Vice President Joe Biden on Monday told a military veterans convention in Indianapolis that insurgents in Iraq have failed
in their efforts to undermine elections and the forming of a new government there.
Biden spoke at the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which drew about 5,500 war veterans from across
the country. Biden says the United States will remain committed to helping the Iraqi people even after the last American combat
troops leave the country this month.
Biden said the Iraqis are ready to take charge of their country and that troubles with negotiations among the leaders shows
that politics — and not war — have broken out there.
About 50,000 U.S. troops are expected to remain in Iraq until the end of 2011 as a training and assistance force.
Biden is traveling to Toledo, Ohio, later Monday to visit a Chrysler plant and discuss efforts to strengthen the U.S. auto