The world is upside down when telling the truth is considered a gaffe. Vice President Joe Biden is known for gaffes but when he spoke at Harvard University recently, what he said shouldn’t have been considered one; but it was. As a result, Biden apologized to Turkey’s lying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for actually telling the truth.
On Saturday, Biden already called to apologize to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said.
“The vice president apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria,” the White House said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.
Biden’s comments on Thursday came during a question-and-answer session at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Biden said that “our biggest problem is our allies” who are engaged in a proxy Sunni-Shiite war against Syrian President Bashar Assad. He specifically named Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
“What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad – except that the people who were being supplied were (Jabhat) al-Nusra and al-Qaida and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world,” Biden said at the time.
When it comes to Turkey, there’s quite a bit of galling irony when it comes to apologies. Last year, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu had to apologize to Erdogan for essentially defending his country against the 2010 Gaza flotilla attack that was sponsored by… Turkey.
Meanwhile, Erdogan refuses to apologize for the Armenian genocide committed by his country in the early 20th century.
Now this. The one time Biden told the truth, it’s considered a gaffe.
Here’s a news report about Biden’s apology (h/t BNI):
Shoebat.com posted actual video evidence that demonstrated why Biden was correct. Here is the portion of Biden’s speech that got him in trouble a few days ago: