Romney Criticizes Biden

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Mitt Romney criticized Vice President Joe Biden’s comments in last week’s Newsweek, calling it “one of the most strange comments ever to be uttered by the lips of a vice president.” Biden said, “Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy … there is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy.” While the White House has stood behind Biden’s comments and said they were “only regrettable when taken out of context,” conservatives have attacked the vice president. Romney, a guest on Fox & Friends, said he did not believe the vice president misspoke but rather “that’s exactly what he thinks” and insisted the U.S. is “fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan … to suggest that they are not our enemy is absolutely extraordinary and that kind of communication confuses our friends in Afghanistan and our friends around the world.”