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Biden Didn't Take McChrystal Attack Personally

Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 09:42 AM

Vice President Joe Biden says he never viewed ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's mocking comment about him as a personal attack — but rather a reflection of policy disagreements over Afghanistan.

Biden tells ABC's "This Week" that President Barack Obama's decision to fire his military commander in Afghanistan over McChrystal's remarks in Rolling Stone magazine was "the absolutely necessary thing to do."

Biden says McChrystal viewed him as the "enemy" because he had argued for a strategy "different in degree" from the general's counterinsurgency approach.

McChrystal was quoted as joking that he didn't recognize Biden's name.

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