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VICE PRESIDENT

Biden worries about lone terrorist

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. says he’s less worried about another Sept. 11-style attack than a strike by a lone bomber.

Discussing U.S. vulnerability in an interview on CBS’ “The Early Show,” Mr. Biden said, “Am I less worried about a catastrophic event? Yes.”

Mr. Biden said he’s more concerned about an attack “along the lines of the Christmas Day bomber,” which he considers a greater threat than terrorism that requires “the kind of planning that’s needed to pull off a very complicated 9/11.”

Mr. Biden also said he likes former Vice President Dick Cheney and considers him “patriotic,” but called his predecessor wrong on war and counterterrorism strategy.

From wire dispatches and staff reports