Sunday, November 21, 2010

Biden: US forces should stay in Iraq

Press TV

"US Vice President Joe Biden has said American forces should stay in Iraq beyond the 2011 deadline, arguing Iraqi security forces are not yet ready to fully operate on their own.

"That is why, even at this difficult economic time, we are asking Congress to fulfill our budget requests to support America's continued engagement, including our broader diplomatic presence, a modernization plan for the Iraqi security forces and financing for a police development program," Biden wrote Saturday in an article in The New York Times.

According to Biden, the United States is changing the nature of its engagement from a military lead to a civilian lead....."

What We Must Do to (for) Iraq Now, by Joseph Biden.

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