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Joe Biden was shot at in Iraq.

After initially saying that he was "shot at" in Iraq, Biden later revised his claim and said he was near where a shot landed.

During a CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential primary debate in 2007, Biden claimed that he had been shot at during trips to the Green Zone in Iraq.

Later, when asked for details about what had happened, Biden revised his claim and said he was near where a shot landed. When asked to elaborate, Biden said he was talking about a "shot" landing outside the building where he and other senators stayed in the Green Zone. He added that the vehicle he was traveling in the day before might also have been hit.

The Hills reported that Patrick Campbell, legislative director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said Biden should be careful about describing his experiences, especially when making political points. Campbell also said the word "shot at" implies that "someone with an AK-47 is taking shots at you." He thought Biden was more likely referring to mortars or rockets that insurgents periodically launch into the Green Zone but are more random in nature.

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