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Joe Biden Attacks Cheney and Voices Terrorist Fear

In a recent interview on CBS' "Early Show," Harry Smith covered many issues with Vice President Joe Biden. In the interview, Biden attacked Dick Cheney's inadaquacies and opened up about his personal fears regarding terrorists. Biden also promised a brighter financial future in the United States resulting from the economic stimulus package.

Biden went on record to say former VP Dick Cheney didn't take the issue of terrorism seriously and apparently this is a shared sentiment. Biden said: "I just think he's wrong. He thinks I'm wrong. I think he's wrong." Biden revealed his concern that rather than a large scale terrorist attack in the United States that the risk is greater for an individual would carry out catastrophe. He said: "We have made more progress in dismantling the hierarchy of Al-Qaeda central. … and evidence of that is, now they're going to lone bombers as the means to get there. … I'm more worried about, and harder to detect, and I'm very concerned about a terrorist attack in the United States along the lines of the 'Christmas Day bomber.' You get a disgruntled student, someone who has some relationship with the United States who is able to be recruited quickly, able to be indoctrinated quickly. And they say, basically, 'Here's a bomb. Go do it,' as opposed to the kind of planning that's needed to pull off - a very complicated 9/11.

"Am I less worried about an attack? No, I'm worried. Am I less worried about a catastrophic event? Yes."

In terms of the economy, Biden promised "the best is yet to come." He also indicated that the stimulus package is working to improve the overall financial conditions through job creation. Biden complained of "gridlock" in Washington saying the "political process there is broken."

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