May 21st, 2009
04:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Biden to travel to Beirut

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Joe Biden will travel to Lebanon on Friday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Beirut, Lebanon on Friday and meet with local officials during his visit, the White House confirmed Thursday.

Biden will meet with President Michel Sleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, and Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri on Friday. The vice president will also talk with Defense Minister Elias Murrmake and make an announcement on military assistance to Lebanon's armed forces.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. skyhawkdriver

    What the story does not say is that due to the budget crisis joe will be hitch hiking and is expected to return to washington on december 11 2014

    May 21, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Moderate Republican

    JLS May 21st, 2009 4:53 pm ET

    And this is newsworthy, how???

    It's states business.....He is a skilled diplomat despite his gaffs....

    May 21, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Jon in CA

    Uh Joe.. you DO know Beruit is in Lebannon and not Egypt, yes?? I can just hear you asking their leaders where are all the pyramids.

    May 21, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. Rob

    Maybe for a photo op he can go with the leader of a terrorist group for lunch at a local falaffel stand.

    Joe Biden, embarassing Obama at every chance.

    May 21, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. ray ray

    @ JLS,

    Actually – Hillary is the one who bravely faced "sniper fire" when the 12 year old girl met her on the tarmac to delivery flowers.

    Joe is known for heading into hostile territory and having his chopper "forced down". Granted it was just a weather related issue and John Kerry laughs at Biden's inability to tell the simple truth.

    I'm hoping Joe forgoes military transport and tries taking Am-Trak back to the US.

    May 21, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. Alfred E. Neumann

    Nice if this were a one way ticket and he would have to work his way back to the country. That should take about four years, sounds about right.

    May 21, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  7. Lynn

    VP Biden brings back diplomacy and openness to the Vice President's job rather than sitting in a White House office hiding away plotting how he can circumvent the Constitution and International Law and plotting an unnecessary invasion for his buddies at Haliburton.

    That invasion which was falsely launched, poorly planned and executed and a diversion from those really respionsible for 911 is what Cheney conveniently overlooks. He is a liar and a coward!

    May 21, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
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