Biden on Afghanistan: 'Daddy is Going to Start to Take the Training Wheels Off.'

ABC News' Karen Travers reports:

Last night Vice President Biden sat down for an interview with Larry King – his 49th appearance on the CNN host’s program.

The always-loquacious vice president had a colorful message for the Afghans regarding the timeline for transferring security by 2014, a plan that will be outlined here at the NATO summit in Lisbon.

“Daddy is going to start to take the training wheels off in October -- I mean in next July, so you'd better practice riding,” he said.

Just days before President Obama’s meeting with Hamid Karzai, Biden did not convey confidence in the Afghan leader.

“Do you have faith in President Karzai?” King asked.

“I've known President Karzai for a long, long time. I think he's in a very difficult position,” the vice president said. “You know, we could argue that there could be a stronger leader, but you deal with the hand you're dealt, as the old saying goes.”

-Karen Travers

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