Joe Biden is a fantasist of the first order. A fantasist is the worst type of liar as he tends to believe his lies after a time:
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday defended the “central point” of a war story he told on the campaign trail last week as “absolutely accurate” after a report exposed a slew of incorrect details.
According to the Washington Post, Biden appeared to have “jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened” during a campaign stop in Hanover, New Hampshire, last Friday. He told the crowd about a Navy captain in Afghanistan who climbed down a ravine under fire to rescue a fellow service member who had been shot, later attempting to refuse a medal from the vice president because the man had died.
The Washington Post report — based on interviews with more than a dozen troops, commanders, and Biden campaign officials — traced the details of Biden’s recounting to three different tales of bravery. While Biden had awarded a medal to a brave soldier, it wasn’t the medal he said it was, the soldier didn’t do what Biden recounted, and the incident didn’t occur where Biden said it had.
Go here to read the rest. Biden has an active fantasy life akin to the fictional Walter Mitty. In that fantasy world Biden is a always brave and wise. He is like the guy down at the VFW who is always shooting his mouth off about his war stories and who the other veterans know spent the war stateside. Such bores are either amusing or pathetic, depending upon how they are viewed. They are essentially harmless, but unlike Biden they aren’t running for the highest office in the land.