WASHINGTON – Two vice presidents have touched gloves and started a battle of words!
Current Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney have engaged in a war of words with the only thing the two can agree on being how wrong each believes the other is. Biden made appearances on both CBS’ Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press, while Cheney appeared on ABC’s This Week.
The two political figures clashed on a number of topics, with the most dominant issue being the war on terror and the United States stance on national security. Cheney has been a frequent critic of the Obama administration. Back in December, Cheney said of Obama, “I think on his part he does not have the kind of commitment to the private sector that most of us have lived with in the past,” and that’s just a small sample.
“It’s the mind-set that concerns me,” Cheney said of President Obama’s handling of national security. He also criticized Obama’s order to outlaw “enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding.” Cheney is also a strong proponent of the possibility of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil on the scale of 9/11.
Biden, who is on record for calling Cheney the most dangerous vice president in history, disagree completely with the idea of another 9/11 type of attack. “I always underestimate the way Dick Cheney approaches things,” Biden said on Face the Nation. “The reason it’s unlikely is because we have been relentless, absolutely relentless in isolating al Qaeda.”
This is a war of words that certainly sees no resolution anytime soon. The vice presidents will continue to disagree and throw jabs at one another’s respective administrations. Check out a taste of their exchange below.\