Vice President Biden in Iraq “Preparing for Transition”

August 31st, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

biden Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq as the American troops pull out of the country and talks of forming a new government begin. Biden has assured Iraqis that American is not abandoning them just because the US had chosen to end combat mission in the country.

Biden claims that the Obama administration has reached it’s goal. According to Biden, this is a milestone for the administration, which has been trying to end the seven and a half year war. There is a political deadlock in Iraq which Vice President Biden hopes to end by holding talks with the various political leaders in the country.

According to Tony Blinken, who is Vice President Biden’s national security advisor, “In short, we are determined to build a long-term partnership with the government of Iraq and with the Iraqi people, but to build a partnership you need a partner. And so the vice president I’m sure will also in his meetings talk about the government formation process when he meets Iraq’s leaders.”

At the same time, President Obama has said that he is keeping a promise to end the war which was launched by former President Bush, a move which many feel is simply another incident of laying blame in an effort to try and help Obama’s fellow Democrats attempt to keep control of the United States Congress in November, when elections will be held again.

Although overall violence in the country of Iraq has dropped a great deal since it’s highest moments in 2006 and 2007, it is still considered to be very high.

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