[Ed. – Credibility — thy name ain’t Biden. (Reminder: Erdogan is Turkey’s president now. The PM is Ahmet Davutoglu, who used to be foreign minister.)]
At an appearance in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Vice President Joe Biden joked about the reaction the two of them get from military advisers when they start consulting maps with one another.
“We trust one another,” said Biden. “And I should say to the press, we always scare the living devil out of our respective staffs because we start taking out maps. And he and I start pointing. And I can see the military guys on both sides going, oh, my God, what are they going to do? But we usually get it right.”
Here is an excerpt from Vice President Biden’s remarks in Istanbul as posted on the White House website:
“And I sincerely mean it, Mr. Prime Minister, you and I have–I think it’s not presumptuous to say–built a close personal relationship, as well. I trust you. We trust one another. And I should say to the press, we always scare the living devil out of our respective staffs because we start taking out maps. (Laughter.) …