"I don't know if he was out of line, but he was dead wrong," Biden said of Cheney.
The Veep then went through a laundry list of what he considered to be foreign policy failures in the Bush administration. As might be expected, the Delaware Democrat did not cite the Bush administration assertion that one of its biggest successes was keeping the US free from terrorist attacks since 9/11.
"I guarantee you we are safer today," he said. "Our interests are more secure today than they were any time during the eight years" of the Bush administration.
He had words for another former vice president, too. After throwing out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday at the season opener for the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, Biden was told that Dan Quayle did the play-by-play for an inning.
Would he want to do the same?
"Hell, no," he said. "And I can't spell potato either."