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October 14, 2012 12:01 am

Biden at Debate: Obama has “Spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as Much as He’s Spoken to Anybody” (VIDEO)

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Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan at their Oct. 11 debate. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

During the recent vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Biden had this to say about President Obama’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “He’s spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he’s spoken to anybody.” Below is the full transcript as provided by The Weekly Standard.

Biden: The ayatollah sees his economy being crippled. The ayatollah sees that there are 50 percent fewer exports of oil. He sees the currency going into the tank. He sees the economy going into free fall, and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon.

Now, with regard to Bibi, he’s been my friend for 39 years. The president has met with Bibi a dozen times. He’s spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he’s spoken to anybody. The idea that we’re not — I was in a — just before he went to the U.N., I was in a conference call with the — with the president, with him talking to Bibi, for well over an hour in — in — in — in — in stark relief and detail about what was going on. This is a bunch of stuff. Look, here’s the deal —

Raddatz (moderator): What does that mean, “a bunch of stuff”?

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Biden: Well, it means it’s simply inaccurate.

Ryan: It’s Irish. (Chuckles.)

Biden: It is. (Laughter.) We Irish call it malarkey.

A video of the Vice President’s comment is posted below:

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