Romney Criticizes Biden

    SIOUX CITY, IA - DECEMBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney discusses jobs and the economy with workers and guests at the Missouri Valley Steel factory on December 16, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa. Romney and the other GOP contenders are in the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa, where the caucus on January 3, 2012 is the first test the candidates must face to become the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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.”

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