July 5th, 2010
01:13 PM ET
10 years ago

Biden leaves Iraq after Independence Day visit

Vice President Joe Biden has departed Iraq, embassy officials said Monday.

Vice President Joe Biden has departed Iraq, embassy officials said Monday.

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) - U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has left Iraq, concluding a two-day unannounced visit to the war-torn nation, embassy officials said.

Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July with U.S soldiers serving in Iraq.

In her official blog, Jill Biden said one event she and her husband participated in was to join 150 soldiers as they took an oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony.

Separately, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official told CNN that two mortar rounds landed in the International/Green Zone early evening Monday, a day after three rounds struck the protected area. U.S. officials could not confirm Monday's attack.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Obozo's Recod Deficit + Higher Taxes

    Biden, You are not missed. As BOZO JR., you are welcome to stay over there and NOT come back.

    July 5, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Hey Biden,

    Try to remember... Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. A bad gag is what most get while listening to you.

    You're welcome... buffoon.

    July 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |

    What a relief for the American troops. The idiot has left the building.

    July 5, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Michael from Ventura

    Thanks Joe!

    July 5, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Is there another country that needs an incompetent, inept, union toady vice president that he can go to or will he be coming back to ours?

    July 5, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. Andrea Lance

    Poor Biden, to think this man is the VP of the USA and does not know his own history. He needs to do some research to find out that the men who signed the Declaration of Independence did get along and many of them had been friends for years. Biden is such a joke, let us hope that no intelligent individual takes him serious.

    July 5, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. marxist dogs are out of control

    Go crawl back under your Obamist rock Plugs. You make decent people want to puke.

    July 5, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. thor

    This is always good when the vice president can go over to Iraq for a photo opt without sticking his foot in his mouth and becomming an embarassement to Obama.

    July 5, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |