"In the FATA, the western part of Pakistan in the mountains on the Afghan border, that is a war on terror. That's where al-Qaeda lives. That's where bin Laden is. That's where the most radicalised part of the Taliban is," Biden told Wolf Blitzer of the CNN in an interview.
When questioned on the usage of the term 'global war on terror' initiated by Obama and his administration, Joe Biden said, "The situation we have as it relates to problems that exist in other parts of the world, they aren't all related to terror."
Taking the example of the situation in Middle East, he proved that all the issues faced by the world today is not entirely terrorism. However, he asserted that there is a war on terror and that terror is a legitimate threat' that comes from al-Qaeda and other such terrorist groups.
The Vice President expressed concern on the behalf of the Obama administration regarding the increased activity of the al-Qaeda during Bush administration in the mountainous regions of the Afghani and Pakistan border. But he admitted that the blanket term of 'global war on terror' has led the Obama administration into some wrong decisions which has affected the image of America and Obama adversely.