February 15th, 2010
03:07 PM ET
13 years ago

Biden to visit Middle East in March

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Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Middle East early next month, the vice president's office announced Monday.

During the week of March 8, Biden is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and Jordan's King Abdullah, according to a release from his office.

He will "discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues," the release stated.

Filed under: Joe Biden • Middle East
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. southerncousin

    Well there goes that neighborhood. Hopefully we won't have a major terrorist incident before then where he will be eating crow for all of the stupid things he has said over the past week.

    February 15, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. Jane/Seattle

    Good idea! And while you are at it Mr. Biden, how about going to visit the graves of the latest victims of American aggression! That would be the women and children that errant U.S. Strikes kill so frequently! Tell Obama to STOP the Killing for the Contractors!

    February 15, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Mark

    Does anyone think that the leaders of those countries take biden seriously? He defines the word IDIOT!

    February 15, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    The Vice President should be accompanied by a brilliant interpreter–the best we have–to catch and adjust anything awkward that he may say.

    February 15, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. mjm

    That should go smoothly.

    February 15, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    These leaders have known Biden long before he became VP and they trust him which is more important than anyone elses opinion.

    February 15, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. Albert R. K. . L.A., CA

    Hopefully the main issue on the table will be to get a head count on what to do about Iran, otherwise the trip is about as useful as walking through the neighborhood and saying “Hi” to neighbors who wave back as you all ignore the crack house on the corner.

    February 15, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Bill

    Maybe he should stay there...one can only hope.

    February 15, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    ...and Hillary Clinton's job is what? I mean, she's certainly no Condoleeza Rice, but Obama should at least let her tag along with Joe and maybe learn something about foreign relations. This could be a great opportunity!

    February 15, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    Well, that's better than Hillary going there. The middle east shows women zero respect.

    February 15, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. rachel

    four and the door your ridiculous Hillary already went to the middle east and she in the persian golf this week. What is your point? You all have such short memories. If it didn't happen within the past week you don't remember it. Hillary has been to africa, pakastan, afganastan, persian golf, Ireland, Haiti etc.

    February 15, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. Seth

    Why do I not feel confident about Joes trip? Is is just the press making us think that this guy is dumb? They did the same thing to Sara Palin. I know she isn't dumb, because when she speaks it sounds logical to me. Biden on the other hand... I worry about him.

    The press is portraying him as pretty stupid most of the time. I will be glad when we have a Great President and a Vice President that we do not have to be ashamed of.

    Soon very soon... Vote for Conservatives in 2013

    February 15, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  13. SocialismBad

    Oh great! Send Crazy Joe out to the most sensitive part of the globe to continue his gaffe-a-minute tour. People complain about Palin??!! Biden is the biggest bubbling idiot we have seen in a long, long time!

    February 15, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    "four and the door your ridiculous Hillary already went to the middle east and she in the persian golf this week."

    Just out of curiosity, how many putts did she miss in the persian "golf"?

    February 15, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |