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Biden on Obama: 'He’s Spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as Much as He’s Spoken to Anybody'

6:25 AM, Oct 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that President Barack Obama has "spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he’s spoken to anybody."

VICE PRESIDENT 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 --

MS. RADDATZ: What does that mean, “a bunch of stuff”?

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, it means it’s simply inaccurate.

REP. RYAN: It’s Irish. (Chuckles.)

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: It is. (Laughter.) We Irish call it malarkey.

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