its a different country. Its a different country. It is five times as large geographically. It has one-fifth the population that is Libya, one-fifth the population, five times as large geographically.”
Syria 185,180 (sq km) Libya 1,759,540 (sq km)
Syria 20,178,485 Libya 6,310,434
Libya roughly 10 times the size of Syria
Syria roughly 3 times the population of Libya
I heard that last night. I’m surprised the Times, of all things, called him on it.