In a 2012 campaign speech, Vice President Joe Biden warned a gathering of supporters that if the then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney were to be elected, the United States would very likely bomb Syria and Iran.
Ironically, airstrikes over Syria began Monday–ordered by President Barack Obama.
“He [Romney] said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden told an audience in York, Pa., on Sept. 2, 2012, according to National Review Online. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.”
Had Obama insisted upon a status of forces agreement in Iraq–similar to those the United States maintains in Europe and South Korea–the likelihood of ISIS’s rise would have arguably been reduced, negating the need for airstrikes.
Biden closed with, “And these guys say the president is out of touch?”
Watch the clip via National Review Online.