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Joe Biden reveals incredible troop increase in Afghanistan

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By Doug Powers  •  September 22, 2012 03:57 PM

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Joe Biden got a little distracted yesterday. That incident may have caused him to lose his train of thought yet again and later over-inflate the number of U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by well over a half million:

While railing against Mitt Romney’s comment about the 47 percent of voters who consider themselves to be “victims,” Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by several hundred thousand Friday evening.

“By the way, those dependent people he refers to, those 47 percent, they include the 650,000 troops still left in Afghanistan who, because they are in combat, being shot at, injured, they do not have to pay any federal income tax on their salary. I don’t call that dependency. I call that ingratitude to not recognize they are a part of that 47 percent,” Biden said on the steps of the state house in Concord, N.H.

After the event a Biden aide from the elite “Gaffe Team Six” rapid response team sprang into action and clarified that the veep intended to say there are approximately 68,000 troops left in Afghanistan. Yeah, I can understand how he could get 650,000 out of that… except not really:

(video h/t Free Beacon)

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