January 22nd, 2010
07:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Vice President Biden visits Iraq

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Friday for a series of meetings with Iraqi leaders and U.S. officials, his office said in a news release.

Biden plans to meet with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, along with other Iraqi leaders, the release said. A session with Ad Melkert, the United Nations secretary-general's special representative for Iraq, also is expected.

The talks will focus on the Iraqi national elections set for March 7, according to the release.

Biden also will meet with U.S. troops in his fourth visit to Iraq since his election in 2008.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Jerry

    The trip was a waste of tax payers jet fuel, the man is despised by the US military

    January 22, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Connie Brighten

    At least, Obama is smart enough to keep sending Biden out of town/out of range of the TV reporters.

    January 22, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Good place for him. At least when he makes a gaffe there, there's a good chance they won't understand him.


    January 22, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. Mike in NYC

    All will be for nought if he can't keep his annoying smile reflex in check.

    The Iranians, meanwhile, are smiling real smiles.

    January 22, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. scott

    Please Joe, don't go shooting your mouth off and say something stupid while you're over there. Just wave and smile but don't open your mouth.

    January 22, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. PK

    Did anybody actually see Joe Biden there or did he just tell you that?

    January 22, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. seebofubar

    I had the pleasure of watching Biden on CSPAN introduce Obama at the Mayors conferance. What an idiot he is, I used to think that Dan Quail was the stupidest VP we ever had, but Biden beats him hands down. QUICK...WHILE HE'S IN IRAQ...LOCK THE DOOR.

    January 22, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Meanwhile Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is busy leading the fight for China to open up its Internet Search Engines?!?! I'm confused. Will the real Secretary of State please stand up?

    January 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Dar

    Good, stay there and keep your month shut

    January 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |