GAFFE BE GONE

Biden Calls Cheney Criticism "Irrelevant"

Has America heard the last Biden gaffe? The vice president began to hit back hard on Dick Cheney’s recent criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of Afghanistan, before catching himself and forming a more diplomatic response. When first asked about Cheney’s harsh words, Biden said “Who cares what-” before stopping himself. “Yeah, yeah, I can see the headline now," he told reporters. "I’m getting better, guys. I’m getting a little better, you know what I mean?” Biden said Cheney's opinion is "irrelevant," and said Obama is on track for making a decision about Afghanistan. Biden did concede a mistake in last month’s hurried announcement of a change in missile-defense strategy, which upset allies including the Czech Republic. “Could it have been done better? Yeah,” said Biden, “Obviously it could have been done better.”