Biden calls Cheney "absolutely wrong"

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Friday, October 23, 2009; 9:10 PM

By Scott Wilson Vice President Biden said Friday that his predecessor, Richard B. Cheney, is "absolutely wrong" in accusing President Obama of "dithering" over a decision to expand the war effort in Afghanistan. "I think what the administration is doing is exactly what we said it would do, and what I think it warrants doing," Biden told reporters traveling with him aboard Air Force Two on his visit to Eastern Europe. "And that is making an informed judgment based upon circumstances that have changed... to come up with a sustainable policy that has more than one dimension." Obama has been reviewing a request from Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, for tens of thousands of additional troops. He has said he expects to announce his decision in the coming weeks. In a speech this week, Cheney suggested that Obama's timeline was jeopardizing the


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