Lots of people have said Joe Biden gave a pretty good speech last night (I didn't watch; I had better things to do). But Powerline found more than a few fabrications in it, as well.
10:26 Barack Obama says that Biden's foreign policy credentials are unmatched. Then why was he wrong about Iraq in 1991; wrong again, at least in his own estimation, in 2003; wrong about the surge; wrong about the intentions of the "moderate" Iranian leaders? Obama, it seems, is too easily impressed.
10:30 Biden's son Beau is introducing his dad. We hear about the tragic car accident that killed his mother, Biden's first wife. Michelle Obama is in tears, as well she might be.
10:31 Beau Biden has just told a whopper. He says that his dad has never been a part of Washington. His evidence is that Biden commiutes to Wilmington. But Joe Biden could ride the train back and forth to Wilmington five times a day. There would still be no bigger creature of Washington than the senior Senator from Delaware.
10:32 Now Beau tells us how his father stuttered as a boy (actually I think we heard this in the tape too). Biden may look like the presidents on the money, but don't let that fool you -- he was once the member of a victim class.
10:34 Joe Biden has started speaking. He praises our troops, the "bravest warriors in the world. There is virtually no applause from the assembled Democrats.
The post goes on, detailing where Biden stretches the truth--and sometimes outright lies. The fact that Democrats can't applaud the job our troops have done says a significant amount about who they are and what they think of our country.
Read the whole thing. It's excellent.