Biden: McCain Has 'No Notion of What Is Going on' in Iraq

Sen. Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to make first WHCD appearance: report If you’re going to meet with Merrick Garland Biden on cancer research: 'I’ve been on the other end of the need' MORE (D-Del.) took aim at John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Energy: Clinton takes on Blankenship in coal country The Trail 2016: Indiana gets ugly on GOP judgment day Ex-McCain aide: I'm with Clinton over Trump MORE over Iraq Monday, saying the Arizona senator and longtime military officer's Iraq policy fails to understand the reality of the situation.

Biden said McCain has a "total lack of understanding" and "no notion of what is going on" in Iraq.

"I don't understand anything about John's policy here," Biden said during a conference call with reporters. "I don't know what he is talking about except more of the same."

Biden said McCain's Iraq policy would "prevent" the US military from fighting resurgent al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan and shows no "larger strategy" to fight terrorism beyond Iraq's border.

In an op-ed in Monday's New York Times, Obama called for a 16 month phased redeployment out of Iraq to free up troops to fight resurgent Taliban and al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan.

Biden called Obama's plan "profoundly right" and said it is "more in line with what our military needs are and what our military thinks."

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