Friday, October 23, 2009
Biden on Cheney: Who Cares?
Biden’s Response to Cheney Criticism: ‘Who Cares?’
Asked about Mr. Cheney’s criticism during a half-hour interview at the American ambassador’s residence here,
Mr. Biden responded indirectly at first, saying leaders in the region now agree that the Obama plan will be more effective. “They believe that the new architecture is better,” the vice president said.
But as he warmed to the discussion, he became sharper in his rebuttals of Mr. Cheney. “I think that is absolutely wrong,” he said of the dithering charge. “I think what the administration is doing is exactly what we said it would do. And what I think it warrants doing. And that is making
an informed judgment based upon circumstances that have changed.”
Mr. Biden shrugged off Mr. Cheney’s point that the old administration left behind a review of Afghanistan.
“Who cares what — ” he said, and then stopped himself to find another way to put it. (“I can see the headline now,” said the famously free-wheeling vice president. “I’m getting
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