Biden On Cheney: He’s Either “Misinformed Or He Is Misinforming”
Vice President Joe Biden commented on his predecessor’s criticism of the Obama administration’s terrorism policies, saying on “Meet the Press” that Cheney is either “misinformed or he is misinforming.” Cheney has accused Obama of “trying to pretend” we’re not at war with terrorist and has claimed we’re less safe as a result. Biden says Cheney is trying to rewrite history.
Biden said that under Obama’s direction, the U.S. has been more successful at killing al-Qaida leaders and their followers than it was during the years George W. Bush and Cheney were in the White House.
“We’ve eliminated 12 of their top 20 people. We have taken out 100 of their associates,” said Biden. “They are in fact not able to do anything remotely like they were in the past. They are on the run. I don’t know where Dick Cheney has been. Look, it’s one thing, again, to criticize. It’s another thing to sort of rewrite history. What is he talking about?”
Cheney, Biden said, “either is misinformed or he is misinforming. But the facts are that his assertions are not accurate.”
Biden also commented on the Bush/Cheney policies that have resulted in our current foreign policy mess.
Biden also said the Iraq war hasn’t been worth its “horrible price” and that the Bush mishandled it from the outset by taking its “eye off the ball.”
That, he said, left the U.S. in a more dangerous position in Afghanistan, the al-Qaida stronghold where Osama bin Laden and his cohorts plotted the Sept 11 terror attacks.
The war has also cost the United States support from other nations around the world, he said.Click here for reuse options!
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